“I didn’t want this to just be a celebration of 50 years of the past. I wanted it to be a celebration of the mythology of the legend of the Doctor and all that entailed.”
– Stephen Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer
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TORONTO (November 8, 2013) – The time has come for fans across the world to celebrate 50-years of Dalek-dodging, hair-raising, timey-wimey adventures. Space announced today that the must-see 50thAnniversary DOCTOR WHO episode THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR will air at 2:50 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 23. All 75 minutes of the highly-anticipated special, will air commercial-free on Space in a worldwide simulcast. THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR sees current Doctor (Matt Smith) teaming up with his predecessor, the tenth Doctor, (David Tennant, BROADCHURCH), and a mysterious incarnation of the Time Lord (John Hurt, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), as they embark on their greatest adventure across space and time. During the broadcast, Space is also going to reveal exciting information about its hit original series ORPHAN BLACK, and give viewers a sneak peek at its hotly-anticipated original series, BITTEN.
THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR, Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2:50 p.m. ET
Throughout the day, INNERSPACE hosts Ajay Fry, Morgan Hoffman, and Teddy Wilson count down to the special with live hits. Immediately following THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR, the trio presents a rare weekend edition of INNERSPACE with AFTER THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR: INNERSPACE LIVE. Featuring special guests and a live studio audience of diehards, Ajay, Morgan, and Teddy co-host the live-to-air broadcast from inside the TARDIS (aka Space’s Toronto headquarters), recapping highlights from the special. Before the big day, Canadian Whovians can get reacquainted with the history of this beloved series with AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME on Friday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. ET. The special one-hour docu-drama travels back in time to 1963 to reveal how the series was first brought to the screen.
In THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR, it is 2013, and something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery. Meanwhile, in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England. And somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
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