“And now it’s time for one last bow
Like all your other selves
Eleven’s hour is over now
The clock is striking twelve”
With two weeks until Christmas, Doctor Who fans were starting to feel the pressure as the annual Christmas special is around the corner.
This year, like several times before, we will be saying good-bye to our favorite bow tie and fez wearing, floppy-hair, twelve-year-old acting Doctor in exchange for yet to be specified Twelfth Doctor.
The trailer starts with the Eleventh Doctor’s current companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) reciting a rhyme which pretty much summarizes (reread the italicize rhyme up there) what fans have been anticipating, in a sad way, since Matt Smith announced that he would be bowing out of the iconic role that made him a household name at the end of the year.
The name of the special has been titled, “The Time of the Doctor” which let’s be honest, the writers missed the boat with things like “Silent Night” or “The Twelfth Hour” unless all these “The ______ of the Doctor” titles are some kind of pattern that fans should be keeping an eye out for.
BBC America released the following blurb about the episode alongside the trailer:
On the heels of Matt Smith’s final episode as the eleventh Doctor, BBC AMERICA is releasing the latest epic trailer from the December 25th Christmas Special, “The Time of the Doctor.” 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. And amongst them — the Doctor. 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.
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor airs at 9:00 P.M. Christmas day on BBC America.