Doctor Who Christmas Special Will Be a Commentary on Superman

Doctor Who is smack in the middle of filming its new season, but it was able to show some footage at New York Comic Con of the 2016 Christmas Special, titled “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”.

Steven Moffat, who wrote the episode, described the special to the assembled crowd: “I’ve always loved superheroes and this Christmas Doctor Who dives into that world. My favourite superhero is Clark Kent. Not Superman…Clark Kent.”

This Christmas sees the Doctor returning to a New York City under the protection of Doctor Mysterio (or maybe just Mysterio, it’s unclear). This being Doctor Who there are, of course, many more layers to the story.

Check out some footage from the filming:

If “Mysterio” turns out to be a genuine parallel with Clark Kent and Superman, he and the Doctor could have some interesting things to say to each other about losing their respective homeworlds…

Doctor: “I lost a home once…but I found Earth.”

Mysterio: “So did I, Doctor…so did I…”


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