This Sunday brings us The Return of Doctor Mysterio, 2016's official 'Christmas Special' and first new episode of DOCTOR WHO in exactly one year. That it has been so long is inconceivable, unconscionable, and unacceptable...yet here we are. Helluva way for The Powers That Be run, and disrespect, a show. Yet, to anyone who knows anything about the history of DW, this is not at all surprising.
The Return of Doctor Mysterio will see Matt Lucas reprise the Nardole role he originated in last Christmas' The Husbands of River Song (the last proper episode of DOCTOR WHO, by the way). It's sounding like Lucas/Nardole will be a key player on the show's upcoming 10th Season/Series, apparently in something of a compantion capacity, per reports like this one.
This year's special is scripted by Steven Moffat, helmed by Ed Bazalgette (who previously brought us Season/Series 9's The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived), and is shot by Ashley Rowe. Rowe previously lensed S8's Mummy on the Orient Express and Kill the Moon, both of which were visually amazing. So, it's a safe bet Mysterio will at least look good!?
On an inconsequential side note: I truly don't want to be a great big poopy pants, but this particular piece of promo art...
...is among the worst I've come across in quite some time. For this show, or any other...
Awww, well...it's exciting and amazing to have CapaldiDoc back on screen, and I'm looking forward to seeing what Team Moff has come up with after such a long absence/gestation.
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