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Doctor Who: Season Three on Sci-Fi Channel, Captain Jack, Derek Jacobi, and Whovian Pride

June 20th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Culture, Doctor Who, Fantasy, LGBT, News, Science Fiction, TV

Tardis trioAccording to Outpost Gallifrey, The Sci-Fi channel has announced that Season Three of Doctor Who will begin its US premiere run on July 6th.

The Runaway Bride debuts at 8pm and is immediately followed by Smith and Jones at 9.30pm. Both programmes are repeated starting at 11.30pm.

The premieres come after a day of Doctor Who on the channel, with Season Two episodes being shown from 6am until 4pm.

Over in the UK, Season Three headed into its three-part finale this past weekend on the BBC with an episode called “Utopia.” Captain Jack is back on board the TARDIS for this final trio of episodes, along with the Doctor and Martha, and the legendary Derek Jacobi appeared in “Utopia” as a professor with a very old secret. The Face of Boe is all mixed up in it, too. (Say, someone really ought to make a YouTube video with various clips of The Face of Boe set to “I’ve Just Seen a Face” by The Fabs. Then again, maybe somebody already has. Oh, now I’m scared to Google it.)

Also in the UK, gay Whovians were spared having to make a horrible decision by some quick thinking on the part of the London Pride Festival’s organizers.

As reported by PinkNews, the final episode of Series Three of Doctor Who, The Last of the Time Lords, is being broadcast on the same day as the London Pride Festival, held in Trafalgar Square.

Organizers of the event, in an effort to not make gay Who fans choose between the annual celebration and the season finale of their favourite show, have come up with an interesting compromise: they plan to carry the live BBC broadcast of the episode at 7:10 p.m. on a big screen at the event’s main stage in Trafalgar Square. And if that’s not enough to get gay fans out to the event, they’ve also arranged to have John Barrowman co-host the event with Graham Norton. Barrowman will be speaking earlier in the afternoon about his role as Captain Jack on Doctor Who and Torchwood.

The event kicks off at 3:00 following the Pride parade through town and concludes with the broadcast of The Last of the Time Lords.

Wow, London Pride with Captain Jack. The only thing better would be a big pink TARDIS materializing in Trafalgar Square.

Never say never.


3 Comments so far ↓

  • Sonya

    I cannot WAIT for the new episodes! This is gonna be the best season of the new Who yet.

  • Ocelopotamus

    Hi Sonya! Yes, I’m glad that the wait time between UK airing and US airing has gotten so much shorter. It’s nice to think that Season 3 will probably be available on DVD in time for the holidays, which will be a first over here. (Season 2 came out on DVD in January, which was a real missed opportunity.)

  • Sonya

    So who else thinks that Freema (Martha) is the best companion for the Doctor yet? I thought she was fantastic! It’s going to be an exciting season…. :)