"3D", occasionally spelled "3-D", was a trait that Martha Jones, in 6012, attributed to a three-dimensional map on Messaline. (TV: The Doctor's Daughter) When shown Gallifrey Falls No More, Clara Oswald noted that Time Lord stasis cubes resembled 3D paintings. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
By the early 21st century, televisions were capable of 3D broadcasting. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead) A revolutionary camera developed by ElysiuMatics in 2007 was capable of taking 3D holographic images that appeared alongside text in newspapers. (PROSE: Iceberg) By 2109, most children had access to graphic programs, on which they would create things like trains with basic three-dimensional shapes like cones and cylinders. (PROSE: Transit)
Living Vision 3DTVs designed and marketed by Walter J. Matheson were in 99% of the homes of 101st century New Earth Republic. They looked like flat discs, and displayed images in the air much like a hologram. The TVs functioned by "extruding plastic" to display three-dimensional television programmes. (PROSE: Synthespians™)
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Doctor Who in 3D Edit
On the nights of 26 November and 27 November 1993, a Children in Need special Dimensions in Time, which also served as a Doctor Who 30th anniversary special and crossover with EastEnders, aired in 3D on BBC1.
In 2015 Dark Water/Death in Heaven was released on 3D blu ray.
In a short introduction exclusive to the 3D theatrical release, the Eleventh Doctor thinks it's the 100th anniversary, and is disappointed to find that the special's being shown in only 3D, and not 12D — "Budget cuts?" In the same short, the Tenth Doctor joked about the Eleventh's chin being magnified in 3D, and Eleven quipped about Ten's wrinkles.