1st Day of the Doctor clip validates Matt Smith's Comic-Con hint

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Nov 8, 2013, 4:04 PM EST (Updated)

When asked for any kind of teaser at all for the Doctor Who 50th episode, Matt Smith replied, "Paintings." Here's our first glimpse of why.

We'd assumed that we wouldn't be seeing any video for The Day of the Doctor until tomorrow's trailer, but the BBC have seen fit to grant us this early surprise. It's only the briefest of snippets, and yet, for reasons that will become clear in a moment, it's still really, really cool.

So Queen Elizabeth I's credentials appear to be a painting of an alien world burning. In fact, it could even be Gallifrey! Obviously, this is the tip of the iceberg, but it's neat that the BBC found a way to give fans a clip from this episode that feeds directly into what Matt Smith hinted at months ago.

Now whether that painting is just a painting or something more remains to be seen. But for now, it's just the right glimpse to get the salivary glands going in preparation for tomorrow's trailer. Neat!

(via Doctor Who)