The Day of the Doctor
That’s the title of the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, as announced by the BBC. They also indicated that “The Day of the Doctor” will be 75 minutes long (that’s an hour and fifteen minutes for those who are a little slow at mathematics), which, as I recall, is about the length of the final episode of David Tennant’s era, “The End of Time, Part 2.” So, not quite feature length, but certainly a bit longer than the average episode.
There are some other goodies for BBC viewers to enjoy around that time, too, including Mark Gatiss’ docudrama “An Adventure in Space and Time,” which looks back at the show’s origins, as well as lectures, documentaries, and special programs. For those of us in the US, I’m not sure how much of this we will get. I’m fairly confident BBC America will make Saturday, November 23rd “Doctor Who Day,” but I hope there’s more to their celebration than re-runs of old episodes, the Special, then re-runs of the Special. I would like to think we’ll get the docudrama, and perhaps some other Who-related shows.
Whatever ends up happening, be sure to be watching at 7 pm GMT, 2 pm ET, 11 am PT on Saturday, November 23rd for THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR! As for my family, we’ll be watching with my Mum, who is planning on visiting us from the UK in November, which will make it even more special! Meanwhile, my younger brother will be in London watching at the official celebration, along with Matt Smith and all the other guests and hundreds of Who fans.
Do you have plans for celebrating Doctor Who’s Fiftieth?