Doctor Who - Matt Smith Specials 2 Seasons 2013

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2. The Time of the Doctor TV-PG CC

The Doctor must sacrifice all to save a town called Christmas from his greatest enemies.

Starring:
Matt Smith, David Tennant
Runtime:
1 hour 4 minutes
Original air date:
December 25, 2013

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Season 2
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    1. Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor Peter Capaldi is introduced as Zoe Ball hosts a live celebration in which the next actor to land Doctor Who's lead role is revealed, in the company of former cast members and celebrity fans.

    TV-PG 31min August 4, 2013
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    2. The Time of the Doctor The Doctor must sacrifice all to save a town called Christmas from his greatest enemies.

    TV-PG 1h 4min December 25, 2013
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    3. Farewell to Matt Smith Bid the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, a fond farewell in this retrospective documentary special about Doctor Who Series five, six and seven - "the Matt Smith Years." This compelling documentary, narrated by Alex Kingston (Doctor Who's River Song), features highlights from Smith's run with interview footage from the man himself, his cast-mates, writers, producers, guest stars and celebrity Whovians.

    TV-PG 44min December 25, 2013
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    101. Trailer The Doctor must sacrifice all to save a town called Christmas from his greatest enemies.

    TV-PG 1min December 19, 2013

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction
Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi
Season year 2013
Network BBC America
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The story was very weak compared to other Doctor Who episodes.
Les Latimer
One young character I enjoyed was a boy named "Barnable" who cares about the Doctor and has a good friendship with the Doctor.
Michael Brewer
I was sorry to see it end and can't wait until the next season starts!
Lisa

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99 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Rickel on December 26, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Expectations were high. Anticipation was great. We knew a new Doctor was coming. We had new revelations about Gallifrey and just which Doctor Matt Smith was actually playing. We also had a couple of years with stories of cracks in time and space, a plot to kill the Doctor, etc. The Time of the Doctor was always where this was headed - and I do think that Steven Moffat had a pretty good idea of the general outline of things to come.

This Christmas Special, The Time Of The Doctor, managed to wrap up everything in an hour. It didn't feel rushed. It didn't feel cheap. It didn't feel like the Eleventh Doctor was being cheated. In fact, it was a beautiful and wonderful exit for him. Without spoiling, he was able to do something he never really has in the past: stop running. He stayed for Christmas - and you'll understand that when you watch the special.

New questions emerge as the old ones are answered - and I shall not ask them here. Make sure you have tissues as the show closes out because this is a tough goodbye that we all knew was coming. Yet it was wonderful and the Doctor was honored as one who had accomplished much. Just as we opened Christmas gifts, so the Doctor received his big Christmas gift at the end. It is also a gift for all of us as we continue to enjoy the adventures of the Doctor.

I'm sure some will nitpick because that's how they are. Some will complain that all of the Doctor Who universe has just collapsed. Some will complain of time being rewritten (silly, since the Doctor makes a habit of that). Yet nothing really changes. After The Day Of The Doctor, the earlier incarnations of him had no idea that Gallifrey was saved - they forgot what had happened when the time streams merged. So things do change as they always have.
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By C. Gold on December 26, 2013
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The Time of the Doctor doesn't have as many special effects shots or epic scenes that the 50th anniversary had. However, it makes up for that by having the best regeneration of any Doctor (I've seen them all) and is a must see just for that alone. I was giggling gleefully while it was going on. Also, Peter Capaldi's brief bit was as madly funny as I expected.

I saw some people complaining about the plot feeling somewhat contrived. I enjoyed the small town setting, it was beautiful in the sunlight and I loved the villager's costumes. I also enjoyed the unique situation that happens between Clara and the Doctor - that's a first (not saying any more). I felt the emotional impact on the characters due to their situations in this story more than made up for any aspects of the plot that might be a bit holey.

I was also very impressed by the writing which gave really good heartfelt moments to several actors, not just Matt, and were evenly spread throughout the episode rather than saved for the end. Matt did get beautiful dialog to say pre-regeneration and he delivered it so amazingly well that I think that speech tops the one he just did at the end of the 50th special which I thought couldn't be topped.

Finally, I feel The Time of the Doctor was a beautiful, loving, brilliant send off for Matt's Doctor and I'm glad he got such a wonderful exit.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Anne on December 26, 2013
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What a farewell to Matt Smith! I thought it was very well done. I was a bit worried when I heard that "all the Doctor's enemies" were going to be there, but they did a very good job of not overwhelming the episode with every single monster, though I think we saw them all. I thought the ending was very well done and I'll admit I teared up just a bit. I've enjoyed Matt Smith as the Doctor, but I can't wait to see Peter Capaldi. I know he'll do a fantastic job!
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By D. Molder on December 26, 2013
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I liked it. They finally answered the question of how he was going to continue past his limit of regenerations. HIs transformation was Grand! And as we loved this actors work. He showed us he loved his time as the Doctor and didn't want to leave even when he was already gone. I will miss Matt Smith as the doctor but, I know I will enjoy the new episodes just as much. Peter Capaldi is a great actor and I feel he will walk in the doctors shoes very well. I am a fan of the doctor and I am glad to see the show continue to bring the great entertainment it has all my 47 years. I hope it will continue for a long time to come.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By ktm on December 26, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
It was bittersweet to know the 2013 Christmas Special would mean Matt Smith's exit from the series. But it was exciting to think about how Steven Moffat would follow the 50th anniversary special and solve the regeneration dilemma, now that we know that Matt Smith was the 12th regeneration, the maximum for time lords. Of course, The Tine of the Doctor also needed to feel grand, expansive and complete enough to stand on its own, coming on the heels of the mammoth 50th Anniversary Special: Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor. Steven Moffat rises to the occasion yet again. Time of the Doctor is a beautiful, satisfying send-off for Matt Smith. [no spoilers here]
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81 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Bazajaytee on December 25, 2013
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Of course it isn't the episode, that hasn't aired outside of the UK until later today so Amazon isn't going to have it available. If you can't read the two items in the episode list and still bought it thinking it had the episode already then that is your own fault not Amazon's.

At least wait for the episode.
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