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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special to be in 3D

February 12th, 2013 by Marc Comments

“Your television is now bigger on the inside.”

I see what you did there, Stephen Moffat.

According to The Guardian, the 50th Anniversary special will be filmed in 3D, and aired in 3D in movie theaters as well as the BBC HD channel. Said Stephen Moffat:

“It’s about time. 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.”

Currently, BBC controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson is still working out the logistics of running the show in movie theaters, saying “We need to make sure the main BBC1 experience remains absolute value for money for the audience.” There is no word, however, on whether any of those theaters will be in America, American Whovians.

UK Whovians, consider this what you get in exchange for all those “not available outside the US” videos. I suppose it would be too much to ask for the special to be aired in doofy red and blue 3D. I just wonder how they’ll get glasses out to all those BBC HD viewers…

Series 7 part 2 begins airing on March 30th, with the 50th Anniversary special due for broadcast later in the year.

With thanks to The Mary Sue.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….