I’ll be honest: I struggle to watch The Time of the Doctor. I was pretty devastated when My Doctor, Matt Smith regenerated – and still am (even though I look forward to Capaldi).
But now you can relive the heartbreak with the official DVD and Blu-ray, released today!
The episode is packaged with the other Matt Smith-helmed Christmas episodes; immensely enjoyable and engaging adventures like A Christmas Carol and The Snowmen, as well as the polarising but charming The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, which sums up the Christmas spirit perfectly.
Starring Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Jenna Coleman as his companions, Matt’s performance is always something special, and this DVD/Blu-ray release includes a couple of extras that bid the bow-tie-wearing alien adieu: Farewell to Matt Smith; and the behind-the-scenes feature, Tales of the TARDIS.
Time revolves around Trenzalore, and the little town of Christmas, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Jamie Payne (Hide). A mysterious message broadcasts throughout time and space, and of course, the Doctor brings Clara along to investigate – alongside a Cyberman head called Handles! Guest starring Mistresses‘ Orla Brady, Hustle‘s Rob Jarvis and Only Fools and Horses‘ Tessa Peake-Jones, as well as Sheila Reid (Vengeance on Varos) as Clara’s Nan, The Time of the Doctor is also the swansong of producer, Marcus Wilson, who has been with us every step of the way since 2011’s The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon.
Yes, times change and so must the Doctor. Excuse me, I think I have something in my eye…