Sadly, it’s not a clip, but what kind of clip could we expect for a short minisode that is probably only five minutes in length? No, it’s a promo image you can see above, I suggest you click it to embiggen, but it was released with this short little blurb,
Doctor Who, featuring Matt Smith, will bring viewers an extra special ‘prequel’ to its Christmas special, with a bespoke storyline made for Children in Need, and an exclusive preview trailer of the Christmas special including the first glimpse of the Doctor with his new companion.
The Doctor Who/Children in Need shorts are something I always look forward to. They’re a little bit of Who to tide you over until the Christmas special, which itself is usually tiding you over until the series returns with a full season. Basically, I can’t get enough Who. And this upcoming minisode, airing Friday, will lead into what will be our first glimpse of The Doctor and his new companion, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman). Y’know, when she’s not a Dalek.
But going back to that promo image, is that The Doctor’s new wardrobe? It’s seem to match the outfits we’ve seen him filming in, but I wasn’t sure it was a permanent change. Looks a little like the 8th Doctor, Paul McGann’s getup doesn’t it?
For those of us here, on the American side of the pond, you may be wondering when the Christmas special will air? Never fear, BBC America announced today it will air 9pm ET on Christmas Day. They also included this little blurb which tells us next to nothing, but here it is,
Following the epic mid-season finale, the Doctor gets in the holiday spirit in the all-new Christmas special written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock). Accompanied by his newest companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, the Doctor’s latest adventure through space and time sees him once again crossing paths with the homo-reptilian Silurian Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her cohort Jenny (Catrin Stewart).
See you all here Friday for the release of the Children in Need minisode!