Doctor Who 50th Anniversary “The Day of the Doctor” First Photos Released

Image courtesy BBC America

It’s getting closer, but we’ve still got a while to go.  In the meantime, BBC America has released the first photos from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special – The Day of the Doctor for you to drool over.  Please, do not claw at the screen, it doesn’t speed up time and you’ll just look silly.

In the gallery below, you’ll see John Hurt’s menacing gaze, David Tennant flying the TARDIS again, Matt Smith looking worried, and a whole lot more.  There aren’t many pictures, but I’ll happily take what I can.  I bet you’d agree.

From the BBC America press release:

BBC AMERICA is releasing the very first images from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor, premiering Saturday, November 23. The special will be feature length with 75 minutes of adventure, starring Matt Smith (How to Catch a Monster), David Tennant (Broadchurch), Jenna Coleman (Dancing on the Edge), with Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien).

For the first time ever, the world’s longest running and most successful sci-fi series will be broadcast simultaneously to millions of viewers worldwide in a global simulcast. From the U.S. to the UK, Canada to Colombia, Brazil to Botswana and Myanmar to Mexico, fans in at least 75 countries, spanning six continents, will be able to enjoy the episode at the same time as the UK.

On top of the worldwide TV broadcast, BBC AMERICA will announce in the coming days details of select 3D screenings of the anniversary episode in theatres in the U.S.


The centerpiece of BBC AMERICA’s celebrations of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary will be the special anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, premiering on Saturday, November 23. In addition to the episode title and iconic image revealed today, the BBC confirmed the anniversary special will be feature length with 75 minutes of adventure. The Day of the Doctor stars Matt Smith (How to Catch a Monster), David Tennant(Broadchurch), Jenna Coleman (Dancing on the Edge), with Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien). This is the first time David Tennant and Billie Piper have appeared in the series since their farewells in 2010. The special will be a celebration for long-time fans and an opportunity for those new to the series to jump onboard. The Day of the Doctor premieres Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor, said: “The Day of the Doctor is nearly here!  Hope you all enjoy.  There’s lots more coming your way, as the countdown to the 50th begins now.”

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, Doctor Who said: ”50 years has turned Doctor Who from a television show into a cultural landmark. Personally I can’t wait to see what it becomes after a hundred.”

BBC AMERICA will announce additional 50th Anniversary programming plans in the coming weeks.

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