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It’s Official! “Doctor Who” Returns Sat Sept 1st!

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After quite a long while of speculation, rumor, and hearsay, BBC America has confirmed that Doctor Who will premiere the first of the initial five episodes of Series 7 on Saturday, September 1st at 9pm/8c!! This has more or less been the probable date, but, with it only being two weeks away, it’s nice to have an official word. Above is the new trailer specific to the date with new scenes and clips, including some stuff from episode 5 which has been the most elusive thus far.

Here is the official press release:
“BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who returns after a record-breaking season with five blockbuster episodes on September 1 as part of Supernatural Saturday. Join the Doctor, his companions Amy and Rory (aka the Ponds) and numerous friends on their latest escapades through space and time where they puzzle an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in a Wild Wild West adventure and are even kidnapped by the Doctor’s oldest foe. The explosive series concludes with Amy and Rory’s heart-breaking farewell – a race against time through the streets of Manhattan. Will the Doctor really lose the Ponds forever? There’s only one way to find out… Doctor Who premieres Saturday, September 1, 9:00pm ET as part of Supernatural Saturday.

“Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat on the new season: ‘We have, I think, our biggest range of stories EVER. We’ve got the return of the Daleks AND the Weeping Angels – both of them poll-topping Doctor Who adversaries – in cracking new stories, we’ve got Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (it’s what you’ve always wanted), we’ve got a glorious western with a Cyborg Gunslinger, the most unusual invasion Earth story EVER, and location shooting in New York for the Pond finale.'”

You guessed it, folks – I’m excited. For all five of September’s Saturdays, we’ll have new Doctor Who. It’s a good feeling. Be sure to check back here after each ep for my review!

-Kanderson

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  • Series 33? for jump’n on, too soon to say as we’ve no idea yet how past episodes might integrate in the story/episodes to come. However, I would say now is a good time in that I would usually recommend someone entirely new to the show at least start in at the beginning of any of the main character’s (the Doctor’s) “regeneration” points. That’s when the series’ main actor and sometimes production crew change hands, which generally means you can pick up and follow along the new adventures WITH the newly re-booted main character, who is re-discovering himself during those initial new run episodes.

    The good news is, if you’re in the U.S. and get the BBC-A channel, then it appears starting next Friday morning (the Aug. 31st) at 5AM (according to my listings) they will be airing a marathon of episodes starting from the beginning of the current lead actor’s (Matt Smith) run in the roll as the 11th Doctor. His starting episode was title ‘The Eleventh Hour’. Find that one in your DVR listings, record and then watch every episode through to the Saturday evening (Sept. 1st) at ??? 6PM and/or 9PM (repeat airing) of the newest episode to be released. I’ve been trying to avoid spoilers, even story titles, but I think a DW podcast already noted it will be title ‘Asylum of the Daleks’. That way you will have introduced yourself to the series via the current incarnation of the Doctor.

    It’s likely this will become your favorite version of the Doctor by nature of introduction to the show, but you’ll later as you watch way back episodes you’ll find a treasure of content connections to the new airings as the come.