Doctor Who’s 50th Special Gets A Running Time And Name: Plus Matt Smith Gets A Beautiful Christmas Wig
Today is a big day in the world of Doctor Who. The 50th Anniversary Special has a title and a running time. On top of that, filming for the Christmas episode has begun and Matt Smith was spotted in a pretty great wig. Since announcing he was leaving the show and signing on to star in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Smith has been sporting a very closely shaven head. Many feared that signaled he would be regenerating during the 50th instead of during the Christmas episode, or at the least he’d wear a really bad wig for his final episode. Well it turns out neither of those scenarios are the case. Read on for all the details!
This morning the BBC announced some details relating to the 50th Anniversary celebrations…only to delete the story a few hours later. CBM’s Alex Lynch grabbed a screenshot of the article before it was yanked. According to the original report, which may or may not be 100% accurate since it was pulled down, the special will clock in at 75-minutes and be called The Day Of The Doctor. There was no real news on Mark Gatiss’ Adventures in Space and Time, starring Game of Thrones and Harry Potter star David Bradley as William Hartnell/The First Doctor. You can read the full article in the screenshot below.
The other big thing going on today is that filming for the Christmas episode, Matt Smith’s final outing as the 11th Doctor, has begun filming. Smith and companion Jenna Coleman were spotted running around a football pitch (soccer field to us Americans) filming a scene reportedly seeing the duo reunited. Smith’s wig looks to be in place and is barely distinguishable from his old head of hair during his tenure. Thanks to DoctorWhoTV.Co.UK for the pics. What do you think about the 50th details? Are you impressed with Smith’s wig?