Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer: Twice the Doctors, Twice the Fun!

This holiday season, we’ll witness Peter Capaldi’s final time trip as the star of Doctor Who… but at least he’ll have some company.

BBC America dropped a first-look trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, titled “Twice Upon a Time,” during the show’s Comic-Con panel on Sunday. And it promises double the Doctors, with Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor somehow crossing paths with the First Doctor, played here by Game of Thrones alum David Bradley. (It is kinda great to see two TARDISes, isn’t it?)

The trailer also provides a glimpse of guest star Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) playing a World War I captain — and the return of Pearl Mackie as the Doctor’s trusty companion Bill. But how does Bill make her way back to the Doctor after her fate in the season finale? Well, on this show, of course, anything is possible…

Plus, the special — expected to air on BBC America on or around Christmas Day — will see Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor regenerate into the new Thirteenth Doctor: Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker, the show’s first-ever female star.

Press PLAY on the video above for a first look at the Who Christmas special, then drop your thoughts on Capaldi’s time as the Time Lord in the comments. 

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  1. dragenphoto says:

    Bill is godlike now after the season finale.

  2. Izzy says:

    Now I want to see Nardole!

  3. MichaMainz says:

    The first Doctor is a kid facing the last doctor. He’s less than 500 years old and the Capaldi version doctor is over 2000 years old (see more than 4 billion years).

    The good news is the departure of Pearl Mackie after this episode. She is a good actress but her character Bill is annoying and a bit shocking. This is the worst companion since the relaunch. But the actress is fine. Too bad they have so badly written her character.

    I think this is an old version of Bill between the first encounter with the doctor and her last adventure with him.

  4. DMK says:

    Nice that they got David Bradley back. I’ve never seen “An Adventure in Space and Time” but since Bradley played William Hartnell in that, getting him back to play the 1st is extremely appropriate.