We’re all expecting Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special to be a big affair, especially after that cliffhanger. I mean, WHAT!? We know it’ll be shown in 3D, possibly in theatres, and of course, features 2x The Doctor what with David Tennant joining Matt Smith for the special. What hasn’t been confirmed is the 50th’s run time. Rumors have stretched from an hour long episode to one pushing 90 minutes.
Speaking with Doctor Who Magazine, Steven “The Moff” Moffat teased the special could be a long one,
People keep asking how long the anniversary special is, and it’s a fair question. I don’t actually know, because the answer is, it’s as long as it needs to be.The script is quite long though. I’m looking at it now. Ooh, that’s quite long.
I’m betting it’ll have to be at least 90 minutes, or close to, as that’s about how long those 10th Doctor movies were that comprised Tennant’s final season. And for the 5-0, you either go big or you go home, right?
About how long would you expect/want Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special to be? It’s airing on November 23rd, likely on BBC and its affiliates, and possibly in a theatre near you.
Source: Digital Spy