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December 8th, 2012 97 comments

Sneak Peek at Brand New Tardis Interior

Sneak Peek at Brand New Tardis

The BBC’s Doctor Who has revealed a sneak peak at a brand new TARDIS that will debut in this year’s Christmas special, The Snowmen. The second TARDIS for Matt Smith it will be the first TARDIS for new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), who makes her entrance on Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC ONE.

The new set was designed by Michael Pickwoad, the show’s production designer, and will be home to the Doctor and Clara as they travel through space and time when the adventure continues in spring 2013 with eight epic episodes.

With thanks to BBC Pictures.

Returning to screens on Christmas Day, it’s all change for Matt Smith’s Doctor with a new costume, a new hat and minus Amy Pond. Here he talks about what fans can expect from this festive treat and family tradition.

“Lots of snow and a rather good villain.” Matt is chatting enthusiastically about this year’s Christmas special, The Snowmen. Set in a Victorian snow-covered England, the episode opens with the Doctor feeling more ‘bah humbug’ than festive, as he struggles to get over the loss of his companions the Ponds.

“He is slightly removed and not at his best,” explains Matt. But after the Doctor meets a feisty young governess, Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, do we see a change in the Doctor? “You get to see a different side to him,” Matt explains. “She is a very different to Amy Pond. That is the great thing about this show,” he continues, “reinvention – it keeps me as an actor on my toes!”

As well as seeing Matt Smith’s Doctor for the first time without his old companions, Matt will be sporting a new costume, complete with top hat. “It is a bit like the Doctor meets the Artful Dodger,” says Matt.

So can we expect to see a period of grieving following the loss of the Ponds? “Grieving has its place,” says Matt, “but it is important to show that and then propel back into adventure!”

And that is exactly what this Christmas special does. Matt reveals that this Christmas the Doctor will embark on a dangerous adventure – a quest that leads him to Darkover House, where something sinister is lurking.

As well as guest starring Tom Ward (Silent Witness), Richard E Grant features as this year’s villain, Doctor Simeon. “He was a delight and brilliant at being villainous. Some actors are just made for the show and he was one of them. And he looked wonderful in Victorian garb,” says Matt.

Now a family tradition, Matt is chuffed to be part of the Christmas special. “I love being part of them. Family TV on Christmas day is a great tradition and Doctor Who is at the heart of that.”

So will Matt be making an appointment to watch on Christmas day? “Absolutely, I can’t wait.”

The 2005 Tardis console

Click here to view information and pictures on previous Tardis interiors


97 comments

  • John Smith

    December 17th, 2012 - 10:10am

    Thank you DoctorWhom for supporting my case! I really hope they bring the diamond shaped vortex back but give it a New Series twist on it! Or maybe even bring back the faces that they used like in the classical opening titles. That would make my day! I hope they don’t just mean a new version of the current titles, with slightly new titles. Or maybe even something along the lines of this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksVJcues82A

  • jesse cowan

    December 17th, 2012 - 6:54am

    at the end i want a silent toh be hidden a wall and walks away

  • SPOILER! Read @ Your own Risk

    December 16th, 2012 - 9:21pm

    Has any 1 heard about the Second Doctor returning in one the episodes next year???

    If you are wondering about him returning its a different man who looks the same and shall be play ing the Second Dooctor in one of the stories that sounds EPIC!!!!!

  • doctorwhoone

    December 16th, 2012 - 5:51pm

    Had an interesting thought earlier today.

    As it’s the 50th anniversary next year, and seeing as there is no classic series style Tardis Playset for the first 8 Doctor figures, perhaps Character Options should produce a Tardis playset version of the 1983 incarnation of the Tardis interior introduced in ‘The Five Doctors’, seeing as that version of the Tardis and the story which introduced it will both be 30 years old next year in 2013.

    I have seen the old Dapol version of the 1983 console, but I think Character Options could produce a much better version of it for the first 8 Doctor figures.

  • The fall of the eleventh

    December 15th, 2012 - 8:13am

    I want a twist where at the end,doctor Simeon puts on his eye patch and reveals he is working for the silence,then we get trenzalore and all that to come,doctor Simeon then reveals. To them the doctor is alive

  • dr who 1999

    December 13th, 2012 - 9:10pm

    that’s fine 🙂

  • doctorwhoone

    December 13th, 2012 - 8:10pm

    Oh yes, that was the episode, thanks for refreshing my memory 🙂

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