December 19, 2017
Now YOU can regenerate with the Doctor this Christmas!
Doctor Who has released a new effect for the Facebook Cameras Effects Platform giving fans around the world the ability to experience regeneration for the first time using augmented reality.
Users can access the effect, created by VFX studio The Mill, through the Facebook app’s camera feature now – just days before the historic on-screen regeneration of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi into Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker during the 2017 Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time.
Everyone using the effect will experience the excitement of a regeneration first-hand as they are enveloped in the distinctive golden glow that accompanies the unique process, as seen in Doctor Who since 2005’s The Parting of the Ways.
The Doctor Who camera effect is available worldwide and users can share their experience with friends via Facebook Stories, posting it on their Facebook page, or saving it to share elsewhere.
Check out a taste of it below with Twice Upon A Time star Mark Gatiss!
Sergei Kuharsky, EVP Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide Americas, says:
“Regeneration is the most distinct and fundamental attribute of Doctor Who. As we approach Christmas Day and the next monumental moment in the series’ history, it is a great pleasure to be able to bring fans the opportunity to create and share their own regenerative process through the Facebook Camera Effects Platform.”