Doctor Who at Comic-Con; BBC reveals plans for 50th


The Tardis lands in San Diego at Comic-Con

comic-conNot to be outdone by Sherlock, it was all Doctor Who as San Diego Comic-Con 2013 came to a close on Sunday. As with the earlier Sherlock panel, there were more than enough spoiler hints and teases to keep those that had been camping out for almost 24 hours to get in on the edge of their seats for the next four months and the broadcast of the 50th anniversary special.

Hosted by the greatness that is Craig Ferguson, the Doctor Who panel was led by showrunner Steven Moffat, “…the man who killed Amy and Rory, as introduced by Ferguson. According to Digital Spy, the biggest highlights, without question, from the panel were the clips from both Mark Gatiss’ Adventure in Space and Time, starring David Bradley as William Hartnell, AND the upcoming 50th anniversary special.

Respectfully adhering to stern requests to refrain from uploading the trailer online and sadly for those of us not in attendance, there is nothing to show. (Insert sad face here). But, I think I’ll make it to November given Steven Moffat’s post-trailer comment, “You have seen nothing, trust me“.

BBC announces 50th plans for Doctor Who

Regarding the 50th, the BBC confirmed later in the day that the Daleks will play a major role in the upcoming anniversary special. Matt Smith, along with former Doctor, David Tennant, and mysterious new Doctor, John Hurt, will battle the scariest villains of all-time in his final arc as the Doctor. With the announcement, the Beeb also tweeted out three stills from the special that is set to air 23 November on BBC One (and, most likely, the same day on BBC America in the States).
 
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Moffat said of the Daleks’ return: “The Doctor once said that you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, so it’s fitting that for this very special episode, he should be facing the greatest enemies of all.
 
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Just four months from tomorrow, but who’s counting…