With the opening ceremony of the Olympics being an examination of British culture, especially pop culture, which included appearances by a giant Lord Voldemort and a bunch of Mary Poppins (and I joked during the scene where they forge the giant ring, “It’s the One Ring…it’s the Precious!”, although I didn’t notice any true Tolkien references), there was some expectation that Doctor Who would at least make an appearance in some form, given that it is a global phenomenon – but it appeared that fans were denied. Or were they?
It happened at a rather odd point – at the end of segment of the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody”, but during the final notes of the song, the unmistakable sound of the TARDIS could be heard! You might not have noticed at first, but check your DVRs – I double checked it myself, and it is definitely there.
It also turns out that there could have been more. Edward Russell, who works as the Brand Manager for Doctor Who, said on Twitter that there was a video montage submitted that featured all 11 Doctors…but it apparently didn’t make the cut.