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Doctor Who – Season 7 US premiere

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Karen Gillan and Matt Smith at the Ziegfeld Theatre, Saturday, August 25, 2012 in New York ©2012 BBC America, photo by Gary He/Insider Images

The first episode of the latest season of Doctor Who was premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre, Saturday, August 25, 2012 in New York.

In effect Doctor Who got the old Hollywood treatment last Saturday for the US premiere screening of “Asylum of the Daleks,” the first episode of the seventh nu Doctor Who (2000s) season.

Many fans had been lined up as early as 6 am to see the stars. Matt and Karen arrived at the Ziegfeld in style, in two Deloreans in an echo of the Back to the Future time travel trilogy of films. Matt and Karen chatted with fans outside the theater, signing autographs and chatting with the fans.

There was nearly 1,100 in the audience who enjoyed the screening and they leaped to their feet when the end credits rolled to signal there love of the programme and this particular episode.

After the screening, comedian host Chris Hardwick chaired a quirky chat on stage with stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and executive producer Caroline Skinner.