The day that Whovians have been waiting what seems like is an eternity for is finally upon us, and BBC is definitely pulling out all the stops to make sure that the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special is just that, special.
Today, the BBC has released the official poster for the 50th Anniversary Special, which is set to air on November 23rd.
In the poster, you see the current Doctor, played by Matt Smith, standing with his back to the 10th Doctor, portrayed by David Tennant. In between them is what looks like a burning TARDIS, and emerging from the flames is the unknown piece of the puzzle, a character being portrayed by John Hurt.
I have heard everything from him portraying the meta-crisis Doctor to Hurt portraying the Doctor’s version of Sherlock Holmes’ Moriarty, The Master.
The 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who will be known as ‘The Day of the Doctor’. The movie will run 75 minutes long and air on both BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the U.S.
David Tennant and Billie Piper, otherwise known as the 10th Doctor and Rose Tyler, will be joining Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, the 11th Doctor and his companion Clara.
This special was written by the Doctor Who’s showrunner, Steven Moffat.
The 9th Doctor, played by Thor: The Dark World’s Christopher Eccleston, and Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman, are reportedly not going to take part in the 50th Anniversary Special.
From all accounts, it seems like this is definitely going to be an episode for the ages. However, as all Whovians know, Steven Moffat has a nasty habit of killing the characters that mean the most to us, so there is no telling what kind of shenanigans he has in store for the 50th Anniversary Special.
The one thing I know for sure is, Whovians everywhere will be there come what may.
The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will air on both BBC One and BBC America on November 23, 2013.