‘Doctor Who’ Gets Bonus Mini-Episode Written by Children

The one-off shortie will air on BBC Three this fall

Last Updated: August 24, 2011 @ 8:35 AM

"Doctor Who" returns to BBC and BBC America this Saturday, August 27, to burn off the remaining six episodes of the series' sixth season.

But fans have already been granted a new way to satisfy their fix for more storylines: BBC announced Wednesday that it has greenlit a mini-episode to air later this fall on BBC Three.

The special will star Matt Smith and is titillatingly titled "Death Is the Only Answer."

But here's the catch: The episode is only three minutes long, and it was written by "children from a school in Basingstoke after they entered a BBC Learning and Doctor Who Confidential competition earlier this year," according to the network.

The episode will air October 1, the same day as the sixth-season finale.

According to the press release, the mini-episode will involve one of four monsters from the show — Ood, Cyberman, Judoon or Weeping Angel. It also includes a brand-new human character to battle the Doctor.

BBC teases that the special will further involve a well-known historical figure and also a fez. Here's hoping that this isn't a reference to Fez, the fuzzy little foreigner played by Wilmer Valderrama on "That 70s Show."

And with that, please enjoy this prequel to the August 27 episode, "Let's Kill Hitler."