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October 10th, 2010 42 comments

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Doctor Who Series 6 begins in Utah desert

Doctor Who series will begin in the Utah desert

From BBC News

The sixth series of Doctor Who will open with a two-parter set in the US, the BBC has announced.

Scenes will be filmed in the Utah desert for a story set in the late ’60s in which the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons to the Oval Office.

The episodes have been written by new series boss Steven Moffat and co-produced with BBC America.

Production starts in Cardiff this month with Matt Smith and Karen Gillen.

Alex Kingston will reprises her role as River Song.

Moffat said: “The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually.

“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.”

It has been announced previously that series six has been split into two blocks, with the first airing on BBC One in spring 2011 and the second block showing in autumn 2011.

You can read a lot more at BBC America Here



  • jbateman

    February 26th, 2011 - 6:52pm

    doctor who is coming out on our screens on april 9th but america get it the same day, i think we should be ahead as it is an english program and what will happen next will americaz will be able to watch it before us.

  • Year 2 Class 4 Lego

    February 1st, 2011 - 7:32pm

    hey series 6 is the doctor and amy

  • Spyzelda1

    January 7th, 2011 - 10:22pm

    Does anyone know when doctor who is back on our screens?

    P.S cowboy hats are now cool!

  • sausageroll

    December 29th, 2010 - 1:35pm

    hey wait a min the movie was on location though (but that was produced by bbc america so i dont know if that counts

  • Crack in time

    December 28th, 2010 - 11:59pm

    but The Doctor has been to America before, Daleks in Manhattan,Dalek,Dreamland,Doctor Who the movie

  • stephen bull

    December 28th, 2010 - 10:18pm

    this series 6 are going great then series 5. i hope daleks and cybermen in series 6 🙂

  • fred

    December 23rd, 2010 - 3:22pm

    hello the epsodes are verry good is there an epsode when you meet
    the trickster.
    my favorite doctor is matt smith!!!!!!!!

  • weirdo

    December 15th, 2010 - 2:36pm

    what i think eleventh doctor’s best the 2nd doctor is boring he’s not funny he’s grumpy when has he ever been funny and he’s not cool

  • bouncingdalek

    November 7th, 2010 - 11:29am

    well 2nd doctors thebest the coolest and the… well funniest?

  • shannon

    November 6th, 2010 - 11:26pm

    yah like i sed only 13 all redy totaly glued to the tv when docter who comes on aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Gazpacho Screwdriver

    November 5th, 2010 - 7:13pm

    Who doesn’t like when DOCTOR WHO is set out in the universe, or on an alien world, or in some interesting place on Earth?!? That is the show’s ongoing backdrop; all of time and space. But of course, we also have that fondness for when the show is traditionally set at home in the U.K. The truth is that CG effects and the efforts of the show’s wonderful production crew help to make all of the settings fabulous, no matter where filmed.

    To paraphrase earlier comments, filming in Utah (like when foreign filming was done for “The Fires Of Pompeii”, or in the classic series with “City Of Death” and “Arc Of Infinity”) is just going to be icing on the cake for the show. When all is said and done, filming in the U.S. is just about getting to film in an interesting and new location. DOCTOR WHO will always remain a British institution, and as a U.S. fan, I wouldn’t want it any other way!

    But, I do hope that the crew can make use of the great landscapes in their Utah locations; not only for the opening two-part story that is set in America, but perhaps as background settings for other stories this series. That depends on many things behind the scenes, I understand; not the least being how long they get to film while in Utah. But what an opportunity! Having been to Utah, I can attest that the landscape would make for some incredible alien planet settings!

    Oh, and U..S. fans don’t forget – Matt Smith is scheduled to appear on Craig Ferguson’s show November 16th. Ferguson’s show is in L.A., so anyone care to make any guesses as to a possible time frame that the show will shoot in Utah, then?!?

  • mike

    October 28th, 2010 - 7:33pm

    ok for the people who think its so terrible that they are filming in America, get over it, of course we all know the history and it is a UK creation, it’s not going to implode just because they do some filming out here, so what are you saying that the show can go to all these planets and places but to go to the U.S is such a terrible idea, now if this country of mine wanted to make it’s own version of the series then i would be right there with you, the movie we did was mildly entertaining, but a big old mess, and because of it there never was an 8th Doctor season, the BBC should not have given up so much control, a lesson i think they learned from

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