‘Doctor Who’ to receive 50th anniversary special on BBC

Over the past 49 years, “Doctor Who” has been an institution of science fiction — even when it is not on the air, the show has still managed to be a topic conversation among fans. It’s also drawn an enormous audience worldwide after at first starting out as just a cult favorite in the United Kingdom.

With this rich history behind it, the BBC has decided to tell the story of the Doctor’s journey with a 90-minute special entitled “A Journey in Space and Time,” which is going to be commissioned in order to celebrate the series’ 50th anniversary next year. It will tell the origin story of some of the show’s principal characters, as well as pave the way for the future of the show.

In a statement, “Doctor Who” writer Mark Gatiss had the following to say:

“I’ve wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember! To make it happen for Doctor Who‘s 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true.”

Meanwhile, executive producer Steven Moffat also had the following message to say:

“The story of Doctor Who is the story of television — so it’s fitting in the anniversary year that we make our most important journey back in time to see how the Tardis was launched.”

While we are eagerly awaiting this documentary special, the new season of the show is getting set to debut this fall on both BBC as well as BBC America. Is this something that you would be interesting in watching? Be sure to share your comments below!

To check out the trailer for the upcoming season of the show featuring Matt Smith in the title role, be sure to hit up the link here.

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