While we still know very little about what Moffat has in store for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, we are learning more and more about Mark Gatiss’ TV drama about the creation of Doctor Who, titled An Adventure In Space And Time. The drama cast the first Doctor last month, and in a surprise move they have also found a Second Doctor. Also, filming is underway and the Daleks have been turned loose on the streets of London!
We knew Gatiss’ special was going to look at the early days of Doctor Who, but the scope of what he’s doing seems to be incredibly expansive. Instead of a simple making of Who, it seems we’re going to get a history lesson for the historic series. Gatiss’ League of Gentleman friend Reece Shearsmith has been cast as Patrick Troughton. This signals that the show will at least go to the point where the creators have to figure out how to keep the show going after lWilliam Hartnell, played by David Bradley (who you can see in an official still above), departs.
The drama has also shot an impressive sequence in the streets of London earlier this weekend. The iconic scene from The Dalek Invasion of Earth was recreated, further showing the expansive story Gatiss has put together. The BBC released the official image as well as a behind-the-scenes video you can see below.
Gatiss is going all out with An Adventure In Space And Time. There are rumors, I repeat rumors, that the newly cast Doctors could pop up in the also rumored 11 Doctors special. It does make sense, but if they end up casting a Jon Pertwee we know something is probably up. Regardless, it will be very exciting to see what Gatiss has in store. If Moffat is the King of Who, then Gatiss is surely the Prince. What do you think? Are you getting excited for the anniversary special?
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