"The Next Doctor," the series' Christmas special, will air at 9 p.m. June 27, and the next special, "Planet of the Dead," is set for July. Dates and times for the final three shows are to be determined, but the next incarnation of the show is already in the works, with Steven Moffat taking over from Russell T. Davies as show runner and Matt Smith replacing David Tennant as the Doctor.
The two episodes discussed above aired in the UK at Christmas and Easter, respectively. Now they're airing in the US starting in late June. The problem with this is simple: fans of the show find out through this internet thing when the shows aired, and want to see them Did the BBC make it available via:
- Simultaneous air dates?
- Streaming Media?
- Anything at all?
Nope. Like a lot of media people, it's still the 1980's in their heads, and having widely separated air dates around the world makes perfect sense. The amusing thing is watching this sort of person complain about piracy later. Heck, they might as well have erected a huge sign saying "please steal these programs".