The 50th anniversary started out from entering through the cinema doors and finding the room packed with Whovians. Some dressed up, some young, some old, groups, alone, screaming, crying… Yet everyone was still united - the love for this show.
For cinema viewers, we first got a message from Strax giving us the rules to not eat loudly, go on our phones and talk. While I do not like what they have done to Sontarans, I do think it was funny. This was then followed by a message from both 10 (who is now 11) and 11 (who is now 12).
New Doctor Who fans would like this show from this one episode because it was full of drama, the back story was explained, it was humorous and engaging throughout. Old Whovians had references from all Doctor eras from the very first shot to the absolute end with the curator.
For the 50th anniversary, I think the writers, crew and cast all did fantastically to create this piece to celebrate what we all love around the world. It covered possible plot holes while also tying up many loose ends.
However, what I believed was the greatest part of this event:
At the end, the whole room cheered and clapped.
They were successful at bringing together not only a country, but the entire planet for one night. Everyone was laughing and talking together about the anniversary… Nobody dared stand up until the absolute end when the screen turned black.
We became a strong community.
Well done Doctor Who.