Hi there! We notice you are using an Adblock tool.

Kasterborous produces five or more pieces of original content daily (over 100 every month). Our writers are volunteers, offering their services to give you interesting Doctor Who articles and features.

Money raised through advertising on this site is reinvested into hosting costs, competition prizes, review materials and occasional gifts for our contributors.

To help us maintain our wide breadth and high standard of content, whitelist our non-profit site to continue enjoying it without these pop-ups.

American Who-athon; American Who Delay

ChicagoNow has reported that US subscriber network BBC America is planning a small-scale “marathon” of Doctor Who next weekend: Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th.

Doctor Who - Amy's Choice set for BBC America delayIn BBC America’s recent past, the network has reaped considerable benefits from airing Doctor Who marathons prior to massive premiere events.  The two-day celebration of David Tennant’s career in early January leading up to The End of Time: Part Two gave the programme the necessary amount of attention for Doctor Ten’s regeneration to provide BBC America with its at-the-time highest-rated night ever, sporting over a million viewers.  A slightly smaller-scale marathon occurred the day of The Eleventh Hour‘s American premiere, which rendered an even better 1.2 million, the channel’s current all-time record.

But in next week’s case, the “marathon” (note that I’m still using quotes) carries with it a few negative side-effects for American fans.  According to BBC America’s TV Schedule for May 29th through May 31st, the two-day run, instead of displaying many back-to-back episodes from a series that certainly has a trove of stories to choose from, will consist of only the first six episodes from Matt Smith’s Season 31… aired 3 times over the course Saturday and Sunday, interrupted with a brief stint of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Top Gear.  Also, this particular run, instead of concluding with a brand-new episode in the manner of the network’s recent successful Who marathons, opts to carry over into an extended set of the inferior and considerably less-British Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Unfortunately, because the marathon does not conclude with a new episode, the Kasterborous-acclaimed Amy’s Choice will not premiere on May 29th, but on June 5th, placing American Whovians yet another week out of sync with the British audience.

Nonetheless, if you’re a stateside viewer and discover yourself in good enough humor to throw yourself a six-hour Doctor Who party (and let’s be honest – who wouldn’t want to?), you’ve got three chances to do so:  May 29th at 8PM, and May 30th at 2AM and 2PM, eastern time.



Patrick Riley

About

Patrick has just been murdered and is currently seated on the edge of a lawn chair wondering when this Missy person will stop demanding his autograph. He probably can't tweet from the grave, but you should follow him anyway @10PatrickRiley.


© 2005-2015 Kasterborous. Theme Old Paper by ThunderThemes.net