So, yesterday we learned that Doctor Who will return on March 30, 2013 as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday block. We’ll get 8 new episodes penned by the very best in show writing and in Who legacy. But what happens next? What will the 50th Anniversary hold?
Geeks of Doom has some interesting information regarding the latter half of 2013 and of course, the Anniversary special slated to air in Autumn of this year. At the 2013 London Toy Fair a banner was spotted outlining some of the highlights for the rest of 2013, including:
- 50th Anniversary Special – 60 minute episode in Autumn of 2013
- An Adventure in Space and Time – 90 minute drama based on the real-life events encompassing the creation of Doctor Who back in 1963 in Autumn 2013
- Doctor Who Revisited – Eleven 25 minute episodes looking at Classic Doctor Who, and revisiting each Doctor era
2013 truly is the year of WHO. One other observation, however –
What also captivates me about the banner though is that there is NO mention of a Christmas Special for 2013. This has to be erroneous – it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a Doctor Who episode! I mean, Santa I can do without…
Agreed! Christmas just ins’t so without The Doctor. Hmmmm… they wouldn’t do that, would they?
Head over to Geeks of Doom to read the full details and watch the trailer for the Doctor Who Revisited Specials below:
50th Anniversary Rumors
I can’t let these slide, and I’m hoping someone will at some time confirm this, but the latest is that all 11 Doctors will be featured in the Anniversary special thanks to some ‘studio trickery’. Digital Spy posted an article Tuesday that claimed,
An article from the Birmingham Mail claims that current Who star Matt Smith will be joined by his seven surviving predecessors. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant are all said to be appearing in the November one-off.
In addition, the report claims that the Steven Moffat-penned episode will use “studio trickery” to include appearances from the first three Doctors – played by the late William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee.
The BBC is yet to confirm any official plans for the Doctor Who special, which will mark 50 years since the sci-fi drama’s first transmission on November 23, 1963.
I have a feeling we’ll be getting more and more rumors and no facts until we get really close to the air date. Still, it’s fun to imagine all 11 Doctors solving a crisis. I think the term would be, NERDGASM.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one as more and more info is released.
What are your thoughts for the Anniversary? Can you live without The Doctor on Christmas?