Remember the glory days, five years ago, when the new season of Doctor Who was given star treatment on the CBC, with Christopher Eccleston introducing episodes that debuted just a week, if that, following their release in the United Kingdom? Now, after forcing Canadians to wait six months for their Doctor Who-on-CBC fix, the new guys, Space, have provided some redress. Here's a press release:
Millions of fans have been "patiently" waiting for the arrival of the new Doctor. Today, SPACE announces the wait is over as the Eleventh Doctor takes up his residency with a new series of DOCTOR WHO starting Saturday, April 17 at 9 pm ET, exclusively on SPACE. In this 13-part season, a whole new chapter of the iconic DOCTOR WHO franchise unfolds. Actor Matt Smith takes on the coveted role as the Eleventh Time Lord, embarking on new adventures with a new partner, the enigmatic Amy Pond (Karen Gillan).
Saturday, April 17 at 9 p.m. That's not long at all. Now I can review the episodes after most of you guys watch them, rather than before!
Many thanks to Andrew Gurudata for getting me this wonderful news.
And Now For Something Completely Different
I've said it elsewhere, but it applies here: the blooper video for this one must be long and very, very boring. Just watch:
Hat tip to John Gushue.