It's been just under half a century since the beginning of the British sci-fi series Doctor Who, and the show is still going strong. It just wrapped its seventh series on Saturday with one of the best episodes in recent memory -- nostalgic outing "The Name of the Doctor." The series will return in November for its massive 50th anniversary special, and finally received the official greenlight for a 2014 series this weekend as well.
Oh, and it won a Peabody. So yeah, big weekend.
The Peabody Award is a prestigious radio/television award given to only 25/35 programs worldwide a year. Doctor Who's Peabody was a special Institutional one -- for “evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe." Certainly a true statement.
On hand in New York to accept the award on Monday night were stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, along with current showrunner Steven Moffat.
As you can tell from the photo above, Smith looks quite different -- he's shaved his head for his role in Ryan Gosling's upcoming directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster. Seeing as he'll be headed back to film Doctor Who's Christmas special after filming wraps on How to Catch a Monster, we might be seeing a Doctor with a distinctly shorter hair come Christmas.
Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special airs November 23 on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US.