Since I started watching Doctor Who a few years ago, Christmas became more exciting. Of course, Christmas in itself is special for me, especially its religious context. You will find various articles about Christmas on this blog.
Doctor Who, a family sci-fi series from the UK, would have Christmas specials since it came back in 2005. Doctor Who added spice to the festivities, and with the story revolving around the First Doctor meeting his thirteenth incarnation (but he’s the Twelfth), I feel more than excited for this year’s Christmas special!
Here is the latest trailer for the special:
Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor, has been a long-time fan of the show since it first aired when he was still a boy. The First Doctor, played by William Hartnell, was his first Doctor! It’s nice watching him interact with his childhood hero, although a new actor plays the character.
David Bradley, famous for playing Argus Filch and Walder Frey, is playing as the First Doctor. He previously acted as William Hartnell for a biopic of the latter’s life. He is the third person to play the character.
He was interviewed early this year and was asked if he will be playing the First Doctor as per rumors. He replied with a chuckle, “Who knows?” Well, Who knows because now he is Who, too!
Too bad Doctor Who is not shown here in the Philippines. I am yet to finish Peter Capaldi’s second season on a DVD my girlfriend bought for me.
And this would be Peter’s last episode before leaving the show. He has given the series a great run, as with all actors, giving it his personal take. I will remember his wits and his fatherly image. But I am also excited for Jodi Whittaker next year, who will be the first female Doctor in history!
I wish Doctor Who will be syndicated here. Online streaming providers don’t have the complete collection.