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Utahns: Be on the lookout for a large blue box with a blue light on top.
According to the Tribune's Vince Horiuchi, the popular BBC science-fiction series "Doctor Who" will be coming to film in Utah. Here's his report:
"Doctor Who" fans will go pure bat crazy over this news: The good doctor will finally film in the United States, and he's starting in Utah!According to the BBC, the first two episodes of the upcoming season will be filmed right here in the Beehive State, somewhere in the Utah desert.From the release:"In the special two-parter co-produced with BBC AMERICA, key scenes will be filmed in Utah for a story set in the late '60s in which the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah - right to the Oval Office itself.""Season six will start airing on BBC AMERICA in spring 2011 and has been split into two blocks, with the second block airing in autumn 2011. By splitting the series [producer/writer Steven] Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting 'Doctor Who' cliffhangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens."So far, we have no idea where it will be filmed - after all, there is a lot of desert in Utah - but we'll let you know as soon as we find out. Then you can dress up in your favorite "Doctor Who" garb and go crazy wherever the cameras are.
More tidbits from the BBC release: Filming in the United States will happen sometime in mid-November, and along with the regular cast will be recurring guest star Alex Kingston ("ER") as the enigmatic anthropologist Dr. River Song (which, for dedicated Whovians, is a really big deal, sweetie).