Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Episode

By Devon Delfino, Staff Writer
@devondelfino

I am just about the last person you would expect to love “Doctor Who” (or at least I like to think I am). Nevertheless, the show’s cult following and the ridiculous amount of fan-girls out there are sure to tune in for the 50th anniversary episode entitled “The Day of the Doctor”, which airs Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on BBC America.

The trailer, released this past Saturday, gives a glimpse into the truly comprehensive nature of the special. There are new doctors, old doctors and, of course, the re-emergence of Rose Tyler (a personal favorite of the many companions the Doctor has traveled with; how they will explain her crossing over from a parallel universe yet again is beyond me).

Now if only we could bring back the Doctor Donna…

If, like me, you only discovered the show relatively recently, as the new series started back in 2005, then Netflix is your new best friend, offering live-streaming for the first six series’ as well as a few specials. Unfortunately, that means missing out on the current season.

This is the dilemma of a Whovian with a Netflix subscription but without access to a television on a regular basis: should I risk the spoilers, or wait almost a year to see the 50th anniversary episode (and try to avoid hearing about it, a.k.a. no more Tumblr)?

If you watch the episode, be sure to check out the mini-episode ‘prequel’ to it, entitled, “The Night of the Doctor”. I’ve yet to decide, but, one thing’s for sure: it will be epic.

Watch the “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary episode trailer below:

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