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The BBC has released the first image from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special. It doesn't really tell us anything other than that The Doctor will run away from an explosion while pointing his sonic screwdriver at something. Well, I'm sold.

The image was released as a promotion for tomorrow's "Children in Need" special on the BBC. "Children in Need" will feature some footage from the "Doctor Who" Christmas special as well as what Steven Moffat calls a "surprising" mini-episode.

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Holy s**t, please let this happen! Nothing is officially set up yet, but there is interest from both sides. Matt Smith said in a recent interview:

"Let's get Peter Jackson to direct one and go and make it in New Zealand. I would love to, I will campaign endlessly to come over and film there."

And Peter Jackson thinks that's a good idea too.

"I'm a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Matt's fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I'll be there!"

What kind of episode do you think Jackson would direct?

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If the text is too small:

"And now a readin' of this week's construction casualties. Hartnell, W. Troughton, P. Pertwee, J. Baker, T. Now a moment of silence for the workers lost - alright, that was it. Back to work!"

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David Yates, director of the last four "Harry Potter" films, is teaming up with the BBC to bring "Doctor Who" to the big screen. There is one catch.

"Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch," said Yates.

That's right, the movie will have nothing to do with the television series. This could actually be a good thing as the show would not have to be written around the movie. Yates is currently looking for writers from both the United States and Britain.

Of course, this news means that anyone could play The Doctor. Who would you like to see in the role?