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November 23rd, 2013 362 comments

What Did You Think of The Day of the Doctor?

What Did You Think of The Day of the Doctor?

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special.

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.



Day of The Doctor DVD and Blu-rays

All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

Day of the Doctor Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt.

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The DVD is available to order from www.amazon.co.uk or www.bbcshop.com

The Blu-ray is available from www.bbcshop.com or www.amazon.co.uk


Doctor Who the Day of The Doctor Merchandise

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with these great mugs, t shirts, travel pass holders and prints featuring the 10th and 11th Doctors and the mysterious Doctor played by John Hurt!

Available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.com

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362 comments

  • Anonymous

    November 24th, 2013 - 1:16am

    Episode was awesome. Just a few questions though.

    1) Why did john hurt regenerate, he wasn’t injured or dying?
    2) Since he didn’t use the moment but forgot what happened when he got into his tardis again what did he think happened to gallifrey and the daleks?
    3) is john hurt now number 9 (I think he is as he earned the title by the end)
    4) was the curator a future form of the doctor?

    Reply
    • videogamemad00

      November 24th, 2013 - 1:36am

      1) Just old age, like Hartnell’s Doctor.
      2) He thinks he used the moment to destroy Gallifrey.
      3) Yes
      4) Unknown, but it sounded like it, or possibly just an older 4th Doctor?

    • Spike Matthews

      November 24th, 2013 - 1:45am

      3) No. Hurt’s doctor was a halfway house regen brought on by those women from Night of the Doctor.

    • ch5

      November 24th, 2013 - 2:02am

      4) it was tom backer in his older year

    • doc fan

      November 24th, 2013 - 11:09am

      1)AGE????

    • JustCurious

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:22pm

      1)AGE
      3) Nope, halfway/war doctor/ …
      4) I’m thinking it’s a future doctor

    • ROCKSTAR

      November 24th, 2013 - 2:45pm

      1. Too close near the explosion of the Moment
      2. Thinks he committed genocide
      3.Yes John Hurt is the ninth doctor
      4.Possibly future version of the Doctor

  • KORSAIR

    November 24th, 2013 - 12:27am

    Not what I was expecting at all but loved every minute of it, great stuff 🙂

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  • tombakerremindsmeofmydad.com

    November 24th, 2013 - 12:18am

    Loved it. I didn’t stop smiling from start to finish. Great chemistry between the 3 docs. Fab to see the next doc included, and Tom Baker! !!! Cant wait for xmas special.

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  • Derek Browell

    November 24th, 2013 - 12:13am

    The 50th was “alright” with Tom but I loved the “Adventure in space and time”, especially the moment with Bill and Verity being there for each other …. Peter Davison’s comedy with Colin,Sylvester and Peter Jackson had me and my lads splitting our sides with laughter…..

    Reply
  • KathyP68

    November 24th, 2013 - 12:07am

    Awesome. Just loved it. I’ve been a fan for forty years and this episode did not disappoint. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

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  • The Moffat Paradox

    November 24th, 2013 - 12:06am

    It was bordering on epic.Would like to have seen more though of the Time War from the Hurt Doctor’s regeneration from the 8th to his older self with the Time Lords dishing it out more to the Daleks as well as taking it. Otherwise a good story as a 50th annitversary tribute.

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  • philip

    November 24th, 2013 - 12:06am

    Highlight for me was to see the TARDIS on the banks of the river Wye as seen from Chepstow Castle.

    Next highlight was Tom Baker as the CURATOR

    at the end..he seemed emotional and nearly overwhelmed by being in the show.. as were we all.. Well done Tom..

    Such a hard show to conjure up for a fiftieth but congratulations to BBC Wales again..

    ps It would be great to see a Dr Who episode based around bleak old railway stations in the welsh mountains and steam engines..one near Pontypool!!

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  • 76 Totters Lane

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:46pm

    Does this mean the 9th Doctor wasn’t battle-scarred anymore? And if all 13 Doctors save Gallifrey including future incarnations (Capaldi) then is that where the line ends?

    Reply
    • videogamemad00

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:55pm

      Don’t try to explain Moffat’s episodes. They’re not even complex, they’re just… stupid.

    • pug dalek

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:06am

      He forget it all he’s the same man

    • pug dalek

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:07am

      He forgot it all he’s the same man

    • who rules

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:08am

      the ninth, tenth and eleventh doctor’s all still think gallifrey was destroyed, (john hurt says he will not remember saving gallifrey) the eleventh doctor remembers saving gallifrey from this point on. there, easy, not stupid at all, a simple explaination that means all previous stories still stand.

    • Katrina

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:12am

      John is doctor 8.5 ( don’t know why) and Peter is going to be the 12th and then there will be a 13th and Moffat said that he might give a twist to save the doctor

    • Spike Matthews

      November 24th, 2013 - 1:51am

      Dear gods. Did nobody see Night of the Doctor? Hurt’s Doctor wasn’t a proper regeneration.

    • WORON

      November 24th, 2013 - 1:59am

      (1) NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR showed McGann regenerating to Hurt ast given a potion to drink, Then tonight when we saw Hurt starting to regenerate , he was going to change to Eccleston. We may never see that regeneration due to Eccleston not wanting to be involved in the show.

    • JustCurious

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:26pm

      And since Capaldi (12th!) would know they succeeded, the other future doctors would not be needed. Steven Moffat was saying how he hopes dw hits a hundre…

    • ROCKSTAR

      November 24th, 2013 - 2:49pm

      Well if you pause just when the song ends for John Hurt s Doctor you can catch a quick look at Eccleston s face and a little bit of his hair

  • doctorwhoforever

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:41pm

    the opening credits were like cinema style at the start. they were sick. I was hoping that Martha jones would return but she never did

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  • Big D

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:40pm

    Overall Im a bit disappointedat this moment in time. The premise was good as were our heroes and Clara, as always was great. I think my issue was that it all felt a little rushed in parts. If it had had another 30 minutes or so and explored each segment and character a little further, I think it could have been a terrific show. However I shall rewatch it tomorrow and if I change my opinion I’ll let you know.
    P.S Rubbish afterparty show.
    P.P.S Absolutely brilliant Five(ish)Doctors.

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  • The 13th Doctor

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:28pm

    Did anyone notice the policeman on totters lane at the beginning?

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    • Katrina

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:34pm

      Yes I was sooo happy that they remembered to put that in 😀

    • Amie

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:09am

      It was great. The best birthday present I got! Completely different to what I expected

  • Katrina

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:27pm

    I didn’t really like it I think they should have got the older doctors / look a likes ( eg. The 9th,8th,7th,6th,5th,4th,3rd,2nd and most importantly WILLIAM HARTELL 1st doctor ) to have a more exciting epfor the 50th

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    • Katrina

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:30pm

      Also I forgot to add WHY didn’t Tom ask matt ” Would you like a jelly baby ?” I was upset as that always made Tom sooo funny ( not that he wasn’t already funny )

    • Big D

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:42pm

      I said exactly the same thing to my wife and oldest son.

    • Tim M

      November 24th, 2013 - 10:51am

      I greatly enjoyed the episode and thought John Hurt was excellent. But I came away feeling it could have and should have been better. Great to see the Zygons again, but I’ve had enough of duplicates. Moffat seems obsessed by them!
      Surely we could have had the older Doctors in it! Just put them in a story where each of their incarnations have been taken out of their time stream by some enemy wishing to have all the secrets on Gallifrey and the Time Lords. Because then each incarnation has been on this ship for many years they hence look older. So it’s for the later Doctors to rescue them and return them each to their rightful place in time. Hence all those Doctor’s are never aware that they were taken form their time streams as they are returned from where they left. That would have been my sort of 50th anniversary story idea anyway!

  • videogamemad00

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:21pm

    The poll should be id this or ‘The End Of Time’ canon.

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    • pug dalek

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:43pm

      This for not killing 80000 kids it makes the doctor look evil it’s doctor who not doctor kill

    • videogamemad00

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:45pm

      So David Tennant is still The Doctor. I can watch Matt Smith episodes without the pain of know it’s canon! YAY! This is a big day of progress in Doctor Who.

    • pug dalek

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:57pm

      The end of time is too sad this a bit happy

    • videogamemad00

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:07am

      But there has to a mix of light hearted and realistic episodes.

    • Justjeulin

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:13am

      I really hope you’re not implying that you thought TEOT was realistic. The human race become “the master race”? Gallifrey bumping Earth out of it’s place?

      And since when did Doctor Who have to be realistic. It’s a sci-fi show at heart, it doesn’t have to be realistic. It can be whatever it wants to be.

    • pug dalek

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:14am

      Some times but not like trocwood

    • pug dalek

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:18am

      The master race 🙄

    • pug dalek

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:21am

      God the end of time part 1 is so bad

    • videogamemad00

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:47am

      I wansn’t talking about The End Of Time. Just in general, light hearted episodes tend to be less realistic an more fairy tale like.

  • Exterminator

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:03pm

    It was better than I was expecting. It needed more of the daleks and the time war. Where was davros and the dalek emperor?

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    • whofan4ever

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:11pm

      they didn’t need to show it. The fall of Arcadia happened and that is what we saw of it. Personally i like to focus on the postives such as seeing all ’13’ doctors saving Gallifrey

    • The 13th Doctor

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:26pm

      Would have been nice to see the emperor but still great!

    • Spike Matthews

      November 24th, 2013 - 1:54am

      Davros wasn’t around for the Time War. The rest of the Daleks were under the impression they had killed him themselves.

    • ROCKSTAR

      November 24th, 2013 - 2:53pm

      Davros died in the first year of the time war

    • Jammy2305

      November 25th, 2013 - 1:03am

      Davros’ ship flew into the jaws of the Nightmare Child during the first year of the war (Or so they thought…)

  • Jerry

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:52pm

    Without the Tom Baker part, I’d give it thumbs down!!

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    • David G

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:01pm

      An amazing continuation of the storyline. Lovely cohesive links to the 10th anniversary referring to the Cromer files and Brigadier lethbridge Stewart as well as many others. At least the next few decades are secured with the search for Gallifrey. John Hurt excellent and The rapport between Tennant and Smith superb. Well done!

  • Dalek the Supreme

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:52pm

    I loved it. John Hurt’s Doctor was not at all what I was expecting (an angry, stern, warlike man). Instead, we got a man who was so sad and so tired of it all. The Zygons were amazing, and the conflict between the War Doctor and his future selves was brilliant all around. The Daleks weren’t nearly as involved as I thought they’d be, but didn’t fail to impress. The visuals were great, and that ending with Tom Baker and then all the Doctors was beautiful. Moffat, you have impressed me once again, but I’ll have to re-watch it a few times before I form a final opinion.

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  • matparks08

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:49pm

    brilliant and a fitting way to celebrate – Capaldi, Tom Baker, Zygons. The after show party was as bad as I expected (One Direction, seriously?) but then pressed red button for 5-ish Doctors which was a perfect way to end the night.

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    • pug dalek

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:51pm

      I know them one directions grr they put their day on the 23 of november it’s like putting a rabbit and an fox in the same room

    • ROCKSTAR

      November 24th, 2013 - 2:55pm

      Why did it have to be one direction

    • The 13th Doctor

      November 24th, 2013 - 6:04pm

      Should have set a dalek firing squad on them!
      That would’ve taught them!

  • simon w

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:47pm

    wow it was brillient and to see the great 4th Doctor Tom Baker in the end

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  • ZygonTerror

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:27pm

    For myself personally it wasn’t as good as I was expecting it to be. There were parts that were good and other parts that didn’t meet expectation. I preferred the classic Zygons to the modern take on the monsters personally. I loved Tom Baker’s involvement and John Hurt was a likeable Doctor.

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  • videogamemad00

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:27pm

    It was somewhere between average and okay.

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    • Anonymous

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:40pm

      I totally agree with you there, I thought it would be much better and much more action packed. there has been better episodes. I was sad how not good it turned out to be

    • pug dalek

      November 24th, 2013 - 12:26am

      🙄 stop it It is so good

    • videogamemad00

      November 24th, 2013 - 1:38am

      Well, I obviously disagree.

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      November 24th, 2013 - 10:39am

      I have to agree with Videogamemad00. I’ll re watch but after the show I was not too keen.

    • pug drone dalek

      November 24th, 2013 - 9:55pm

      I disagree :rass:

    • pug drone dalek

      November 24th, 2013 - 9:59pm

      I disagree 😛

  • WFK DVD Collector 13

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:22pm

    So… That was really good, but I’m a little bit confused about John Hurt’s doctor. The way that they talked about him in the show made it sound like he WAS the 9th Doctor. And now there’s 13 doctors (with no. 12), so… Is he the Doctor, or is he like doctor 8.5 or something? Because they didn’t count the watcher as a doctor, (4.5) or the Valeyard, (12.5) so if John Hurt is being counted as the doctor, shouldn’t there be 15 doctors? Well who knows, in my eyes there’s 11 main Doctors, and the 3 half doctors.

    Well I think this comment is way too long, so thank you Steven Moffat for the 50th, and the rest of the BBC of course, Happy 50th anniversary everyone and I wish you all a very good night! 🙂

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  • 100000BC

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:22pm

    I loved the 13 TARDISes, swarming like anti-Daleks, showing that millions of Daleks are no match for 13 shades of TARDIS blue!

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    • videogamemad00

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:26pm

      Yeah… but… how did they avoid the time lock?

    • 100000BC

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:36pm

      The Moment/Bad Wolf/Rose did it to show the JH Doctor the 10th and 11th Doctors, and then to assist them (The Moment is a weapon with a conscience, choosing how to use its power with the help of its user).

    • videogamemad00

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:41pm

      Oh, so basically it can undo anything done in the RTD era?

    • Anonymous

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:50pm

      Look, I know we’re all allowed opinions and stuff but do you have to always critisise everything? The production team and actors have worked extremely hard on this to please us, and most of us are over the mood with it, we appreciate the work put into this. If you don’t like anything from the show recently just stop watching it. Sorry, but you could just appreciate the work and money put into the show.

    • 100000BC

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:54pm

      It can probably (with the power of time travel to take it to before the event) undo anything from any point in time at all.

    • videogamemad00

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:56pm

      It’s actually quite sad they put effort into it. I’d rather they hadn’t. Couldn’t they just have put a repeat of a good episode on?

    • The 13th Doctor

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:20pm

      I thought it was great!
      My only critism is it could have been longer
      (more Daleks, Time war, Slightly longer Doctor cameo’s)
      Everyone involved should be proud!
      😀

    • pug dalek

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:33pm

      Way???? That is like saying doctor who is in the past and who cares for the fans who like an new and epic episode that like in 1983 that is got all the doctors on hes/them home planet

    • pug dalek

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:35pm

      The day of the doctor is so epic

  • Mike

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:19pm

    Just been down to Eastbourne to see it in 3D, what a fantastic atmosphere and story. It has given a new stimulus to the legend with many new stories to be had, what a great opportunity for the new Dr. to come..

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    • Spike Matthews

      November 24th, 2013 - 1:58am

      Eastbourne? Heh, I left there to visit my mother this weekend. The look on her face when I gave her explicit instructions to leave the TV free for me to watch this….

  • whofan4ever

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:17pm

    the only question i have is how the 4th doctor is there even though he regenerated from that body to the next a long time ago(for the curator doctor). Apart from that i loved it

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    • whofan4ever

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:18pm

      by the way, i went to the cinema and the christmas trailer wasn’t shown
      thankfully i had recorded the actual showing 😉

    • never blinking

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:23pm

      maybe after or during finding his home again and completing all his journeys, he’ll somehow receive the genes of the other, will have infinite regeneration but will decide to stay in 4th doctor’s shape and will become a curator on earth with his family:))

    • Nathan

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:39pm

      I don’t think it was the fourth Doctor, I think it was just Tom Baker making a cameo (which was great) as a different character. Although I could be wrong (and I hope I am; I’d love to think that it was the Doctor).

    • starshipalaska

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:51pm

      He said something like, “In later life, we come back to the old favourites…”

    • 100000BC

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:59pm

      I think he is some sort of revisitation of the 4th Doctor’s body by the 11th or 12th Doctors… “I never forget a face” “I know you don’t. And in years to come you might find yourself revisiting a few. But just the old favourites, eh?”

  • drjakeyoung

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:15pm

    Is it just me, or were those closing credits theme awesome!

    Also, booboo, could you post the Christmas trailer up please?

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  • The Big Friendly Button

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:13pm

    That. Was. Amazing. I have so many questions. But the one thing I enjoyed the most was the daleks having killed themselves via friendly fire.

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    • The 13th Doctor

      November 23rd, 2013 - 11:23pm

      Incredibly well placed shots to take them all out at once!
      But great!
      😀

  • Australia calling

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:05pm

    Really really enjoyable…and he is going home…the long way round.
    Don’t know if I ever want to see an end..!!

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  • never blinking

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:04pm

    Evrything was perfect(if we don’t start to think about millions of chaoses created in one episode only) but Clara’s comment about the doctor’s phases as”universe is full of warriors and any ordinary man can become a hero…” was like undervalueing the 10th doctor or i’m being sinister, i don’t know.

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  • CrazyDoctorWhoGuy

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:03pm

    absolutely amazing gallifrey scenes were brilliant zygons were seriously awesome and scary and the daleks attacking was amazing and it wa just perfect. happy 50th! doctor who just amazing.

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  • 11matt

    November 23rd, 2013 - 9:56pm

    great best episode ever

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