The new season of "Doctor Who" begins this weekend, offering up a whole new set of adventures with The Doctor and his companions. And while the new season will see a host of familiar faces returning to the long-running series, there's one big element that sets Season Six (or Season 32, if you want to get technical) apart from past seasons.
For the first time ever, the "Doctor Who" cast and crew made a trek across the ocean to film in the U.S. — specifically, the picturesque Monument Valley, Utah. In the following exclusive video, "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith explains why it made sense to film in America, and which city he'd like to see The Doctor end up in next time he ends up on this side of the pond.
"Having those locations adds to the epic and grand scale of 'Doctor Who' and is something we're very proud to have achieved," Smith told MTV News. "And it fits in because we're in America in the 1960s [in the episode]."
In my spoiler-free preview of the two-part season premiere, I touched on the cast's wibbly-wobbily travels through time in "The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day Of The Moon." Given the level of excitement at last week's New York City premiere event, there's a good chance The Doctor and his companions could indeed find themselves back in the U.S. again — at least, that's what Smith is hoping.
"It was wonderful. I want to come back," he told MTV News. "I want to do an episode in New York. Come on BBC America... New York!"
Well, it's pretty safe to say that everyone at MTV Splash Page HQ is in favor of him returning to New York any time he wants. You can always crash with us, Doctor!
The "Doctor Who" premiere kicks off this Saturday, April 23, at 9 PM Eastern on BBC America.