Doctor Who Season 5 Premiere

Doctor Who title card 2010

The latest season of Doctor Who began airing last night on BBC America.  I liked the premiere episode very much, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor.  I also liked that although the show was set in the present, it did involve a little time travel, which often (strangely enough) seems unusual for the show.

The BBC America airing also featured a few behind-the-scenes comments by executive producer/lead writer Steven Moffat.  I’ve been a fan of his since his BBC series Coupling, and of course his involvement in Doctor Who starting in 2005.  (He wrote “Blink”, the best episode so far!)  In the commentary, he talked a bit about what inspired some ideas this latest episode, such as the crack in his daughter’s wall.  I know I’m not doing it justice here, but it was interesting stuff.

Did you watch it?

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