‘Doctor Who’ clip: Steven Moffat on Matt Smith’s final alien battle

March 04, 2014 | 1:58 p.m.
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Matt Smith in "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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"The Wooden Cyberman" in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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"The Wooden Cyberman" in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Daleks in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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The Doctor (Matt Smith) faces off against Daleks in "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Matt Smith in "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Matt Smith in "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Cybermen in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Orla Brady as Tasha Lem Cybermen in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Orla Brady as Tasha Lem Cybermen in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Jenna Coleman as Clara in "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Rob Jarvis as Abramal, left, and Tessa Peake-Jones as Marta in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Rob Jarvis as Abramal, front left, and Tessa Peake-Jones as Marta in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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The Doctor (Matt Smith) and the Daleks in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Orla Brady as Tasha Lem Cybermen in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Artwork featuring the Doctor and some of his friends and foes in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Artwork featuring the Doctor and some of his friends and foes in a scene from "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Jenna Coleman as Clara in a poster for "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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Matt Smith in a poster for "The Time of the Doctor," the 2013 "Doctor Who" Christmas special. (BBC America)

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A poster for "The Time of the Doctor" features Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman. (BBC America)

“The Time of the Doctor” is out on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, bringing Matt Smith’s farewell performance in the “Doctor Who” Christmas special to home video.

Hero Complex readers get a peek at a clip from the bonus features, which provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Wooden Cyberman — a more organic variation of the classic “Doctor Who” metal-man — and the stuntwoman who debuted the alien in the special. In the clip, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat also talks about the plethora of aliens, including Daleks, Weeping Angels and the Silence, that battle the Doctor in the special.

“We’ve had a lot of returning monsters in this one,” Moffat says in the video (watch it below). “I want it to be a grand-standing battle for the Eleventh Doctor’s final moments. It doesn’t take just one monster to end a Doctor’s era, it takes loads of them.”

The Blu-ray and DVD releases include a “Behind the Lens” featurette about the special; “Tales from the TARDIS,” a retrospective about the show’s 50-year history featuring interviews with Smith and previous Doctors David Tennant, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison and Tom Baker as well as several actors who’ve portrayed companions; and “Farewell to Matt Smith,” an hourlong documentary narrated by Alex Kingston (River Song) about Smith’s influence on the series, featuring interviews with the show’s cast, crew and other commenters, including myself.

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Production for the show’s eighth season is underway, with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi at the helm. Jenna Coleman, who plays companion Clara Oswald, is returning, and newcomer Samuel Anderson is set to play series regular Danny Pink, one of Clara’s colleagues at the Coal Hill School.

The series is to return later this year.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+

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