The Doctor Who Anniversary Special prequel mini episode ‘The Night of the Doctor’ was due to arrive on Saturday, but the BBC has brought a taste of the 50th Birthday Cake to us earlier than expected and you can now watch it right here.
The brilliant mini-episode lasts around seven minutes and anyone that has been a Who fan will be grinning like a Cheshire Cat when the Doctor arrives. I am not one for giving spoilers, but if you have been keeping your ear to the ground on how many Doctors shall be involved in the special then you may guess who is making an appearance in this mini-episode.
The story itself, albeit short, is fairly powerful for what it is, with talk and fear of the Time War and the devastation the Time Lords have caused. At one point we see the Doctor pleading with a doomed pilot that he is one of the “Nice Ones” (referring to the Time Lords) as she backs away in disbelief and horror of the hand she was just holding. An excellent introduction for what is to come. I’m clapping like a seal here.
Roll on November 23rd and The Day of the Doctor.