PHOTOS: ‘Doctor Who’ Takes Manhattan

The Doctor Who cast and crew — and, seemingly, half of New York City — turned out last night for the U.S. premiere screening of the BBC America series’ sixth season opener. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Steven Moffat, and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis were met with gleeful cheers from a massive crowd when they arrived at Village East Cinemas around 6:30 pm. After the two-part premiere screening, they were joined by episode director Toby Haynes for a Q&A panel moderated by Nerdist‘s Chris Hardwick. For a full gallery of last night’s event, check out BBC America’s Facebook page.

I grabbed a few snaps with my Droid, which you can view here:

(L-R) Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, Alex Kingston

(L-R) Piers Wenger, Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan, Herb Scannell (CEO of BBCWA), Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, Alex Kingston

Piers Wenger, Beth Wilis, Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, Alex Kingston

Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat, Matt Smith

Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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