The “Doctor Who” Christmas special is almost here, but it isn’t where Whovians normally find the show. The British sci-fi series normally airs on Saturdays, but BBC America changed that for the holiday special.
The Christmas episode of “Doctor Who” will indeed air on the actual holiday. BBC America will premiere the episode Friday at 9 p.m. EST. The U.S. airing will only happen a few hours after the U.K. showing.
There isn’t an official live stream for the Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) holiday adventure. Of course, fans will be able to watch the episode online, but they’ll have to wait a few days. AMC streams all “Doctor Who” episodes the Monday after they air. But if you’re willing to wait until Monday, you might as well head to the movie theater.
“The Husbands of River Song” will also be in theaters. Movie cinemas nationwide will host special showings of the episode Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. local time. Check out Fathom Events for more information.
The 2015 Christmas special is highly anticipated, and not just because it’s one of the only new programs airing Dec. 25. The episode brings back fan-favorite character, River Song (Alex Kingston). The Doctor’s wife won’t recognize him with his new face, and it might take her a little while to figure out his identity. The two won’t have too much time to flirt though. There is a cyborg on the loose and they need to stop him. Check out more spoilers about the Doctor’s Christmas adventures here.
Watch the cast's introduction to “The Husbands of River Song” below:
Fans will have to savor this episode of “Doctor Who.” It’s the last time they’ll see the Time Lord before Season 10. A premiere date hasn’t been announced yet, but it likely won’t return to television until summer.
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