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article imageFake but 'awesome' 3D Doctor Who 50th trailer wows fans (VIDEO)

By Mathew Wace Peck     Jun 28, 2013 in Entertainment
Yesterday, a video trailer of the upcoming Doctor Who Fiftieth Anniversary Special was uploaded to YouTube, and has been exciting the show’s fans everywhere.
However, it’s not an official BBC trailer, but one made by a Doctor Who fan going by the name of John Smith—appropriate, as that's the name the Doctor often goes by himself.
Describing the trailer as “awesome”, Doctor Who TV reported that it had “received many messages today from excited readers who believe they have found a leaked trailer for the 50th Anniversary special [but though] it is incredibly well produced and edited, it is also 100 percent fake.”
Eagle-eyed Doctor Who viewers may well recognise familiar footage of the Doctor from a selection of previously broadcast Doctor Who episodes such as Matt Smith in The Rings of Akhaten, David Tennant in The End of Time and John Hurt in The Name of the Doctor.
The Mary Sue is very impressed with the fan-made trailer: “Not that the regular BBC/BBC America Doctor Who trailers aren’t thrilling, but someone should really considering putting YouTuber “VG934” on the payroll. Because, damn.
At the time of writing, the “trailer” has already been viewed by more than 180,000 times.
For those not able to watch in 3D, a 2D version is also available:
The as-yet-unnamed Doctor Who Golden Jubilee Special has been written by showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran. It stars Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt as the Doctor, Jenna Colman as Clara Oswald and Billy Piper as Rose Tyler.
It will be broadcast on Saturday, 23 November 2013, exactly 50 years to the day that the very-first episode, An Unearthly Child, went out on BBC 1 in the UK in 1963.
The special will mark Smith’s penultimate Doctor Who, after he announced earlier this month that he would be stepping down from the role at Christmas. The BBC is currently holding casting auditions for his successor, who will become the Twelfth Doctor during the now traditional Christmas special.
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