Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

 

Today was the day and IT. WAS. EPIC. 

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“The Day of the Doctor” was broadcast in 94 countries at the same time as it aired on BBC One and was screened in 3D in more than 1,500 cinemas in those 94 countries – from Russia to Ecuador – the episode attracted hundreds of fans in fancy dress, from bow ties to Dalek outfits. Had it played around here, I would have gone and that says a lot considering the only one in my house that’s watched this show is my Evil Genius 12 yr old (I’m still on Season 2 and my hubby is still watching Season 1 — THANK YOU NETFLIX).

 It featured three different Doctors (Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt) and was over 75 minutes long with the villain basically being the Doctor himself. He has to come to terms with his decision to commit mass genocide which would halt the “Great Time War” making him the “last of the Time Lords” as he was introduced in 2005 when the show re-launched. The anniversary story was Matt Smith’s penultimate outing, before he regenerates at Christmas into a new Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi. We got a very brief glimpse of him in the very end of the episode.  What I loved about this episode was that even though I’m new to the Doctor Who storyline, I was able to enjoy it and follow along with ease. Now back to watching Netflix so I can be ready for the new season!

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