DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Special To Air Simultaneously Worldwide
by Perry Michael Simon on October 1, 2013
This is interesting: Not only will BBC America show the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special The Day of the Doctor day-and-date with the U.K. on November 23rd, it will for the first time show it at the exact same time. And that will be the case in several other countries — try 75 countries on six continents, including Canada, Mexico, and many more. We’re all going to be watching it at the same time. Because simulcasts are cool.
From the BBC America press release:
“Few TV shows can still lay claim to being appointment viewing but Doctor Who takes this to another level. In its 50th Anniversary year we wanted to create a truly international event for Doctor Who fans in as many countries as possible and the simultaneous broadcast and cinema screening of the special across so many countries will make for a fitting birthday tribute to our Time Lord,” states Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide.
Steven Moffat, Showrunner for Doctor Who and Executive Producer of the 50th Anniversary episode adds: “The Doctor has always been a time traveller – now he’s travelling time zones. On the 23rd of November, it won’t be the bad guys conquering the Earth – everywhere it will be The Day of the Doctor!”
I’d ask if you’ll be watching, but I know the answer. Me, too.