When the Doctor projects his hologram clothes onto Clara, Clara comes through the door and turns right. She has not given up hope on the Doctor's survival. A Discovery of Witches Season 2 Episode 2 Review By Louisa Mellor. The show's 800th episode — and the last produced by Marcus Wilson — it served as a conclusion to the entirety of the Smith era. This is the first Christmas Special to feature the same main cast as the previous one. The rusted Cyberman head announces he has developed a fault through his stuttering electronic voice, warning that he doesn't have much time left. When the Doctor and Clara walk out of the TARDIS, faded images of the lighted parts (Windows, police box sign and lamp) appear above the prop. She sticks her key into the door lock and grabs hold of the TARDIS before it can leave her behind. He then tells Handles to "Just pick a random number, express that number as a quantity of minutes, and when that time has elapsed, remind me to patch the telephone back through the console unit". Also, Peter Capaldi's brief bit was as madly funny as I expected. Memorable moment Following this victory, the Doctor traps a Weeping Angel in front of a mirror bearing the message, "With Love from the Doctor", in marker, where it would remain indefinitely quantum-locked by peering at its own reflection. She then uses her puppet form's gunstick to wipe out the Daleks. The TARDIS phone begins to ring, but the Doctor cannot answer the call from the inside. An enormous explosion results from his regenerative energy, obliterating every single Dalek attacking the planet as the shockwave blows them to smithereens. I will not forget one line of this, not one day, I swear. "Doctor Who" The Time of the Doctor ( - 2013.12.25) quotes on planetclaireTV. The Doctor and Clara prepare to board the TARDIS, where they find Barnable guarding it, wondering if the Doctor will leave Christmas. This is the second consecutive regeneration story to include the word "Time" in the title, following, This is the last TV story to use rolling credits at the end until, 11.14 million (Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Matt Smith is brilliant and emotive. Christmas Special 2013 Steven Moffat chose the audacious route, as it was widely rumoured that he would. Holding back tears, he quietly says, "Thank you, Handles, and well done. Meanwhile, Tasha Lem issues forth an unscheduled faith change to the Church. A bell tolling among the stars, ringing out to all the dark corners of creation. In the next shot, when the Doctor says 'The Mysterious Message' it is in the down position. In pure storytelling terms, The Time Of The Doctor wore the evidence of the last-minute rewrites on its purple sleeves, with story elements having precious little connection, and the whole thing gets wrapped up with the weakest application of The Power Of Love yet – Jenna Coleman whispering into a wall. Also included are; A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE DOCTOR THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE and THE SNOWMEN. Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman on The Time of the Doctor. A bell, tolling among the stars, ringing out to all The Eleventh Doctor's second series to be released as Blu-ray steelbook A look back at the Doctor Who Christmas Specials: Eleventh Doctor 12 quotes we loved from The Time of the Doctor Exclusive video: Smith, Moffat and Coleman talk 50 years and tease Christmas and Capaldi You have expended all your lives!" She is immediately flustered by his nudity and tells him to stop before he embraces her, daring to ask why he has stripped. Some things are beautifully in the pocket, some things made my brain hurt. She sees the Doctor's worn out winter clothes splayed on the TARDIS console floor, while a nearly-empty bowl of fish fingers and custard sits on the control panel. He complies. View production, box office, & company info. 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. The only way to do this, however, was to change some other continuity. Clara defiantly tells the Doctor she would have found a way to prevent him from being stuck on Trenzalore, but the Doctor is quick to disagree - "Everyone gets stuck somewhere eventually, Clara. He spends his spare time fixing the toys the children played with - sometimes a little too much - and grows close to a child called Barnable. He hears the TARDIS coming back a good three hundred years late, which worries Barnable that he may be leaving soon. He asks Clara to promise she will stay hidden and safe, calling it "one last victory". as singing. They appear very embarrassed in meeting him. He laments that he has spent all twelve regenerations and this version of himself is doomed to die on Trenzalore. The Doctor asks why she didn't call for help. The Doctor tells Clara she would need a time machine. The Slow Path: The Doctor takes it this time. Share. before directing all of the energy he has left through his hands and head. He demands them to identify themselves by species and planet of origin. Premiere network: She reveals that the planet is Trenzalore – the place where he is supposed to die. This will be where he has his last stand, to protect his people and the innocent citizens of Christmas from the attackers above, and he is the only one capable of stopping them. I've got new kidneys! They will now be dedicated to the solitary cause of bringing silence - the Doctor's silence. Daleks created by Terry Nation   Here, Clara is nearly captured by an Angel when it grabs her by the ankle, but the Doctor helps her wriggle loose. She ushers him out of the room with the explanation to her guests that "he's Swedish." her hair is covering her eyes. The Sonic Screwdriver can do many things, but cooking a turkey quickly isn't one of them. However, the Doctor is not upset about the regeneration yet to come. This made the "Eleventh Doctor" the thirteenth life. It makes life easier for Marta, but not for Abramal. The Doctor kisses her and apologises for having to make her angry, encouraging Tasha to keep fighting the Dalek programming still inside her. This had already been the case once The Night of the Doctor definitively showed the Eighth Doctor regenerating into the War Doctor. Give me that, my impossible girl. The Doctor is now very old and often acts slow and slightly confused. In his worn-out clothes, the Doctor slowly totters up the bell tower with his walking stick to face his extermination, expecting it to be a while before his death since the Daleks "take so long to say anything". He orders Handles to remind him that he needs to patch it back into the console unit, eventually growing exhausted of Handles' inability to grasp figurative language. She recites the poem inside with the hope it may cheer him up: The Doctor doesn't get it, wishing for a knock-knock joke. He gives the boy assurance that he's known the Doctor long enough to trust he will return. Tasha replies; "I tried. Golden energy emanates out of it and enters the Doctor's mouth. Unfortunately, the senescent Doctor has no more plans left after 900 years on Trenzalore. Clara refuses to let him do this, but the Doctor believes death is unavoidable now that the Time Lords are removed from the universe and cannot change the course of events. When asked to identify the origin of the transmission, Handles claims it is Gallifrey, which the Doctor refuses to believe. I appreciated the bigness of the story, the space opera elements of it. • Recorded by Gerry O'Riordan  She bursts into the room where the Doctor and Tasha are conversing but forgets why after she does so. WandaVision Episodes 1 and 2 … It was Matt Smith's final regular appearance as the series lead, but unusually it did not formally introduce his successor, since Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor had already been seen in the previous episode. Behind her, the crack abruptly closes. With those words, the horrified Doctor realises that Tasha and her crew have been killed by the Daleks and turned into Dalek puppets. Synopsis: Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the … Written by 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. Previously, the, The most lucid and frequent voice emanating from the crack in time sounds identical to that of, While regenerating, the Doctor hallucinates seeing his past companion. In. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? The Time Of The Doctor, then, brought the curtain down on what has to be classed as a successful 50th anniversary year for Doctor Who, that’s had its … From above, a huge Dalek mothership and several Dalek fighter pods surround the clock tower. By Christopher Allen on Tuesday 24 December 2013. Countless casualties mount up, but the Doctor maintains his stand on Trenzalore as time wears on. He repeats both actions in the next shot. Shrouded in a cape the Doctor visits a ship while holding a Dalek eyestalk to show his bravery, and that he comes in peace. When the Eleventh Doctor's regenerative abilities are reset for the beginning of a new cycle, the effect is big enough to destroy an entire Dalek mothership and several fighter pods. However, the Doctor is granted a brand new regeneration cycle at the end of the story, drastically altering his fate. What did you say? He and Clara then watch the sunrise for a few minutes until a thunderous boom from overhead reveals Tasha Lem's holographic face in the sky. Marcus Wilson was the Executive Producer, and has worked with Moffat since 2010. The Time of the Doctor. Shortly after, Handles dies – but not before finally reminding the Doctor that he needs to patch the TARDIS phone back into the console. The Doctor's worst enemies, The Daleks, The Cybermen, The Angels and The Silence, return, as the doctor's eleventh life comes to a close, and his twelfth life begins. The wind catches her paper crown and she lets it be carried away, more concerned that the arrival of her "boyfriend" is just in time to bail her out of a jam. She then hears the TARDIS engines and joyfully runs outside, thinking the Doctor has changed his mind. The British screenwriter James Moran has always had a keen interest in the history of Pompeii, so when he was asked to write a Doctor Who episode about the doomed Roman city, he was thrilled. I died. 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. Meanwhile, Clara pulled a few confused expressions (she wasn't the only one) and I had to fight nodding off despite not having touched a drop of alcohol all day long. This episode confirmed that the Tenth Doctor's aborted regeneration in Journey's End did indeed use up a whole regeneration, and with the retroactive introduction of the War Doctor in between their Eighth and Ninth incarnations this meant that the Doctor had no more regenerations left, leaving the Eleventh Doctor as the last incarnation in his regeneration cycle. She meets a Doctor who has spent three centuries defending the town of Christmas. Television stories that use Murray Gold's 4th main theme, Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand, Prequel to the Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2013: Time of the Doctor, Blink and you'll miss her: Karen Gillan wears a wig made from her own hair for brief appearance in Doctor Who Christmas special, the preponderance of stories in other media, The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery, https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/The_Time_of_the_Doctor_(TV_story)?oldid=3073354. Producer: The Time of the Doctor is – extraordinarily – the ninth Christmas special since the series returned in 2005. About this … While the Doctor is waiting for Handles to confirm the planet's name, he turns his back to the camera and his coat collar is turned up. Once there was a planet much like any other. Was this review helpful to you? In fact, For the purposes of this list, "Series 4" is considered to be the. Suspecting that the Time Lords could be sending the message, both he and Clara exchange anxious looks. ", For the next three hundred years, the Doctor defends Trenzalore from his enemies in a number of ways. A bundle including the Christmas Specials mentioned above was released on Google Play, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video in HD or SD. Doctor Who Season 1 show reviews & Metacritic score: "I'm the Doctor, run for your life!" In the following shots of her, her hair is the same as it was before. Though she thinks it is a beautiful sight, Clara is pressed to ask the Doctor why he decided to drop her back on Earth. However, Clara refuses to abandon the Doctor. ← Previous And sooner than you think.". the stick is in his right hand. And so those ancient enemies, the Doctor and the Silence, stood back to back on the fields of Trenzalore. Clara begins pleading with the Time Lords to save the Doctor, saying: "You've been asking a question, and it's time someone told you you've been getting it wrong. For Clara, the entire course of the episode takes place over a single day. Clara still isn't convinced it applies to the Doctor, even though he has grown quite old. Confused, Clara asks who Amelia is, and he describes her as "the first face this face saw." The Daleks have chosen to remain in battle with the Doctor because unlike the other alien races who have opposed the return of the Time Lords, they have a very personal stake in the siege. Handles' response of "Affirmative" is reminiscent of, Clara's poor cooking skills are again in evidence, as she needs the Doctor's help to cook her family's Christmas turkey. Thank you. With half the universe already above the planet, waiting to open fire, he strongly pleads with her to do as he says. Clara is saddened greatly when she realises that the Doctor she knew is about to disappear. Use the HTML below. TOY PENGUIN: Merry Christmas, everyone. This is also the first time a Christmas Special credits all of/only the same people as the other episodes broadcast in that year. The Time of the Doctor doesn't have as many special effects shots or epic scenes that the 50th anniversary had. Next → The Time of the Doctor is – extraordinarily – the ninth Christmas special since the series returned in 2005. Revisit his first appearance in “The End of Time” and see the newest Doctor, Peter Capaldi, revealed in “Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor”. As the, Clara discovers the TARDIS telephone has been left off the hook for some unknown reason. When the Doctor tells the Daleks "Never, ever, tell me the rules!" Once there was a planet much like any other. (, To allow translation of the message, the Doctor uses a, The Doctor confirms to Clara that although he is "Number Eleven", he has in fact used all twelve of his regenerations, and is, therefore, unable to regenerate again. CAST: Matt Smith He stumbles back against the TARDIS console as he cries out "Kidneys! This story takes place over a longer amount of time than any other before it, with the Doctor having lived through 900 years by the end of the episode. The popular theory is that, because the Silence are part of a Church Militant, "confessor" is a euphemism for "interrogator".The lightning is used for Electric Torture. The Time of the Doctor release date and contents announced Tuesday 17 December 2013. 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