Doctor Who touches down in US of A
New series to open in Utah
Doctor Who will touch down on US soil for the first time in the opener of Matt Smith's second outing as the Time Lord, the BBC reports.
When Smith re-emerges from the Tardis in spring 2011, it will be in the Utah desert "for a story set in the late '60s in which the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons to the Oval Office", as the BBC teases.
Steven Moffat, who penned the two-parter, said: "The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually.
"And of course every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he's been in America before. But not for real, not on location - and not with a story like this one."
Shooting on the new series kicks off this month, not in Utah, but in a rather less arid Cardiff. ®
Oh but he has!
As I'm sure many others will point out, the 1996 film was shot on location in San Francisco. And if you think the earlier stuff doesn't count, well bollocks to that! =P
Still on Earth then?
Is it me or are most Dr Who episodes set on earth these days. I don't care if he's in the US I want to see some Alien planets, space ships and stations and stuff like the good old days.
Should shoot the whole thing in the UK
In retaliation for those terrible "Murder she wrote", "Columbo" and "Mission Impossible" etc episodes supposedly set in the UK.
Reminds me of the Austin Powers line in "Spy who Shagged me" :
"Isn't it funny that England looks exactly like Southern California?"
Well, if you're going to be that pedantic,
America is a large land mass, with many countries on it, including Canada.
(someone correct me)