Re: Radio Times Claims a Classic Doctor Might Be in 50th Anniversary
The Stig wrote:
The anniversary celebrates Doctor Who, not the episode that happened to air that day, any more than a Trek anniversary is overtly concerned about honoring 'Where No Man Has Gone Before' or, alternately, 'The Cage.' No one is going to be particularly interested in the idea of Number One or Doctor Piper appearing in an anniversary event.
However, in 1996 when celebrating Trek's 30th both DS9 and Voyager did tribute episodes to TOS, even though most of the contemporary audience would have been more familiar with TNG. The 40th was celebrated by converting TOS to HD. And the 50th will likely be celebrated with a new movie which will adapt a storyline TOS did.
"Internet message boards aren't as funny today as they were ten years ago. I've stopped reading new posts." -The Simpsons 20th anniversary special.