It’s been revealed that the 2016 ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas episode has had a production delay, which means it will be filming later than normal.
Series boss Steven Moffat told Newsbeat that four episodes of the next series are “in the can”, calling new cast addition Pearl Mackie “a breath of fresh air on the TARDIS”.
But most intriguing, Moff revealed that the Doctor Who team has “just started working on the Christmas episode”.
Normally the Christmas episode is usually filmed during August. But it’s interesting as well given that the new series is supposedly coming out in the Spring of 2017 as apposed to the autumn. Peter Capaldi recently let slip that the new series would start to air in April, but take that with a pinch of salt because it hasn’t been officially confirmed by the BBC as yet.
While on the topic of the Christmas episode. Steven Moffat has the following hints to share.
“It’s got a lot of heart, but it’s got a lot of brain too,” Moffat said of the special. “Figure that one out.”
Of course as ever Moffat’s hint doesn’t reveal to much, but one guess is that it could be a veiled reference to the return of Matt Lucas in the role of Nardole whereas an other guess is that it could represent the return of the Time Lords, given that all time lords have two hearts.
I guess we’ll all have to wait until Christmas in order to find out.
Personally I am hoping that we have a more serious Doctor Who episode this Christmas. Maybe Doctor Who could go Spy Fi and given us a comedic take on the James Bond franchise.
Anything but the Crackers, Psychotic Santa’s or whatever other terrible cliche that they can come up with. I think they should do a ‘Doctor Who’ take on Krampmas. Something a bit less obvious.