"The Night of the Doctor" is a mini-episode prequel to the upcoming 50th Anniversary "The Day of the Doctor" special coming on November 23rd to TVs and theaters everywhere!
In just under seven minutes we find out the origin of John Hurt's "War Doctor" and what happened to Paul McGann's short-lived Eighth Doctor. This is a BRILLIANT prelude to the highly-anticipated 50th Anniversary special, and a great missing piece of the Doctor Who canon.
'The Day of The Doctor' is the 50th anniversary special of the British sci-fi television program Doctor Who. On Saturday, November 23, 2013, ‘The Day of The Doctor’ will be simulcast on television in over 75 countries including BBC America in the U.S., BBC One in the UK, and Space Channel in Canada. It will also be screened in cinemas in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Germany, and Russia.