The countdown to the premiere of the fifth season of the contemporary Doctor Who here in the United States is on, and with it comes my growing excitement. As many of you know from time spent reading this site, I’m not much of a fanboy of anything. I like to consider myself a fan of many things, and rarely dedicate significant chunks of my time to any one property. It allows me to keep the topics covered here at FSR diverse and interesting to a wide range of people. Or at least, that’s the thought. However, my relationship with Doctor Who is a bit different.
Similar to my reaction to Battlestar Galactica, I’ve become hooked as a late adopter. I’m not ashamed to admit the fact that I’d never seen a Doctor Who episode before a few months ago — because I’m now working to get myself caught up. And now, having watched the contemporary seasons — including those with Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant — I’m more than ready to see where new showrunner Stephen Moffat and new Doctor Matt Smith take things.
That said, the folks at io9 have tipped me off to this new promo video this morning from BBC America. It features the first 43-seconds of the season 5 opening episode, “The Eleventh Hour.” The TARDIS is hurdling down toward Earth, completely out of control and in the midst of a total meltdown. As the control board explodes we’re left to wonder — where is the Doctor? Find out for yourself below.
Are you as excited as I am for the new era of Doctor Who?