Here’s one for the birthers: a non-American in the Oval Office! In fact, we’re not entirely certain what he is, other than some kind of Time Lord and such. Yep, Doctor Who makes history in 2011–for the first time, the historic British sci-fi series debuts a season shot in the U.S., featuring some funky American storylines, including a visit by the Doctor to the White House in the 1960s.
Steven Moffat, Doctor Who‘s producer–and the creative force behind the recent re-boot of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock–described the decision to do location shooting in the U.S. this way:
The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound to 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.
The storyline reportedly includes the Doctor being summoned to a secret meeting in the Oval Office. The series premieres later this year.
If you can’t wait and need a Doctor Who fix now, don’t miss the re-air of Moffat’s wild Doctor Who Christmas special airing tonight at 8 p.m. on BBC America.
Watch the preview here, from BBC America:
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