Dog Day Afternoon Of The Doctor

It's only three weeks until The Day of the Doctor, and while we're still suspiciously lacking in a trailer for the event (seriously, BBC, you've dropped the ball in that regard), we now know the official, if still vague, description of the episode. It is as follows:
"The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him".
What does this tell us? Nothing really, but I'll willing to make some reasonable assumptions. First, it seems as though there will be multiple storylines that all feed into one another, meaning that the Doctors working together might be something the episode builds towards rather than leads off with. The "something terrible" at the National Gallery will be Eleven's story, considering the very public filming that went on in Trafalgar's Square with Smith. The "murderous plot" will be Ten's, and probably the Zygon heavy bits (considering that they were David Tennant's favourite monster, and that he lobbied to get them redesigned while he was on the show). And that would also add another layer to Ten and Elizabeth the First's relationship. That leaves the "ancient battle" as being the Time War raging in the skies over Gallifrey, for John Hurt to sort out. Because I still maintain he's an older version of Eight. How these plots intertwine is left to Steven Moffat to impress us with, and here's hoping that it at least makes a sliver of sense once everything is said and done.

Along with this information is the news that Neil Gaiman will be finishing up the successful monthly e-book anniversary series of Doctor Who original stories that has been running since Eoin Colfer started thing off back in January. Gaiman's story, Nothing O'Clock, focuses on Eleven, when Amy was his lone companion. In terms of what it's about, said Gaiman:
"I set it somewhere during the first season of Matt Smith, mostly on Earth, in our time now and in 1984, but also somewhere else, a very, very long time ago. I had never created an original monster for Doctor Who and really enjoyed getting to create a creepy Doctor Who monster of the kind that we haven’t quite seen before… I hope that the Kin will get out there and occasionally give people nightmares. And that you will be worried if a man in a rabbit mask comes to your door and tries to buy your house."
That's a very Gaimany sort of answer, isn't it? The story will go on sale individually on Nov 21st, and the entire 11 part collection will be published in physical format the next day.

Via Den of Geek, twice.
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