This review is on the actual 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special "Twice Upon A Time" and NOT the preview, and NOT about paying for it and having to wait a couple of days. So here we go!
"Twice Upon A Time" was beautiful. It was epic. It was fantastic. Well worth the wait.
What sets this Christmas Special apart from previous Doctor Who Christmas specials, is that this one is all about The Doctor and his lifelong struggle in coming to terms with his life and death and life again. "I don't want to go", as one recent Doctor said just before his regeneration. It seems all the Doctors have a problem saying goodbye to their friends and more importantly their old selves. This Christmas Special was not about monsters attacking, it wasn't about The Doctor trying to save a village or the world, or the Universe, but rather The Doctor trying to save himself...from himself.
The photography and set designs were beautiful and on a grand scale. There was humor and tears. There were old friends and old Doctors.
And in my opinion, probably the best Doctor Who Christmas Special ever. At least in the top five. Watch it! And watch it again...and again.
It's going to be many long months before the new series airs, and while this special should be grand enough to carry us over, it also (at the same time) makes us want to hop in the Tardis and fast forward to the new season premiere.
Kudos to Peter Capaldi in an absolutely brilliant final performance as the Doctor, and to the producers and creative staff for putting together one hell of a fantastic ride! Thank you and we'll be looking forward to seeing the new Doctor later this year.
- Actors: Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi, Mark Gatiss, David Bradley
- Directors: Rachel Talalay
- Format: Blu-ray
- Language: English
- Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Roadshow Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 7 Feb 2018
- Run Time: 58 minutes
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- ASIN: B077ZG44P4
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