Matt Smith confirms: There'll be multiple specials for Who's 50th

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Dec 17, 2012

We'd already heard about that little Doctor Who docudrama for the show's 50th anniversary, but now it looks like there will be a whole host of 50th specials in the new year.

According to the latest issue of Doctor Who magazine, Matt Smith had a slip-of-the-tongue moment when he referred to Moffat's "first anniversary episode," which, by the by, Smith says is "as brilliant and as mental as you'd expect from Steven."

So here's how it looks like things are playing out thus far:

Ponds leave in the first half of season seven, at the end of 2012.

Jenna-Louise Coleman becomes new companion from Christmas onward into 2013.

Multiple 50th-anniversary specials.

A Doctor Who docudrama.

Season eight in 2014?

And speaking of season eight, although it's unwritten, Moffat has told Smith about it, and apparently we should all be "ready to cry."

So what do we think? The last time there was a "series of specials" it heralded the end of David Tennant's run. Matt Smith has been changing his tune lately about when he's leaving. Is he even going to be around come 2014? All of which doesn't even touch on answering that whole "Doctor Who" question.

Crazy days ahead. Are you excited—or are all these different ideas making the future of Who too manic?

(via DoctorWhoTV)

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