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What did You Think of Twice Upon a Time?

Now that the 12th Doctors final episode has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected.

The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley – Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure.

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story.

An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, Twice Upon A Time marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning…

Doctor Who Twice Upon a Time 2017 Christmas special DVD and Blu-ray

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Extras Include…

  • Doctor Who Extra
  • The End Of An Era
  • Doctor Who Panel San Diego Comic-Con 2017



  • Lorraine

    January 2nd, 2018 - 2:46pm

    The whole story could have been condensed into say the last 20 minutes freeing up the earlier part for something really interesting with the two doctors and more Ben and Polly. Second watch I enjoyed the programme a bit more but who was that strange woman at the end? Oh unfortunately I know who she is supposed to be.

  • Lorraine Sheridan

    January 2nd, 2018 - 2:14pm

    The whole story could have been condensed into say the last 20 minutes freeing up the earlier part for something really interesting with the two doctors and more Ben and Polly. Second watch I enjoyed the programme a bit more but who was that strange woman at the end? Oh unfortunately I know who she is supposed to be.

  • Pats86

    January 1st, 2018 - 10:48pm

    Under normal circumstances yes, but this is the horrendous Clara we are talking about!

  • Tim M

    January 1st, 2018 - 4:05pm

    Now that the Capaldi era has come to an end. Here is where I’d place him in order of favourite to least favourite Doctors since 2005.
    1st: Christopher Eccleston.
    2nd: Matt Smith.
    3rd: Peter Capaldi.
    4th: David Tennant.
    The Ninth Doctor is still my favourite since the shows return. The Tenth Doctor is my least favourite. I know many adore Tennant as the Doctor, but whilst I don’t consider him terrible, He just appealed to me the least of the recent Doctors.

    • T.A

      January 2nd, 2018 - 3:24pm

      My list is
      1. David Tennant
      2. Peter Capaldi
      3. Matt Smith
      4. Christopher Eccleston

      The reason why David is my favourite is because he is my first doctor I watched and I love majority of his episodes, even though Eccleston is last I prefer his one season to all Capaldis seasons and 2 of Matt smiths.

  • Pats86

    January 1st, 2018 - 12:22pm

    Can the Doctor remmember Clara again? She did say don’t forget me again so where does that leave us?
    Still can’t stand her, worst companion ever, even made Adric likeable.

    • Tim M

      January 1st, 2018 - 7:50pm

      It did seem like the Doctor remembers Clara. Not surprised by that though. That’s typical Moffat, can’t help himself can he! Why do a scene where one character will forget another, only for it to all be undone later on. Makes the whole original scene pointless! Mind you, RTD was just as guilty. Apparently it’s impossible for Rose and anyone else to escape the parallel Earth, and return to ‘our’ Earth…yet, Rose and any other member of her family manage to get back to ‘our’ Earth easier than getting a train from Bath to Bristol!

    • Anonymous

      January 1st, 2018 - 8:17pm

      Adric likeable??? That’s not possible!!!

    • R1ch1e

      January 1st, 2018 - 8:26pm

      Adric v Clara in the battle of the most annoying companions. That would be close

    • Doctor Stu

      January 1st, 2018 - 8:38pm

      They got back because reality started to collapse and the walls between parallel earth began to break down. The Doctor got his memories back just because moffatt wanted him to. I’m so glad moffatt never got his hands on Donna that would be a serious injustice for him to give her memories back

    • Pats86

      January 1st, 2018 - 10:42pm

      Under normal circumstances yes, but this is the horrendous Clara we are talking about!

    • T.A

      January 1st, 2018 - 11:01pm

      I don’t know how Moffat did he made hell bent worse then it all ready is, the scene where the doctor forgets her it know pointless. Oh and Tim m they explained how rose was able to jump dimensions in the series four finale.

    • The Outcast

      January 2nd, 2018 - 10:41am

      “Adric vs Clara”
      Adric would win. He actually has good material in the audios and probably would have been remembered much more fondly than he is if he had a more time with the 4th Doctor.

      Clara is just annoying and overpowered. Needed to leave a year or two earlier than she did. Say what you will about Adric, atleast he went after a year. Clara stayed on for around 3 years…

      Three. Long. Years.

    • T.A

      January 2nd, 2018 - 12:09pm

      Clara would win, because she’s a plot device.

    • Anonymous

      January 2nd, 2018 - 5:48pm

      You guys are a bit bias and it’s okay to admit that :). RTD still brought her back. Steven did explain it with Bill and Nardole, it is their memories and Clara’s as well. It is heavily implied that this is from their future when they’ve died and actually closes Clara’s arc as it shows she eventually gave up traveling and accepted her death (Hense the aliens in TUAT having all their memories)

    • Anonymous

      January 2nd, 2018 - 5:53pm

      I’m going to get stick for the last comment but that’s my honest opinion, all 4 Doctors have been great and I’ve loved all of Nu-Who!

    • T.A

      January 2nd, 2018 - 6:05pm

      RTD did bring them back yes, but not from the dead like Moffat did twice and when you think about it there are two bills the glass one and the water one. The memory thing is just stupid if someone now dies in Doctor who, it wouldn’t mean nothing because they can come back.

  • Doctor no more

    December 31st, 2017 - 8:25pm

    Having the 1st doctor in this actually made it watchable. Good bye no 12 never liked you or enjoyed any of the episodes in 3 series ,no charisma or decent stories. All fell apart since no 11 went and he didn’t get a decent send off unlike 12. Loved having the music back in from previous series and let’s see what happens next

    • Doctor Stu

      January 1st, 2018 - 10:33am

      If I had to think of episodes from capaldi that I enjoyed all the way through from beginning to end with no cringe parts it’d have to be Into the Dalek, murder on the orient express, zygon invasion, face the raven, heaven sent maybe and the Doctor falls. There’s others that I’ve enjoyed moments of or the majority of but all the way through I think there’s only those I’ve mentioned

    • T.A

      January 2nd, 2018 - 3:20pm

      I feel sorry for peter, so much wasted potential, because of Moffat. You deserved better then this.

  • 12th doctor fan

    December 31st, 2017 - 4:51pm

    I meant to say I loathe s9 not love it, worst series after six,

  • R1ch1e

    December 31st, 2017 - 10:45am

    One thing that I loved about this episode (one of many i should say) is that when the Doctor actually starts to regenerate the music cuts out. I think it really adds to the effect when the only noises you can hear is the whirring/whistling sound of the regeneration energy and sparks flying.

  • techruyc

    December 30th, 2017 - 1:09pm

    It wasn’t anything surprising. I felt a kind of relief in the last 2 minutes. (I wonder why!)

    • Anonymous

      December 31st, 2017 - 12:46am


    • Doctor Stu

      December 31st, 2017 - 10:35am

      Because mofatt was leaving? Because Jodie was incoming? Because you just wanted the episode to end? to be honest I agree it wasn’t anything special, I’d watch bad wolf, parting of ways in whole because they’re a good lead up to the regeneration, same with the end of time and time of the Doctor but with twice upon a time I’d probably only rewatch the last 10 minutes to see the regeneration. Only highlights for me were the doctors speech to the testimony, the rusty and new earth part was quite good, and then the last scene with the 1st doctors regeneration and Capaldis farewell/regeneration

  • Jeri

    December 30th, 2017 - 7:32am

    Moffat has come up with some good ideas and stories but his writing is naff. I can’t wait to watch a episode that doesn’t feature his horrible lame comedy and cringeworthy emotional dialogue not forgetting his grandiose doctor speeches which he probably thinks show him as a great mind but are just generic statements that have been said a thousand times before. It would be nice if some soul,fun and excitement were returned to the show.

    • T.A

      December 30th, 2017 - 1:32pm

      I personal think Moffat can write better stories if he is not show runner, I mean look at the episodes his wrote in the RTD era.

    • Doctor Stu

      December 30th, 2017 - 4:42pm

      When I love an RTD episode I love it as a whole episode, but when I love a moffatt episode I often find myself loving certain moments of the episode as the gems are usually accompanied by bad acting, bad dialogue and just cringy attempts at comedy. Twice upon a time being a prime example, loved loved loved the 1st doctor regeneration scene but then immediately spoiled with nardole coming back and talking about his invisible hair with Bills badly acted reaction to it.

  • Bert

    December 30th, 2017 - 7:17am

    Hated the portrayal of the first doctor and his asides about women and their role, this attitude may have been reflective of the era but was not displayed by the first doctor therefore giving a false impression of him. This pandering to the PC brigade is across all bbc programming and has completely ruined my enjoyment of Doctor who and highlights the hypocrisy of the bbc. I accept everyone as equal, we all come into the world the same way and all go out the same door. just want to watch the doctor have exciting adventures in space and time without all the politics and badly written “emotional” moments.
    I have been a fan since the 5th doctor and never thought I would stop watching but if the writing continues along the same lines as it has through out all of Capaldis run then I will turn off .

    • Mark Belsom

      December 30th, 2017 - 6:51pm

      I didn’t lime the way the first doctor was portrayed either,totally wrong.

    • Tim M

      December 31st, 2017 - 10:16am

      I couldn’t fault David Bradley’s performance, but certainly the First Doctor was perceived as being more politically incorrect than he actually ever was. This though was clearly used in Moffat’s script as moments to create humour.

  • Tim M

    December 29th, 2017 - 6:41pm

    Thank You Peter Capaldi, for being a brilliant 12th Doctor. Here is my least favourite to best series for the Capaldi era. 3) Series 8. A couple of brilliant episodes, but only some others were good/average, the rest quite poor.
    2) Series 9. Improvement on the last series, with some truly outstanding episodes, but the ‘Me’ character story arc was weak, and Clara has clearly outstayed her welcome.
    1) Series 10. Best series. Capaldi at his absolute best, better companions, and several brilliant episodes/stories. Although the middle muddling monk story was a bit drawn out and inconsistent.

    • T.A

      December 30th, 2017 - 1:30pm

      I really liked series 8 had some solid episodes, but it turned into the Clara show.

      I don’t likely series nine because it had some really bad episodes, one of the worst series finales and the bbc pc agenda probably started, and it changed the 12 doctors character but it does have some good episode like heaven sent, but in my opinion there is more bad then good.

      Series 10 is definitely his best series some good episodes like the series final two partner, and this series allowed peter to show his acting, only problem is the blatant pc agenda in episodes and with characters such as bill.

    • 12th Doctor Fan

      December 31st, 2017 - 2:44pm

      S8 five episode I love s9 I dislike apart from heaven sent all Clara show as for the end don’t get me started s10 only two duds but nardole is awful, the master story boring I mean the vault, but Bill a breath of fresh air as for Peter fabulous.

    • Tim M

      December 31st, 2017 - 5:58pm

      I agree, the Master/Missy was far too obvious being the thing inside the vault. Plus it was obvious that ‘The Captain’ in ‘Twice Upon A Time’ would turn out to be connected to ‘The Brigadier’. Oh, and “the fall of the 11th’ was hardly mysterious in it’s meaning either! This is where Moffat gets a bit lazy and predictable. All the above are great ideas, but there needed to be more of a surprising/shocking outcome, and not the stupidly obvious.

    • Doctor Stu

      December 31st, 2017 - 6:03pm

      How is Bills characters a pc agenda? Is it because she’s gay and black because surely by that logic, Mickey and Martha must be an agenda as well as captain jack, ianto, Alonso, Luke, frank, vastra, Jenny, and the countless over gay characters that have been in DW

    • Anonymous

      January 1st, 2018 - 9:26am

      Series 9 was just awful.

    • The Outcast

      January 1st, 2018 - 1:05pm

      I agree with the Anonymous above, Series 9 was awful. How some people can proclaim it to be “the best Series of the Revival” defies me. It’s not even the best season of 12’s run, yet alone NuWho. Honestly, Series 9 is the worst Series of NuWho.

    • T.A

      January 1st, 2018 - 2:55pm

      Bill is not because she is black, it is because they allow ways say she was gay for no reason and it was not done subtle like with captain jack in dr who. I mean the first episodes is practically about it, I would not care if it was used so much.

    • T.A

      January 1st, 2018 - 2:58pm

      Also some of the characters you used aren’t probably in the show, and the same could be said about vastra and Jenny. Also if you look at bills new action figure look what it’s holding.

    • Doctor Stu

      January 1st, 2018 - 8:43pm

      Bill only mentioned she was gay when it served the plot to reflect attitudes of certain historical times as well as to stop men flirting with her. Why can’t Bill exist as a gay person to be just that ‘a gay person’ how is she in anyway a political agenda. it’s so demeaning to her character and gay people in general in the sense that anytime they appear in any sort of material they’re told that they’re there simply as ‘an agenda’

    • T.A

      January 2nd, 2018 - 12:07pm

      She said in episode 1,4,6,7,10,12 and twice upon a time, I don’t mind it if it is done in a subtle way like they did with jack, but with her they straight just said it just to seem progressive. I have friends who are gay and watch dr who and they think some of it was pointless and there just to tell the viewer that she’s is gay. Also bills characters is not the only pc agenda that is currently going in the show.

    • Doctor Stu

      January 2nd, 2018 - 12:40pm

      We also had Mickey and roses relationship and rose flirting with various people in series 1, episode 1,4,5,6,9,11,12,13 and then the same thing throughout series 2, Martha pining after the Doctor in series 3, Amy and Rory throughout series 5,6,7 part 1, and then Clara and Danny in series 8 and the Christmas special. Bill mentioned the fact she was gay a lot less than it was made apparent that Rose, Mickey, Martha etc were straight

    • T.A

      January 2nd, 2018 - 1:15pm

      Some of those couples were are ready together, and in today’s society what they did with bill could be seen as pushing, with someone like jack they did it for laughs, but with bill they straight up just said it, I personal like bill, but I don’t want her character to been shown as an agenda push, but her character pretty much stands for it look at when Pearl posted her new action figure, what is it holding?

    • The Outcast

      January 2nd, 2018 - 2:41pm

      I did think the “I’m Gay” stuff did feel forced sometimes. I mean, it really did grate in “The Eaters of Light” and the “Doctor Falls”, but it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. I’d much rather
      have Bill telling people she is gay which is in character than have the 1st Doctor be massively and overtly sexist for some stupid reason.

    • The Outcast

      January 2nd, 2018 - 2:43pm

      Blast, I used a word that triggers the auto delete. 🙁

    • T.A

      January 2nd, 2018 - 5:42pm

      I like bill but her character stands as a pc agenda push. If you want an example look at when pearl posted her new bill action figure and what it is holding.