Can you believe the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, is a mere month and a half away!? Time sure does fly, even without a TARDIS. Take a peek below to see the new, tantalizing images the BBC released today.
That above image sure looks like a much better, official version of this.
Here’s the mysterious, not-a-Doctor, John Hurt at the console. See what’s peeking out of his jacket? Looks to me like a sonic screwdriver! And I’m still holding to my theory that waist coat he’s wearing is Eight’s and that leather jacket is what becomes Nine’s.
Speaking of Hurt’s Doctor, the true mad man with a box, Steven Moffat spoke with SFX (via Geek Tyrant) elusively–y’know, that was a typo, meant to type exclusively, but really, elusively works too–about what this new Doctor is all about,
Why not a mayfly Doctor, who exists for one show only? I’d often thought about that. Would it be weird in the run of the series to have the 45th Doctor turn up and be played by Johnny Depp or someone? Would that be a cool thing to do? There was also the idea that if you could bring one classic Doctor back, you’d actually, impossibly, want it to be William Hartnell. You wouldn’t want any of the others. You’d want him to come and say ‘What in the name of God have I turned into?’ That’s the confrontation that you most want to see, to celebrate 50 years. Going round and round in circles on it I just thought ‘What about a Doctor that he never talks about?’ And what if it is a Doctor who’s done something terrible, who’s much deadlier and more serious, who represents that thing that is the undertow in both David and Matt. You know there’s a terrible old man inside them. Well, here he is, facing the children he becomes, as it were.
Intriguing, Moffat. Tell me more. Or just make me wait until November 23rd, whatever you prefer.
Well there’s a sight for sore eyes! Ten in the TARDIS! Oh, David Tennant, how she’s missed you.
And not to be left out, here’s Eleven, Matt Smith in what will be his penultimate episode as The Doctor. Let’s hope it’s a good one!
Here’s a couple more shots, one featuring Jenna Louise-Coleman and Jemma Redgrave, the other has Eleven sailing high above Trafalger’s Square, a scene the Who crew filmed quite publicly.
Thanks to the Doctor Who Tumblr for sharing! And for being awesome folks in general.