This Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer Is Fake But Still Incredible

Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary episode is only a few short months away now, and a trailer has emerged purporting to show off shots from the auspicious event on the geek calendar. Sadly, it's only a fan-made trailer, but it's one of the most incredible renditions of a new Doctor Who event yet.

The trailer uses a bit of clever CGI trickery spliced together with old Doctor Who episodes to create what was first thought to be a second bite at the 50th Anniversary event. It's also using a bit of "look at the 3D I'm doing and not the shots I'm faking" work if you will. You can turn off the 3D by using the gear in the corner of the video window, by the way.

Here's another fan-made trailer purportedly from the BBC:

Equally as awesome.

You can check out a great piece on how the fake trailer was made over at WhatCulture!.

[Doctor Who TV]


Comments

    That second one isn't by BBC, it's by a fan.

    The first one actually seems real and i cant believe the behind the scenes of it. After watching the first one i'm psyched, looks like the best episode since Tennant left.

    And as Bob said the 2nd one was fan made as well (as the youtube page for it states), did you post the wrong link ?

    Have seen the first one before, got to wondering what people get off on making this shit up. Why make a trailer using recycled footage when you have NO IDEA WHAT THE NEW EPISODES WILL SHOW!!!! Now go use your time more effectively.

      They didn't claim it was real, they expressly say they made it themselves.

      The people that make one and pretend its real are just sociopaths and those that make great fake ones and say they made it, probably do it because they like doing it and they make a good portfolio item (who wouldn't hire they guy that made the first one, if the behind the scenes video is to be believed he is a genius).

    The top video is the legit one. The second one is the fake.

    I see the second one not as a trailer for the 50th Anniversary Special, but as a Dr Who trailer for the show as a whole. Good piece of ad work if I may say so.

    Seeing as neither video was posted by the BBC
    http://www.youtube.com/user/BBC
    I'm happy to call both fake and Gizmodo hits a new low.
    You've gone from "hey look at this video I found" to "hey look at this fake video I found"

    Its a slow news day everyday isn't it.

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