Top 10 US Series 3 Edits

Due to some unallowed content , the commentary for the episode The Last of the Time Lords was removed for the US Series Three box set. This is well known, this wasn’t the only change. And so, we present the Top 10 changes for the US Series Three Box Set.

  1. Freema Agyeman was digitally replaced with Jessica Simpson, as the American audience expects companion actresses to be a) blonde (to a degree) and b) have had a failed singing career.

  2. Gridlock now takes place in the Holland Tunnel and is “based on real events”.

  3. The Beatles question in 42 has been replaced with a British group the Americans do know: The Spice Girls.

  4. There is an extra features praising the US for getting involved in the War in Iraq and everything they do is wonderful, and please don’t bomb the UK next.

  5. There is an alternative Angle option on the two Daleks Take Manhattan episodes which feature waving American Flags in Every Single Shot! Just like in every US show!

  6. Just so no-one feels like they are missing out (no viewer left behind!), whenever Mr Saxon is mentioned, there is a ten second pause, and scrolling text that reads “This is an important arc-plot point! Mr Saxon will be revealed to be the Master, who shows up at the end of the series!”

  7. There is an extra commentary on Blink assuring American watchers that yes, it is possible to have TV this decent.

  8. [Reference to “guns in schools” feature removed due to sudden attack of taste.]

  9. There is an hour long documentary about how the British term is Series and the American term is Season. Guest presenter: Adam McGechan.

  10. And, of course, the US Box Set doesn’t feature the ten hours of intro scenes and logos everyone else has to suffer through.


4 Responses to “Top 10 US Series 3 Edits”

  1. the_other_dave Says:


    1, ManhattAn (heaven forbit I’m actually correcting spelling).

    2, Face down the home town looks so grey. ;)

  2. Foo Says:

    So, non-US releases were able to be cleared for other countries?

  3. Thad Ritchards Says:

    One source says “song clearance” another says “anti Bush/war comments”. Choose your own theory so that only the US market complains.
    (Haven’t actually watched my S3 box set.)

  4. Paul Scoones Says:

    What’s this “Girdlock” of which you speak? Yet another change for the American market perhaps? :)

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