If you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a lot of hype building up for this year’s ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special, ‘Twice Upon A Time‘. And it’s not hard to see why. Not only is the special the end of an era on multiple levels (it sees the departures of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor and longtime showrunner Steven Moffat, as well as the introduction of Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor), it will also feature an appearance by the First Doctor, a role originated by William Hartnell and here played by David Bradley.
Simply put, there’s a lot going on, and with so many major events taking place, it’s easy to forget that ‘Twice Upon A Time’ will also feature Pearl Mackie’s return as companion Bill Potts. But the BBC isn’t just going to sit there and let Mackie’s return be overshadowed, and as if to prove my point, the network has released a new animated poster for the special, which places Bill right where she belongs: front and center alongside the two Doctors.
You can find the animated poster here:
— BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) November 28, 2017
The release of the poster was accompanied by an official synopsis of the special:
The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor and a returning Bill Potts, for one last adventure.
Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story.
An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, ‘Twice Upon A Time’ marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning…
‘Doctor Who’ will return this Christmas for the broadcast of ‘Twice Upon A Time’. The special, which will culminate in the regeneration of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor, is also set to feature Pearl Mackie, David Bradley, and Mark Gatiss. In addition to Capaldi, producer Steven Moffat will also be bowing out at Christmas. The outgoing star and showrunner will be succeeded by Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall, respectively.
Be sure to check back with ScienceFiction.com for more news on both ‘Twice Upon a Time’ and the upcoming eleventh season of ‘Doctor Who’ as it becomes available!