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The Day of the Doctor 

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.

Director:

Nick Hurran

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Terry Nation (characters: "Daleks") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Christopher Eccleston ... The Doctor (archive footage)
John Hurt ... The Doctor
Paul McGann ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Sylvester McCoy ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Colin Baker ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Peter Davison ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Tom Baker ... The Doctor
Jon Pertwee ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Patrick Troughton ... The Doctor (archive footage)
William Hartnell ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler / The Moment / Bad Wolf
Tristan Beint ... Tom
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Storyline

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Worldwide See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, Clara saved the Doctors from their cell in the Tower of London by convincing their jailer that she is a witch. See more »

Goofs

In the prison scene they discuss the sonic screwdrivers and figure they are all the same software but only updated versions. But the Eleventh doctors screwdriver and TARDIS gets destroyed, and the 'new' TARDIS creates a whole new different screwdriver, it should not be the same software but a completely new one. See more »

Quotes

War Doctor: [entering the TARDIS] You let this place go a bit.
Eleventh Doctor: Ah, it's his grunge phase. He grows out of it.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature a new arrangement of the classic "Doctor Who" theme track playing out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Doctor Who: Heaven Sent (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Steven Moffat's Best Yet?
23 November 2013 | by Br007See all my reviews

Steven Moffat has been a mixed bag at times. His scripts for "A Christmas Carol" and "The Girl In The Fireplace" are two of the better episodes in recent years. Sentimentality suits him. But when he goes to great lengths to explain the mythology of Doctor Who and begins creating new connections to the past, he can also be quite wordy. The entire last season has been victimized by this and most of the episodes were less than satisfying. We just want an adventure, not a treatise on Who history or an impossibly tangled web of River Song and a dozen other characters.

But this time, he pulled it off. While this past season, topped by "The Name of the Doctor," seemed to be painting him into a plot heavy corner, "The Day of the Doctor" unwinds the whole mess nicely and adds just the right amount of clever twists and, most importantly, delights us with its sense of humor. Suddenly, it all makes sense.

To add to the fun, this is one of those times when more doctors actually ratchets up the good time. Plus there's at least one wonderful surprise cameo to top it all off. A good time for all. Highly recommended and makes watching the previous season well worth it. This may be Moffat's best script yet.


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