"Doctor Who will take over television in 2013," Steven Moffat said halfway through December last year, and judging from how often new announcements are made, I see no reason why we shouldn’t believe him. Of course, Moffat is an expert at plot twists, but I’ve got the impression that if he is going to kill anything this year, it won’t be Doctor Who’s success! The same cannot be said about our most beloved characters, though…
Anyway, speaking of dying characters… Does anyone remember The Angels Take Manhattan? Or did you successfully manage to delete that horrible day from your memories? Either way, last Sunday it was announced that the director of this episode, Nick Hurran, will also be directing the 50th anniversary episode, which will be written by Steven Moffat and broadcast not only on television, but also in cinemas (in 3D!!).
Although there is a lot of pressure on this episode, it seems to fit Nick Hurran perfectly as he already has plenty of experience with directing important Doctor Who episodes such as The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Asylum of the Daleks, and, as mentioned earlier, The Angels Take Manhattan. Most Whovians might recognise at least a couple of these titles, as they definitely weren’t minor episodes, so this should be very promising!
It seems like Hurran is definitely the right man for the job anyway, because seeing as he very successfully managed to portray the departure of the Ponds, there is no doubt that he can cope with some pressure, something which will be very much needed for an episode as important as this one!
Filming is scheduled to start in April, so expect a lot more news on this episode in the coming weeks!