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The new Season of DOCTOR WHO will be coming to SPACE SATURDAY APRIL 23 at 8E/P.
In the 2-part season premiere, The Doctor, Amy and Rory travel to 1960s America, taking them from the Utah desert to the Oval office. The season was filmed in North America for the first time in series history. Alex Kingston (ER) reprises her role as River Song, while Mark Sheppard (SUPERNATURAL) guest stars as Canton.

If you need to catch up on Season 5, and if you want to relive the golden specials, fear not! SPACE is airing a thrilling DOCTOR WHO marathon: Beginning Thursday, April 21 at 9 a.m. E/P, SPACE transports viewers to a TARDIS manned by Tenth Time Lord with the 4 final DOCTOR WHO specials, starring David Tennant. Then SPACE reboots Season 5 leading up to the Season 6 premiere on April 23, followed by the Christmas specials, Sunday, April 24 starting at 12:05 a.m. ET.
 

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Finally! I can't wait to download it in HD the next day :rolleyes:
 

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Doctor Who boss says season start is 'darkest yet'

As per BBC news item:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12969897?print=true
Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has said the new season of the sci-fi show kicks off in a darker style than usual.

Launching the first two episodes at London's Olympia, Moffat pleaded with journalists to keep the show's secrets under wraps.

The opener sees Matt Smith's Doctor reunited with Karen Gillan's Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill's Rory and Alex Kingston's River Song in 1960s America.

The quartet team up with President Nixon to fight a new alien threat.

The aliens - partly inspired by Edvard Munch's The Scream - are introduced in the two opening episodes, The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon.

The programmes, which feature scenes shot in the Utah desert last year, will be shown on BBC One later this month.

"To be honest, it's darker than any other opener of a season," said Moffat, who wrote both episodes.

"We've been pretty dark before in Doctor Who. But we're coming in from the dark side just because we haven't done it that way before."

Yet Moffat, who took over as lead writer and executive producer, said he did not think the shows were too scary for children.

"First of all, you make Doctor Who frightening to appeal to children. It's the children who find it frightening, not the adults.

"Children absolutely rank Doctor Who stories in order of frightening-ness - that's what it's about.

"You put the jokes in and the silly bits in for the adults and you put the scares in for the kids. I've got two kids of my own and I'd never do anything I didn't think was acceptable for them.

"Having said that, one of them does tend to sleep on our bedroom floor."

Future episodes will feature such guest stars as model Lily Cole, Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville as a pirate and ex-Coronation Street actress Suranne Jones.

The latter will appear in a story called The Doctor's Wife, written by fantasy author Neil Gaiman.

'Tease, don't tell'

For the first time this year's season is being split in two. The first seven episodes will air from 23 April, with the final block of six broadcast in the autumn.

"If you run for 13 weeks you can start to feel as though you can miss one episode and it'll be okay," Moffat said.

"We don't want that feeling. We stop for a few weeks and let you all worry about what's happening and then come back."

Moffat went on to ask journalists to avoid spoilers, saying it would be "a lot more fun for the kids" if nothing was given away. "Tease them but don't tell them," he pleaded.

And asked about plans for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary in 2013, he would only say: "Yes, there are thoughts..."
 

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No HD = no Space

Downloads here I come.

Love that the new season starts soon!
 

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Yes, I can't wait to download this one as well. :) Really, if Space would just get with the HD program I wouldn't be forced to do this...
 

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I also like having the BBC HD bug logo in the corner and the British voice over "Coming up next on BBC 1 .." , seems more original and British somehow.
 

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Hate Split Seasons

Much as I like this show in all its incarnations, I'm a bit annoyed about the split season. I enjoy tuning into a new episode every week once a series gets underway. Stopping half way through will just break the habit and with so much else happening to divert my attention, it is always possible that I won't become aware of when the series is going to resume.

Also, although I don't want to frighten you and while I don't think it will happen, British TV is notorious for splitting and then not completing seasons. More than one British series has taken a break, promised their viewers that they'll be back in a few months and then been cancelled quietly by the producers. I'm not saying this will happen to Doctor Who but it has been a common trick on British TV.
 

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Except here, the 13 episodes are already done and it's DOCTOR WHO....
 

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Also, although I don't want to frighten you and while I don't think it will happen, British TV is notorious for splitting and then not completing seasons.

Really? Can you name one series that did this?

Doctor Who is a flagship BBC show. I promise it's not going anywhere for the foreseeable.
 

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...especially since DW has been around since the 60's. I'm sure there is no fear about having it pulled off the air. This is not FOX we are talking about. ;)
 

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The series was off the air from 1990 to 2004 but yeah, no way they're not going to finish a season.
Only because they didn't have the right people to do the show on tv. They still had original cast members do the audio tape format of DW.
 

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Terrible Doctor Who news yesterday. Elizabeth Sladen died.

Quite the shock - that she was ill wasn't well known (if anyone knew at all ... production had been planned to start this spring on the remaining Season 5 episodes of the The Sarah Jane Adventures).
 

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Very sad news. She was definitely my favorite Doctor companion.

-Mike
 

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This is sad news indeed. After DW and even before Torchwood, Sarah Jane was our favorite show. It kept us tied in between DW episodes.

RIP Mrs Sladen. :(
 

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The Season Pass for season 6 in HD is now available on iTunes. Purchased mine last night on my AppleTV (ver.1) which came with a little one and half minute trailer.
 
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