Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special 'The Day Of The Doctor' Trailer And Excellent Photo Of All 11 Doctors

We're coming up on the one-month mark in the countdown to the anticipated 50th anniversary Doctor Who special. BBC America passed along the above trailer, which looks back at the various incarnations of the adventurous Doctor, while Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor, narrates. "I've been running all my lives," he says. "Through time and space. Every second of every minute of every day for over 900 years. I fought for peace in a universe of war. Now the time has come to face the choices I've made in the name of the Doctor. Our future depends on one single moment of one impossible day. The day I've been running from all my life. The day of the Doctor."

And the trailer also manages to work in the Daleks' trademark "Exterminate!" line and a glimpse of Clara, the Doctor's most recent companion.

BBC America also released this excellent promotional photo, which puts all of the Doctors in order. Click the image to view the HD version.


Doctor Who, the First Doctor (William Hartnell), the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee), the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker), the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison), the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker), the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann), the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)

In this photo from "The Day of the Doctor," we have Matt Smith, his predecessor David Tennant and John Hurt.

Doctors 10 and 11

And here's a Doctor who can't let go…

Matt Smith hanging

Of course, Matt Smith will be letting go at the end of the year, as the eleventh Doctor regenerates and makes way for a number 12. But before that happens, we get "The Day of the Doctor," Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary episode, which will run for 75 minutes.

The Day of the Doctor stars Matt Smith (How to Catch a Monster), David Tennant(Broadchurch), Jenna Coleman (Dancing on the Edge), with Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien). This is the first time David Tennant and Billie Piper have appeared in the series since their farewells in 2010. The special will be a celebration for long-time fans and an opportunity for those new to the series to jump onboard. The Day of the Doctor premieres Saturday, November 23, 2013.

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