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The First Doctor Regenerates | Twice Upon A Time | Doctor Who | BBC

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments February 23, 2020


I adjusted the time frame,
only by a couple of hours, Any other day
it wouldn’t make any difference, but this is Christmas 1914… and a human miracle is about to happen. The Christmas Armistice. Wounded man here! Wounded man here! Wounded man! It never happened again,
any war, anywhere. I say, wounded man here… wounded man! But for one day… one Christmas, a very long time ago… everyone just put down their weapons… and started to sing. Everybody just stopped. Everyone was just kind. You’ve saved him! Both of them. Never hurts, a couple fewer dead people
on the battlefield. So, that’s what it means
to be a doctor of war. You were right, you know. The universe
generally fails to be a fairy tale… but that’s where we come in. For auld lang syne, my dear For auld lang syne We’ll take a cup of kindness yet For auld lang syne For auld lang syne, my dear For auld lang syne We’ll take a cup of kindness yet For auld lang syne… I think I’m ready now… but I should like to know… are you? You’ll find out. The long way round. Whatever you decide… good luck, Doctor. Goodbye, Doctor. Well, then… Here we go! The long way round! Don’t forget to subscribe to the official
Doctor Who YouTube channel.

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The Grassy Man Productions

So many, “The War Games” vibes. ‘-‘

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The Grassy Man Productions

So many, “The War Games” vibes. ‘-‘

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The Grassy Man Productions

So many, “The War Games” vibes. ‘-‘

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Oliver Elliott

It's sad that even after this they were forced to kill themselves over nothing. For a few days after the truce the men refused to attack.

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MLaak86

“Both sides advanced more in one Christmas Eve piss up than they managed in the next two and a half years of war.”
“Do you remember the football match?”
“Remember it how can I forget it? I was NEVER offside I could not believe that call!”

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Steven Mapstone

Sometimes I feel that they should have ended doctor who there as now it is awful and nowhere near as good as it used to be the new writer has no original Ideas and no new concepts but there were loads of stories released in comic book format which would make amazing episodes as well as the books if they used them that would take them at least a few seasons further with good episodes

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Hexy Ko

I was expecting to see Hartnell become Troughton 😓

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Parthj100

How brilliant that the first doctor and 13th Doctor(Who appears to be the first doctor of the new regeneration cycle) were actually scared to regenerate. Doctor who is just special I hope season 12 comes back stronger.

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Fun with Simon

If anyone loses faith in humanity, just remember the Christmas truce.

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Park Silvia

3:10 the song….it’s remind me 10th doctor…😭😭😭

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Logan 900

Damn I didn't know the groundskeeper of Hogwarts could regenerate.

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Felix O’Connor

Well… The "luck" that the First wished upon the Twelfth was rather bad…

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Kyubbiman

Ah!! Capaldi scare

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iMyri faKyri

Did the Doctor just turn world war 1 into a pirates's ship after robbing the king of some land……….Am pretty sure time doesn't work like that cause making Hitler dance doesn't change the fact that HE CHANGED WORLD WAR 1. JUST BECAUSE AND ALIEN CHANGED IT'S LOOK DOESN'T MEAN THAT HISTORY IS THE SAME WHEN HITLER DANCED ON THE BATTLEFIELD DRUNK (btw pls no hate comments i LOVE Doctor Who)

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Tadhg Brady

1000th comment bois

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Dang Itshere

Thet aspect ratio change is chilling!

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fjvideo

Awful episode. 1st did nothing – he was just there to be beaten on because the SJW's decided he was a misogynist.

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The Noname Household

Some say at that moment 3:45 all whovian's heart…grew a second one that day 💕

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Chris Ayres

Funniest thing is, there's people alive today who witnessed WW1 seriously some woman in Japan is 115 years old so that means she was a school kids when this was going on, just goes to show WW1 was not as long ago as we think

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The Saucy Podcast

Currently in a one act about the Christmas armistice as part of my community theatre's Christmas show. Low key only agreed to be in this one (in all the other one acts) so I can pretend the Doctor is just over the trench lol

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masterofallthings

Why is the 12th doctor there

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defiraphi

Just out of curiosity why does every "tragic" event needs to happen in World War One era ? This gets really annoying and cliché as even forced .

We have seen that in other shows/series and movies such as "The Young Indiana Jones" & "Hellraiser 3" & "Sucker Punch" , etc….

Is it a way to retranscript some era with lies that cannot even be stated as proof today ?! We all know that the WWI was a very cruel and butchery war so i don't get the point to romanticize such a War to make us cry and such surely with todays generations as mine that weren't even born nor has any ancestrors to talk about such an incomprehensible era that was 1910-1920 .

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RetroRobotRadio

Thus Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and Alois Hitler were saved that day by the Doctor.

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-Albman3D-

I love this theme! I hope they release the soundtrack soon! (Four and a half billion years later…: waiting…)

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Kaagh178

To bring it all back to the beginning I would have had Ben and Polly be part of this adventure but maybe forget it at the end. AND have Testimony take the forms of Ian and Susan as well. Even if fans didn't know them it would give William Russell one last hurrah.

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Phrophetsam

Thanks Moffat. It’s been great. Gonna miss ya

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Alphawolf 655

The war should’ve ended there

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The Intellectual Kangaroo

I just noticed Vale Decem playing… I can’t believe I only just noticed that.

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CDWCAULDRON

doctor who: the looms, the doctor throw him self in to the looms, then steals the Type 40 tardis and escapes with his granddaughter Episode 0.00 { 14th Doctor , whats this ? My Hairs Is Ginger!} I don't Like it , Susan . Susan where are you .

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Jamie House

This was a touching scene in an otherwise crap episode that completely disrespected the first doctor, because current year social politics!
Such a shame.

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Fabio1349

Anyone else cried his eyes out?

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It's Okay To Be Clown Pilled

0:11 there’s a black guy getting out of a trench.

SJW bitches rewriting history.

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alucardfu2

It doesn't matter how many times I watch this, it's emotional beginning to…

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Jay P42

For all of the faults you can find in this episode, this ending along with the moment the doctors realise that there is no evil plan are some of the best new who moments out there

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JJRJ 85

WWI was the beginning of the modern civilized world we live in; from a Xmas truce in the trenches of 1914 to a football match between England and Germany in 2014, for example. Shows how much we have advanced as a civilized society. WWII was the last attempt to abort the birth of our modern and free civilization, but we won.

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DOOM8976

This broke me down and made me cry. Anyone else?

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Tom Baker

4:48 they reused that scene from the very first series

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christopherbrown493

I know some people might love/like Jodie as the doctor already but to me It’s still early days for me as I really loved Peter capaldi as the doctor and miss him being the doctor

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Kali

"Well, then, here we go. The wrong way 'round."

An excellent tribute to the First Doctor and the series in general.

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Soul Index

There seem to be a lot of people who call this episode unnecessary, but to me, it really concluded Twelve's arc and Moffat's outlook on the series, started from his very first story. Just this once, everyone lives.

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KoishiKomeiji11

So whatever did he do with the round things?

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ranyi zhang

The Doctor of War is never there to start a war, he is always there to end it.

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Mike Bliss

Brilliant use of "Vale".

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Gus Ngregg

What is the name of the song when The Doctor is saluting the captain?

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Shadow Master

I hate how much they disrespected the 1st doctor and William Hartnel in this special

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Benj Smith Productions

Wish they had them singing Silent Night in German and English together.

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Jon Paradero

Mycroft served in World War I? Sherlock!!!!

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Ladco77

The fact that the 1914 Christmas Armistice was real makes this so much more powerful.

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AnAsianGeek FX

Goes to show how powerful the true value of Christmas truly was back then… I don't know if it's still the case these days

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gank souls

105 years ago…this give me the feels

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Gabriel Luis

Still makes me feel as if the real historical event of the Christmas Truce couldn't have happened without this brilliant piece of fiction.

One of Doctor Who's most memorable moments, and a great farewell to Steven Moffat! Happy Christmas, everyone!

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julie everett

tenth planet, the last Hartnell story is older than I am, the 4th part was animated, the original episode lost, but the precious clip of the actual regeneration exists, these children today really dont understand how big a risk this was, Haernell was ill so instead of casting a new character they made it he could change form if this didint work the show never would, but it did

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The Duke

As good as this scene was. I think it would have been better if he'd said that he had nothing to do with it. That there was just something unique about this one species in this one generation during this one war. A true magical moment came about not because some being told them to, or someone intervened, but because for one day, during this one war. Everyone on that battlefield remembered what it was that makes us human.

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Twitch Kolik

1:06 Adolf Hitler 😀

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Chris Ghosal

No wonder the 10th doctor said in the 50th anniversary that's not how the story ends. He knew he made it past the 12th incarnation (Matt Smith)

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Jose Anguiano

So that's what it means to be a Doctor of war
Amazing how they turned that around to mean what it did in this episode

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CinemaBiohazard

I like how the reason why the First Doctor left Gallifrey is explained, but also how Twice Upon a Time gives us a reason for the Second Doctor's crusade of justice and fighting evil where it may lie. Watching this after watching the last bit of The War Games really ties it altogether very nicely. Well done.

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busywl69

what a mess

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dudemeister25

What a way to end an era and begin a new one

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Woozle 03 Productions

This is a very powerful scene.

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steve gale

Happened several times in WW1.

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Top Quality Meme Master

God I love that transition. Re -using old footage like that is amazing

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matt0044

I love that clever transition into the old footage into the original episode where the First Doctor regenerates. David Bradley seemlessly become William Hartnell as if by magic and not colorizing the footage was very honorable to the Classic era.

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LordAzimar

Seeing the younger TARDIS sitting along side the newer one I know exactly what it was thinking “Dear God I get fat in the future”

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Alex Basha

3:04 Omg… they played ‘Vale’ from the 10th Doctor’s The End of Time. Before Vale Decem plays. Every time I hear Vale it makes me tear up… I miss Tennant and the 10th Doctor… sooo, soooooo much.

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Nakul Maletira

One last cup of coffee at 2:39

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A A

3:30 what the song in the back

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Héloïse Capaldwi

when the vale soundtrack played,I CRIED

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Sam

crazy how the resurrected william hartnell for this

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kreepercraft

I thought this was kind of bad but then the 11 series came out..

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Joe Gould

It's a real shame that we're never going to get a scene as beautifully constructed as this in the show again. The cinematography was on point. The score was extremely emotional. The acting was masterful. The dialogue gives me goosebumps every time. Based on the entirety of series 11 and what's been of series 12 as of now, I don't think Chibnall is anywhere near capable of making a beautifully made scene like this one.

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Anti-HyperLink

"Well, then, here we go!"

I see what you did there!

"Well then, here we go again!" has been said post-regeneration so many times. I think. Also, the Tenth Doctor's catchphrase is "Let's go!" in French, so close enough!

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IAmSeamonkey

the sad part is that soldier more than likely doesnt survive the war.

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Johann Schmidt

The next day when they had to kill each other, it must've been really akward

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John Porteous

Both of these are the first Doctor in their regeneration cycle about to regenerate

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Aaron Mellert

I believe the entire world could learn a lesson from the story of the Christmas Truce. I hope one day even if I'm not alive to see it the world will finally know true peace.

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Milanous

And according to the new series, this moment has just been undercut

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Cursed Wither

corporal hitler sadly wasnt happy with the Christmas peace…

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Tray Percy

I'm not sure who originally came up with the concept of Doctor who, but the different writters, different actors, the application of time and space really make this show completely different than any other show I have ever seen. Ive been watching since 07 thank you to those who contributed to this often silly show.

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xXSilentAgent47Xx

What happened then? Argus Filch's small heart grew three sizes that day.
And then the true meaning of Christmas came through, the Flinch found the strength of ten Flinches, plus two.

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Nediablo

And all of this wonderful, touching, moving story telling is now inaccurate as he's not the first Doctor.

Thanks for that BBC.

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Mr Flibble

The music in this episode was astonishing, a real tribute to 12 years of Murray gold's scores will a little bit of all his best work. I'll never forgive them for not releasing the soundtrack

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Joseph Godbout

David Bradley is such a fine Doctor; I wish there was more done with him.

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Zak Casey

ah yes, all the black soldiers fighting on the western front in WW1

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Mirage Mashod

The Doctors are always afraid of Regeneration it legitimately terrifies them, the fear of dying and never coming back

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NerdWana

The Christmas truce might just be my favorite historical event. That bit of decency and kindness in the midst of one of the most attrocious wars in history feels just so good

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Skytower Gnome

Just realized, to regnerate all those times means that the Doctor is reborn, but each time before that he basically has to die.

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Andrevus Whitetail

I absolutely love the transtition towards back to the old film just before the regeneration of the First Doctor begins, and the music…and the whole Lethbridge Stewart connection…everything.

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Tucker 10

This episode is where Doctor who ended for me.

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TurtleObsessed

I always love the story of the Christmas Armistice.

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NauntilusHD

Thats one of my favourite story arcs at all.

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stefan sauvageon

I heard about this in history class, 2 enemy troops just danced together at Christmas, France and Germany were not happy.

But it didn’t happen everywhere.
And Hitler was certainly not there.

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Jonathan Kirk

Too bad that after Christmas they kept fighting

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Walter Engler

I still cannot believe they went from this, some fantastic writing for this scene and the ending of this episode .. to the throw up on the floor writing with Jodi. A waste of a good show and a talented actor to boot.

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Prof. Evil Pictures

This scene is perfection. The score is amazing and really says farewell to this era of Doctor Who.

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Zaki Aoi

This was an amazing episode of Doctor who.

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Ben Bastiani Art

Probably me overthinking but at 3:45 can anyone else see a potential hidden image within the fuzzy black and white footage? Particularly if you look at the Doctor's black coat

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dark Hall

in the 10th doctor`s graphic novel the forgotten he remember`s himself being here as the 9th doctor with rose

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Austin Oetken

When you hear the same music from when the 10th Doctor regenerated start to play at 3:05, brings back the memories and tears…

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Peter Ward

Powerful scene.

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