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SDCC 2017: Details of Doctor Who Christmas Special Revealed

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SDCC 2017: Details of Doctor Who Christmas Special Revealed

New details about the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special were revealed at the Hall H panel in San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday. They also released a trailer, which can be viewed below. At the same event, fans and cast mates gave Peter Capaldi a proper goodbye in a standing ovation to show how much they really did love him for being the 12th Doctor. I’m not crying, YOU’RE CRYING!

“Twice Upon a Time” is the official title of Capaldi’s final Christmas special. We already knew that David Bradley will be joining Capaldi as the First Doctor, but what we didn’t know was that Pearl Mackie will be reprising her role as Bill! That’s right, #TeamBill fans, she’s coming back for one final adventure with Capaldi!

Also joining the team is Mark Gatiss, who plays a World War I soldier known simply as “The Captain.”

During the panel, the cast and crew got to gush about Peter Capaldi. “It’s hard to act with this man and not want to be your best self,” said Michelle Rodriguez, who played Missy in the series. “It’s really hard to look at Peter Capalidi with his great big eyes and not want to try to be good.”

When asked what his most iconic moment in the series was, Capaldi replied by framing his bushy eyebrows — the very first time we actually meet the 12th Doctor in the 50th Anniversary special, “Day of the Doctor.”

One little fan asked Capaldi what was the hardest part about Doctor Who, to which he simply said, “Leaving it.” Oh no…my heart. It breaks!

Moderator Chris Hardwick summed it up perfectly by saying “Everything ends and that’s awful. But everything begins again and that’s beautiful.”

What was your favorite Capaldi moment in the series? Let’s discuss in the comments!

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Christina E. Janke

Christina is the co-host of “Intro to Geek” on Shauncastic and Editor-in-Chief at Agents of Geek. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Gail Simone. She hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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