PHOTOS: First Look at ‘The Time of the Doctor’

“The Time of the Doctor” has come, which means, sadly, the end of time for Matt Smith as the Doctor.

After a record-breaking 50th anniversary special, BBC AMERICA is gearing up for Doctor Who‘s Christmas special “Time of the Doctor,” which will see Smith pass the Time Lord torch on to his successor, actor Peter Capaldi. And we’ve gotten our hands on the first images from that special, including an arresting movie-style poster featuring the Doctor, his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman), and a few of his most formidable foes. “The Time of the Doctor” premieres Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA.

Here are two slightly different versions of the iconic poster (great work once again from designer Lee Binding, alongside Ray Burmiston):

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Launch images in BBC AMERICA’s gallery

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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