Have some Class! Call The Doctor! Why? Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9/8c and with the premiere of Class following at 10/9c. Fans will recall that there have only been two episodes of Doctor Who – both on Christmas Day 2015 and 2016 – since Hell Bent aired.
Peter Capaldi Leaving in 2017
“And now it’s time for one last bow, like all your other selves. Eleven’s hour is over now; the clock is striking twelve’s.”
Can you believe it was Christmas Day 2013 when Clara Oswald read the above to the Eleventh? Time (and I supposed space) really flies as fans find themselves faced with the departure of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor. Regarding his decision, Capaldi said, “One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic.”
Food for thought:
- When did Capaldi make this decision?
- Was it before or after principle recordings of the upcoming series wrapped – or after?
Why could this be important? If he chose to leave prior to recording and made that decision known – even if it was not public knowledge – Moffat could create a narrative that leads to the pending and eventual regeneration. If not, then the 2017 Christmas special would carry the regeneration story alone.
Are you happy to see Capaldi step down? Or, do you think it was too soon? Let us know in the comments below.
For more information, visit the BBC America article Peter Capaldi Announces His Last Series of Doctor Who.