In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.

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In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.

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Trivia

Because the special was filmed in 3D, the episode took longer than usual to shoot, and every CGI shot had to be rendered twice. See more »

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When Queen Elizabeth takes the dagger from her garter, she does so with her left hand. There's an immediate change of shot and the dagger is now in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Eleventh Doctor: [to himself] I could be a curator. I'd be great at curating, I'd be "The Great Curator" ha-ha. I could retire and do that. I could retire and be the curator of this place.
The Curator: [behind him] You know I really think you might.
[the Doctor turns and studies the Curator curiously]
Eleventh Doctor: I never forget a face.
The Curator: I know you don't. And in years to come you might find yourself revisiting a few... but just the old favorites, eh?
[the Eleventh Doctor winks at him]
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Crazy Credits

A slightly modified version of the original Doctor Who (1963) opening credits (from the William Hartnell-Patrick Troughton era) appears. See more »

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References The Meaning of Life (1983) See more »

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Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Delia Derbyshire
Performed by 'The Radiophonic Workshop' (uncredited)
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The Ultimate fiftieth celebration.
23 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have just finished watching the doctor's fiftieth anniversary celebration 'The Day of the Doctor' and it is a wonderful tribute to the longest running sci-fi series in history.

The fiftieth anniversary is full of 'spoilers', see what I did there. So on the off chance you haven't see it yet, it is the team-up of the two most famous doctors since the reboot in 2005 and has them revisiting the 'moment that defined him' .

The TV show lasts one hour and fifteen minutes, a perfect length and is full of twists and turns and brilliant fan service and dialogue. It is a tribute to all the doctors from past, present and future and combines humour, emotion and brilliance in a fabulous concoction.

'The day of the doctor' is a television event that won't easily be forgotten and is the ultimate way to celebrate 50 years.


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