Sadly, what was a half-century in the making was over in a short span of one late-November weekend. The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration came to a close with Saturdays broadcast of “The Day of the Doctor”.
Saturday’s mega-broadcast received a Guinness Book of World Records nod for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama after being broadcast in 94 countries across six continents. This is the second record setting mention in the GBofWR, with Doctor Who receiving its first Guinness Book recognition when it was named the most successful and longest running science fiction series on television in 2007. In addition to the TV broadcast, the long-awaited episode was screened in more than 1,500 cinemas worldwide, including in the UK, U.S., Canada, Latin America, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia.
An Adventure in Space and Time BTS
This past weekend began with Mark Gatiss’ brilliant drama, An Adventure in Space and Time. Because we can’t let go of the fact that the 50th is now squarely in our rear-view mirror, here’s a bit of behind-the-scenes greatness to keep the celebration alive.
So as to not be forever pegged as someone that holds on to the past too long, let’s look ahead to the forthcoming Christmas special..short as it is, it is pure Doctor Who greatness. Take a look, then discuss amongst yourselves.