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Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Special Cast Revealed!

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BBC America revealed this morning that the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler are about to be reunited! David Tennant and Billie Piper will appear in the show’s 50th Anniversary Special alongside the remarkable John Hurt and our stalwart current Doctor, Matt Smith and mysterious companion Clara Oswin, played by Jenna Louise-Coleman.

Does this mean that Doctor Ten and Rose Tyler will be return from some point after they were left in separate parallel worlds following season four finale Parting of the Ways – or will they be drawn from the middle of one of their many prior adventures? And who will John Hurt play? Has The Master found yet another way to cheat death? (After all, you don’t get someone of Hurt’s stature for just any old role…)

While we’re letting our minds run wild with speculation, check out the official press release following the jump.

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TELEVISION: And The New Doctor Is… Matt Smith?

The BBC today announced the identity of the eleventh actor to carry on as Doctor Who’s title character, The Doctor. Their choice, made public by Who Executive Producer Piers Wenger, is the twenty-six year old Matt Smith.

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Smith has appeared in the two Sally Lockhart mysteries The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North, which starred former Who companion Billy Piper in the title role. He got the role of The Doctor because, as Wenger puts it, “It was abundantly clear that he had that ‘Doctor-ness’ about him. You are either the Doctor or you are not.”

Smith begins shooting for the next season of Doctor Who later this spring. The final special being shot with David Tennant is expected to air in early 2010 – to be followed later in the year by Smith’s debut in the role.