The highly anticipated Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special now has an official title: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR.
“The Day of the Doctor is nearly here!" Matt Smith said in BBC's press release. "Hope you all enjoy. There’s lots more coming your way, as the countdown to the 50th begins now.”
In addition to celebrating the landmark half century of space and time traveling for the Doctor on the actual date the first episode aired in 1963, the 75-minute special will see the teaming of the Matt Smith's current Eleventh Doctor along with David Tennant's Tenth Doctor. John Hurt, as revealed in Who's season finale, will appear as another version of the Time Lord yet to be revealed (though speculation mainly points to the sinister Valeyard from 1986's Sixth Doctor Colin Baker-era The Trial of a Timelord).
Though looking at the poster, you can't help but wish to see Doctors Nine, Ten and Eleven together. It's all the more extremely disappointing that Christopher Eccleston couldn't put his personal pretenses aside and done Whovians a solid by agreeing to appear in the special. If it proves true that the Classic Doctors will not factor in the story substantially, it would have been great to at least have the three Modern Doctors share the small screen for one adventure.
The Day of the Doctor, shot in 3D and set to air on BBC simultaneously all over the world on November 23rd, also brings back Billie Piper as Rose Tyler as well as current Who companion Jenna Coleman (who has dropped the Louise from her billings). The anniversary show will also be the penultimate adventure for Smith's Eleventh Doctor, who will meet his demise at year's end in the Who Christmas Special and regenerate into number Twelve, or will it be Thirteen (set to be played by Peter Capaldi)?