Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars - and amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. Written by
Did You Know?
The music that plays out the regeneration scene is a Series 7 music track composed by Murray Gold
, "Infinite Potential", which is a solemn version of "The Long Song" heard in Doctor Who: The Rings of Akhaten
(2013). It is followed by a sampling of the Series 6 track "My Silence" as he removes his bow-tie. See more
This episode makes a point that the Doctor is out of regenerations, counting the War Doctor and the Tenth Doctor's regeneration into himself towards the end of Series 4. However, in "The Impossible Astronaut", it was shown that the Doctor was killed for real since he was killed during his regeneration. Of course, it was revealed that that wasn't really the Doctor in "The Wedding of River Song", but it still suggested that he had another regeneration left. See more
So, you lot. Quick word. Thank you. Spot of news. Christmas has a new sheriff. Hello, everyone. I'm the Doctor.
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Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more