Erika Rivera Staff Writer
Doctor Who is heading towards the future as a way to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Today, Ben Stephenson, the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning, revealed that fans of the show will be treated to the Time Lord and his adventures in 3D. To pull this off, the show will be broadcast using some of the BBC’s HD capacity. The show also plans to show the anniversary special in cinemas as part of the celebration and viewers at home will be able to see the 3D version on the BBC HD Channel. “It’s a nationwide celebration of both Doctor Who and the BBC because I think they are so synonymous. We will be doing a big Doctor Who special in 3D, which is very exciting and feels innovative,” Stephenson shares.
Steven Moffat, the lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, states: “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.” Fans of this show will certainly be happy to join the Time Lord for this new way of viewing the long running show. Moffat is still ironing out the script for the special that will be filmed in South Wales.
Doctor Who is set to return on BBC One on Saturday, March 30th for a run of eight episodes, leading up to the anniversary special set to air on November 23rd, exactly 50 years after the first Doctor Who adventure ever.