BBCA releases premier date of the 5th season of Dr Who. The series kick off with the new and the 11th Dr (Matt Smith) will be on April 17th. According to Airlock Alpha there is still no date for the UK debut but as pointed out it has been tradition in the last year that it showed at least week before the Americans got their hands on it. What I did not know why this was that there is an experiment going on that shows from both countries are being broadcast in a similar fashion to cut down on piracy. Makes sense and is better for us here across the pond . No more waiting months or years for the shows.
This also marks the first Dr Who since its resurrection with the 9th Dr Christopher Eccleston in 2005 and then with the 10th David Tennant (2005- 2010) that Russell T. Davies (many will say and rightfully so the savior of the franchise bar none) will not be involved in the series. Instead the torch was handed over to Steve Moffat. Supposedly adding a newer vision to the Dr's Character. I found to tell you the truth the more the Dr Changed the more he stayed the same. Each new Dr had a certain flair and brilliance that claimed him a niche in the series that was likable and exciting to watch. From the William Hartnell first rendition of the Dr back in the early to mid 60's to Tennant's version. Even Paul McGann brief but pinnacle movie role as the 8th Dr in 1996 was inspiring. Speaking of which I think someone should do a mini series or movie of how the 8th to the 9th Dr transformed it would be a fan favorite in my opinion. Just a tossing an idea out there. The bottom line look for a different flair but always remember the Dr has always been the same no matter what coat, celery, scarf, hat , shoes, jacket he wore. I just can not wait to see Matt Smith interpretation of the Dr.