Celebration Planned for Anniversary of Record-Breaking Sci-Fi Show

Aug 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The series listed by Guinness World Records as the longest-running science-fiction TV show is coming up on its 50th anniversary, and its current executive producer says he’s planning a “huge” celebration, TVLine.com reports.

The show is the BBC’s "Doctor Who," which premiered in 1963 and originally ran for 26 seasons. More recent versions of the show have been on since 2005, adding another six seasons to the show’s resume, with the latest incarnation premiering in spring 2010.

Exec producer Steven Moffat said he’s already planning the 2013 anniversary. He said he has "various plans," but he wouldn’t give up much in the way of specifics.

"It won’t be just one thing. … We’ll be doing lots of stuff,” Moffat said. “The plans are quite extensive, and changing all the time. Oh my God, we will hit that year very, very hard indeed.”

He noted that BBC executives are "fully committed" to his vision, and added that it’s possible the series’ previous Time Lords could reunite for the anniversary.

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