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New Season of ‘Doctor Who’ Gets a Trailer and a Very Close Premiere Date

New Season of 'Doctor Who' Gets a Trailer and a Very Close Premiere Date

Possibly bowing to the inevitability that passionate fans will download new episodes after they hit the air in the UK rather than wait for a later U.S. broadcast, BBC America announced today that it would air the premiere of the new season of “Doctor Who” at 9 pm Saturday, September 1, the same day that it kicks off across the Atlantic.

Matt Smith will return as the eleventh doctor, though his companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and her husband Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) are set to leave the show after the first five episodes. Per BBC America, “the explosive series concludes with Amy and Rory’s heart-breaking farewell — a race against time through the streets of Manhattan.”

“Doctor Who” lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat says of 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.

The trailer for the new season is below:

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I’m so relieved they’re airing the new season of Doctor Who the same time in the States as they are in the UK. It’s so hard to avoid spoilers when they delay it over here! My Dish co-workers and I are obsessed with this show and talk about it non-stop. I work nights, so I don’t get to watch most of my shows live. That makes me sad, but I can count on my Hopper to have every new episode of Doctor Who recorded and waiting for me to enjoy as soon as I get home. I think the episode I’m most excited about is the one with the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs on a spaceship – doesn’t get much better than that!

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