Finally, finally, finally. You wouldn’t think it would have taken the BBC so long to figure out a way to stop people pirating episodes of their hit sci-fi show. Duh! Give the people what they want and premiere the show the same day in both countries. Doctor Who has always been a smash hit in Britain but in recent years it’s popularity in the States has skyrocketed. The newest season will premiere on April 23rd at 9pm E.T. on BBC America. Hooray!
Last season saw some changes for the show with writer Stephen Moffat becoming executive producer and Matt Smith becoming the 900+ year old Time Lord. This season has even more changes in store, the two-part opener was filmed in America and will take the Doctor and his companions on an adventure across the States,
The Doctor (Matt Smith), and his companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill), find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah — right to the Oval Office in 1969.
I really don’t know how they’re going to top last season. Smith’s predecessor, David Tennant‘s portayal of the Doctor is the reason the show became such a hit Stateside. You’d think that would have been a lot of pressure for the new Doctor and creative team but they rose to the challenge and produced what might be the best season of Doctor Who ever. I can’t think of a single episode last season that disappointed me, and the Christmas special? Phenomenal!
Tune in April 23rd to BBC America to begin a new adventure in space and time. And Netflix? If you’re listening, I’ve got a bunch of friends I need to catch up on last season so let’s get cracking and add those episodes to instant streaming.