The Doctor is celebrating his fiftieth anniversary this very year and the isn’t being shy and retiring about giving the Galloping Gallifreyan his due.
Cue an monster-stuffed, action-packed anniversary special blow-out of an episode which is now to be broadcast – to those with suitable televisions from the space year 3000 – in 3D. So, yay?
Word reaches us via The Guardian – as yet unconfirmed officially by those cards-close-to-the-chest BBC folks – that this special will also be shown in cinemas, though there’s no word yet as to the extent of the release, or whether this is a 2D-to-3D conversion or your actual, native 3D experience. The prospect of cinematic “Who” goodness is quite enticing, though, isn’t it?
I have a love-hate relationship with 3D – on one end, the Cameron/Paul W.S. Anderson/”How To Train Your Dragon” end of the scale, on the other, goofy conversions which bring nothing to the party. But – this? This is something that I want to be good, and that I would love to see on the biggest screen possible. Make it happen, cash-strapped, politically on the ropes, brilliant BBC!
- Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode Will Be in 3D (tor.com)
- Doctor Who goes 3D for 50th birthday (guardian.co.uk)