Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special to Simulcast worldwide, all Whovians together
It will be a special moment for so many reasons, but it is nice to know that all Doctor Who fans around the world, can unite for an hour and watch the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special together.
Although certain time zones may be sleeping, you can choose to share in the moment if you like and watch the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special with your fellow fans. The BBC confirmed with us earlier today that it has chosen to simulcast the special event, named “The Day of the Doctor,” globally on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
The simulcast will allow fans in over 75 countries to watch the show live, during its first airing. BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said in a statement, “In its 50th Anniversary year we wanted to create a truly international event for ‘Doctor Who’ fans in as many countries as possible and the simultaneous broadcast and cinema screening of the special across so many countries will make for a fitting birthday tribute to our Time Lord.”
“On the 23rd of November, it won’t be the bad guys conquering the Earth – everywhere it will be ‘The Day of the Doctor!’ showrunner Steven Moffat added. There is a very special event being held at the ExCel exhibition and convention centre in London, where over 20,000 fans will gather for this special event. If you are lucky enough to go, you will see current and former cast members, like Matt Smith, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Tom Baker. BBC America is also hosting a “Doctor Who Week,” so fans will want to set their DVR and parties accordingly. During this week the network will premiere the film “An Adventure in Space and Time,” .
That leaves “The Day of the Doctor,” set to star Matt Smith and the 10th Doctor, David Tennant. The special will also feature John Hurt, Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper.