OH MY GOD. "Doctor Who" mini-episodes have not been much in the past, throwaway 2-5 minute gags mostly to setup the next episode and with no real relevance.
To date only 'Timecrash', the meeting of Peter Davison's 5th Doctor and David Tennant's 10th Doctor, has really been of note in terms of showcasing any important events in the show's overall continuity. Today, it is joined by another.
Just over a week to go before the 50th anniversary special of "Doctor Who" hits the air waves and cinema screens next weekend, the BBC have released a new special mini episode "The Night of the Doctor".
Events in this are actually big in terms of the show's overall continuity. Don't read the comments below if you haven't seen it, the surprises must be seen for themselves. Check out the short over at The BBC.