Friday 24 May 2013

The 800th Doctor for Christmas

The Doctor Who season finale was pretty big, and big things happened. Revelations were made, and now a lot of people are focussed on the 50th anniversary special, which is an understandable thing. What seems to have gone under the radar a little bit is the Christmas Special, which will air just under a month later. I know that the 50th is a big thing that happens far less frequently than the Christmas Specials, but the Christmas Special on the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who happens to be the 800th episode of the show. This is also a big thing, and no one is talking about it.

We've just had a season cross over two years for the first time in the history of the revived series, which included a Christmas special in the middle of the season. This slow release of season seven and the 50th anniversary special are both responsible for making the Christmas special the 800th episode.

The fan inside, not like I repress it or anything, likes to think that something special is happening in the Christmas special. He, Panda and I all like to imagine that Moffat is deliberately distracting us with the anniversary special, so that we don't ask questions about the 800th.

I'm just saying is all.

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