Doctor Who turns 50: Watch the BBC's commemoration
This minute-long clip features appearances by all 11 actors who have played the legendary sci-fi character
Doctor Who fans have been waiting for months to see Doctor Who star Matt Smith make his penultimate appearance as the character in next month's "The Day of the Doctor." But while the upcoming episode will feature no less than three confirmed actors playing Doctor Who in his various incarnations, fans can get a glimpse of all 11 actors who have played the Doctor in this minute-long teaser designed to promote the show's highly anticipated 50th anniversary episode.
As the clip indicates, the episode is designed to pay tribute to the character's extended history. "The Day of the Doctor" will feature current Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman and their predecessors, David Tennant and Billie Piper. John Hurt will also appear as another "forgotten" Doctor — a role that was briefly teased in "The Name of the Doctor" earlier this year. Persistent rumors suggest that one or more of the show's older Doctors might also make an appearance.
While "The Day of the Doctor" is the main attraction, it's not the only thing the network has in store for Doctor Who fans. The BBC has announced a wide range of programs designed to commemorate the Timelord on his 50th birthday, from a drama about the creation of the series (An Adventure in Space and Time) to a screening of a restored version of An Unearthly Child, the first-ever episode of the series. Diehard fans can even buy tickets to see "The Day of the Doctor" live in movie theaters for a special 3D screening on November 23.