DOCTOR WHO buffs crept closer to the magic hour of the annual Christmas Day special, this year titled The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe.
To build even more excitement amongst the already fanatical fan base, Matt Smith, who plays the beloved time-traveling alien in the blue police box, shared his excitement about the sixth Doctor Who Christmas special via BBC America.
“I think it’s going to be a belter,” Smith told the BBC America website. “It’s a very magical snowy world and it feels almost Tim Burton-esque in many ways I think, which is quite exciting.
“It’s also quite character driven, really, for Doctor Who. It’s quite a classic story in many ways and it does have the element of a fairy tale.”
Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat wrote the episode, which has the Doctor in World War II England helping a mother and her two children escape war-ravaged London to a rundown house in rural Dorset only to end up in a magical winter fantasyland.
The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardobe, starring Smith, Claire Skinner and Alexander Armstrong, airs 9 p.m. EST Christmas Day on BBC America. The next season of Doctor Who is scheduled to air fall 2012.