Doctor Who Vol. 2 #105


“The Day of the Doctor” -- 75 minutes

  • directed by Nick Hurran
  • written by Steven Moffat
  • the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) teams up with the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and the War Doctor (John Hurt) to save present-day London from the Zygons and then to save Gallifrey during the Time Wars
  • features Rose Tyler (played by Billie Piper) as a the avatar of the Moment (a sophisticated “galaxy eater” bomb meant to end the Time Wars), which only the War Doctor can see or hear (Rose’s form was apparently taken from the Doctor’s future memory, which makes no sense)
  • reveals that the Tenth Doctor (played by David Tennant) was married to Queen Elizabeth I (played by Joanna Page)
  • features the Zygons (previously only seen in “Terror of the Zygons”)
  • features Kate Stewart (played by Jemma Redgrave), who previously appeared in “The Power of Three”
  • briefly features old footage of all previous incarnations of the Doctor
  • briefly features Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor
  • the War Doctor regenerates into the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston, who appears via old footage)
  • in the end, features Tom Baker as a future Doctor (called “the Curator”)

50th anniversary special; released in movie theaters in some nations (including the U.S.) on the same day it aired; aired 23 Nov 2013

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