Matt Smith: ‘Doctor Who’ finale is ‘a complete game changer’

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Doctor Who star Matt Smith has revealed that the show’s upcoming series finale “focuses on a pivotal moment in the Doctor’s life and the life of his companion”.

‘The Name of the Doctor’ airs on Saturday 18 May on BBC One.

Smith teased: “With the 50th this is going to be by far the biggest year in the history of the show. And the finale is just the start. It focuses on a pivotal moment in the Doctor’s life and the life of his companion. It’s a complete game changer and it all starts now.”

Showrunner Steven Moffat added: “It’s full of surprises and questions that have never been answered in the history of Who, including the Doctor’s greatest secret. We’re not pretending, we’re not kidding, it’s actually going to happen.”

The writer continued: “The episode is called ‘The Name of the Doctor’ and involves our hero in a conflict that is very, very personal to him. Usually he’s saving other people, but this time he might be the one who needs to be saved. We’ll also find out what makes his new companion so impossible and there’s a surprise that no one has got right so far, and one that will change the course of Who forever!”

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