'Doctor Who' Releases Webisode in Run-Up to 50th Anniversary Episode

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Doctor Who has released a 7-minute webisode called "Night of the Doctor" in the run-up to the 50th anniversary special that is being simulcast worldwide on Saturday, November 23rd (called, aptly, "Day of the Doctor.")

In a big twist, the episode stars the 8th doctor, played by Paul McGann, who only appeared onscreen in a 1996 TV movie. It also offers some surprising explanations about who John Hurt's doctor, seen in the season finale of the show, really is and even includes information that has heretofore only appeared in radio plays, comic books, and other show spin-offs.

Watch below and see The Atlantic for a further explanation of what you're watching.