ABC Television has confirmed the Australian broadcast time for The Day of the Doctor, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, on Twitter. As the Doctor Who Mind Robber has previously announced, the special will air on ABC1 at 6.50 a.m. AEDT on Sunday 24 November 2013. An encore screening will occur at 7.30 p.m., following immediately by the premiere of docudrama on the genesis of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time.
It didn’t take long after the BBC’s release of the two Day of the Doctor trailers for screen shots to be posted and analysis to begin on the “hints” contained within. Doctor Who TV has posted an extensive collection of screen caps with some commentary, whilst the Den of Greek has published “So what have we learned from the Doctor Who trailers? Both are worth looking at. The Mirror has quite an extensive run down of the trailer here and WhatCulture! has published “Doctor Who: 10 Most Game-Changing Moments In Day Of The Doctor Trailer” here.
Is this Gallifrey?
Whether the episode concerns the Time War and if the Time Lords appear are amongst the first questions raised. The presence of Dalek ships and the apparent shots of Gallifrey certainly hint at this. Similarly, the exact nature of John Hurt’s Doctor and whether Rose Tyler is in her Bad Wolf persona are issues that have arisen. Although no Classic Series Doctors were spied in the trailers, photos of former companions were shown.
Are these people the Time Lords?