Even one of the most famous names in all of sci-fi is susceptible to slipping every once in a while.
So in this new footage from Doctor Who‘s upcoming Christmas special, when Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord accidentally informs a bewildered soldier (played by Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss) that he’s been fighting in World War I, the man can’t quite believe what he hears.
“Yes, but, what do you mean, ‘[World War] I,” the man asks.
“Oh, sorry,” the Doctor responds. “Spoilers.”
The special, titled “Twice Upon a Time,” also features Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor somehow crossing paths with the First Doctor, played by Game of Thrones’ David Bradley… who has strong feelings about the physical state of his just-met counterpart.
Not shown in the clip: Pearl Mackie, who — despite her apparent fate in the season finale — will appear in the special as the Doctor’s trusty companion Bill.
The special — Capaldi’s last before Jodie Whittaker takes over as the Thirteenth Doctor in Season 11— is scheduled to air on BBC America on or around Monday, Dec. 25.
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