'Doctor Who' to air in 3D for 50th Anniversary

Consider this one of the more interesting bits of news to come from the Doctor Who camp recently. It was announced this week that, as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the long-running British sci-fi series, the BBC will air Doctor Who in 3D. 

It's unsure yet whether this will be the previously expected 50th anniversary special or another special entirely. BBC's Controller of Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson, described it as "a big Doctor Who special in 3D which is very exciting and feels very innovative." 

The 3D broadcast will also be happening on (presumably British-only) cinema screens as well, though Stephenson remarked that the BBC1 broadcast of the special "[will remain] absolute value for money for the audience." 

Steven Moffat, meanwhile, revealed nothing about the plot of the episode but expressed his excitement nonetheless. "It's about time," he said in a statement. "Technology has finally caught up with Doctor Who and your television is now bigger on the inside. A whole new dimension of adventure for the Doctor to explore." 

It's not yet known whether or not you'll need a 3D TV to view the special -- or how you'll be able to watch the special if you don't. 

Doctor Who will return for the second half of its seventh series on March 30 with the midseries premiere episode "Phantom of the Hex." 

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Written by: mcpherson
Feb 14th, 2013, 12:41 pm

Images courtesy of BBC One

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