The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who was celebrated, in spectacular fashion, with Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor – the story of the day The Doctor ended the Time Wars and the Warrior Doctor who did it. The home video release is out today and, if you loved The Day of the Doctor – and the minisodes that preceded it online – this will make a fine edition to your Doctor Who library.
BBC America’s record-setting 50th anniversary special episode of Doctor Who – The Day of the Doctor – comes to home video on December 10th. The Day of the Doctor gave BBC America is largest rating ever and the Monday night theatrical event finished second in overall box office for the evening and topped The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in average gross per theater.
The Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor home video release will include: both prequel webisodes – The Night of the Doctor and The Last Day; the fifty-minute special Doctor Who Explained; a behind the scenes featurette; the San Diego Comic-Con trailer, and the Doctor Who 50the Anniversary teaser trailer.
Check out the press release following the jump.
BBC America is a happy network following the premieres of Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor and Atlantis, Saturday. The Day of the Doctor, the 50th Anniversary special that set The Doctor on a new course was BBC America’s highest-rated performer with three-and-a-half million viewers over the course of the premiere and primetime encore. It also ranked number one on Twitter for the day; was Tumblr’s number one event, ever; set the record for a Fathom Events theatrical events, and set a Guinness World Record for largest ever simulcast for a TV drama.
The debut of Atlantis, a cheerful spear & sandal/scif-fi-fantasy romp based in a re-imagining of Greek myths and legends, garnered the best ever ratings for a Supernatural Saturday premiere – making the day a complete success for the network. Follow the jump for the press release and further details.
BBC AMERICA has partnered with Nerdist Industries to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who with the first ever live simulcast pre-show from the YouTube Space Los Angeles. Hosted by Veronica Belmont, the Doctor Who 50th Live Pre-Show will air November 23, 2:30pm ET on BBC AMERICA and stream to audiences globally on BBC AMERICA’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/bbcamericatv) just prior to the premiere of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor at 2:50pm ET.
For more, check out the press release after the ump.
The BBC and BBC America have released new of photos from Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor. Stunning revelations include mixed Doctor/Companion pairings; historical figures (Queen Elizabeth I); returning monsters (Zygons! Daleks!); three different sonic screwdrivers; the return of head of UNIT, Kate Stewart, and so much more (note a certain scarf in the background of one photo) that it’s hard to believe that no major spoilers are given.
Follow the jump for the official tagline and a few peeks at what lies in store when Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor premieres on Saturday, November 23rd at 2:50pm ET.
We know that John Hurt is The Doctor – the BBC trailer for The Day of the Doctor shows us that. But why was he the Doctor? How does he fit into the mythology? For a hint – a most palpable hint – follow the jump.
There’s a trailer for Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor. Yes, it’s brilliant – and yes, anything I could say would be superfluous. Check it out following the jump.
BBC America is premiering Atlantis, a series set in the realm of the mythical lost city, following an encore presentation of Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor on Saturday, November 23rd at 9/8C). The series follows the adventures of Jason, a young man whose search for his missing father takes him to another world (and possibly another time) – the world of Atlantis – where he encounters events and figures of a version of Greek mythology. The series puts a new spin on characters like Pythagoras, Hercules, Medusa and King Minos – there are creatures of myth (think the Minotaur) and magic is real.
Melding mythology and classic spear-and-sandal elements in a unique manner, Atlantis comes from the creators of such BBC hits as Merlin and Misfits. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
See the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Special, The Day of the Doctor in 3D! BBC America announced this morning that there will be two RealD® 3D screenings of Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor – one as part of the global simulcast of the program on Saturday, November 23rd, and one on Monday, November 25th. The special screening will feature specially shot introductions and will be followed by a 10-minute featurette, The Day of The Doctor: Behind The Lens featuring Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt, as well as lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, who discuss their 50th Anniversary experiences.
The 3D screenings will be held in association with AMC Entertainment Inc, and Regal Entertainment Group – with tickets to go on sale Friday, October 25th at 9:30am ET for theater locations in eleven US cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Minneapolis. Tickets may be purchased at Cinemark.com and Fandango.com.
Follow the jump for the press release.
There’s a trailer for the 50th Anniversary special Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor and it’s a doozy! A history of the Doctor in sixty-one seconds – with an ominous narration by the Eleventh (or is it the Twelfth?) Doctor.
Check it out after the jump. Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor will air on Saturday, November 23rd.
Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, is almost upon us. Here are the first photos released from the special by the BBC.
Two more photos follow the jump. Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor will premiere on BBC America on Saturday,November 23rd.