Ah people of the US, the Doctor himself has leaned over your fair country and beamed with paternal pride. He’s fathered a nation of Who geeks. Congratulations!
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Matt Smith has been overwhelmed by the response to this former rickety show with planet sized imagination.
“There’s something wonderful about the way Americans communicate their enthusiasm for the show. It’s overpoweringly wonderful.”
With that combination of imagination, budget and scope to make it even better, Smith believes that the show’s unique DNA makes it so enduring to American audience:
“It seems like there’s a real appetite for science fiction in the States. The storytelling in Doctor Who is quite universal. I think there will always be stories that are interesting about this mad man who turns up and saves the universe with a cricket bat and piece of string and a toaster.”
And with that amazing debut episode still fresh in the minds of fans on either side of the Atlantic, Smith wants nothing more than to see his baby settle into the life of a jet set sci-fi phenomenon:
“There’s something interestingly ridiculous about it. It’s a wonderful televisual conceit. One of the greatest. But we really want to push it in the States and we want it to reach a wider audience.”
(via Digital Spy)