Well consider this to be awesome news for Doctor Who fans living in America, instead of waiting a whole year to catch the upcoming Doctor Who special, "The Waters of Mars," we only have to wait a month! Yes, it's still a decent wait but, it's not the seven month gap between the UK and US airing "The Next Doctor" and the four month gap for "Planet of the Dead". This next special will be premiering on BBC America on December 19th at 9 PM ET/PT, just over a month after it plays on November 15th on BBC One in the UK .
The release from BBC America also goes on to say that David Tennant's two-part finale as The Doctor, "The End of Time," will be airing during the Holiday season, with airdates being released in early December. This two-part special will notably be what ushers in new-comer Matt Smith as the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor, with his episodes (Series 5 of the current Doctor Who series) airing sometime later in 2010.
Lastly, BBC America mentioned the DVD and Blu-ray releases of the specials, all set for release on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.
- Doctor Who: "The Waters of Mars" - DVD/Blu-ray
- Doctor Who: "The End of Time" (2-disc release) - DVD/Blu-ray
- Doctor Who: Specials Collection (5-disc release) – DVD/Blu-ray - contains "The Next Doctor," "Planet of the Dead," "Waters of Mars" and "The End of Time"
No prices were given, but if I was to go by current BBC America DVD collections pricing, I'd say they're going to be damn expensive... But the Specials Collection seems like the best buy if you already own the previous Doctor Who series' DVDs, as the specials pretty much make up their own Series 4.5.
I think it's time to start getting excited Doctor Who fans!
via BBC America on Facebook