Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer — The Time of The Doctor

A trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special “The Time of The Doctor” was released today and if you are among the Whovians who are not ready to say goodbye to Matt Smith, this may be difficult to watch.

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Peter Capaldi is the 12th Doctor!

it’s official! Peter Capaldi will be Matt’s Smith’s successor on Doctor Who.  The Scottish actor was revealed to be the 12th Doctor, after much speculation, on the BBC’s live special which aired earlier today.

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OK!  So now it’s time for you to tell us what you think of Peter portraying the next Doctor!

Watch the Trailer for Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor

In less than 48 hours we will know who the next Doctor is, but until then, get excited by watching BBC America’s brief trailer for the special!

Steven Moffat Discusses Finding the Next Doctor

Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with Steven Moffat where he chats about finding the 12th Doctor.

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 So how goes the search for the next Doctor? 

“Well, it’s always just terrifying,” says Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat, who recruited Smith to replace his predecessor, David Tennant, back in late 2008. “If you’re a Doctor Who fan, as I have been all my life, you’ve been doing fantasy casting for this part for as long as you can remember. But when you’re suddenly faced with the reality that you are going to sit there and you are going to make that decision it does feel absolutely chilling. There’s a very big range of people who could play it and different ways you could go with it. We must get this right. One false move and the show’s over.”

And for those of us who are waiting not-so-patiently to find out who the new Doctor will be, Moffat assures us that we won’t have to wait too long after casting has been finalized:

When do you hope to announce the identity of the new Doctor?

“Unless we have an insane plan, we’ll announce a new Doctor within days of finalizing the new Doctor. Because it’s very very hard to keep any kind of a secret. The last time, when we chose Matt, we had to hold over on that one, because there was a Christmas Doctor Whospecial called “The Next Doctor” for which Russell (T. Davies, formerDoctor Who showrunner) was playing the game of pretending it was going to be David Morrissey. So we couldn’t deflate that. [Laughs]. But I think we’ll go public pretty fast.”

To find out more about Matt’s decision to leave, the 50th Anniversary Special and much more check out the entire interview here.

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Helen Mirren’s Thoughts on Who Should Play the Next Doctor

Who will be the 12th Doctor? Not only do a lot of people think it’s time for a female Doctor, but many back Helen Mirren for the role.  In a recent interview, Mirren gave her thoughts on the subject.

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She has even been suggested as the next star of “Doctor Who,” the beloved BBC sci-fi series about a space-hopping, time-traveling alien hero. Eleven actors have played the role since the show began in 1963, and a 12th is to be announced soon.

That has sparked intense speculation among the show’s millions of fans, with some wondering whether the role might go to a woman for the first time. One bookmaker is offering 25-1 odds on it being Mirren.

“Oh, please — I would put much longer odds on it than that,” she scoffed.

“But I think it’s absolutely time for a female Doctor Who. I’m so sick of that man with his girl sidekick. I could name at least 10 wonderful British actresses who would absolutely kill in that role.”

What do you think about a woman playing the Doctor? If so, who do you like for the part?  Let us know in the comments section below!

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