Prequel to ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special

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With only a Christopher Eccleston (9) amount of days left until the highly-anticipated Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, the BBC have gifted fans with a prequel that features the Eighth Doctor, and birthday boy, Paul McGann.

After repeatedly confirming that he was not going to be involved in the 50th anniversary special, it comes as a big surprise to Whovians to see the Eighth Doctor in action in the webisode. The prequel titled, “The Night of the Doctor” finds out hero in the midst of the famous Time War that we had heard so much about.

The Doctor lands his TARDIS in a ship where we find out of the last remaining person on board, that the war is currently ongoing. The short also show us just how the Doctor spent his last couple of hours before being forced to regenerated into, you would never guess, THE WAR DOCTOR!

That’s right, if you blink at the credits you might miss that John Hurt’s character has official been named the War Doctor. Anyways, watch the prequel below and get ready for the 50th.

Official ‘Doctor Who’ Trailers Released By the BBC

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In less than two weeks, Whovians from all over the world will finally be able to see the highly anticipated 50th anniversary special of the hit BBC sci-fi show, Doctor Who.

Until this point, fans of the long-running show, had been going on pure faith on how the show will go. Last week, a synopsis had been given and until this weekend, the only trailer that had been released was back in July during Comic Con where current show runner, Steven Moffat, reasoned with fans in attendance not to post the trailer because further sneak-peeks for the show would not happened if a leak did.

Another thing that fans had going for them was that fan favorite the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and his first companion in the new body, Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) would be in the special alongside the current Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), his companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and the “Hurt” Doctor played by John Hurt.

Thanks to the BBC, an early edition of the first official trailer had been released on Friday, but no less than 12 hours later two official trailers hit the internet and almost shut down Tumblr over the excitement about it.

Both trailer can be seen below.

Now who’s ready to put on a bow tie and Fez, steal a TARDIS with a Sonic Screwdriver and fly to November 23?

‘Doctor Who’ Special to Hit US Movie Theaters

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Earlier this week, the BBC announced that the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special, The Day of the Doctor would be played in theaters across the United Kingdom in 3D. Fans of the sci-fi show in the United States were left to wonder if they would be getting the same cinematic treatment for the special like its homeland.

BBC had confirmed that BBC America would be taking the reigns on the cinematic distribution of the special and today, the network had unveiled the several cities and theaters that will be playing the special on the big screen during the Saturday simulcast on November 23.

  • Los Angeles – Cinemark Rave 18 + IMAX (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Los Angeles – Century 20 Bella Terra at Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach, CA)
  • New York – AMC Loews Village 7 (New York, NY)
  • New York – Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX (New York, NY)
  • Chicago – Century 12 Evanston + XD (Evanston, IL)
  • Chicago – Cinemark @ Seven Bridges + IMAX (Woodridge, IL)
  • Philadelphia – Cinemark Rave Cinemas University City 6 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Philadelphia – Cinemark 16 (Somerdale, NJ)
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth – Cinemark West Plano + XD (Plano, TX)
  • San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose – Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD (San Francisco, CA)
  • Washington, DC (Hagerstown) – Cinemark Rave Cinemas Fairfax Corner 14 + XD (Fairfax, VA)
  • Houston – Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and XD (The Woodlands, TX)
  • Atlanta – Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville, GA)
  • Seattle-Tacoma – Cinemark Lincoln Square Cinemas (Bellevue, WA)
  • Minneapolis – AMC Southdale 16 (Edina, MN

After the initial broadcast had been made, 300 movie theaters across the country will re-broadcast it that following Monday, November 25 for those who want to see it on the big screen and didn’t get to the first time around.

Tickets for the Saturday simulcast will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, October 25 at 9.am. Eastern time through Fandango.com and Cinemark.com.

‘Doctor Who’ Anniversary Tribute Trailer Surfaces

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Late last night , North American time, the BBC announced that a trailer for the 50th anniversary of their hit show Doctor Who would premiere at eight something their time.

The new trailer that was released today on the world is not the same one that fans who attended Comic-Con in San Diego this past Summer got to watch. That trailer, was apparently specially made for that event and to the request of the crew, that trailer has yet to be released onto the internet.

Current show runner, writer and major troll, Steven Moffat answered fans’ questions about the current trailer revealing that none of the footage from the actual special would not be making an appearance in the teaser; much to the displeasure of Whovians. Turns out, it was more of a tribute to all the re-generations throughout the 50 years.

The teaser finally made its debut and like Moffat said, not a single piece of footage from the special made it onto the one minute clip, instead we have a voice over from current Doctor, Matt Smith and images of past Doctors including William Hartnell’s First Doctor and Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor with his famous jelly babies and scarf. Also appearing are companions such as the late Elisabeth Sladen’s Sarah Jane Smith (and their robotic dog, K-9) and current companion, Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald.

Check out the clip below and don’t forget, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” will premiere on November 23, 2013 simultaneously in 75 different countries, so get your Sonic Screwdrivers and Jelly Babies ready to defeat the Daleks.

‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Trailer

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The 50th anniversary Doctor Who trailer has finally made its way online. The video which can be seen in 2D or 3D doesn’t give away any of the plot, but does reveal to Whovians among us David Tennant and Matt Smith in the same exact scene!

Cue all the fangirl cries and screams.

Even if this is just a trick to make the Whovians excited and then tear them down then it doesn’t really matter. Just the sheer though that the trailer could be hitting the web anytime soon is enough to get their blood pumping. Anyways, you can see the trailer below and let us know if you think it’s the real thing or just a trick?