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Set Your Sonic Screwdrivers: Sci Fi Announces Season Three Launch Date for "Doctor Who"

After months of rampant speculation as to when the US public would finally get to see Season Three of British sci fi series Doctor Who, Sci Fi has finally announced that the TARDIS will be arriving in the States this summer.

Sci Fi announced that it plans to launch Season Three of Doctor Who, starring David Tennant and Freema Agyeman (replacing the departed and much missed Billie Piper), in July.

The third season kicks off with the most recent Christmas special, entitled "The Runaway Bride," starring Catherine Tate as a, well, runaway bride of sorts. (Don't look for Agyeman's Martha Jones, however. Her character doesn't show up until the third season's actual premiere episode, "Smith and Jones.")

Among the highlights that the Doctor and Martha will reportedly face: William Shakespeare, a 1930s Dalek plot, vampiric aliens, and some stormtroopers called the Judoon. (For a trailer, click here.)

While I saw "The Runaway Bride" last December, I can't wait to see Season Three of Doctor Who and see the chemistry between Tennant and Agyeman myself. I've missed my fix of the Time Lord and Co. these past few months and I'm happy to see that this summer is turning out to hold quite a few must-see series, including the new Doctor Who, after all.

Comments

Anonymous said…
WAHOO! I was really scared we'd have to wait until Christmas or something for S3!
The CineManiac said…
Having just watched the series three premiere Sunday I have to say Freema does a wonderful job. I was very worried that I'd not like her, simply because she is taking the place of the beloved Rose (Billie Piper), but she and the doctor have a very different type of chemistry and I look forward to seeing more of their relationship.
Unknown said…
Whew! But I'll sorely miss Billie Piper (Rose). Her interactions with the Doctor made the past couple seasons as fresh and enjoyable as--dare I say--the Tom Baker and Peter Davison seasons.
Anonymous said…
Cinemaniac,

I'm so glad that you enjoyed Freema's performance. I was a huge fan of Billie Piper as Rose and was concerned about her replacement. But I definitely have an open mind when it comes to "Doctor Who" casting. I was really worried to see Christopher Eccleston depart but now I can't imagine a better Doctor than David Tennant. And I am so excited for Season Three!

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