Saturday night was the premiere of the new season of Doctor Who on the BBC(in the UK) and BBC America here in the states. This marks the first time the premiere has been broadcast on the same day in the two countries. The reason they moves to get the simultaneous broadcast this was was because the show had become so popular in the States that fans were pirating or streaming the episodes online before they would become available in the US, leading the somewhat lower views than expect for such a popular show. Well, that problem’s been fixed (unless of course you don’t get BBC America, then you’ll just have to find a way to watch it online, of which plenty options are available).
I watched the day of the premiere and was not disappointed. Good action, plenty of clever humor, and a lot of surprises that will keep you want to see more. The season opener left off on a cliff hanger and I can’t wait for next week’s episode. If you haven’t check out the new Doctor Who series (starting with the reboot in 2005, I have yet to watch any of the old old episodes), then I highly suggest you watch the series if you are a fan of clever humor, cool Sci Fi, or just good TV. Matt Smith is the current Doctor (see below) and is doing a great job taking over for David Tennant (whose tenure as the Doctor should not be missed).