BBC releases new Doctor Who 50th anniversary trailer
James R | On 19, Oct 2013
There aren’t many words that get us as excited as the phrase “new Doctor Who trailer”. Which is why we’re very excited.
Yes, a new, specially-created trailer celebrating the last 50 years of Doctor Who aired last night on BBC One.
The trailer used state of the art technology to show all of the Doctors as they first appeared on screen, including William Hartnell in high-res colour for the very first time. There’s even room for Sarah Jane Smith. The minute-long trailer aired after Strictly Come Dancing and before Atlantis, aka. The Show That People Watch to Fill the Void Left Behind by No Doctor Who.
The video marks the latest event in the build-up to the 50th anniversary itself on Saturday 23rd November, when the BBC will show the The Day of the Doctor – a one-off, feature-length episode starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt.
A whole range of shows have also been commissioned across TV and radio to mark the anniversary – including the release of two previously missing episodes starring Patrick Troughton, The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear. The restored episodes are now available on iTunes.
The trailer did not feature any material from the special itself, but when it’s this lovingly put together? We’re not complaining. Plus it’s given the world a beautiful new piece of artwork featuring all 11 Doctors.
Watch the 50th anniversary Doctor Who trailer here: