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‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special Releases First Teasers, New Trailer Description

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer Day of the Doctor
BBC

While most of Comic-Con 2013's more exclusive videos eventually made their way online for fans unable to attend the events, 'Doctor Who''s release of a 50th anniversary trailer seems to be among the few holdouts not yet shown to hungry Who-vians. Thankfully, the BBC has confirmed a brand-new trailer to be on the way, teasing our first look at "The Day of the Doctor" with some promos!

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‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Poster: “The Day of the Doctor” Has Arrived!

Doctor Who 50th Aniversary Special Day of the Doctor Poster
BBC

Earlier today we caught our first real details of the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" from an official running time and potential tease of past Doctors to come, but now it's time for a first look! The official one-sheet poster for the landmark 'Doctor Who' event uniting Matt Smith with David Tennant and John Hurt has arrived, so take a look at the good Doctors together!

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‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special: Running Time and Title Revealed, Plus a Past Doctor Protest?

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Day of the Doctor Spoilers
BBC

Now that 'Doctor Who' has selected Peter Capaldi to take over for Matt Smith in late 2013, fan focus shifts back to the impending 50th anniversary special extravaganza, uniting Smith's 11th Doctor with David Tennant's 10th and John Hurt's mysterious incarnation. The BBC has now begun preparing fans for the big reunion by revealing both the episode's title and extended length, while a mysterious protest of past 'Doctor Who' stars might point the way to bigger surprises in store.

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Fall TV 2013 Preview: 20 Must-See Shows Coming This Season

Fall TV 2013 Preview
CBS/ABC/ABC/HBO/AMC

Summer may be gone, but who cares? It’s TV time! Fall TV 2013 will prove among the more exciting seasons in recent years, including everything from Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ premiere to the return of our beloved ‘Walking Dead’ for season 4, but with so many options to choose from, which TV is really must-see?

We break down the 20 can’t-miss premieres from the ABC to the NBC to the BBC, including those that will have us talking for months on end, and a score of saucy secrets from each of Fall TV’s best!

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‘Doctor Who’ Season 8: Peter Capaldi Won’t Take Over Until Fall 2014?

Doctor Who Season 8 Peter Capaldi 2014
BBC

As any 'Doctor Who' fan following the series well knows by now, the 2013 Christmas special will see fan-beloved Matt Smith departing the role in favor of 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi but how long will Who-vians have to wait until the proper season 8 premiere? Pull up a comfy spot in the TARDIS, it may be awhile...

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‘Doctor Who’ 50th Aniversary Special: John Hurt to Return Opposite Peter Capaldi?

Doctor Who Peter Capaldi 50th Anniversary Special John Hurt
BBC

Long before 'Doctor Who' announced the arrival of 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi, fan tongues were set wagging by the mysterious appearance of John Hurt's "forgotten" Doctor at the climax of series 7 finale "The Name of the Doctor." The character has been set up for a major arc opposite Matt Smith and David Tennant in the upcoming 50th anniversary special, but might Hurt return for additional episodes with Peter Capaldi in 2014?

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Peter Jackson Won’t Direct ‘Doctor Who’ Until 2014, At Least

Doctor Who Peter Jackson The Hobbit
EW

For as long as producers and fans have touted the idea of 'Lord of the Rings' magnate Peter Jackson directing an episode of 'Doctor Who,' very little seems to have been set in stone, despite eagerness on either side. Most recently, another rumor broke this weekend that Jackson would finally direct Peter Capaldi in an episode of the upcoming series, though the rumor seems to have thoroughly been debunked.

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‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner Steven Moffat Defends Peter Capaldi’s Older Casting

Doctor Who Peter Capaldi 12th Doctor Age Steven Moffat
BBC

Though most of the surprise behind 'Doctor Who''s heralded 12th Doctor casting lay in the decision not to shake things up with a new race or gender, plenty of fans were similarly caught off guard that the 55 year-old Peter Capaldi would take the franchise away from its younger-skewing recent history. We've heard 'Doctor Who' mastermind Steven Moffat defend Capaldi's casting before, but what does he have to say on the age difference?

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‘Doctor Who’ Casting: Bill Nighy Turned Down 12th Doctor Role?

Doctor Who Peter Capaldi Bill Nighy
BBC / Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Following news that actor Peter Capaldi would go on to become the next 'Doctor Who' after Matt Smith's exit later this year, reports emerged that actor Chiwetel Ejiofor had previously turned down the role of the 11th Doctor, denying the franchise its first major casting shakeup for the role. And while producers insisted that Capaldi was the primary choice to replace Smith this time around, UK actor Bill Nighy has come forward to admit he turned down the iconic part.

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‘Doctor Who’ Casting: Did Chiwetel Ejiofor Turn Down the Role?

Doctor Who Black Chiwetel Ejiofor Peter Capaldi
BBC / Tim P. Whitby, Getty Images

This past weekend saw the surprisingly unsurprising announcement that 'Doctor Who' would regenerate 55 year-old Scottish actor Peter Capaldi as the next Time Lord, replacing current star Matt Smith at the end of 2013. Shortly thereafter, comments from author Neil Gaiman suggested that a black actor had already rejected the titular 'Doctor Who' role, in spite of speculation that producers might have chosen a different race or gender than Capaldi. So, was Chiwetel Ejiofor almost our first black 'Doctor Who?'

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