In the UK/US/anywhere in the world, even hermits' caves: Saturday 23rd November
For weeks now, we've had pictures and interviews and trailers and more trailers and minisodes and clips, ramping up the tension and expectations for the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor. Secrets, such as Paul McGann's Doctor getting a minisode of his own, had been kept and the fact the episode was even showing in cinemas in 3D meant naturally expectations were high for huge revelations and cameos that would BLOW EVERYONE'S MINDS! EVERYONE'S!
Of course, given:
- The BBC's budget
- The inexorable march of time aging anyone from the old show almost to unrecognisability
- A runtime of not even an hour and a half and
- The fact that the British TV special effects industry isn't quite on par with Hollywood's
the chances that The Day of the Doctor would get anywhere close to satisfying all those expectations were pretty poor, especially once Steven Moffat started telling everyone The Day of the Doctor was going to reset the show for another 50 years.
Except… somehow we got something about as close as humanly possible to what people wanted. Well, except for the loons.