Saturday, December 07, 2013

Doctor Who - The Time Of The Doctor Promo Pics/Airdate Revealed

It's less than three weeks to go for Matt Smith's final episode of Doctor Who as the Eleventh Doctor (numbering be damned) and with the title of his last adventure revealed as The Time Of The Doctor, some promotional images have been leaked as well.

Poster Time: Keeping with Series 7 movie poster theme (I wonder if that will be carried into Capaldi's era), it's appropriate that Matt Smith's last story gets one with the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) returning to Trenzalore when it looked a lot less graveyard like. Also returning are the Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, the Silence and even some Sontarans as well. Of course one thing I am extremely intrigued about concerning this episode ....

Tasha Who?: Orla Brady is the main guest character for this episode and she's playing the mysterious Tasha Lem. Press releases have indicated that she's someone from the Doctor's past and other sources have cited her as the Papal Mainframe mentioned back in A Good Man Goes To War. Considering that the Silence have something of a prominent role in this episode, it would make sense that she would be involved with them. It's also one of many plot strands from the Smith era that Steven Moffat will apparently wrap as well during the hour long special.

Wooden Man: Yep, your eyes are not deceiving you. Just when you thought every aspect of the Cybermen has been explored, Moffat decides to throw a wooden one into the mix. I'm not sure how this will work exactly but considering that the Doctor supposedly befriends another Cybermen which he later calls 'Handles', this episode could be another one that doesn't utilise the Cybermen very well.

More Daleks: Yup, it wouldn't be fair if the Daleks didn't show up for Smith's last hurrah and given that the Cybermen/Master/Great Intelligence have popped up in past Christmas specials, I guess they were overdue an appearance as well. I do find this picture with Eleven donning a Pertwee-esque cape rather amusing as well. Overall, it seems like it's going to be one hell of a bumpy ride for Smith's final episode and with certain allusions to future events, this will definitely be the highlight of the Christmas period.

The Time Of The Doctor Trailer: 
Promotional Pictures:

Doctor Who - The Time Of The Doctor will air on BBC1 at 7.30pm on Christmas Day.


Anonymous said...

At first I thought "Tasha Lem" looked like a Master anagram, but it isn't quite right. I wonder how the Doctor knows her.

shawnlunn2002 said...

I thought that too, actually but it seem like she's the Papal Mainframe that was mentioned in Series 6. There's probably more to it but Orla Brady is great casting for the show.