There's another Who 50th prequel out there (but if you want to watch, it'll cost ya)

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Nov 20, 2013, 11:30 AM EST (Updated)

There’s a brand-new Doctor Who 50th-anniversary special minisode out there, but—wait for it—it’ll cost ya.

Titled “The Last Day,” the minisode recounts a last day, but if you want to know which, you’ll have to head on over to iTunes to see it.

Originally, the minisode was offered by Apple at £2.49, but according to the BBC, the minisode was actually supposed to be free (and that it was a mistake on Apple's part). A statement from the BBC says: "This should have been free. We’re waiting to hear back from them about how this will be rectified."

"The Last Day" is no longer available by itself, but if you want to see it, it'll be part of the whole Doctor Who 50th-anniversary collection, which is priced at £12.50.

As for “The Last Day,” it’s apparently not the best Who minisode out there, but it teases some sort of setup for “The Day of the Doctor,” but it’s not on the same scale as “The Night of the Doctor,” which starred a returning Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor.

So, what’s it about, then? Well, it’s a “found-footage” Doctor Who story. Here’s the official blurb:

First day on the front line? Time to attach a Headcam for a soldier’s point-of-view. What could possibly go wrong?

Yep, what could possibly go wrong? It’s a Doctor Who story, after all!

Eager for a few more details? All right, the minisode is 3 minutes 43 seconds long (and that’s including the credits), and there’s no sign of the Doctor. Any of them. No TARDIS. No Clara, no Rose, no Queen Elizabeth, nor even a Zygon. Pretty much anyone who has anything to do with “The Day of the Doctor” is NOT THERE.

Does it all make you a tad curious about "The Last Day"? Will you head on over to iTunes, or will you wait for the "Day of the Doctor" DVD/Blu-ray to be released on Dec. 10? Think it'll ultimately pop up (for free this time) elsewhere BEFORE the 50th-anniversary special airs this Saturday? 

(via Bleeding Cool here and here)

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