As the ramp up to the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who continues to build, BBC America is giving us Yanks a treat. Beginning this Sunday, January 27th, BBC America is going to air the Doctor Who episodes in numerical order, airing one serial per month starting with the four part “The Aztecs” at 9PM EST starring the first Doctor, William Hartnell.
This is your chance to start at the beginning, watch how the show has grown over the years. Doctor Who first aired on November 23rd, 1963 and ran until 1989, then was revived on March 26th, 2005. It will be interesting to see how the show changed through time, practical effects, language (Slang), political views, and what social issues were tackled.
For those of you quick to say, “I’ll just check NetFlix.” you should know that you won’t be able to get all the episodes, it’s usually a mix at any one time. Are you going to tune in? Ratings for the shows will be interesting to see, how those stack up against other shows currently in production.