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December 25th, 2017 251 comments

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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

Available to order in the UK from

Available to order in the USA from

Extras Include…

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



  • T.A

    December 30th, 2017 - 1:34pm

    It would be better to animated, it would be cheaper for the bbc as well.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 30th, 2017 - 11:33am

    But they create new scenery, have new actors and different directors for every new story so surely it wouldn’t cost much different, and if you need a first doctor, David Bradley is right there.

  • Professor

    December 30th, 2017 - 11:26am

    Haven’t see much of her yet but can’t see any qualities of the doctor. Plus the series has become a shadow of it former self by bad writing and bad casting.

  • 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.

  • 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 .

  • 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.

  • R1ch1e

    December 29th, 2017 - 5:16pm

    So did I Doctor Stu

  • Mrs Davros

    December 29th, 2017 - 4:14pm

    Well, it’s the brilliance of Robert Holmes. The Greatest writer of Doctor Who ever! Although the brilliant direction of Mr Harper is significant in the success of ‘Caves’.

  • Doctor Stu

    December 29th, 2017 - 3:57pm

    As soon as she saw her reflection and pulled that huge grin I instantly got the feeling that she’s the Doctor

  • Mrs Davros

    December 29th, 2017 - 2:51pm

    The fact is the cost of remounting a missing story, recasting new actors, different directors, creating new scenery etc, wouldn’t be financially viable. Especially with the fanbase the only ones likely to invest in such a venture.
    As we have the audio, I would much rather stick with the original sounds and voices, accompanied by animation.

  • Anonymous

    December 29th, 2017 - 12:40pm

    Tk I agree conpletely with what you say, I’m a life long fan and, no offence intended , but even from the off, after the regeneration it just didn’t give the presence or muster of the doctor, it feels like the doctor wasn’t on screen, it just didn’t work. It needs a male to give it vavavoom.

  • Anonymous

    December 29th, 2017 - 12:30pm

    I think it would be good if they did a kind of “the trouble with tribbles”, deep space nine episode, like the doctor going back to the dalek master plan and seeing the first doctor, but the latest doctor story running along side the original story. Haven’t explain that very well but if you have seen the deep space nine episode you will know what I mean.

  • T.A

    December 29th, 2017 - 12:03pm

    Pc agenda has gotten over hand now in Doctor who, and I’m not saying about Jodie, I’m talking about the clear agenda in episodes, what certain characters say in such episodes as hell bent, husbands of river song, Doctor falls and more, and with all of theses it’s clearly one sided to one agenda.

  • Pats86

    December 29th, 2017 - 11:16am

    Very well said Adam, that is exactly what was needed but unfortunately…..?

  • The one who monsters have nightmares about

    December 29th, 2017 - 11:10am

    Personally I would welcome this but I can understand the objections.

    However isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

  • nygel Harrot

    December 29th, 2017 - 9:24am

    Quite right….but that ADDED to the program rather than take away. Go ahead and watch the first two stories of Hartnell. Barbara was the BEST strong women ever. But she DIDN’T …whine , bully or undermine the Doctor. The ‘strong’ female characters we’ve recently had never even get their hands dirty. Barbara gets stuck in… and is courteous , warm , strong at every turn… But then again so was the writing.

  • Tim M

    December 29th, 2017 - 9:13am

    Whilst David Bradley makes for a wonderful First Doctor. Reece Shearsmith looks and sounds nothing like the Second Doctor! Fine as a brief cameo, but no more than that.

  • Mick C

    December 29th, 2017 - 1:36am

    When did PC creep into BBC and DR Who? 23 Nov 1963 when Verity Lambert became the 1st Woman to be appointed to be a show Producer on the BBC.
    Dr Who has always been at the front of PC on the BBC.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    December 29th, 2017 - 1:15am

    Imitation is the highest form of flattery. We are lucky to have someone like David Bradley. who can so convincingly portray William Hartnell/The First Doctor. I think that as with Mark Gatiss ‘s “An Adventure in Space and Time ” it just puts back into focus how pivotal William Hartnell,Sydney Newman,Verity Lambert and Waris Hussein were to the creation of a sci-fi phenomenon.

    With regard to the missing episodes I did suggest when ” Twice Upon A Time” was revealed as the 2017 Christmas special that maybe both David Bradley and Reece Shearsmith who briefly appeared in “An Adventure in Space and Time ” as Patrick Troughton on the verge of becoming the second Doctor should maybe both do missing episodes from the Hartnell and Troughton eras. One reply at the time made a fair observation that with future advances in CGI it might with the remaining and intact audio files be possible to go beyond animation and eventually virtually fully restore the missing episodes to a quality almost as though they had never been lost anyway.

    Yet I still feel any opportunity to have David Bradley play the first Doctor should be taken. It’s not disrespectful to William Hartnell. It’s a tribute.

  • Anonymous

    December 28th, 2017 - 11:06pm

    I think i kind of ruined it for myself, because I just finished my favourite doctors seasons marathon, and I loved his final episode and with peter being my third favourite episodes I guess I had high hope but I didn’t.

  • booboo

    December 28th, 2017 - 2:02pm

    cant see that working, none are missing dialogue wise so all could be animated as is really

  • Mrs Davros

    December 28th, 2017 - 1:58pm

    Well, lets start changing all well known fictional female characters into male characters. Little Women becomes Little Men, Wonder Woman becomes Wonder Man, Cinderella becomes Him-derella, etc…

  • Exterminator

    December 28th, 2017 - 1:48pm

    In the latest fan show, Mark Gatiss does jokingly say ‘should we remake the lost episodes starting with Marco Polo?’ ‘With original 1960’s cameras and David Bradley.‘

  • Doctor Stu

    December 28th, 2017 - 1:23pm

    And in all fairness May’s comment isn’t to be taken seriously, it was probably just an on the spot answer like when she came out with her wheat fields remark or failed to name which Harry Potter character she’d be.

  • Doctor Stu

    December 28th, 2017 - 1:20pm

    It’d probably be a bit disrespectful to just erase hartnell but I agree with the fact that maybe the missing episodes could be re done. But I’d be thinking with maybe Bradley’s voiceover and animation rather than completely reshot

  • T.A

    December 28th, 2017 - 1:05pm

    No that would be a disgrace to Hartnells name.

  • Martin

    December 28th, 2017 - 10:57am

    Should the BBC consider remaking the 1st Doctors adventures with David Bradley? I thought he was good and deserving of more air time. Maybe the missing episodes could be reshot?