Update: 1/22/13 – 1:04pm:This is has not been confirmed and will be waiting for BBC to confirm the report.
Colin Baker (Sixth Doctor) has denied being asked to appear on the 50th anniversary episode on Twitter. “Wish I could [tell you it was true] but alas apart from The Big Finish plans I am not aware of any 50th stories nor have I been approached.”
But here is what we can confirm:
- The anniversary episode will be written by Steven Moffat (confirmed by Doctor Who Magazine 456).
- This will be complemented by An Adventure In Space and Time by Mark Gatiss.
- Both Big Finish, BBC Books and AudioGO are planning their own 50th anniversary releases.
Whaaaaaaa? This is exciting news!
The special anniversary episode – which is set to air in November- will feature all eleven Doctors. BBC will be using studio magic to have the first three Doctors (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee), who have passed away, appear on the show somehow.
Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann are recording an anniversary audio adventure and are set to appear in the anniversary episode as well. Christopher Eccleston (Ninth Doctor) has hinted that he has been asked and may partake in the episode because he “still had more to do with the character”. David Tennant (Tenth Doctor) has hinted he will also appear in the episode.
The storyline has not been completed but Steven Moffat is working on it. The previous companions have not been asked to appear in the anniversary, but River Song (Alex Kingston) – the Doctor’s wife – may have a part in bringing all the incarnations together.
Matt Smith (Eleventh and current Doctor) has been tight lipped about the episode – “I haven’t seen the script so I have no idea what is happening. One thing’s for sure, we’ll make it the biggest in the show’s history.”
BBC has not confirmed this – so we will have to wait until we get a confirmation from them.