You can see a bit of it in this video here.
The above gifset is from a fan recording of the video. You’ll see the whole thing soon. It is so much fun.
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan perform the theme song to Doctor Who. And they don’t need lyrics or a backing track to be totally adorable and amazing.
Couldn’t score a ticket to BBC America’s U.S. Premiere Screening of DOCTOR WHO in NYC last weekend? Don’t worry - here’s your exclusive access inside the historic Ziegfeld theater for all the WHO excitement!
Get up close and personal with stars MATT SMITH (The Doctor), KAREN GILLAN (Amy Pond) and Executive Producer CAROLINE SKINNER as they hit New York - in time-traveling DeLorean cars!! - and joined hundreds of die-hard Whovians for a special screening of season opener “Asylum of the Daleks” and a Q&A with Nerdist host CHRIS HARDWICK.
Then, don’t miss the Broadcast Premiere *** Saturday Sept 1 at 9pm/8c *** on BBC America.
We spot a few familiar Tumblr faces in there (and not just Doctor Puppet)
Only 4 Days until Doctor Who returns on BBC AMERICA
BBC One on Saturday 01 September at 7.20pm
BBC America on Saturday 01 September at 9pm ET
Space (Canada) on Saturday 01 September at 9pm ET
ABC iView (Australia) on 02 September at 5.10am AEST
ABC1 (Australia) on Saturday, 08 September at 7.30pm AEST
Prime (New Zealand) — Coming Soon
(fyi: we’re almost done getting our WHOyorkcity spam out of our system. These photos are just sooooooo good!)
See more here!
Karen and Arthur tweeting
Our favorite bit from the NYTimes writeup on the WHOyorkcity premiere:
That “Doctor Who” has outgrown its cult-classic status since its 2005 reboot has been increasingly evident, not least in post-broadcast sales: According to a BBC America spokeswoman, the show was the most-downloaded series on iTunes in 2011, eclipsing popular favorites like “Mad Men” and “Glee.” Its devoted fandom was evident in the delighted shrieks that greeted the sight of David Tennant, Mr. Smith’s predecessor as the Doctor, and Burn Gorman, a star of the “Doctor Who” spinoff series “Torchwood,” in a preview trailer for the BBC mini-series “Spies of Warsaw.”
What an amazing show! It was a privilege to hang out on line at the Ziegfeld and wait with hundreds of other fans. I really liked their fashion sense too - lots of tweed and bow ties. The BBC America film crew even interviewed Alisa. I didn’t have much to say though.
The premiere itself was equally thrilling and holding my tongue for the next week is going to be very difficult. Good thing a familiar-looking chap and a lovely ginger made me promise not to spoil anything.
Things happened and there was stuff!
And that’s all I can say. I’m sworn to secrecy. Sorry!
(though without discussing the episode or the Q&A in any way- I got in the front row! On the middle end, next to the VIP section. So I can totally say that I had front-row seats for the premiere, sitting next to Karen and Matt and Chris. Was literally a foot away from Matt at one point, but was too shy to reach for a fist bump or something. Argh.)
And this is why we love this fandom.
You took a DeLorean? To the Doctor Who Premiere?!?!