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Christmas 2016 – The Return of Doctor Mysterio

First Look at the Doctor Who Christmas Special

The 2016 Christmas special is “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”



Teaser image released by the BBC




  • fiona ting

    November 3rd, 2016 - 12:54pm

    I cannot wait to watch this year xmas epsiode speacial and I cannot for series 10 next year

  • T4RD1S

    October 25th, 2016 - 1:47am

    Everyone is saying how disappointed they are with the looks of this but it’s a Christmas special. There will be families sitting around the telly, all cuddled up having a good time, and they’ll want to see something not as serious. I think, for the yearly Christmas specials, it should be comedy. It should be a laid back, chilled, family friendly comedy. Look at The Time of the Doctor. It was a very sad episode, and families should watch something funny, which is why they watch romantic or comedy movies

  • Anonymous

    October 18th, 2016 - 10:20pm

    The Doctor teams up with a comic book hero?! Just… let that sink in….

  • prototype dalek

    October 10th, 2016 - 10:11am

    This will be very interesting.

    • Bring Me Classic Who

      October 12th, 2016 - 5:36pm

      Seems to me the BBC are pandering to the American market, very sad we wait a year and get a comic book hero for our trouble. I hope it stops at the Xmas special and doesn’t continue the theme into the series

    • prototype dalek

      October 14th, 2016 - 11:05am

      Seems that’s what they are doing. I’m sure it will, I cant imagine the Marvel set out for a long duration on a British sci-fi show, This will most likely be a one off.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 9th, 2016 - 4:11pm

    Why cant we just have something more WHO conventional that EXCEEDS expectations?

  • Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey

    October 9th, 2016 - 6:33am

    If that was a tiny bit of a dalek I saw at 00:24, do you guys think that perhaps for Season 10 the daleks have got a new look? And that’s why they’re not showing them properly? It would explain why Moffat used clips from Into the Dalek in that video introducing Bill, because they don’t want anyone to see their new look until when the episode airs.

    What do you guys think?

    • Anonymous

      October 9th, 2016 - 8:08am

      It could just be the buttons on nardole’s coat

      TARDIS H

    • Anonymous

      October 12th, 2016 - 2:49pm

      It’s a door with bars on it, more clearly seen at 00:53 and 00:54

    • The Outcast

      October 12th, 2016 - 3:03pm

      They filmed using one of the pre-existing Dalek props though, you see it at the end just before the infamous ‘AsBill’ part. The clips where only there as placeholders (Although if this scene does appear in series 10 it will probably have new Dalek shots). As for this trailer/first look thing, it seems to be, like the others have said, something else. I don’t think the Daleks will appear in the Christmas story, the companion introduction scene was their use this year, so they don’t need to appear.

  • Tim M

    October 8th, 2016 - 2:53pm

    How about a Dalek episode with Abslom Daak. Long overdue a proper appearance in an actual televised story.

    • The Super Whovian

      October 8th, 2016 - 7:09pm

      That would be cool but I think he would have to be in a spin off like Torchwood due to his swearing.

    • Tim M

      October 9th, 2016 - 9:12pm

      Well. Abslom Daak could be shown minus the swearing I’m sure…but who would play him.

    • The Super Whovian

      October 10th, 2016 - 8:13pm

      Defiantly someone Scottish or someone who can do a good angry Scottish voice

  • Anonymous

    October 8th, 2016 - 2:47pm

    New York. Again. Fresh ideas all the time.

  • Tim M

    October 8th, 2016 - 1:06pm

    Looks very promising. And it wouldn’t be Christmas without a superhero. So why not have one in Doctor Who.

  • Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey

    October 8th, 2016 - 4:34am

    I think this looks very promising, it doesn’t seem too silly, ans 2016 New York should be interesting for Doctor Who.

    I don’t much fancy the Great Intelligence as a villain (I absolutely hated him in The Name of the Doctor), but perhaps this time will be better. If Mark Gatiss says this is one of Moffat’s greatest episodes than I can’t wait!

    Is it just me, or do I see a dalek at 00:24? On the right, just for a second, I thought I saw a glimmer of a dalek moving into that white room. Anyone else see it?

    • Doyouhearthem?

      October 8th, 2016 - 10:14am

      Well, as far as I’m aware, the TV show has to feature the Daleks at least once a year otherwise the rights revert to Terry Nation’s estate, so that may well be…

    • Thewhoman

      October 8th, 2016 - 11:34am

      I see what you mean by the Dalek thing, but I don’t think it is.

  • Cman1O1Dalek

    October 8th, 2016 - 2:12am

    Welp this is confusing

  • Anonymous

    October 8th, 2016 - 1:46am

    Hang on… GI… Great Intelligence?

  • JA

    October 7th, 2016 - 10:12pm

    So good-old sci-fi monsters and recently fairy tales and love stories have been explored in DW Christmas specials, but not Superheroes…looking forward for this now….

  • 12th Doctor Fan

    October 7th, 2016 - 8:12pm

    Looking forward to this and Class now after not being excited but more I see the more I’m interested.

  • Anonymous

    October 7th, 2016 - 7:47pm

    Doctor mysterio is what they called Doctor Who in Mexico.

    • Doctor Who Archive

      October 8th, 2016 - 2:07am

      The Return of Doctor Who, then? It has been a year haha

    • Olliander Woods

      October 8th, 2016 - 10:15am

      I wonder what the Mexican title for this episode is…

  • 100,000BC

    October 7th, 2016 - 7:26pm

    Looks cool. I’m not sure if the superhero is Doctor Mysterio or if the Doctor is, since the superhero’s badge says GI…?!

    I think it looks good though.

  • Doctor Stu

    October 7th, 2016 - 7:19pm

    Urgh just….urgh this isn’t giving me any sort of excitement class on the other hand

  • BiggerOnTheInside

    October 7th, 2016 - 6:43pm

    This looks, OK? I just hope that the script isn’t do childish. I know it’s a Christmas special, but look at episodes like Voyage Of The Damned, there’s a lot of death but it can still be shown at 6pm on Christmas Day. As I enjoy comic books, this will be interesting, but going from the photo, and the video, I can’t say I’m really enjoying what I’m seeing, unfortunately.

    • Olliander Woods

      October 7th, 2016 - 7:51pm

      Mark Gatiss said it was one of Moffat’s best scripts.

    • Doctor Who Archive

      October 8th, 2016 - 1:51am

      THE Best apparently. It also made Mark cry!

  • DalekAgent

    October 7th, 2016 - 6:15pm

    I cant wait for this but Im not sure if its just me but from looking at that clip, the city reminds me of Gotham and Doctor Mysterio reminds me of Batman

    • Doctor Who Archive

      October 8th, 2016 - 1:56am

      The synopsis says the Doctor teams up with a journalist, Nardole and a super-hero in 2016 New York to fight a deadly alien threat.

      The G.I on Justin Chatwin’s super suit suggests the Great Intelligence.

    • Thewhoman

      October 8th, 2016 - 11:36am

      I don’t see where people are getting the .I from? The badge is just a G on some red panelling…

    • Thewhoman

      October 8th, 2016 - 3:13pm

      I now see the I shape behind the G 😛

  • The Super Whovian

    October 7th, 2016 - 6:06pm

    A superhero in the Doctor Who universe, I can’t wait for next years Christmas special Doctor Mysterio V Doctor Who Dawn of Doctor.

    In all serious this Christmas special sounds interesting its so random it might work.

  • Trenzalore

    October 7th, 2016 - 4:52pm

    Sounds fun.
    I’m just hoping its not too silly.

    I feel like cos its Moffat’s last series it wont be very well thought out and have random ideas thrown in for fun which could make DW a little unwelcoming, I really think DW needs to focus on grabbing a new younger audience not just the tumblr fan-fic type people. Series 5 and 6 were great because they’d all been thought out and they felt like work had been put into them for years lately though things just feel like afterthoughts. Hope this series isn’t like that. I like fun but also good storytelling.

    • Peking Homunculus

      October 10th, 2016 - 6:28am

      DW needs to focus on alienating the tumblr people. Maybe do more solid concept episodes.

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