Peter Jackson Filmed a Mini-Episode of Doctor Who to Announce He's Directing a Full Episode of Doctor Who

Peter Jackson just dropped a video “announcement” on his Facebook page to confirm something we first heard rumblings about three years ago: The director of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies will be bringing his skills to an upcoming episode of Doctor Who.

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In all honesty, this should be great match of director to subject. And, if nothing else, the video itself a fun Doctor Who bit:

A little self-deprecation goes a long way. Also, full points to Jackson for saying that he’d do it in six months in New Zealand rather than 12 days in Cardiff.

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H/t Robert A. Petersen!


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Peter Jackson’s episode of Doctor Who will run 243 minutes and feature 3 prologues and 14 endings.

I kid, I kid. Really looking forward to it, actually.