READ: Official Synopsis for ‘Doctor Who’ 50th & Excerpt From Neil Gaiman’s ‘Who’ Short Story, “Nothing O’Clock”
November is here and we’re finally in the same month as the Doctor Who 50th anniversary. Considering the monumental episode is less than 20 days away it’s about damn time the Beeb released an official synopsis. Give it a read, below.
The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
All right, so the London National Gallery is clearly those bits filmed in Trafalgar’s Square. We saw Joanna Page filming dressed as Queen Elizabeth I. And the ancient battle in space, that’s got to be the Time War, right? This synopsis checks out and it gives us a better timeline of events, but all I really want is a trailer. A proper trailer with footage from the 50th. How long until then, BBC? Time’s running out!
In the run up to the 50th anniversary the BBC has also been involved in releasing Doctor Who short stories; 11 in fact, each celebrating and offering a different spin on a Doctor. On November 23rd a paperback will release collecting all 11 of the shorts, but before then, on the 21st, the last e-short from none other than Neil Gaiman, prolific author and often-Who contributor, releases. Titled “Nothing O’Clock” this short stars the Eleventh Doctor and Amy. An excerpt has been made available and it is CREEPY.
Here’s a synopsis for “Nothing O’Clock”,
Thousands of years ago, Time Lords built a Prison for the Kin. They made it utterly impregnable and unreachable. As long as Time Lords existed, the Kin would be trapped forever and the universe would be safe. They had planned for everything… everything, that is, other than the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey. Now the Kin are free again and there’s only one Time Lord left in the universe who can stop them!
Looking forward to the big 5-0? How about Gaiman’s short?