Just how many Doctors will appear in ‘Day of the Doctor’?

It seems that there is a new unwritten Doctor Who rule: Steven Moffat doesn’t always tell fans the whole truth. The Doctor Who’s showrunner and head writer admitted to the public back in the summer: ‘how do you know what is and is not in the anniversary? I’ve been lying my arse off for months — you know nothing!’ That is what fans should remember as they consider the latest murmurs and whispers going around the internet.

We Whovians work ourselves into such a frenzy of fan hysteria, not only are we extremely susceptible to winding ourselves up but we over analyze everything that comes out about  The Day of the Doctor with forensic precision.

So in comes Peter Davison, the 5th Doctor with his cricket bat and decorative vegetable, father to Georgia Moffett (The Doctor’s Daughter) and David Tennant’s father in law. Thirty years experience as the Doctor. Not only did he say he is involved in the 50th anniversary, and although not specifically saying he is in The Day of the Doctor, he admits he has his own copy of the script with his name on it and everything. He knows exactly which buttons to press to get the internet talking.

Last week, Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy were photographed (with passerby’s saying that Colin Baker and John Barrowman was there as well) outside the BBC TV Centre protesting that more old Doctors be featured in the 50th Anniversary Special. What could they possibly be planning?

These ‘classic’ Doctors might have a larger role in The Day of the Doctor than they’re letting on. Paul McGann has expressed interest in reprising his role as the Doctor since he only appearance was in the 1996 movie (although he has a large canon of audio work as the Doctor).

The video below features Doctors 6, 7 and 8, and it seems that they are bit disappointed not to be in the 50th. McCoy seems annoyed, Baker jokes that he might not pass as the sixth Doctor anymore and McGann just plays it cool.

The Doctor Who universe is cluttered with loose ends. However there are a few particular things that Whovians would love to see clarified. YouTube has become littered with fan mock-ups of the regeneration between the 8th (McGann) and 9th Doctor (Christopher Eccleston). It now seems that there is a transitional ‘Dark Doctor’ that John Hurt is playing but even so, many people would love to see the transition between McGann and Eccleston.

It does seem safe to assume that the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston is not involved. If he was then there would be no need for the substitute John Hurt fighting in what might possibly be the Time War.

One thing is for sure, that there will be additional surprises to come in the 50th anniversary show and it will be great to see more Doctors return, even if it’s just for a few fleeting moments, to ensure that The Day of the Doctor will truly be fantastic.

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Dr. Who 2013 Christmas Special Read Through

Here’s a picture of Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith taken September 4th, just after the cast read through for this year’s Christmas Special.

It was said that Matt was in brilliant form at the read through for this year’s Christmas Special, written by Steven Moffat. Seeing him back in action as the Doctor made everyone there want to jump forward in time to November to see the eagerly awaited 50th anniversary special!

As reported in previous posts, after four tremendous years at the helm of the TARDIS, the 2013 Christmas episode will be Matt’s last appearance as The Doctor. Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat has previously commented on Matt’s departure, telling fans, ‘…great actors always know when it’s time for the curtain call, so this Christmas prepare for your hearts to break, as we say goodbye to number Eleven.’

But there is  much more to come before Matt takes his final bow…

The Doctor is back on BBC One on 23 November for the 50th anniversary special before returning for the Christmas special.