The Tardis will soon be landing in Utah. And no, we’re not talking about an American version of Doctor Who going into production. As you well know, that would be complete bollocks. This is the quirky Brit version of The Doctor, currently being personified through the very talented Matt Smith, coming to the United States to shoot much of the upcoming sixth season’s opening two-part episode. It will mark the first time ever that Who has actually shot on American soil. The United States, bastard child of the British Empire, has been the setting for many an episode in the long run of the series, but never have the Brits come to the ole’ red, white and blue to shoot on location.

Said Who showrunner Stephen Moffat to BBC News: “The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually,” Moffatt told BBC News. “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.”

The episode will feature The Doctor (Smith), his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), her husband Rory (Arthur Darvill) and recurring Doctor love interest River Song (Alex Kingston). The parts of the episode set in the US will be filmed in Utah in mid-November, with the new season scheduled to air on BBC America in the spring of 2011. Naturally, we will be there to follow along.

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