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“Oh No, You’re… A Fan!â€?

First off, for those of you outside the UK, the special episode has been posted to YouTube – well at least until it gets taken down again!

So I’ve just watched our little November snippet of Doctor Who in the form of Time Crash, this years Children in Need special. Now it has to be said that in the annuls of Children in Need there have been some real stinkers in terms of Doctor Who crossovers – Dimensions in Time anyone? But as with the special two years ago, this one has been produced by the current Doctor Who and fits into the established continuity, in this case it sits in the cut shortly before the end of the last episode.

This time round the mini-episode is written by Steven Moffat, who in the course of the seven minutes provides some laughs – including a couple of jokes about the celery, the glasses, and Belgium – a plot that vaguely makes sense that fits in with it’s point in the series, and even explains how the Titanic can crash into the TARDIS – something that caused much discussion in fan circles earlier in the year. He also manages to come up with an plot explanation as to how Doctor number five looks twenty-five years older, plus chucks in a stack of back continuity for the fans too. From a long time fan point of view it was great, and a good few were probably wiping away a tear at the “you were my Doctorâ€? line at the end.

Hopefully it was entertaining for the non-fans and the new fans too – and of course hopefully raises a goodly amount of money for Children in Need too. If anything it certainly cements Steven Moffat as the best of the new series writers in managing to pull it all off. Incidentally, you can also check out the special behind-the-scenes video as well, where you can see several of the current team drop into total fanboy mode…

“To days to come…”

Looks Like I’ll Have to Watch Children in Need

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So after getting Doctor Who fans watching two years ago with the special post-regeneration episode, Children in Need are doing it again this year with another mini-episode called Time Crash. It also confirms the rumours floating around that Peter Davison would be appearing, which the announcement that the Fifth Doctor will be appearing alongside the Tenth – as shown by the official publicity shots released today.

Details of the episode are fairly slim so far, aside from the news that Steven Moffat has written it. He’s not without experience at this sort of thing either, as he also penned the Comic Relief special, The Curse of Fatal Death.

So the interesting question (for the fans at least) are whether this will actually fit in with the official stories. The previous special slotted in quite neatly, following directly on from Parting of the Ways and leading straight into the Christmas Invasion. Since the last episode left the action with what appeared to be a straight lead in to Voyage of the Damned it might be more difficult to slot it in. Having said that, it won’t have to try too hard to fit in compared to the first Children in Need special, Dimensions in Time which probably wouldn’t have made sense even if it hadn’t had about two minutes of the final episode cut…

Anyway, whether it is canonical or not, with Steven Moffat writing it should hopefully be pretty entertaining. Definitely looking forward to it.