The Time of the Doctor is nigh, but not quite nigh enough. Having survived The Day of the Doctor, Whovians now turn their attention to the upcoming Christmas special, which was revealed to be titled The Time of the Doctor earlier this week. That special will see the end of Matt Smith’s tenure in the role, handing the TARDIS keys off to Peter Capaldi. We also heard some pretty crazy rumors about what exactly will happen in Time of the Doctor, and now another batch of rumors seems to be lining up pretty closely to the first, suggesting the Christmas special will be eventful indeed.
Here’s the official BBC synopsis for Time of the Doctor, then the spoilers will get heavy after that:
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars — and amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.