"Technology has finally caught up with Doctor Who." My new favorite quote from Doctor Who showrunner Stevan Moffat. That's right. This year, Doctor Who will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special 3D episode. Whovian's rejoice!
Any other details of the 3D episode aren't known, though presumably it will star current series regulars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman. The BBC says broadcasting in 3D will require using "some of the BBC's HD capacity."
Other than that, there's still very little that's known about the 50th anniversary episode. We've heard that there's a possibility of previous Doctors coming together, which I can safely say will be the best thing in the history of ever.
Smith, who plays the Doctor, spoke to Mashable last year about his broad expectations for the 50th anniversary of the show, and implied at the time that there may be some special guest stars from the show's rich history.
"If we could mark the history of the show with previous Doctors, previous companions, previous showrunners — and if we can honor that for the fans now and celebrate the future — it's going to be a very exciting year for Doctor Who," he said. "In more than one way, it won't be just a televised event. It'll be a live event. I feel very pleased to be a part of it."
In other news, I am now in the market for a 3D TV.
While the actual 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is this November, a date for the premiere has not been announced. Doctor Who season 7 returns this spring. You'll find a whole mess of Doctor Who freshness at the RJ Store.