Update: Here’s the latest information on Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2
Doctor Who?? Season seven holds out the promise to finally answer that question. Is “Doctor Who?” the question that will be asked when silence falls? We’ll find out soon as Doctor Who premieres on Saturday, September 1st at 9 PM Eastern / 8 PM Central on BBC America with “Asylum of the Daleks”. I’m psyched that the Doctor and some of our other favorite shows will finally be back from summer hiatus. However, this first part of season seven is relatively short at five episodes.
Now that the BBC America high definition (HD) channel has just been made available on Verizon FIOS, I will pass on using one of the video streaming services. You can find BBC America HD on channel 689 if you have the Extreme HD or Ultimate HD packages.
For the cord cutters out there, you will still be able to download or stream Doctor Who episodes the next day. Both Amazon Instant Video and iTunes already have their pages up with the season seven trailer. Both services offer discounts if you buy the entire season You also get the three minute prequel to Asylum of the Daleks for free or 99 cents if you want to purchase it separately. It also looks like the episodes will be available on VUDU as well. VUDU is also offering the first episodes of season 5 and season 6 for free (in HDX quality). If you need to catch up on season 6 of Doctor Who, it’s available on Netflix and Amazon Prime streaming. The last Christmas special, “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe” is also available on Netflix. Update: Read our latest post about the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special.
Also, you can catch the premiere in New York City on August 25th if you really can’t wait.
This is the last season of Doctor Who that will feature Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, who play Amy and Rory as the Doctor’s assistants. They will make their exit in the finale of this season (Part I). No word if Matt Smith will be around for season 8 or if season 7 part 2 will end with the Doctor regenrating.
While you wait for the Who premiere, I suggest you check out BBC’s Sherlock, helmed by the same creative force behind Doctor Who, Steven Moffat. It’s a re-telling of Sherlock Holmes in modern day, 21st century London. The first season is available on Netflix. Season 2 is on Amazon Instant Video. To finish, here’s the season 7 trailer to help you pass time with your favorite Time Lord: