The series ‘Doctor Who’ will be seen in an added dimension this November when it will air a special ‘Doctor Who’ birthday episode in 3D!
Executive producer and showrunner, Steven Moffat, stated it best saying, “Technology has finally caught up with ‘Doctor Who’ and your television is now bigger on the inside.” Yeah, we saw what you did there Moffat!
The announcement was made by BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson, who stated:
“As part of the BBC’s blockbuster celebrations to mark the Doctor turning 50, fans will be able to see the Time Lord and his adventures like never before – in 3D! It’s a nationwide celebration of both Doctor Who and the BBC because I think they are so synonymous. We will be doing a big Doctor Who special in 3D which is very exciting and feels very innovative.”
The yet untitled special is expected to air on November 23rd (which lands on a Saturday!) in the U.K., the very same day that the First Doctor and the TARDIS graced the small screen for the first time. This special is said to be “an additional installment” to the usual 13 episode order series and will be followed by the Christmas special in December. Currently, Moffat is still working on the script for this show.
In addition to having the special air in 3D on television, the BBC will also be screening this episode in theaters around the UK. “We are working out the logistics of that at the moment…” explains Stephenson.
Unfortunately, for us Yanks, there has been no confirmation yet from BBC America if they will be following suit and airing the 3D version but with the series being one of their highest watched shows on the network, there is little doubt that they won’t be. There’s also no word yet as to whether we’ll get to see a big screen version just like those across the pond.
This isn’t the first time the Doctor has ventured into 3D territory. Back in 1993 while the show was on “extended hiatus,” the BBC produced a 3D two part 30th anniversary special titled ‘Dimensions in Time’ with the first part airing during its ‘Children in Need’ fundraising telethon.
With the technology that it is today, just imaging being able to see the inside of the TARDIS in 3D already has me giddy with excitement! Or even seeing the Doctor put out his hand to ask you to join him in the TARDIS…
So fellow Whovians, what do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing this 3D special?
And if you’re wondering what a 3D episode could possibly look like, get out your anaglyph glasses and check out this 3D trailer that the BBC released in 2010 for Season 5 of ‘Doctor Who:’
Source: The Guardian