Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat recently confirmed to The Huffington Post that the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special will be directed by Rachel Talalay. The episode will be the last for Moffat and star Peter Capaldi.
Talalay directed the final episodes of Doctor Who series 8, 9, and 10, as well as episodes of Sherlock, The Flash, and Supergirl, and was handpicked by Moffat to shoot his farewell episode.
Moffat stated, “We checked up on Rachel several times on Doctor Who, because she’s got phenomenal experience in genre and action. Frankly, making big-budget spectaculars on no money at all is what we need, and Rachel’s got such a deep background, and such great ability at that! I’m working with her right now, actually: we’re just finishing up on the finale episodes, and planning the Christmas one, which she’s also directing — which is my very last one.”
Talalay then confirmed the news on Twitter.
In light of the news, we decided to take a look back at some of the best Doctor Who Christmas special moments. From the 12th Doctor piloting Santa’s sleigh to River Song saying goodbye, we packed some of our favorite moments into the list.
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