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Eleven Doctors coming together for 50th anniversary

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The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who will reportedly see all 11 Doctors from the show's history working together for a common goal.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Steven Moffat is penning the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who — and bringing all previous incarnations of the Doctor to assist Matt Smith.

"But," you're thinking, "how can that be? William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee are dead."

The BBC plans to use old footage and smoke and mirrors to bring back the first three Doctors, using clever cuts to make them appear as though they are interacting with the story.

Interestingly, the only two actors who aren't 100 per cent onboard are the other two from the new series: David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston, both of whom have reportedly expressed interest, but have yet to commit.

The remaining five doctors — Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann — have apparently signed on.

And, while previous companions are not involved, Alex Kingston's River Song is slated to play a key role — gathering the Doctors together against Matt Smith's wishes.

The BBC has neither confirmed nor denied this ambitious project, and the Birmingham Mail's only quote from Moffat is very ambiguous:

You can't please everybody, but you don't want anybody to feel let down by a big anniversary episode ... The 50th birthday will also be marked by a drama documentary about the character and the early years of the show.

What do you think — done deal, or too good to be true?


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