Get Ready for a ‘Doctor Who’ Invasion

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UPDATE: Hold the phone, it looks like a Day of the Doctor trailer might have leaked. One of the many Doctor Who fansites, Doctor Who TV, has gotten word from many fans that the newly leaked trailer has similar scenes from the trailer that was given at Comic Con this Summer, but not the exact same.

Like it has probably been stated once before, be careful…SPOILERS!

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Are you ready to overdose on Doctor Who?

BBC America has officially revealed a Doctor Who jammed schedule for the upcoming week before the 50th anniversary special is slated to premiere.

The special which, if you didn’t know, is titled “The Day of the Doctor” is scheduled to premiere on BBC One in England on November 23 at 8 PM. It was previously confirmed that there would be a simulcast of the show in 37 countries so that everyone, in every time zone could experience it at the same time. Let’s be honest, it’s also so that no spoilers will get out and damage the surprise. For those that will be watching the series from the comfort of their home or at any of the movie theater simulcast in the United States, the special will air at 2:50 PM.

The week-long event will begin on November 18 with daily marathons paying tribute to the actors who took on the iconic role of the Doctor. Aside from the marathons, there would be several specials including The Science of Doctor Who with Brian Cox, Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS and Doctor Who Explained. The yearlong The Doctors Revisited special will also come to a close with their retrospective account of current Doctor, Matt Smith.

Also bringing more Doctor Who things to the table, BBC America will also be premiering, An Adventure in Space and Time, the story of how the series came to be starring David Bradley as the First Doctor, William Hartnell as well as Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan and Brian Cox.

So let the countdown begin (14 days for those of you out there interested).

‘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.