Friday, January 13, 2006

Doctor Woohoo!

There is great news for all of us “Doctor Who” fans on this side of the pond. The first season of the new series is finally coming to the United States!

The Sci-Fi Channel will air the show on Fridays at 9 p.m. beginning in March—most likely March 17, according to Outpost Gallifrey.

The deal is for last year’s season one—featuring all 13 Christopher Eccleston episodes—with an option to pick up season two, which will begin airing on the BBC around the same time.

I first spotted the news this morning on the BBC’s official Doctor Who site, where the homepage featured a flash animation showing the TARDIS materializing in front of the White House with red, white and blue fireworks going off above and the Star Spangled Banner playing in the background.

There were rumors last year that Sci-Fi passed on the show, which wouldn’t surprise me if all they saw was the lackluster pilot episode, “Rose.” But the show improved week after week and proved a ratings success in the U.K. Let’s see how it does over here.

Meanwhile, the Internet has spoiled me. I’ll probably continue using bit torrent to catch the new David Tennant episodes this spring, rather than wait for them to show up on Sci-Fi.


joevideo said...

Wow, thank god. about time! This will be a huge ratings puller for the 90% of non-bittorrent users out there.

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