Coming Next Week: Doctor Who: Last Christmas – Now With Commentaries!

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Capping the highest-rated season of Doctor Who on BBC America, Doctor Who: Last Christmas was a gripping episode for several reasons – including the whole ‘will Jenna stay on or will she go?’ question. Plus Santa Claus as we’ve never seen him before.

On Tuesday, February 17th, Doctor Who: Last Christmas is coming to Blu-Ray and DVD – with audio commentary tracks (for those of you who (like me) love to hear how these things were put together) and a 10-minute behind-the-scenes featurette that includes interviews with cast and crew . Follow the jump for more.


Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman reunite in their first Christmas adventure

Nick Frost guest stars as Santa Claus

Street Date: February 17, 2015

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $14.98 ($18.74 in Canada)/Blu-ray $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 60 mins + bonus materials/ single disc

New York – February 12, 2015 – Topping off Doctor Who’s highest rated season ever on BBC AMERICA and Peter Capaldi’s first season as the Doctor, Doctor Who: Last Christmas is a dangerous sleigh ride through space and time starring Nick Frost as Santa Claus  (The World’s End, Shaun of the Dead). Bonus features include exclusive audio commentary from Director Paul Wilmhurst and  Producer Paul Frift and  a 10 minute behind-the-scenes making of featurette that includes interviews with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Nick Frost, Stephen Moffat and more.

In the annual Christmas special, the Doctor and Clara (Jenna Coleman) face their last Christmas trapped on an arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures. Who are you going to call? Santa Claus! 

Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat commented on the special: “Well obviously as everyone knows from the end of Death in Heaven (season finale), it’s the ultimate meeting of Christmas heroes; Santa Claus meets Doctor Who.  The buddy movie you’ve always wanted.  In addition to that, it’s quite surprising – it won’t be what some people expect because it’s a thriller of an episode. The Christmas element is covered in the fairly notable form of Santa Claus and the elves and their sleigh.  But the rest of it is very much Doctor Who – scary, in a polar ice cap base, scientists under threat.  I keep describing it as Miracle on 34th Street meets Alien.”

Peter Capaldi added: “It’s both really scary and really festive.  It manages to be quite frightening and still have Santa Claus in it.  It is extremely Christmassy but there is a plot line in it that is quite dark and I think Steven (Moffat) has done a brilliant job at balancing those two things.” The episode premiered on BBC AMERICA on December 25, 2014.

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