Hall H was all a’buzz in San Diego Comic Con this weekend for Doctor Who news. And boy did the BBC deliver! Spoilers, ahoy!

Seriously, here be spoilers. Don’t read if you don’t want to know any details.

Twice Upon a Trailer

We can reveal the 2017 Christmas Special will be entitled ‘Twice Upon a Time’ and serves as Peter Capaldi’s swansong as the Doctor. The Who team at SDCC premiered a trailer which we’ve embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

Cast and Characters

Alongside Capaldi will be David Bradley taking on the role of the First Doctor. A new character called The Captain – a World War One soldier – will appear, played by Mark Gatiss with a spruce moustache. Story details are yet to be divulged, but we know that Jodie Whittaker will take over the title role from Capaldi in this episode.

Doctor Who - Twice upon a Time - Christmas Special 2017 - The Captain (MARK GATISS), Doctor Who (PETER CAPALDI), The First Doctor (DAVID BRADLEY) - (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide - Photographer: Ray Burmiston
Doctor Who – Twice upon a Time – Christmas Special 2017 – The Captain (MARK GATISS), Doctor Who (PETER CAPALDI), The First Doctor (DAVID BRADLEY) – (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide – Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Bill is Back

More big news is that confirmation that Pearl Mackie will reprise the role of Bill Potts for the story. Bill was last seen Cyberized before being turned into a sentient puddle creature and setting off to explore the Universe. This show is weird sometimes.

Doctor Who - Twice upon a Time - Christmas Special 2017 - Bill (PEARL MACKIE) - (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide - Photographer: Ray Burmiston
Doctor Who – Twice upon a Time – Christmas Special 2017 – Bill (PEARL MACKIE) – (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide – Photographer: Ray Burmiston

155 Days Until Christmas

OK, so our appetite has been thoroughly whetted. Unfortunately, there are still five months until the big day. Luckily, the team at Blogtor Who love to talk shop. So we’ve come up with a few ideas of what we’d like to see happen come Crimbo. That should tidings you over until December 25th…I’m sorry.

Are you looking forward to David Bradley as the Doctor? What do you think of Bill’s return? How do you think Jodie Whittaker’s first few moments will play out? Is that moustache real? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

2 COMMENTS

  1. I’m hoping Whittaker’s hair will be dyed ginger. First thing she notices after regeneration: “Ginger. I’m ginger! Finally!” Then a few other random observations, and then the very last thing, maybe a glimpse in the mirror: “Oh, THAT’s new…”

    • I agree with you. I wrote that up a few days ago. I have this sneaking feeling we are going to be right.

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