Welcome to another installment of Who News! In where a desperate attempt is made to keep everyone as up to date as possible with all the happenings in Whoniverse ™. Today it’s all about one thing and one thing only: the Doctor Who 50th anniversary! Only two weeks away [KERMIT FLAIL] we’re all eagerly awaiting the official trailer (s?) for “The Day of the Doctor“, expected tomorrow. Below the cut, however, we’ve got an airtime confirmation for the special, a couple promos, some new pictures, and more!
Let’s kick it off by finally revealing the official airtime for “The Day of the Doctor” – 7:50pm local time, which translates to 2:50pm EST and 11:50am PST for us here in the North America. Of course, the program will be re-aired later in the day during whatever’s your time zone’s prime time. In addition to the special expect you local BBC affiliate to have a whole day, and in some cases a full week, of Who programming. BBC and BBC America‘s schedules have been released and are available here and here.
How about some promos? Consider them an aperitif before the weekend’s main course. Also, the images strewn throughout this article are some new stills, so enjoy.
That last tease is sure intriguing, though I’ve got absolutely no idea what’s happening.
Posted on BBC’s official Doctor Who site are several interviews with the stars of “The Day of the Doctor”, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Joanna Page, and showrunner, Steven Moffat. You can view the text of those interviews on the site, or watch the videos below.
Speaking of Moffat, he recently spoke with SFX and squashed those theories about John Hurt‘s Doctor being number 8.5. The assumption he must be The Doctor that came between Doctors Eight and Nine is based almost entirely on Hurt’s costume, which frankly, looks exactly like someone was trying to create an outfit from what Doctors Eight and Nine wore. Anyway, here’s The Moff’s explanation,
I can see why people say that. Looking at it face to face it didn’t occur to me as a patchwork of previous Doctors at all. It’s a rougher, tougher Doctor. It looks like somehow he’s been through it a bit. We are saying ‘This isn’t a Doctor who’s just appeared, he’s been around, he’s been in this form for a while.’ So one of the notes was make it look as though he’s been knocking around in this incarnation for a bit.
For more from Moff on Hurt’s mysterious Doctor, read the full interview on SFX. I’m still not convinced, though. If he isn’t the bridge between Eight and Nine, then when the hell does his incarnation occur!?
That’s all for now, Whovians. Stay tuned for the release of not one, but two trailers this weekend as the BBC recently confirmed. And as always, thanks to Doctor Who TV for their unparallelled Who reporting.