And you may find yourself behind the console of a small police box...

This has to be one of the greatest weeks - maybe even THE greatest week - in the history of nerdy television. There's Apollo 11 anniversary coverage all over ther place, those of us in the U.S. who don't know how to find shows online finally get to see the Torchwood: Children of Earth mini-series and Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead special on BBC America, and in Wales, they've started filming Matt Smith's first episodes as the new Doctor Who. And thanks to the British press, we've already gotten a look-see:

And an accompanying article, of course.

Not a lot to go on - just some costumes and finally a name for The Adorable Karen Gillan's character, Amy Pond, but hey, I'll take what I can get.

Predictably, the new Doctor's outfit is getting all the usual criticism, but I dig it. It's Buckaroo Banzai meets David Byrne in the "Once in a Lifetime" video meets the hip young high school physics teacher. And for my money, that's pure Doctor Who.


  1. An interesting take on the outfit. I have to see him in action before I make my own judgement call.

    And since I don't have BBC America (instead we have BBC World--whoopdy frickin' do, only the tech show Click is worth watching), I still have to use the net. I'm guessing Sci-Fi...sorry, Syfy won't be airing them anytime soon, if ever again. (Along with The Sarah Jane Adventures.)

  2. I think it suits him. The younger the Doctor looks, the more old-fashioned he should dress, for my money.