Doctor Who Magazine, Steven Moffat, Ingrid Oliver and a worldwide community of fans unite to beat the self isolation blues with The Day of the Doctor
A few days ago Doctor Who Magazine’s Emily Cook had a genius idea worthy of the Doctor herself. Schedule a live tweet-along of The Day of the Doctor to help keep fans’ spirits up as we self isolate or social distance ourselves to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Soon the idea snowballed, with Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) signing up to the fun alongside a huge community of fans around the world.
Even Steven Moffat, writer of The Day of the Doctor and Doctor Who showrunner from 2010 to 2017 is getting involved! He’s created a Twitter account to tweet along his thoughts on the adventure along with everyone else. Though, Mission: Impossible style, he’s set it to self-destruct after the episode’s end so catch his insights while you can. Moffat has even gone to the trouble to script a brand new scene. He will posting the new script online half an hour before the kick off of the episode itself.
The Day of the Doctor was the 50th Anniversary special which united David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors, along with Sir John Hurt’s new incarnation, in an adventure that would change everything forever. More than just an episode it was an event seen in cinemas around the world, and by thousands of fans at the Doctor Who Celebration event in London. Voted by the readers of Doctor Who Magazine as the best Doctor Who story of all time, it’s an almost universal favourite perfect for uniting everyone together.
What this country really needs, right now, is a Doctor!
So I’ve had an idea…
This Saturday 21 March let’s simulcast The Day of the Doctor from our homes starting at 7pm. Use #SaveTheDay to join a live chat!
— Emily Cook (@Emily_Rosina) March 17, 2020
Hi. Steven Moffat here. Actual Steven Moffat, if there’s still anyone bothering to pretend to be me. Only here for the Day Of The Doctor tweet-a-long, 7pm GMT, 21st March. #savetheday Disappearing after that BEFORE THEY GET ME!!!!
— Steven Moffat (@StevenM16838738) March 21, 2020
Bit late to the party, but I’m in!
— Dan Starkey (@StanDarkley) March 20, 2020
I’m going to be doing a live stream on Insta (of course I am) at https://t.co/bvT71O6Fid from 6.55pm and will get super fancy dressed up and answer Who related questions like “Will Rishi Sunak be the next Doctor?” as well as divulge salacious behind the scenes gossip. 🔥🔥🔥
— Ingrid Oliver (@ingridoliver100) March 20, 2020
You can find Oliver’s Instagram feed here: https://www.instagram.com/ingrid_oliver/
Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. DVD, Netflix, Amazon or iPlayer – choose your way to join the fun.
You can follow the action on Twitter and Instagram with the #SavetheDay hashtag, while a Facebook group for the event has also been created.
Emily has even supplied a handy list of links of all the different places you can see Day of the Doctor online, assuming you don’t have the DVD or Blu-ray. And don’t forget, the action kicks off at 7pm GMT, so make sure you account for your local timezone.
📺Here’s a guide of ways to watch The Day of the Doctor tomorrow if you don’t have the DVD/BluRay:
— Emily Cook (@Emily_Rosina) March 20, 2020
To get you in the mood, here’s the original 50th anniversary #savetheday trailer which has inspired the new hashtag.
And of course, the prelude mini-adventure, Night of the Doctor, starring Paul McGann.
So settle indoors tonight (you don’t have much choice in fairness), power up your Blu-ray player, smart TV, or laptop, and relive the Day of the Doctor. There’s even a new continuity announcement to really get you in the mood, from genuine BBC One announcer Duncan Newmarch.
The Day of the Doctor
The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
Starring David Tennant, Matt Smith and Sir John Hurt (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Billie Piper (The Moment), Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) and Ingrid Oliver (Osgood). Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Nick Curran. Produced by Marcus Wilson.