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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!
"What I always do: stay out of trouble… badly."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 191
Running Time: 1:25:23
Doctor Who: The Beast Below reviewed live over the net with live feedback. (If you haven't seen The Beast Below, wait until you have before listening).
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
As Doctor Who returns with a new team and a new look this spring, GT Magazine eagerly stepped on board the TARDIS for Matt Smith's first ever interview with the gay press. And in 47 years of the show, he is the first Doctor to ever hold the cover spot of a gay magazine.
The April issue of GT Magazine is also sporting unprecedented coverage of the new series, with exclusive content including the first ever interview with the latest addition to the cast, Arthur Darvill. They speak with the Doctor's assistant Karen Gillan, head writer Steven Moffat, executive producer Piers Wenger and a selection of other characters and creatives, both returning and new.
What's more, writer Gareth Roberts reveals that Matt Smith is set to appear pretty much naked in episode eleven, while costume designer Ray Holman tells us what kind of underwear the new Doctor prefers…
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!
Some Doctor Who news that's not about the New Series.
Doctor Who comics are resurgent in North America right now, thanks to the efforts of IDW Publishing, with their Doctor Who ongoing comic, and their wonderful reprints of Doctor Who Classics which you can order at your local comic book store, amazon.com, or via their website - http://idwpublishing.com
"Well then! No time to lose. I'm The Doctor. Do everything I tell you, don't ask stupid questions, and don't wander off."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 190
Running Time: 1:24:33
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour reviewed live over the net with live feedback. (If you haven't seen The Eleventh Hour, wait until you have before listening).
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.
The preview promo for episode 2 of the 2010 series of Doctor Who, The Beast Below. Be sure to catch our live over-the-net review the day after on Sunday.