That rumored Classic Doctors special is really happening!

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Nov 21, 2013, 4:17 PM EST (Updated)

You didn't actually think the classic series would be ignored, did you? 

Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor appeared in his own minisode, Tom Baker has said he'll be in the Day of the Doctor after all, but that's not where the classic Doctors story ends.

For the last few weeks, several of the actors who played the titular Doctor pre-2005 have been tweeting (quite cryptically) about something called the Fish Dr. 

We've been scratching our heads trying to figure up what it could mean, but all we came up with was an animated trout whose mouth moved along with classic lines from Second Doctor Patrick Troughton.

Thank goodness the actual truth is something far more interesting. 

It turns out there's going to be another Doctor Who (mini) episode airing on Nov. 23 (aka the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who) called "The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot." What does that mean? Well, here's the synopsis:

Miss the classic Doctors? They’re back in this celebratory special written and directed by Peter Davison.

And while that tells us very little, we do suspect that the (likely staged) protest from three former Doctors probably has something to do with it. Knowing that the affair was both written and directed by Fifth Doctor Peter Davison makes us excited, though. He's a regular at conventions and has become rather chummy with the rest of the former Doctors (and their companions), and his daughter is married to David Tennant. What we're saying is, this sounds like the star-studded affair that the older fans have been hoping for.

Certainly it'll be better than Patrick Troughton as a trout ... or Dimensions in Time.

(via Doctor Who TV)

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