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The Eighth Doctor drinks a venti of warrior juice and canonises the Big Finish adventures

This 7-minute prequel to The Day of the Doctor on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who saw the surprise return of Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor to the screen.

This is more than just your average prequel, though. It sets up The War Doctor, shows us McGann’s thitherto missing regeneration, canonises his Big Finish adventures, and welcomes the Sisterhood of Karn back to the Whoniverse as well.

As with any good 7 minutes of Doctor Who, we spent over an hour chatting about it, though admittedly we did get lost in a rabbit hole about regeneration rules for a while.

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Here's what you think One Response to “B058 The Night of the Doctor”
  1. Kyle Rath | @sinistersprspy

    For a very brief moment, on November 14th, 2013, the entire spectrum of Life within the Multiverse existed in a perfect peace. Our eyes were wide with excitement; our hearts fluttered, filled with an overabundance of pure joy; all our hopes, and all our dreams, laid before us. Visions of days to come, rekindling All Our Love to long ago…..

    “The Night of the Doctor” debuted as an online special mini-prequel to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special “The Day of the Doctor”.

    Paul McGann returned to our screens as the Eighth incarnation of The Doctor. Survivor of the 1996 “Doctor Who” Movie; immensely popular from his adventures in Big Finish audios, and the central figure in an age old curiosity about the DW timeline.

    And Moffat just went off and fucking killed him.

    Don’t get me wrong: I like me some John Hurt action, and despite Christopher Eccleston’s recent confessions, seriously, and I cannot stress this enough, what the fuck was Moffat thinking?

    Synopsis: The Sisterhood of Karn save the day with Gallifreyan Go Go juice, and Doctor-No-More puts on a bullet belt he pilfered from a dead girl he didn’t know and couldn’t save because War. War never changes.

    Conclusion: All because he couldn’t be bothered to get back in the TARDIS.

    Score: 4.75/5 Because McGann is fantastic and Big Finish is Canon.

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