'Doctor Who': Matt Smith gets naked for Christmas Special

"Doctor Who" fans are going to get an eyeful of Matt Smith before he regenerates out of his role in "The Time of the Doctor." In some new images released from the Christmas episode, the Doctor somehow loses his clothes while in the TARDIS, with Clara ( Jenna Coleman) there to witness it all.

Who knows what circumstances lead to a naked Smith prancing around the TARDIS, but seeing as how the new Doctor tends to regenerate into whatever clothes his former self was wearing, does this mean Peter Capaldi is going to start his run on the show without pants? That would certainly be a unique way to introduce him.

That telltale yellow glow isn't surrounding the Doctor, so chances are this isn't the regeneration scene. Still, if they were looking to send Smith out with a bang, this is certainly one way to do it.

The "Doctor Who" Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor," airs Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America. You can see the photos of the bare Doctor below:

Photo/Video credit: BBC America