New Doctor Who on SciFi Channel

SCI FI Channel announced Jan. 12 that it will air the first season of the BBC's hit SF series Doctor Who, starting in March. The 13 episodes, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, will air as part of SCI FI Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (SciFi Wire).

As a huge fan of Doctor Who, I am ecstatic about the US airing... That said, after these 13 episodes, what will happen?

Ninth Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston has decided to quit the role, it was confirmed last night [31 March 2005] (BBC).

How will US audiences who are not used to Doctor Who react when after 13 episodes the Main Character is recast?

Squarely in the frame for the role of Doctor number ten is David Tennant, currently starring in Russell T Davies' Casanova, and about to appear as Dr Briscoe in BBC Four's live broadcast of The Quatermass Experiment on Saturday (BBC).

While I hope to see all of the new Doctor Who's, and I hope the series will continue after the Eccleston Episodes.