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Published on August 27th, 2013 | by Nick Kitchen

Nick Briggs on 50th: Explosive!

Are we on the verge of getting to see the oft’ referred to Time War?

The ruins of the Time Lord Citadel on Gallifrey

Speaking to ZoneOneRadio, the Voice of the Daleks himself, Nicholas Briggs, indicated that we’re in for a very explosive 50th Anniversary special!

“There were some big, big explosions. The biggest explosions I’ve ever seen on Doctor Who when they were shooting the bits with the Daleks. And I suddenly got a feeling of what it might be like to be in a warzone!”

Given the bits and pieces we’ve been shown about the upcoming special, it certainly seems everyone’s favorite villain is in a bit of trouble! The big question raised is what sort of trouble are the Daleks in? Rumors surrounding just who John Hurt’s Doctor is has led to speculation that he may actually be the Doctor that ended the Time War.

If those rumors prove true, could we be seeing a major Time War battle with the Daleks in the 50th? Or are we seeing Dalek devastation at the hands of the Zygons or the “trinity” of Doctors?

Maybe an official trailer could help shed some light…


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“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.

8 Responses to Nick Briggs on 50th: Explosive!

  1. avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

    Less than 3 months until we find out for sure. How about we all just wait and see? Why try to spoil ourselves by guessing what may/may not happen?

    • avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

      P.S. if the Time War is in some way involved (which is likely) then I hope not all is given away and some secrets remain.

  2. avatar Bob James says:

    I agree. I don’t think we’ll ever get a full “reveal”, but we are most likely going to see events from it. They would need a whole series to even begin to tell that story, what with the glimpses we have been given of just how huge and catastrophic it all was.

  3. avatar GallifreyanFallenAngel says:

    Could any of these explosions be caused by Nitro-9 bombs made by a certain girl who goes by the name Ace? :)

    Doesn’t hurt to wish, does it?

    • avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

      Remember, before Elisabeth Sladen’s untimely death, RTD had envisioned Ace’s return in The Sarah-Jane Adventures! Sladen’s death has impacted all of us fans in more ways than the understandable sadness. I too still hope for Ace’s return one day. One of the best ever companions, but she was sadly denied closure to her story. Come on Moff (or his successor), make it happen!

    • avatar Bob James says:

      No, for Doctor Who fans, it never hurts to wish…………

  4. avatar Spider-pope says:

    Time War or no, Nick Briggs is great. Hopefully he’ll be back presenting ‘The 7th Dimension” on BBC 4extra.

  5. avatar TimeChaser says:

    I’ll bet we’ll get to see at least a little bit of the Time War. Its always better in writing, and scripting I would imagine, to show rather than tell. So why have Hurt, Tennant and Matt debate and talk about the things Hurt’s Doctor did rather than give us a peak at it? They can have one or two or however meany scenes set in the Time War without giving the entire thing away.

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