Dr. Who is building anticipation for the show’s new season premiering March 30 on BBC America with a new trailer, and the promise of a feature-length episode for the show’s 50th anniversary.
When the Doctor Who Christmas Special premieres on BBC America Christmas Day, fans will see the debut of the Doctor’s (Matt Smith) new companion, Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, 26. She replaces Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill).
Matt Smith, 29, best known for his role as the most recent Doctor Who, having replaced David Tennant in 2010, had some fun filming the new season of the British series near Westminster Bridge in London, hopping on his character's motorcycle and even doing his own stunts — not an altogether great idea.
The BBC America sci-fi drama Doctor Who took viewers to a world of six-shooters and saloons in the third installment of the show's seventh season, "A Town Called Mercy." In the episode, the time-traveling star, the Doctor (Matt Smith), along with Amy Pond (Karen Gillian) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) venture to the old west where a cyborg, referred to as the Gunslinger (Andrew Brooke), has been haunting a small town in search of an alien doctor named Kahler-Jex (Adrian Scarborough) who crash-landed on the planet and has been hiding in the town.
The newest iteration of hit British science fiction series, Doctor Who, starring current "Doctor" Matt Smith (a role previously filled by David Tennant), Karen Gillan and Billie Piper, is already embarking on its seventh season, and is finally being touted as one of the greatest shows in the past 25 years to carry the distinction of "cult classic.