If you weren’t aware that this is a very special week for people of all ages all over the world, just turn on the BBC and there wouldn’t be a doubt in your mind that history is being made. The wait is over, as Doctor Who fans the world over get ready for the much anticipated and historical event that is the 50th Anniversary of the show’s first episode. BBC has filled the week with episode marathons every day, all day long. Not only that, but there have been specials exploring everything from the history of the show, interviews with former Doctors and companions, as well as a very informative exploration of the science behind Doctor Who. Very confusing for a simple mind like mine, but I felt so smart just watching it!
The event will truly be one to remember, as for the first time ever all fans will be able to enjoy the program at the same time, as the anniversary special is being simulcast around the world.
The BBC has definitely done a good job of whetting our appetite and getting us excited and will continue to do so. They released an exciting mini episode, The Night of the Doctor, last week which gave us more clues as to what we can expect on Saturday, as well as answered many questions that have been puzzling fans since the revelation of John Hurt as a previously unknown Doctor.The mini episode also treated fans to the return of the eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann, and revealed how the War Doctor, as John Hurt’s character is now known, came into existence.
The official synopsis from the BBC gives us just a small glimpse of the exciting turn of events we can expect from the 50th anniversary special episode:
“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.”
There are still many questions that remain and if we can expect anything from the world that is Doctor Who, it’s to never know what to expect. There are sure to be a lot of shock and excitement among fans come Sunday among Whovians all over the globe. So, if for some reason you are unable to view the special on Saturday, stay away from the internet if you don’t want to spoil the surprises.
Are you excited about the Anniversary special? What questions are you waiting to be answered? Let us know in the comments!
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