‘Doctor Who’ Announces Christmas Special: ‘The Time Of The Doctor’

The Time of the Doctor

The Time of the Doctor

First there was “The Name of the Doctor,” then “The Night of the Doctor” and “The Day of the Doctor,” and now, the title of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special has been announced, and it’s “The Time of the Doctor.”

It’s a fitting title, not least because it follows the theme of the last few episodes, and draws to a close Matt Smith’s time as the Doctor.

Here’s the BBC synopsis of the story:

“Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them – the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.”

And it looks like something unspeakable happens to a Cyberman, if the official artwork is anything to go by:

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Fraser McAlpine

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