In 1996 werd geprobeerd Doctor Who nieuw leven in te blazen met een televisiefilm die als een soort pilot moest dienen voor een nieuwe serie. "The Night of the Doctor" depicts the Eighth Doctor's regeneration into the War Doctor. The vortex manipulator in the Archive was donated to UNIT by Captain Jack Harkness, a companion of the Ninth Doctor who was reunited with the Tenth Doctor on multiple occasions. UNIT head Kate Stewart starts a countdown for a nuclear warhead beneath the Tower that will destroy the advanced technology along with London. The first three days of shooting—28 March, 29 March, and 1 April—took place entirely at the show's Roath Lock studios in Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay; some of the scenes set in the National Gallery and the Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS were filmed in the period. In the midst of the Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks, the War Doctor — an incarnation of the Doctor about 400 years younger than the Eleventh Doctor — decides to trigger an ancient and sentient weapon called the Moment to destroy both sides. [118][119], "The Day of the Doctor" won the publicly voted Radio Times Audience Award at the BAFTA Awards in May 2014. In trying to compensate for the presence of three Doctors who utilise different console rooms, the Tenth Doctor's TARDIS console briefly changes to the War Doctor's console room, seen again later in the episode, before settling on the Eleventh's. Directed by Toby Haynes. The technique of using Dalek toys as models for filming was a common method of presenting entire armies in the classic series. [12] Moffat did not want to bring Rose the character back because he felt her story was wrapped up and did not feel comfortable adding to his predecessor Russell T Davies' arc. This is his most important day. [109] The cinema screenings in the USA, on a total of 660 screens nationwide, took a total of US$4.8m (approx £3m) at the box office. ", "List of References and Easter Eggs in "The Day of the Doctor, "14 hidden details you missed in 'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, "Fifty Thoughts About Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor (Update)", "Doctor Who 50th anniversary special: The Day of the Doctor – Whoniverse references", "TV Review: Doctor Who – The Day of the Doctor", "What Just Happened in Doctor Who? Going round and round in circles on it I just thought, 'What about a Doctor that he never talks about?' The magazine praised the three Doctors and commented on how it linked the past, present, and future of the show. The episode was originally released in Cineworld, Vue, Odeon, and independent cinemas. Well, here he is, facing the children he becomes, as it were. Additional support - Doug Simpkinson, Jonathan Shneier [20], Lines from past serials reappear in the special. [6] It was shown on BBC One on 23 November 2013, in both 2D and 3D. This re-release features new footage of the specials' read-through. This is the day of the Doctor. The following is a list of Doctor Who televised stories. Day of the Doctor comes with only 2 discs, a regular DVD and a blu ray/3D disc. [location 1], Filming for the episode's outdoor scenes began on 2 April 2013. The figure includes live[115] and timeshifted viewers. Previous lead actors David Tennant and Billie Piper returned for the episode, Tennant reprising his role as the Tenth Doctor, while Piper portrayed a sentient doomsday weapon called the Moment, projected as an image based on her character Rose Tyler. [126], A novelisation of this story written by Steven Moffat including "The Night of the Doctor" storyline was released in paperback and digital formats on 5 April 2018 as part of the Target Collection.[127][128]. Een speciale jubileumaflevering van de Britse tv-serie Doctor Who is een wereldwijde bioscoophit gebleken. [56][location 5], On 17 April 2013 Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and David Tennant filmed scenes in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, and some scenes were shot in Chepstow Castle. The Anniversary Special Explained", "Doctor Who fans watch 50th anniversary special", "Doctor Who 50th anniversary special features surprise double cameo appearances", "Doctor Who, Jenna Coleman and the mystery of the missing Louise", "Who's David Tennant talking to? All twelve of them." That way, we can start off the next 50 years of the show's existence - beginning with series 8 in Summer 2014 - off on the right foot (knock on wood). The "Fall of Arcadia" becomes the central battle of the Time War around which "The Day of the Doctor" is centred. His resemblance to the Fourth Doctor is alluded to, but left unexplained. Canadian provincial film censors rated "The Day of the Doctor" PG in Alberta,[82] G in Manitoba[83] and G in Quebec. He is a brand new Doctor in "Rose", he's absolutely, definitely new. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. [citation needed], Other references are made to previous multi-Doctor anniversary stories, The Three Doctors (1973) and The Five Doctors (1983). Would that be a cool thing to do?". Ivy Tower, Tonna, Neath (Ivy Tower, castle field): Ivy Tower, Tonna, Neath: Ivy Tower, castle field. The Doctor will return in the upcoming festive season entitled Revolution of the Daleks. It happens to people around him, and he helps out – he's the hero figure who rides in and saves everybody from the story of the week. So what are you waiting for?! [40] His costume was meant to signify that he was "rougher, tougher", and had been around for a while; the audience had missed a lot. [7][8] The special was broadcast simultaneously in 94 countries,[8][9] and was shown concurrently in 3D in some cinemas. Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: Everything You Need to Know! Doctor Who, de langstlopende sciencefictionserie, wordt vandaag 50 jaar. _____ Look for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special to air on the BBC on November 23rd, 2013. It received critical acclaim and has been described by series producer Marcus Wilson as a "love letter to the fans" and by the controller of BBC One, Danny Cohen, as an "event drama".[5][16]. "I have a new destination. After Gallifrey disappears, the Doctors and Clara return to the Gallery, unsure whether the plan worked. I also had trouble, I have to be honest, imagining it being Paul McGann's Doctor[48][volume & issue needed], Once it became clear that Eccleston would decline to appear, Moffat turned to an alternative concept he had been formulating, featuring a "mayfly Doctor" who appears for a single episode, asking, "Would it be weird in the run of the series to have the 45th Doctor turn up and be played by Johnny Depp or someone? Especially when they discover a disturbing plan forming. [79] The Australian Classification Board also rated the episode PG for "mild science fiction themes and violence", noting there was "very mild impact" with regards to sexual themes. First time I've ever seen both the blu ray and 3D versions be included on the same disc. BBC Studios, Roath Lock (Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS, National Gallery, Tower of London dungeon, Black Archive vault, Gallifreyan barn, Gallifrey War Room): BBC Studios, Roath Lock: Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS, National Gallery, Tower of London dungeon, Black Archive vault, Gallifrey barn, Gallifrey War Room. It was released in Hoyts, Event, Village and limited independent cinemas in Australia. [11] "The Day of the Doctor" was also nominated for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form). She is invisible and inaudible to everyone but the War Doctor (John Hurt). Though the cover slip says Blu Ray 3D+Blu Ray+DVD, there are only 2 discs, not 3. However, he liked the concept of bringing back her Bad Wolf persona and felt that Piper needed to be in the special as she symbolised the rebirth of Doctor Who. In Mexico, the episode was released exclusively in 20 select Cinemark 3D theatres. Jump in your TARDIS (Time and relative "doodle" in space) and become the fastest time lord in the universe. [26] The Tenth Doctor comments upon the Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS console, "Oh you've redecorated! 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A line from the First Doctor from The Five Doctors is also reused near the end as the Tenth Doctor tells the Eleventh, "It's good to know my future is in safe hands" (which the First told the Fifth in the earlier story). [67], On 28 September, the BBC revealed that the trailer for the special had been shot and was in post-production. #SaveTheDay", "Dr. Who: 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor", "Doctor Who – 50th Anniversary Special: Day of the Doctor", "The Day of the Doctor on TV and in Cinemas", "¡Doctor Who tendrá estreno en cines 3D en México! I didn't know when I was well off. See reviews & details on … The Eleventh Doctor resurrects the phrase "reversing the polarity" associated with the Third Doctor, to comical effect. ", "The Zygons Return for the 50th Anniversary Special", "BBC1 Controller Danny Cohen outlines new commissions and five key themes for 2013", "16 nostalgic classic Doctor Who hat-tips in the Day of the Doctor – what did you spot? Isolated, alone, with no hope of escape. It's taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I'm going. What began with a beautiful look back in An Adventure in Time and Space continued with a tale of the most epic of proportions, in the “The Day of the Doctor.” A story centuries in the making, combining the powers of the Hero, the Warrior and the Doctor to tell the greatest story never known, providing a superb conclusion to a Doctor Who milestone that couldn’t have been more perfect. User testing - Jennifer Zamora [32], John Hurt did not actually audition for the part, but had been asked by the production team and "said yes with remarkable speed". It was shown on BBC One on 23 November 2013, in both 2D and 3D. Additionally, River Song's high heels from "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh and Stone" (2010), the mass canceler from second series finale "Doomsday",[23] a Supreme Dalek head from fourth series finale, "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End" (2008), a Dalek tommy gun from "Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks" (2007), the restraining chair which held both the Master and the Doctor in "The End of Time", and a Cyberman head are contained within the Archive. When Clara insists they do not destroy their people, the Doctors devise an alternative solution. With Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Michael Gambon. [12] The issue of the magazine included the official announcement that David Tennant and Billie Piper, who previously played the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler in Doctor Who respectively, were lined up to appear in the special, along with actor John Hurt. [17] The Moment device was originally mentioned in "The End of Time",[22] but had not been explored in depth until now, where it takes the form of "Bad Wolf", a seemingly omnipotent being and personalisation of the Time Vortex itself, which manifested in Rose Tyler when she absorbed the Time Vortex in the first series finale, "The Parting of the Ways" (2005). [101] When time-shifted viewers were taken into account, the figure rose to a total of 12.8 million viewers, which makes it the highest rating since "The Next Doctor" (2008), which had a total of 13.1 million viewers. It seemed daunting- 11 Doctor's, 50 years of adventures, countless enemies and time travel! On Rotten Tomatoes, the special has 100% approval rating based on 18 reviews, and an average rating of 9.41/10. [96] Jon Cooper of The Mirror gave the episode five stars, stating that it "not only gives hardcore fans a beautiful reinvention of their favourite show but also gives casual viewers a stonking story and a reminder why we all love this show so much. Harry Fletcher Monday 14 Dec 2020 9:16 pm. A total of 1.7 million viewers watched the two broadcasts on Canadian channel Space, making it the most watched entertainment programme in Canada on the day, with the 1.1m watching the live broadcast at 2.50pm EST being the channel's largest ever audience. [55], "The Day of the Doctor" took approximately five weeks in 2013 to film; regular filming began on 28 March 2013 and ended on 4 May. [21] The Tenth Doctor mentioned the Fall of Arcadia in "Doomsday" (2006). The UNIT dating controversy, regarding whether the Third Doctor era stories took place in the 1970s or 1980s, is alluded to in dialogue by Kate Stewart, when she mentions that events occurred in "the '70s or '80s depending on the dating protocol used".[20]. We thank the BBC for trusting us and also helping us whenever needed. [108], Worldwide, cinema screenings brought $10.2 million at the box office. This is the one he'll remember, whereas I often think the Doctor wanders back to his TARDIS and forgets all about it. Far away, on Earth, her best friends, Yaz, Ryan, and Graham have to pick up their lives without her. This page was last edited on 16 December 2020, at 13:11. The Tenth Doctor's era is also heavily revisited. It’s no small feat — when a show has been on for over 50 years, there tend to be quite a few characters, many of whom have cemented themselves as iconic pillars in … [26] When the War Doctor appears, Clara remarks, "I think there's three of them," to which Kate responds, "There's a precedent for that," in reference to The Three Doctors. The 77-minute episode shows the last day of the Time War, in which the War Doctor (John Hurt) chooses to kill both Daleks and his own race of Time Lords to end the destructive conflict, paralleling this with a present-day choice by paramilitary organisation UNIT to destroy London rather than allow an alien invasion.