The Day of The Doctor

The Tardis lands on Earth for his 50th anniversary episode.


The wait is finally over — ‘The Doctor’ is returning with an exciting one-hour episode on November 23th on BBC for all Earthlings to see.

The episode features not only the famous and enigmatic Matt Smith as the Doctor — bowtie and everything- – but also the beloved ex-Doctor, David Tennant, along with Billie Piper as Rose. The newest member,  John Hurt, makes his appearance as… well, I guess we’ll find out!

After months of waiting for at least the trailer release of the episode, BBC decided to take some pity on the hardcore, companion-wannabes by revealing the basic plot of what we will see the 23th:

“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.”

With all the excitement the episode is promising to bring, BBC decided to go global — and with style.

Throughout the world, the episode will be airing at the same time on the 23rd, but, as a little gift, the fortunate people of the UK and the USA are going to be able to experience the Doctor as no one has ever before: through 3D glasses.

The plan is to have only one or two days of the episode on the available cinemas, one on the airing night (only for UK residents) and the other one on November 25thfor the U.S fans (and, of course, the UK natives). The tickets are being sold now on Fandago online for both countries, and, if you are a Glen Rock resident, the Garden State Plaza is showing the episode on IMAX. But if you can’t get a ticket, don’t fear: The episode will still be available on BBC America the day it’ll be released.

The location of viewing doesn’t seem to affect some other fans of the British show, but the content certainly appears to be bigger on the inside…

For instance, the role of the mysterious John Hurt, who seems to have everyone confused and fascinated in equal amounts, may finally be revealed.

“I think he has the potential to be a really awesome doctor. I think it will be interesting how they [the producers of the show] make him play into the story,” said Ben McCulloch, a senior in GRHS.

While many boys in particular like the new role, some ‘fangirls’ are a bit reluctant regarding Hurts’ age.

“I really like Doctor Who, but I still don’t know how I feel about John Hurt. He just looks so… old,” said Cristal Santos.

So this new character can be a fun and interesting twist for the show; or complete chaos and out by next season. We’ll just have to wait and see.