They’re real, Whovians. The BBC says they have come into possession of a number of lost “Doctor Who” episodes, discovered by fans in Ethiopia. The broadcaster is expected to officially confirm the discovery during a press screening.
The episodes are from the eras of the first two Doctors (William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton). A total of 106 episodes are believed to be missing, after the BBC destroyed the original tapes in the 60s and 70s.
The newly found episodes come during an important time for “Doctor Who,” as the show is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. Former Doctor David Tennant will reprise his role, along with companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) in a special episode that will have them cross paths with the current Doctor (Matt Smith). That special will be simulcast around the world on November 23.