The Doctor is in...on iTunes, that is
Back in February we reported on rumors that the BBC would be distributing some of its more popular shows, including Doctor Who, via iTunes in the U.S.. Well, they are rumors no more. To coincide with this week's appearance of the BBC at the San Diego Comic-Con, the BBC is releasing Doctor Who for purchase and download from the iTunes store.
Now, before you get all crazy and start searching for episodes of the show that featured Peter Davison as the fifth Doctor, the episodes that are being offered are from the new series only. And, you can't purchase and download shows from the current fourth series. However, you can download series one through three. This means you get both Christopher Eccleston as the gritty Doctor and David Tennant as the more exuberant Doctor.
This is all connected with BBC's large presence at this year's Comic-Con. For the first time BBC America will have its own booth on the exhibit floor as well as several panels featuring the stars and creative talent behind Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval and Spaced. For Doctor Who look for executive producer and new head writer Steve Moffat to join executive producer Julie Gardner to talk about what is coming up for the new series. More information can be found at the official BBC America Comic-Con site.