News / Entertainment / TV Spoilers

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2013: Iconic Cameo To Appear During Matt Smith Regeneration

By Robert Kuang | December 23, 2013 09:53 AM EST

As the "Doctor Who" Christmas Special 2013 looms ever closer, a spoiler has surfaced regarding a cameo that will appear during the final moments of Matt Smith's tenure as the Doctor.

According to The Star, "a ghost from Christmas past and a big fan favorite visits The Doctor just as he is about to die and regenerate into a new-look Time Lord."

Like Us on Facebook

There are many rumors surrounding this regeneration moment, including the theory that Matt Smith is meant to be the final regeneration.

But we all know Peter Capaldi will appear as Matt Smith exits, so does this cameo have something to do with the mysterious event on the "Doctor Who" Christmsa Special 2013?

"Millions of viewers will be tuning in to the Christmas Day episode, called 'The Time Of The Doctor.' They will see the Time Lord (Matt Smith, 31) face a deadly battle with his old foes The Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels," said the article by Peter Dyke and Helene Perkins.

"And it doesn’t end well. At the close of the show, The Doc will reveal his time is up and he is dying. However, in a spine-tingling moment just before he regenerates, the specter of a huge favorite from the past appears in the Tardis. Who says: 'Times change and so must I but I will always remember when The Doctor was me.' And the spook tells him: 'Good night.'"

"It's the end of an era. But we move on. We have just done a read-through of the first episode of Peter and he is amazing," said Steven Moffat.

The executive producer also teased the mystery surrounding the regeneration during the "Doctor Who" Christmas Special 2013.

"We'll find out that Matt Smith is actually the 13th Doctor. Although everyone knows that the Doctor can only regenerate 12 times," said "Doctor Who" executive producer Steven Moffat to Radio Times.

"The 12 regenerations limit is a central part of Doctor Who mythology - science fiction is all about rules, you can't just casually break them. So if the Doctor can never change again, what's Peter Capaldi doing in the Christmas Special?"

The "Doctor Who" Christmas Special 2013 will air December 25 at 8pm ET on BBC America.

Tagged :  doctor who, world news

Featured

02.05.16 | 11:17AM EST

Profile Of A K-Pop Fan: Germany's Mim Kay Gets Closer To LU:KUS And Jessi By Turning Her Favorite Stars Into Art

The German kindergarten teacher runs free giveaways of her art on Instagram.

Issues 02.05.16 | 10:45AM EST

Mamamoo Crack Down On Stalker Fans With Harsh Punishments

Part of the punishment is a lifetime ban on attending the group's live performances.

Buzz 02.05.16 | 10:20AM EST

Color Me EXO: SM Entertainment To Release Coloring Book Featuring The Popular Idol Group

The coloring book, titled “EXO: A Day In EXOPLANET,” will be published in Korea and China later this month.

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 02.05.16 | 12:27PM EST

Block B Prepare For 1st Group Comeback In Over 18 Months

Seven Seasons confirmed that the group members are working on a new album and aim to return sometime in March.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics