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Last night I got to meet an incumbent Doctor for the first time ever! And I am still on a high!
The new Doctor Who team started their American invasion last night, with a fantastic event at the NYC branch of the Paley Center for Media called "Who's Next: The New Era of Doctor Who", organized by BBC America. And what a night it was. We got to see, listen to, and meet stars Matt Smith, and Karen Gillan, and all 3 executive producers Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, and Beth Willis! Oh, and composer Murray Gold was also there!
There is only one more week until the new season of Doctor Who starts on BBC America , Saturday, April 17th at 9/8c. Check out a new clip from the premiere (contains possible SPOILERS):
The Doctor Meets Amy
BBC AMERICA Facebook fan Jan Grokett asks Doctor Who's Matt Smith: “Would you like to see another episode of Doctor Who shot or set in the U.S.?" Matt responds here:
BBC America Facebook fan Nancy Alegria asks Doctor Who's Matt Smith, "I understand that you really liked Patrick Troughton's Doctor. Which other past Doctors will be an influence on your portrayal of the Eleventh Doctor?" Smith gives his answer here.
Check out BBC America’s sneak peek of Doctor Who – Now Available on iTunes! Don’t miss an exclusive 9-minute sneak peek from the first episode of the new season of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith, now in HD for the first time. The premiere countdown is on – don’t miss the full episode with exclusive Inside Looks that you won’t see anywhere else – Saturday, April 17th at 9pm/8c only on BBC America (in the US).
The 9 minute preview is FREE available on iTunes:
You can also purchase a season pass for the new series:
Doctor Who is on a billboard, on the sides of buses, and there are screenings in major cities throughout the country, featuring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and executive producer Steven Moffat. What country is this? It's got to be the UK, right?
WRONG!!!! It's the United States of America!
So what's changed? When the show was relaunched in 2005, and when David Tennant became the Doctor there was nothing. Well, that was when the show was on Sci-Fi. Now it's on BBC America, the show's natural home, and these people just get it! They know that the show can be a huge success - it's already the #1 show on the channel, and want the show to be even bigger!
Doctor Who: The Companions
Matt Smith describes the unique role of the Doctors companion, how this human woman is essential to the Doctors survival and what actress Karen Gillan is bringing to the role of Amy Pond.
Fresh from BBC America. Be sure to catch "The Eleventh Hour" broadcast premiere on Saturday, April 17 on BBC America.
Doctor Who: Steven Moffat on the New Series - Clip #3
Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat describes why he sees the show as a modern fairytale and the role of fairytales in our culture.
BBC AMERICA announced today the stars of its new Doctor Who series will make their first U.S. visit together to New York the week of April 12, ahead of the broadcast premiere on Saturday, April 17.
Launching the new era of the iconic series from BAFTA-winning writer Steven Moffat (Steven Spielberg's upcoming Tintin, Jekyll, Coupling), Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) will join Steven in New York for press interviews and a series of events. The launch kicks off on April 12, with a Paley Center for Media and BAFTA East Coast member screening and discussion moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s senior writer Clark Collis. On April 14, fans can join Matt, Karen and Steven at the Village East Cinema for the official premiere screening followed immediately by a Q&A moderated by USA Today’s pop culture columnist Whitney Matheson, author of the Pop Candy blog.
Wednesday, April 14
7:00 PM: A special premiere screening event of the new Doctor Who series, immediately followed by a Q&A with actors Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat at the Village East Cinema. The Q&A session will be moderated by USA Today’s Pop Culture Columnist Whitney Matheson, author of the Pop Candy blog (popcandy.usatoday.com). The event is open to the public and seating is on a first-come, first served basis on the day of the event. Facebook Event Page.
The newly regenerated Doctor, Matt Smith, is plummeting to Earth while he hangs on to the out-of-control TARDIS. Don't miss the new season of Doctor Who April 17th, 9/8c on BBC America. Visit http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctorwho
From BBC America: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat, and Piers Wenger discuss the importance and meaning of Doctor Who, and all the adventure, excitement, and magic the show embodies.
From BBC America - Doctor Who: Cast & Crew Interview: The Daleks
Matt Smith, Alex Kingston, Steven Moffat and Piers Wenger talk about the Doctors mortal enemy and why the Daleks continue to menace the galaxies.
Matt Smith gives his take on Doctor Who. A BBC America video for Wired.com
Doctor Who: The TARDIS. In this BBC America interview video clip, actor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat explain the wonders of the TARDIS.
BBC America starts airing the new series a couple weeks after BBC One starting on April 17th. Here is the promo trailer for it.