Doctor Who and Brian Cox.
Doctors… Who?
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Nov. 10 2013 8:00 AM

Doctors… Who?

The Two Doctors.

Photo by BBC2, from the video.

Well well well. With the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who” quickly arriving — depending on how time flows for you, of course — BBC is making quite the spectacle of it. They’re doing all kinds of special events, including one that I had heard rumblings about, but have now confirmed: “The Science of Doctor Who”, hosted by my old friend Brian Cox, will air on BBC2 on Thursday, Nov. 14!

Here’s a sneak peak:


I certainly hope this will air on BBC America, too, so those of us across the Atlantic get a chance to see it too.

And I was waffling about it, but I think I will indeed go see the 50th anniversary show, “Day of the Doctor”, at the theater. In 3D! Well, really 4D, but I’m not sure they count time as a dimension in this case. Anyway, follow me on Twitter for updates about that.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!