Those attending the upcoming WonderCon in San Francisco will not only be able to get their picture taken with Optimus Prime and Darth Nihilus, but will also be some of the first in the U.S. to see Matt Smith properly take over the reigns of Doctor Who. BBC America has announced that it will be premiering the fifth season of the show at WonderCon.
It appears that the powers that be are just as eager to show off the upcoming season of Doctor Who as fans are to see it. While BBC America has set up an advance screening at WonderCon, the BBC has once again trumped its American counterpart by putting together a national tour with stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan traveling in a Doctor Who-themed bus to five locations across the UK.
At the locations fans will not only be treated to the fifth season (series in the UK) premiere, but also get a sneak peek at some exclusive footage and a 3D trailer. On top of all that, there will also be giveaways, photo-ops and a chance to meet the monsters of Doctor Who.
So, yeah, the WonderCon announcement is cool… unless you read what’s going on across the pond. But for you Who fans in the U.S.:
BBC America Presents the U.S. Premiere Screening of the new Doctor Who only at WonderCon!— On April 17 a new era of the BAFTA-winning series, Doctor Who, premieres on BBC AMERICA. From new lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, the series follows the adventures of The Doctor, the mysterious traveler who, with his human companions, journeys throughout all of time and space, facing a variety of foes and righting wrongs. This latest series sees Matt Smith’s debut as the new, Eleventh incarnation of the famous Time Lord alongside a new travelling companion, the enigmatic Amy Pond (Karen Gillan). Together they explore sixteenth century Venice, France during the 1890s, and the United Kingdom in the far future, now an entire nation floating in space. Doctor Who is television’s longest running science fiction series. Here’s your chance to see the very first episode weeks before it premieres! Doctor Who premieres Saturday, April 17, 9:00 PM ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.
Don’t worry if you’re not able to be a part of either advanced screenings as there will be a new trailer next week to help hold you over. If that still isn’t good enough, Screen Rant will also have an early review of the new season of Doctor Who to share in the beginning of April.
Anyone going to WonderCon who will be attending the Doctor Who premiere? Anyone from the UK that will be attending the amazing Doctor Who soiree? Anyone not looking forward to the new season?
For those attending WonderCon, catch the season premiere of Doctor Who April 3rd @6:30PM (w/ a replay at 7:45PM) in room 103.
Everyone else can wait until Doctor Who premieres in their country; April 4th on BBC One for the UK and April 17th on BBC America in the US.
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Source: BBC America