The BBC has announced that as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Doctor Who will be broadcast in 3D for the first time in the show’s history.
The official statement is very thin on details; whether this is the actual 50th anniversary special, or just an episode of the regular series (which returns March 30th). We also don’t know if the full episode will be in 3D, or just parts of it; neither do we know if it will use the modern 3D TV technology, or old-fashioned red and blue glasses.
Yeah, we don’t really know anything yet.
Here’s the announcement, from doctorwhotv.co.uk:
Ben Stephenson, the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning, has revealed some exciting news about plans to mark Doctor Who’s half-century.
Earlier today he announced, ‘As part of the BBC’s blockbuster celebrations to mark the Doctor turning 50, fans will be able to see the Time Lord and his adventures like never before – in 3D!’
“It’s a nationwide celebration of both Doctor Who and the BBC because I think they are so synonymous. We will be doing a big Doctor Who special in 3D which is very exciting and feels very innovative,” he said.
“We will be doing it on cinema screens as well. We are working out the logistics of that at the moment because we need to make sure the main BBC1 experience remains absolute value for money for the audience.”
To be broadcast using some of the BBC’s HD capacity, Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said: ‘It’s about time. Technology has finally caught up with Doctor Who and your television is now bigger on the inside. A whole new dimension of adventure for the Doctor to explore.’