Fans have been waiting five decades for this day, and the 50th anniversary of the BBC’s long-running sci-fi adventure, Doctor Who, is finally almost upon us. So far there have been eleven incarnations of the Time Lord—with Peter Capaldi’s twelfth on the way down the line, but he won’t be unveiled until the Christmas special—and all of them, plus many more of your favorites odds and ends, make an appearance in this epic new trailer for the special, “The Day of the Doctor.”
This video may only be a minute long, but they sure do cram a bunch of stuff into that, like I said, all eleven Doctors show up. I’m honestly still a unclear how John Hurt fits into the overall picture. There’s speculation that he’s a “secret Doctor,” who kind of bridges the gap between Paul McCann and Christopher Eccelston. Whatever happens, it’ll be fun to see Hurt thrown into the mix. That’s obviously going to be the main draw for Whovians everywhere, but they throw in some nice little nods to other fan-favorite bits. It wouldn’t be complete without at least a cameo from a Dalek. Those little buggers sure do like to exterminate things, don’t they. Some other villains pop up, as well as a companion or two, and everyone’s favorite gadget, the sonic screwdriver.