There is a day coming where the fans of one TV show will unite, quite literally, for a celebration of 50 years running. The show is Doctor Who, and the world should prepare itself for The Day of the Doctor. It has been confirmed that on November 23, the BBC Worldwide will simulcast this episode so that 75 countries in six continents will be able to watch their beloved show exactly 50 years, to the day, since the first episode was aired in 1963.
This is a huge deal. For 50 years, Doctor Who has been able to not only survive, but flourish through generations of self proclaimed Whovians – a name for fans of Doctor Who. It is the longest running sci-fi show on television and has no reason to not continue for another 50 years, as the fans have become more of a family.
Celebrations will begin to pick up their pace as the month of November closes in. Old episodes will be dug out, specials will be pulled together, and interviews of old Doctors and companions made. There hasn't been more of an exciting time for the Whovians! So if the world notices a lot more bow ties, fezzes, and long and colorful scarves being worn, just remember that The Day of the Doctor is approaching.