Alright timelords and lasses — the timey wimey has come for the last big promotional push leading up to the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor." And we have images! Of Doctors! Of Tardises! Of Clara! Holy Geronimo, does it get more exciting than this?
Indeed six new images featuring the likes of Matt Smith (a.k.a. Eleven), David Tennant (a.k.a. Ten), and John Hurt, the guest star who is also technically The Doctor, but sort of not really because he's also The Doctor's self-proclaimed "greatest secret," which probably means he's the regeration between Eight (a.k.a. Paul McGann) and Nine (a.k.a. Christopher Eccelston) and is therefore not officially The Doctor but rather goes by some other name or something because he ended the Time War. But I mean, you know — theories! They're all just theories, chickens.
After all, speculation is the name of the game when you're a fan of the long-running (boy is that an understatement) and beloved British television series. So we've created some hypothetical scenarios based on the new images, seen below. Because so far, we still haven't seen much (where in the bloody hell is Rose? Is she pregnant? Is she a monster? Is she all of the above?), so all we've got to go on is our imagination, you guys. And ours just happens to be really clever (something the Doctor would love should he ever find himself in Los Angeles and in desperate need of a chubby ginger companion.
Oh look, an ominous shot in the Tardis of a buncha Doctors. Something interesting to note is that holster-looking thing draped over John Hurt. They look eerily like the infostamps from the Tennant episode, "The Next Doctor"? Quick! Somebody speculate and entire plotline based on this tiny detail!
It's Ten! It's Ten! Who cares what he's doing, it's Ten! He's probably saving the day or being the best, per usual.
Here is John Hurt dressed in a way that can only be described as a combination of Eight (that vest, that cravat) and Nine (that leather coat), driving the Tardis. Obviously, given his casual but determined stance, he is traveling back in time to early-2013 New York, where he will invent the cronut: the ultimate juxtaposition of decadence (the croissant part) and function (the donut part).
Here is Eleven, hanging from the Tardis above Trafalgar Square in London. A hotbed for art and statues (be careful of those Weeping Angels), one can only assume that the Tardis has grown tired of buzzing around without any recognition and has decided to hoist herself atop the plinth dedicated to contemporary art, much to the Doctor's chagrin.
Oh, look! It's Clara (Jenna Coleman) and Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave), daughter of classic Who character Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. They are looking at something, worriedly. Naturally this "thing" must be former companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper). They're staring because they're dying to know just what in the heck her role is in all of this because we haven't seen even a set photo of her, not once!
Oh and here's one of Eleven that's just his face, looking at something with that all-knowing poker face of his. Pursed lips and all. He's probably worried about whatever that red light thing is on the wall off to his left there.
Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor" premieres worldwide on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
[Photo Credit: Adrian Rodgers for the BBC]