Doctor Who fans, REJOICE! The good Doctor will be returning to our screens in the annual Christmas Special this December. In the past, he’s faced alien invasion, the sinking of the Starship Titanic, steampunk Cybermen, and flying sharks. This year, the fun continues with an episode entitled “The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe.” Just guess what this one is riffing on, I dare you.
We can tell a few things the from the exclusive YouTube preview — but if you don’t want any spoilers, stop reading now and don’t watch this:
The episode will be set in WWII England in a country home with two children sent to the country to escape the bombing of London, where a mysterious caretaker — The Doctor — greats them. The mystery will grow when they enter a mysterious blue package under the Christmas Tree and into a snowy forest, much like The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. And then the heavily armored space marines come out of a portal, which I think C.S. Lewis cut from the final version of the book.
The episode will premier on BBC America “this Christmas” according to the web sites, which probably means December 25th, assuming the US gets it the same time as the UK. For myself, I’m traveling over the holidays this year, and just hope somebody has BBC America where I’m going, or that iTunes gets it online quickly.