Under most circumstances, the Doctor Who Christmas Special is exactly as its title suggests: a bit of timey wimey fun for the holidays that puts everyone's favorite Time Lord front and center for a little family entertainment. Whittaker has also appeared in the likes of Attack the Block and Black Mirror.
As time goes by, appreciation for Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor will grow, which these truly outstanding performances will prove why.
This is another unusual move for the show as the Doctor tends to regenerate with an audience (his companions), but Whittaker's new Doctor will find herself alone in the TARDIS console room. Most people are emotional about Capaldi's exit and head over heels for Whittaker's introduction while a small few were unhappy with the overall execution of what is Steven Moffat's final episode as showrunner. The episode also marked the first (brief) appearance of Jodie Whitaker as the 13th doctor.
In the tense scene she is flung around as sparks fly and the whole Tardis shakes
However, pre-2005, only one of the incarnations actually spoke immediately post-regeneration (in this case, Colin Baker's Sixth Doctor in 1984).
In its first twenty-six years, only one episode of Doctor Who fell on Christmas Day. Chibnall will be working with a new Doctor, who will be introduced at the tale end of tonight's special.
It's December 25th and you know what that means.
Whether or not Whittaker does is yet to be seen. "I can't wait", she said in a statement at the time she was announced as the new "Doctor".More news: Health officials report first child flu death in state
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