Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues
As all Whovians know, Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode is a big deal. With David Tennant and Billie Piper returning for the occasion, it is almost like show runner Steven Moffat is organizing a big reunion of sorts. Moffat however, has confirmed that this is not the case.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Moffat unveiled that the highly anticipated episode won’t feature a “traditional massive reunion.” He addressed the concept, saying that a story featuring all doctors is out of the question, especially considering not all of the actors are alive to participate.
"People say, ‘Are you going to do the 11 Doctors?’ We can’t do 11 Doctors! Three of them are dead!" Moffat told
The anniversary episode will feature both Matt Smith and David Tennant as respectively the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. John Hurt, Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper will also star.
“What we’re not doing is the traditional massive reunion. It’s a different kind of anniversary, and the spine of that is David and Matt,” Moffat said of the special.
The writer of the series recently unveiled that the episode will be “movie length,” but did not confirm just how long the episode will run for.
Interestingly enough, Doctor Who composer Murray Gold said of the episode that it will feature a controversial plot twist that could possibly divide fans.
Doctor Who's 50th special, written by Moffat, will run on BBC One and BBC America on Saturday, November 23.