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Filming for the first episode featuring Jenna-Louise Coleman as the mysterious, companion (who’s name has yet to be announced) will happen as early as May, even though the episode is not expected to air until December. Prior to that filming will take place on a foreign location for the second time in just the first half of the next season, as the production team returns once again to the United States, this time New York. This will actually be the very first time that the series has done principal photography on the east side of North America (Vancouver and Utah having been the main locations used previously), and, personally speaking, is the Doctor Who story that will be filmed geographically-speaking closest to where I reside. Perhaps later in the season the BBC could try to capitalize not just on the succes of the show in the US, but look a little further north where the show is actually more popular on a per capita basis…...come on Moffat, you can do it!


I rather that they shoot in a Commonwealth country than in a country where historically speaking, has little if any “real” ties with Britain. Call me crazy, anti-American, Britophile, prejudiced, but that’s just me.

Posted by Comandante_TARDIS  on  04/09  at  03:01 PM

@Comandante_TARDIS But by filming in the US they show gets a major boost in international prestige and interest and increases the chances of there being a Series 8 or 9 or 10. I don’t see the problem. Certainly makes for a welcome change from the fake-looking Empire State Building sets from the days of The Chase!

All that said, I agree with Luca that I’d love to see the show filmed in Canada again. Don’t think Space hasn’t thought about it. Or the Australian equivalent. An episode shot in Japan would also be spectacular.

Posted by Alex  on  04/10  at  10:19 AM

@Alex First: Does it always have to be filmed in the great USA for it to be internationally recognized?

Next: Having said that, shooting in the US won’t indeed be a problem, as long as it doesn’t get too “frivolous”. Then again it doesn’t need to shoot there in order to be one.

Posted by Comandante_TARDIS  on  04/10  at  11:04 PM

@Comandante_TARDIS. Unfortunately, yes.

Speaking of which, they’re filming in New York as we speak, which opens the possibility of talk show appearances, though as yet I haven’t heard of any (probably because Craig Ferguson isn’t based out of New York!)

Posted by Alex  on  04/13  at  09:29 AM

just a thought here, but what if the silence goes, ” so doctor, what is your name?” and he goes “I am Zagreus!” which of course would mean that the anti-time didn’t make him into Zagreus but just brought out what was there all alone. This would also mean of course that Rassilon did not make the Doctor into Zagreus but that he was already Zagreus all along.

Posted by David Foster  on  06/26  at  07:35 PM

OMG so excited can’t wait for the next sesaon and for when she comes on

Posted by Sophie  on  08/05  at  01:21 PM

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