The Doctor turns 50!
More news coming out daily regarding the upcoming November 2013 50th anniversary special that resides in Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat’s mind palace. According to BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson, the centerpiece of the BBC’s blockbuster celebrations to mark the Doctor turning 50 will be such that the Time Lord and current companion, Clara Oswald will be seen like never before – in 3D!
Moffat added: “It’s about time. Technology has finally caught up with Doctor Who. It’s the only show with a box that’s bigger on the inside, so if you have the ability to make your television bigger on the inside, it goes with Doctor Who, surely?”.
To give you a sense of what the Doctor might be like in 3D, here’s a season five trailer featuring the Doctor and new companion, Amy Pond. FYI, you’ll need those 3D anaglyph red/cyan glasses for this one that you’ve been saving since the premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder waiting for just the right time to get them out of the vault. Unless you are one of the handful of those on the planet that possesses a 3D telly, the rest of the planet will have to wait for the home Blu-ray video release down the line to fully experience The Doctor in 3D.
P1 Doctor Who fans will remember that during the Doctor Who 30th anniversary in 1993, “Dimensions In Time” was shown in 3D – using the anaglyph glasses. This time around, however, given advances in technology, you might be able to leave those glasses at home.