Like Fire and Ice and Rage: 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Trailer
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Like Fire and Ice and Rage: 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 22, 2013 | Comments ()


It’s coming, the big one, the one in which we get ALL the Doctors. Okay, it’s only been confirmed we’re getting a couple, but that’s sort of the fantastic thought in the back of your head at all times, right? A time traveler can cross his own path an infinite number of times, which means that all past and future regenerations of the Doctor could conceivably show up on screen at once, right?

Well, at the very least, they can show up in nifty CGI freeze frame, while Matt Smith gives a voice over:

Eh, I know I’m being a dick, but when the camera swooped towards Tennant at the climactic point of the dialog, I was really hoping that he was going to start talking because, well, he’s better.

Here’s the voice over text:

I’ve been running all my lives, through time and space; every second of every minute of every day for over 900 years. I fought for peace in a universe at war. Now the time has come to face the choices I have made in the name of the Doctor. Our future depends on one single moment of one impossible day, the day I’ve been running from all my life. The day of the Doctor.

November 23rd, everywhere. None of this waiting three months for PBS to get the rights, yes, we’re staring at you Downtown Abbey.

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  • manting

    Are the newer one any good? Havent see any of the past 3 doctors. I always liked the Tom Baker doctor best.

  • BWeaves

    Yes. They are a bit different. Less cheesy, bigger budget. Sets are better. Special effects are better. Stories tend to be one hour, instead of serialized over several half hour episodes. However, some stories cover 2 episodes, and some years have a story arc that covers the whole season.

    I've been watching since 1964, and I like the new stuff, too.

    If you liked Tom Baker, you'll like the David Tennant Doctor. They have a similar vibe. However, definitely start with the Eccleston reboot, as there are some very good stories in his one season, and he introduces Captain Jack Harkness.

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  • JenVegas

    I feel like Matt Smith's eyes follow you around the room in that picture. Stop looking at me!!

  • BWeaves

    Yeah, their heads get bigger as the Doctors get further away from you. Somebody in the Photoshop dept. failed perspective.

  • Blake

    FVCKING SWEET. Can we just revel in it and Matt Smith's awesomeness before all the fanboy dickishness start?

    Too late

  • Zombienurse

    Somewhere out there is a breakdown of this video that labels all of the references in that video (except for one, which was a fragment of the Key of Time) and it's pretty darn neato.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    Where, please? (Guess I could search for it myself, but I am lazy).

  • Zombienurse

    You can watch it here too:
    (Sorry, I don't know if you can embed on Discus) There are two annoying things, though. One, the intro for whomever made the video takes more time than it should, and two, it looks like the video is glitching, but it's not. It just stops each time there is a reference.

  • jmd

    I found this one - looks pretty darn amazing!

  • ApeDrape

    This looks exciting.

  • zeke_the_pig

    'And here we see the never-ending, shape-shifting, all-possibilities Time Lord, in all his multifarious manifesta-... Oops, no sorry, this is during his White Man Period. To be fair to the Doctor, all artists go through phases, and his has thus far only lasted All Of Time.'

  • BWeaves

    Sarah Jane!!! Oh, she won't actually be in it, will she?

    " British viewers will be able to watch the special in 3D at cinemas." I read that on another site. WAH!

    I'm glad that they're not going to try to put in all the Doctors, as it gets hard to do a good story when you have to give everyone equal time. Besides, some are dead, and some who are alive don't look like themselves anymore.

    Still, I hope they can fit in Peter Capaldi.

    I'm still on the fence about John Hurt being a Doctor in between McGann and Eccleston. It just throws off the numbering. I like Tennant being Ten. It has nice symmetry to it. And Smith has already owned 11 as a number. But John Hurt just intrigues me.

  • Daniel Lewis

    Peter Capaldi will show up in the Xmas special

  • Maisie Dobbs

    the actress passed away a year or two ago, so unfortunately, no.

  • BWeaves

    Yes, I know. It was more of a rhetorical question. Sorry. She was one of my favorite companions.

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