See Who's 50 Years Unfold In Day Of The Doctor Trailer

See Who's 50 Years Unfold In Day Of The Doctor Trailer

How many specials can you spot?

The Day of the Doctor is very close at hand - November 23rd is the due date - and to keep you on your toes, Auntie Beeb has a trailer for you. Watch and enjoy, from the first Doctor to the most current, but bear in mind: there's more here than meets the eye. Up on your Doctor trivia? We'll see.

There's plenty of nods to Doctors past and present - assuming those terms even apply - and if you're careful, you'll pick them out. Did you spot Bessie, or the tiny Yetis? Nicely done, and if you want a few more specials and aren't fussed about finding them yourself, have a look over here. But only look if you haven't worked out what that number means and aren't going to find out on your own. What number, you ask? You'll have to look very closely to spot it ...

The anniversary special will be broadcast simultaneously in several different countries, to avoid leaks and spoilers. Among other confirmed cast in the episode is Billie Piper as Rose Tyler and John Hurt as a forgotten past incarnation of the Doctor. Wondering what his role is? So are we all, but you'll have to wait till November to find out.

Source: Doctor Who YouTube

Note: the original article suggested Piper wasn't in the trailer, but that's due to me not seeing her at 0.38 in. My error!

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I am almost more interested in seeing if it can live up to the massive hype that's been built up around it than the actual reason for why 1 to 11 is on screen. Plus. For all I know it could just be dismissed with "timey-wimey". Though, I wonder what is going to be the big change. Because you can't have a 50 year anniversary without a phenomenal revelation or change. I doubt it will be the doctor's name, not even Moffat is that crazy...... I think

As for my reaction to the trailer: *fangasms and collapses while smiling*

I can't wait for this special as well as all the other stuff happening for the Anniversary like the documentery on the start of the show, and, even more so, the special audio drama starring all five of the remaining Classic series doctors (Davison, McGann, McCoy, and the Bakers).

Well I'm intrigued. Although I couldn't see any hidden numbers. I did see the words "No More" I wonder what that's all about.

canadamus_prime:
Well I'm intrigued. Although I couldn't see any hidden numbers. I did see the words "No More" I wonder what that's all about.

at 0:39 bottom right. I've had to re-watch the trailer a few times just to catch *some* of the nods and I would never have gotten them all, being a nu-who watcher.

FORGOTTEN. PAST. INCARNATION? EEEEEEE~!

Sorry, sorry... I'm okay now. I just... I have probably missed a season or two and I'm STILL super excited. I will, of course, watch them in order and wait...

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canadamus_prime:
Well I'm intrigued. Although I couldn't see any hidden numbers. I did see the words "No More" I wonder what that's all about.

at 0:39 bottom right. I've had to re-watch the trailer a few times just to catch *some* of the nods and I would never have gotten them all, being a nu-who watcher.

Ah, thanks.

Ok after watching it several times I've only been able to see the fobs watch, the number, and the laser screwdriver.

Holy shit that trailer is AWESOME! Now I'm intrigued, gonna have to mark the calender for this one...

I'm still hoping he's The Valeyard.

Tanis:
I'm still hoping he's The Valeyard.

Same thought here, and would make sense.

Here's hoping it's as good as its looking to be.

@Vie: It's JOHN HURT, I'm sure he'll do fine.

It's the writing I'm worried about.

Mista M is very much a 'miss', to me.
He goes around pissing on the continuity, fan base, and then playing the victim when fans call him out on it.

Tanis:
I'm still hoping he's The Valeyard.

I half think he's the Valeyard and half think he's "The Doctor" that turned into 9 (Ecclestone). Spoilers(ish) for anyone below for anyone trying to avoid them, if you don't want to know anything about the 50th anniversary episode, just don't read it:

But it's possible he could be the Valeyard, given Richard E Grants character brought it up "The Name of The Doctor", seems odd to bring it up now out of nowhere if it isn't a clue. But he was to be between 11 and 12, rather than what I said in the spoiler. Heck, Peter Capaldi could be the Valeyard, I certainly can't see him being a fun whimsical Doctor at any rate.

Plus, as unlikely as it is, I would love to see this be how it is:

Just before 10, there's a humanoid with its back to the camera... now maybe it's just the angle but his right hand looks all mangled. Aside from that, from behind the uniform is oddly reminiscent of the Brigadier's AU counterpart.

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Unless I'm massively grasping at straws and it turns out to be Captain Jack... either way, I'm pumped or the special now!

This is probably gonna be amazingly disappointing, but still worth a try.

Rule #1; The Doctor lies.

Even if he does give a name, you won't be able to trust it's the real one.

*ahem*

whose 50 years.

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ok, I'll stop now.

I clicked on the thread thinking we were talking about this who...
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OT: Never cared much about Dr. Who, don't really think this'll change my mind, I do hope the fans enjoy it though.

I really hope this lives up to the hype.

Props to Murray Gold for the awesome music though!

Azure-Supernova:
Just before 10, there's a humanoid with its back to the camera... now maybe it's just the angle but his right hand looks all mangled. Aside from that, from behind the uniform is oddly reminiscent of the Brigadier's AU counterpart.

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Unless I'm massively grasping at straws and it turns out to be Captain Jack... either way, I'm pumped or the special now!

Oh that is totally the Brigade Leader from Inferno. Five rounds rapid!

Glad to see D84, the Cloven Hoof and a proper Auton. Can't seem to find a Jagaroth, the Peking Homunculus, or a Krynoid though...but I did hear a rumour that the Zygons could be returning... could Kate Stewart be wearing the kilt?

Visually interesting, but I still don't know why I should care about this "Day of the Doctor".

I'm not sure if even Tennant and Piper will be enough to break this apathy about Moffat's Doctor Who.

I wish Youtube would fix their formatting, The progress bar keeps cutting off the bottom of the video. I could barely see the numbers even when I paused the video.

Tanis:
I'm still hoping he's The Valeyard.

Vie:
Same thought here, and would make sense.

Here's hoping it's as good as its looking to be.

elvor0:
I half think he's the Valeyard and half think he's "The Doctor" that turned into 9 (Ecclestone).

Maybe Speaking the name is how he's created.

Well, there is a definite precedent for 'in between' regnerations. The Watcher was a figure in between 4 and 5 and ease the transition. The Valeyard was established as being between 12 and 13. And it's fairly clear that Hurt is in between 8 and 9. 4, 8, 12; there is a definite logical continuity between when the in betweens happen. Also because the Valeyard has been clearly established as between 12 and 13, it doesn't make since for either Capaldi or Hurt to be them. I suppose the in between 8 and 9 thing could be a red herring, but I doubt it. Hurt's costume is clearly not quite Eccleston, not quite McGann.

I think the most likely scenario is that the Valeyard is going to be a big bad for Capaldi, a future to try and change. And when he can't change it, to prepare time and space for.

 

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