OMG! That Doctor Who special will be in 3D?

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Feb 11, 2013, 10:20 PM EST

Looks like the TARDIS will be traveling into the third dimension for the 50th anniversary. 

The BBC surprised everyone today by announcing that its as-yet-untitled 60-minute special celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who will be broadcast in 3D.

Ben Stephenson, the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning, has revealed some exciting news about plans to mark Doctor Who’s half-century. Earlier today he announced, ‘As part of the BBC’s blockbuster celebrations to mark the Doctor turning 50, fans will be able to see the Time Lord and his adventures like never before – in 3D!’

To be broadcast using some of the BBC’s HD capacity, Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said:  ‘It’s about time. Technology has finally caught up with Doctor Who and your television is now bigger on the inside. A whole new dimension of adventure for the Doctor to explore.’

Just how much and in what capacity the 3D elements will be incorporated have yet to be announced.  Will it be for anyone with an HD TV, or will it be specifically for people with 3D-ready TVs?  Will the entire episode be presented in 3D, or only parts of it?

Most importantly of all -- are you excited?

(via Doctor Who TV)