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The Doctor Is In (America)

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Or he will be, at any rate. The BBC announced this weekend that Doctor Who will film in the U.S.A. for the first time ever (assuming you don’t count that 1996 Doctor Who TV movie from Fox, which the BBC clearly doesn’t). So how will Who take advantage of this amazing opportunity? Where in America will they be going? What incredible, unique location will they decide to shoot in?

Utah.

Sigh. At least the episode — well, episodes, since this will be for the two-part opening to season 6, which will be written by Stephen Moffat — will supposedly end up at the White House, although the BBC stopped short of saying they were going to film in DC. The U.S. filming happens in November.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.