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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Trailer: Matt Smith’s Goodbye (Video)

The current Doctor finds himself in a march to his exit on the BBC America special

“Doctor Who” fans are still reeling from the developments of the 50th Anniversary Special and, yet, BBC America has set another game changer with its annual Christmas special.

Airing Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 9/8c, the “Time of the Doctor” will mark Matt Smith‘s final episode in the iconic role. The character will regenerate into the Doctor in waiting, veteran Scottish actor Peter Capaldi.

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Here’s the official description for the special from BBC America:

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them – the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

Watch the new trailer above.