‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special Releases Full Synopsis, Minisode Descriptions
'Doctor Who''s epic 50th anniversary celebration "The Day of the Doctor" seems to get bigger by the day, even as its plot has been kept tightly under wraps. As we approach the global November 23 premiere however, the BBC has released a spoilery new synopsis for the 75-minute event, as well as details of not one, but two all-new minisodes leading up to it!
From DoctorWhoTV, the new synopsis for the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special that reunites Doctors played by Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt reveals that the adventure will take place in several different timeframes, and undoubtedly leave a glowing red mark on history itself:
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.
Meanwhile, the BBC will release two short minisodes in anticipation of the landmark anniversary event, titled "The Last Day" (running 3 minutes and 57 seconds) and “The Night of the Doctor” (6 minutes and 54 seconds), respectfully. Their content and released dates have been kept under wraps, though Blastr speculates one may be released on November 15 during the annual 'Children in Need' telethon, as had been suggested previously.
Elsewhere, the 23rd will also see the airing of a special by Professor Brian Cox on BBC Two about the science behind the show, coupled with ‘Sherlock‘ star Mark Gatiss’ ‘Doctor Who’ origins movie, ‘An Adventure in Space and Time.’ “The Day of the Doctor” itself will also be simulcast globally, and released in select US theaters for a 3D broadcast.
While we wait for further previews of the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special, check out the official "Day of the Doctor" teaser below, and give us your predictions for the event in the comments!