Get your tissue ready. All reports from filming, the regeneration scene from Smith to Capaldi will be gut wrenching and tear inducing. The official synopsis goes as follows:
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… 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 BBC has also released 2 promo posters, with key differences:
Here you can see the attire that they both will be wearing, as well as a cyberman who looks like he drank too much the night before, and then the clock tower in the background that is stopped at midnight. Also, if you look really close, between the cybermans disembodied head and Smith’s coat, you will see a lantern with Peter Capaldi’s face in it.
This is practically the same picture, just in landscape format. Here, you can see 3 Silent’s in the back, as well as what appears to be Weeping Angels reaching out of the snow. There is also a lantern between The Doctor and Clara with a face in it, but this time the face is Paul McGann. Will we possibly be seeing him again for some more screen time at Christmas?
Nothing really much to see here, from the various bits that are in the BBC’s Christmas trailers for all their shows, it looks like the Alliance from Season 5’s finale is back and in the mix in this one. The most shocking of the pictures is the last one, because he is walking away from The Silence, and if rumor’s are accurate, he has formed some kind of alliance/truce with them, which right now is kind of confusing, given what we know (or what we think we know) of them and their motives.
Another set of pictures, but this time they are quite interesting:
First off, is there anything better than a wooden Cyberman? I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that it was made by either The Doctor or one of the inhabitants of the Christmas town on Trenzalore. I’m not quite sure of the purpose of said Cyberman, maybe a sentry of some sort, since the circle is a different color than the normal metal ones. Somehow The Doctor has gotten another Dalek eye-stalk, more than likely for some sort of whimsical purpose no doubt. The most interesting of the bunch would be of the last two. I’m going to assume this is the Papal Mainframe that we last heard of in A Good Man Goes To War.
This Christmas special is gearing up to be jam packed, and in this case, that is a good thing.
The BBC released the trailer for the Christmas special, as well as more pictures, so here you go 🙂