Doctor Who Anniversary Special Poster Unveiled, Title Confirmed

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BBC America has released the first poster for its upcoming Doctor Who special, which will celebrate 50 years with this time-traveling hero and his companions.

The 75-minute episode will air on November 23 and be titled "The Day of the Doctor." It will feature David Tennant and Billie Piper in their first appearance on the series since departing in 2010, along with Jenna Coleman, John Hurt and, of course, Matt Smith.

Doctor Who Anniversary Poster

“The Day of the Doctor is nearly here!" said Smith in a statement. "Hope you all enjoy. There’s lots more coming your way, as the countdown to the 50th begins now.”

Last month, the show announced that Peter Capaldi will take over for Smith after that actor exits following this year's Doctor Who Christmas special.

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Doctor Who Quotes

Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame. Whatever the cost.

Warrior Doctor

The Doctor: Clara? You asked me what we're going to do, I told ya. We're going to go to hell, or wherever it is people go when they die, if there is anywhere. Whatever it is we're gonna go there and we're gonna find Danny. And if it is in any way possible, we're going to bring him home. Every culture has a concept of an afterlife. I always meant to have a look around, see if I could find one.
Clara: You're going to help me?
The Doctor: Well, why wouldn't I help you?
Clara: Because of what I just did, I just...
The Doctor: You betrayed me. You betrayed our trust, you betrayed our friendship, you betrayed everything that I've ever stood for. You let me down!
Clara: Then why are you helping me?
The Doctor: Why? Do you think that I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?