'Doctor Who' Christmas Special - HuffPost Verdict

28 December, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Ruben Patrick
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The latest Doctor Who Christmas special had a lot going for it. According to the "Twice Upon a Time" official trailer, the special will feature the Twelfth Doctor (Capaldi) encountering the First Doctor (Pearl Mackie) after being fatally wounded in the Season 10 finale and they fight regeneration as they head on one last adventure.

As some pointed out, 11th Time Lord incarnation Matt Smith also crashed the Tardis after his regeneration. "I can't wait", she said in a statement at the time she was announced as the new "Doctor".

In recent Doctor Who tradition, the new Doctor debuts with a amusing line and outgoing series showrunner Steven Moffat told the Radio Times that Whittaker brings humor to the Thirteenth Doctor.

Without a doubt, this is what everyone's been waiting for for months now, given that the actress is the first woman to play the iconic role and her casting was hugely controversial, with many claiming that the Doctor should always be male. "I think she'll be brilliant as the Doctor".

She told Peter Capaldi's Doctor: "Hello you stupid old man ... don't go forgetting me again, because, quite frankly, that was offensive", moments before he was regenerated.

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Showrunner Steven Moffat handed over the reins at the exact moment the regeneration took place and will surely be delighted with his final decisions in the writer's room. Walsh is a British actor, game show host and comedian who will play Graham on the long-running series.

In the absence of any substantial footage of Whittaker yet, we're left to speculate that perhaps the current Doctor had putting himself in a woman's shoes on his mind, so unremittingly unreconstructed were the 1960s-dwelling First Doctor's attitudes. Cole, who appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will play Ryan. The Christmas special marked a transition between the two Doctors.

"Her audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away", he said.

Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who in the show's history, and the first female Doctor Who ever.

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