‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special 2014 Clip

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Doctor Who, Santa (Nick Frost) and the Doctor (Peter Capaldi). Photo Credit: Adrian Rogers, ©BBC/BBC WORLDWIDE 2014

Check out the first clip from this year’s ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special.

Episode Description:

It’s Christmas in the North Pole when the Doctor and Clara return to BBC AMERICA in an all-new Christmas special. Last year’s special featured the emotional regeneration that marked the start of Peter Capaldi’s run as the Twelfth Doctor. This year the Time Lord and his companion are in for an all-new adventure as stars Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are joined by Nick Frost (The Worlds End, Shaun of the Dead) as Santa Claus! Previously announced guest stars include Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen), and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty). Written by Emmy® Award winner Steven Moffat (Sherlock,Coupling) and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids), the 2014 Christmas Special will air on BBC AMERICA.

Doctor Who Extra – “Death In Heaven”

Action! The crew prepare for a scene.

Action! The crew prepare for a scene.

BBC has released the twelfth Doctor Who Extra, behind-the-scenes video and photos, for the Series 8 finale, “Death In Heaven”

It’s a bumper edition of Doctor Who Extra, looking back on the fantastic finale!

Ingrid Oliver, Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez on location.

Ingrid Oliver, Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez on location.

Michelle Gomez and Peter Capaldi shoot a scene.

Michelle Gomez and Peter Capaldi shoot a scene.

The Cybermen are put through their paces…

The Cybermen are put through their paces…

Whilst the crew hold onto their heads.

Whilst the crew hold onto their heads.

Ingrid Oliver returns as Osgood.

Ingrid Oliver returns as Osgood.

A UNIT soldier keeps a watch over filming.

A UNIT soldier keeps a watch over filming.

Michelle Gomez as the terrifying Missy.

Michelle Gomez as the terrifying Missy.

Peter Capladi and Michelle Gomez on location.

Peter Capladi and Michelle Gomez on location.

A vintage Cybermen head.

A vintage Cybermen head.

Michelle Gomez, between scenes whilst on location in Cardiff.

Michelle Gomez, between scenes whilst on location in Cardiff.

The TARDIS aboard Boat One.

The TARDIS aboard Boat One.

Peter Capaldi shoots a key scene.

Peter Capaldi shoots a key scene.

Episode Synopsis:

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won. 

“Death in Heaven” Stars: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Joan Blackham (Woman), Sheila Reid (Gran), Chris Addison (Seb), Andrew Leung (Dr Chang), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Antonio Bourouphael (Boy), Jeremiah Krage (Cyberman), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of Cybermen), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage).

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay. Produced by Peter Bennett. Executive Produced by Brian Minchin and Steven Moffat.

‘Doctor Who’ airs on BBC One at 7:30pm and on BBC America on Saturdays at 9pm.

‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 Finale – Looking Back on “Death In Heaven” Stills

A newly activated Cyberman holds Clara in its sights.

A newly activated Cyberman holds Clara in its sights.

Kate and UNIT come to the Doctor’s aid.

Kate and UNIT come to the Doctor’s aid.

Missy - the Master regenerated into female form.

Missy – the Master regenerated into female form.

The Doctor finds himself handcuffed due to UNIT protocols.

The Doctor finds himself handcuffed due to UNIT protocols.

The Doctor - the new President of Earth, with Kate and Colonel Ahmed.

The Doctor – the new President of Earth, with Kate and Colonel Ahmed.

The Doctor turns away as Clara works…

The Doctor turns away as Clara works…

During Earth’s darkest hour, a Cyberman lends a helping hand.

During Earth’s darkest hour, a Cyberman lends a helping hand.

Clara works on Danny’s emotion inhibitor.

Clara works on Danny’s emotion inhibitor.

Clara and the Doctor meet up to say goodbye.

Clara and the Doctor meet up to say goodbye.

Episode Synopsis:

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won. 

“Death in Heaven” Stars: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Joan Blackham (Woman), Sheila Reid (Gran), Chris Addison (Seb), Andrew Leung (Dr Chang), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Antonio Bourouphael (Boy), Jeremiah Krage (Cyberman), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of Cybermen), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage).

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay. Produced by Peter Bennett. Executive Produced by Brian Minchin and Steven Moffat.

‘Doctor Who’ airs on BBC One at 7:30pm and on BBC America on Saturdays at 9pm.

First Teaser Trailer For ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special

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“It’s Christmas, in the North Pole. Who are you going to call?” 

BBC has released the first teaser trailer for the 2014 ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special guest starring Nick Frost as Santa Claus. Other guest stars include Michael Troughton, Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay, and Nathan McMullen. There’s also a Xenomorph like creature. Check it out!

Something sinister is afoot… does the Doctor need a helping hand from Santa?

‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 Finale – “Death In Heaven” Production Artwork

UNIT tranquiliser pistol.

UNIT tranquiliser pistol.

BBC One has released 7 production artwork from the Series 8 Finale episode, “Death In Heaven.”

UNIT tranquiliser pistol.

UNIT tranquiliser pistol.

Gallifreyan ‘hard drive’.

Gallifreyan ‘hard drive’.

Missy’s Bracelet.

Missy’s Bracelet.

UNIT gurney.

UNIT gurney.

Boat One - concept artwork.

Boat One – concept artwork.

Boat One - concept artwork.

Boat One – concept artwork.

Episode Synopsis:

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won. 

“Death in Heaven” Stars: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Joan Blackham (Woman), Sheila Reid (Gran), Chris Addison (Seb), Andrew Leung (Dr Chang), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Antonio Bourouphael (Boy), Jeremiah Krage (Cyberman), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of Cybermen), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage).

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay. Produced by Peter Bennett. Executive Produced by Brian Minchin and Steven Moffat.

‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 Finale airs today on BBC One at 7:30pm and on BBC America on Saturdays at 9pm.

Doctor Who Extra: Casting Michelle Gomez as Missy

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Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and Michelle Gomez talk about the casting of Missy as the Master.

“It’s just a proper good old twist. We’ve been saying for years now, certainly since I took over, that regeneration can change your gender and that I thought is maybe the one they won’t see coming.” – Steven Moffat

‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 finale airs today on BBC One at 7:30pm and on BBC America on Saturdays at 9pm.

‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 Finale – 13 New Stills From “Death In Heaven”

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy, PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor, JENNA COLEMAN as Clara, Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers; Steve Brown; Lee Binding

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy, PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor, JENNA COLEMAN as Clara, Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers; Steve Brown; Lee Binding

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy, PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy, PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy, PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy, PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor, JEMMA REDGRAVE as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, INGRID OLIVER as Osgood – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor, JEMMA REDGRAVE as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, INGRID OLIVER as Osgood – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – JEMMA REDGRAVE as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, INGRID OLIVER as Osgood – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – JEMMA REDGRAVE as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, INGRID OLIVER as Osgood – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – SANJEEV BHASKAR as Colonel Ahmed – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – SANJEEV BHASKAR as Colonel Ahmed – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor, MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – PETER CAPALDI as The Doctor, MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy and Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – MICHELLE GOMEZ as Missy and Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who – Series 8 Episode 12 – Death in Heaven – Cybermen – (c) BBC – Photo Adrian Rogers

Episode Synopsis:

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won. 

“Death in Heaven” Stars: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Joan Blackham (Woman), Sheila Reid (Gran), Chris Addison (Seb), Andrew Leung (Dr Chang), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Antonio Bourouphael (Boy), Jeremiah Krage (Cyberman), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of Cybermen), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage).

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay. Produced by Peter Bennett. Executive Produced by Brian Minchin and Steven Moffat.

‘Doctor Who’ airs on BBC One at 7:30pm and on BBC America on Saturdays at 9pm.

‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 – “Death In Heaven” Retro Poster by Stuart Manning

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“It’s the finale! I wanted to do something really simple and stark for this, which was absolutely in no way dictated by stringent embargoes and a lack of advance plot info.” 

“I love Rorschach-style inkblots, not least because they look like 1960s Doctor Who title sequences, and they dovetail nicely with the symmetrical shapes of the Cybermen. 

“It only occurred to me afterwards that the whole image is loosely influenced by Daniel Kleinman’s amazing title sequence for Skyfall – if you’re going to steal, steal from the best. I expect it’s how the opening titles to the new exciting spin-off series Missy Master will look…” Stuart told RadioTimes.com

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Episode Synopsis:

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won. 

“Death in Heaven” Stars: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Joan Blackham (Woman), Sheila Reid (Gran), Chris Addison (Seb), Andrew Leung (Dr Chang), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Antonio Bourouphael (Boy), Jeremiah Krage (Cyberman), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of Cybermen), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage).

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay. Produced by Peter Bennett. Executive Produced by Brian Minchin and Steven Moffat.

‘Doctor Who’ airs on BBC One at 7:30pm and on BBC America on Saturdays at 9pm.

‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 – “Dark Water” Production Artwork

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Missy’s device.

BBC One has released 7 production artwork from Series 8, Episode 11, “Dark Water.”

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TARDIS sleep patch.

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Chang’s scanner.

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Chang’s screen.

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3W vault book.

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3W tank switches.

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Chang’s desk switch.

Episode Summary:

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn up.

Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming.

“Death is not an end” promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.

“Dark Water” Stars: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Joan Blackham (Woman), Sheila Reid (Gran), Chris Addison (Seb), Andrew Leung (Dr. Chang), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Antonio Bourouphael (Boy), Jeremiah Krage (Cyberman), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Cybermen), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage).

Directed by Rachel Talalay. Written by Steven Moffat. Produced by Peter Bennett. Executive Produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin.

‘Doctor Who’ airs on BBC One at 7:30pm and on BBC America on Saturdays at 9pm.

‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 Finale – “Death In Heaven” Stills and Trailers

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Two stills and trailers have been released for the second part to the Series 8 finale of ‘Doctor Who,’ titled “Death In Heaven.”

Trailer:

Radio Trailer:

‘In 24 hours the human race as you know it will cease to exist.” – Missy”The Cybermen are returning.” – Unknown”Happening all over the world right now.” – The Doctor”An indestructible army to rage across the universe.” -Missy”Well, this is a bit exciting!” – Seb”Stop!” – Clara”Where is the Doctor?” – Cybermen”I would never give up the Doctor.” – Clara”Say something nice.” – Missy”You win.” – The Doctor

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Episode Synopsis:

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won. 

“Death in Heaven” Stars: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Joan Blackham (Woman), Sheila Reid (Gran), Chris Addison (Seb), Andrew Leung (Dr Chang), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Antonio Bourouphael (Boy), Jeremiah Krage (Cyberman), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of Cybermen), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage).

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay. Produced by Peter Bennett. Executive Produced by Brian Minchin and Steven Moffat.

‘Doctor Who’ airs on BBC One at 7:30pm and on BBC America on Saturdays at 9pm.