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Friday, July 06, 2007

New season of DOCTOR WHO starts tonight on Sci-Fi!

Unlike the past two years, I haven't been downloading all of the new season's episodes of Doctor Who after they aired in the United Kingdom. But the two that I have seen were remarkably good. Still don't know if anything this season can compare to last year's "The Girl in the Fireplace": without a doubt one of the most beautiful and haunting stories that I've ever seen told in the television medium.

(Let's look on the bright side: there's no indication that there's any episode this new season that will be as absolutely atrocious as last year's "Love & Monsters", either. Yegads... what the HELL was the BBC thinking when they let that one go into production?!?)

Anyway, tonight at 8 p.m. the Sci-Fi Channel will start the American run of Doctor Who Season 3 (or Season 29 if we're counting the original series... as we should) with the 2006 Christmas special "The Runaway Bride", which picks up the action right where it left off at the end of last season's "Doomsday". Then after "The Runaway Bride" at 9:30 will be the first regular episode of Season 3/29, "Smith and Jones", which finds the Doctor hooking up with new traveling partner Martha Jones.

Want a teaser for what's to come this season? How about this: the Doctor is, indeed, not alone. Because he is back. Longtime Doctor Who fans will know what I'm talking about.

So let the word go out: the Doctor is back... and it's about time!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait. I loved "The Girl in the Fireplace."