Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Going to the Doctor

Since the new Doctor Who series started airing on BBC America, my interest in the franchise has rejuvenated (heh!  pun!)  I have enjoyed each of the new Doctors in their own way, something that has always been unique facet to the show.  Another reason for my affinity for the reboot is how wonderfully fresh the producers and writers have kept the series over the past few years.

This new season of Doctor Who promises to be no exception.  According to a press release from BBC America, things will kickoff with a two-part episode set in America with locations stretching from Utah to Washington D.C.  As writer Steven Moffat is quick to point out, "every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he's been in America before. But not for real, not on location – and not with a story like this one! Oh, you wait!"

And so we will.  There are other intriguing aspects to this upcoming season, namely that according to Time Lord rules (unless they've retconned things and I don't know about it), the Matt Smith incarnation of The Doctor is the last regeneration that can be made.  Does this end Doctor Who for good?  Fans certainly hope not...and I'm certain the powers that be will indeed manufacture a mechanism of one kind or another that allows The Doctor to continue on long from now.  Rarely does the BBC push out a turd when it comes to programming and they do seem to know which side their bread is buttered on.  After all, it seems that the BBC did take into account fan reaction to multicolored Daleks.

As well they should have. Multicolored Daleks.  Child please...

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