Thursday, 28 February 2013

What We Know About the Fiftieth Anniversary (So Far)


In case you hadn't noticed, this is Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary. And, in true fan-style, speculation is rife about what will be happening between now and December. What we do know so far is that there will be a further 8 episodes that commence on the 30th of March, concluding series 7. There will be at least one anniversary special for broadcast around November 23rd. And there will be a 90-minute docu-drama based on the creation of the series back in 1963. We also know that both the Ice Warriors and the Cybermen are returning, that there will be a TARDIS-centric episode, and a tangled web of intrigue surrounding Clara. There will also be a Christmas special.

The 50th anniversary special itself has garnered a fair bit of controversy, as it has been heavily rumoured that it will be a mere 60-minutes long. Note that I said 'rumour'. In fandom, rumours can either be very close to the truth, or as far from it as an Ice Warrior on the sun. Steven Moffat himself has told us not to believe this guff, and I trust him completely. He is a fantastic writer and exec-producer, and it's his vision that has given our favourite show a new lease of life.

So, you loathe the idea of a 3D episode? Well, watch it in 2D then! Angry about the rumours of a sole 60-minutes for the biggest episode in the series' history? Don't believe them! Hate Moffat's vision for the show? Watch something else!

I watch Doctor Who because I love it. I trust Moffat and everyone else at the BBC to bring us a year to remember. Let's stop worrying, and enjoy the ride! And if you're still not happy, there IS the Big Finish audio celebration to look forward to....
 
 

6 comments:

  1. It's going to be an epic year, looking forward to it all. oping to pick up some books at some point too. For which I shall be picking your brains. I am more excited than usual this year around as well.

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    1. Millions more books out soon too. I recommend 'A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects'. Massive fun!

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  2. keep me informed on the books, so I can have a crack at the odd one, money permitting. Haven't read one for years so it would be a treat to get back into the old nostalgia.

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  3. The one I just mentioned is a factual book, but not dry. Shada, by Gareth Roberts, is the best TV novelisation Douglas Adams never did.

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  4. i cant wait for it to come back and im so excited,even more excited after reading you blog post,i cant wait for the docu-drama either.You have got me all excited and tingly Mr Evil...keep it up :)

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    1. Thanks Tricia! It will be a great year :)

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