It’s time for “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who (The Five Doctors)”
RiffTrax, in arrangement with BBC Worldwide and Fathom Events will present “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who (The Five Doctors),” in select theaters from coast-to-coast on Thu., Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. (local time). A pre-recorded encore presentation will take place in participating cinemas on Thu., Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).
The RiffTrax crew’s performance will be broadcast live to participating theaters nationwide via satellite from the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Five Doctors
The players who appeared in “The Five Doctors” were Richard Hurndall (in place of the late William Hartnell), Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker (via archival footage segments) and Peter Davison.
But wait! There’s more!
In addition to the Doctors, several companions from the series also made guest appearances in the episode. Special cameo guests included Carole Ann Ford (as Susan Foreman), Nicholas Courtney (as Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart), Elisabeth Sladen (as Sarah Jane Smith), John Leeson (who provided vocalizations for K9), Janet Fielding (as Tegan), Mark Strickson (as Turlough), Caroline John (as Liz Shaw) and Richard Franklin (as Captain Mike Yates).
Experience Doctor Who: “The Five Doctors” with the magic of RiffTrax
Fellow Whovians, MSTies and RiffTrax fans will want to experience the 1983 feature-length Doctor Who episode with the fine art of riffing by Mike, Kevin and Bill. Perfect for all fellow fans of science fiction and comedy! As K9 would say, “affirmative!”
In select cinemas from coast-to-coast on Thu., Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. (local time)
Pre-recorded encore presentation on Thu., Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (local time, in participating cinema venues)
Nearby cinemas who will be showing the live RiffTrax showcase of “Doctor Who (The Five Doctors):”
20000 Century Blvd.,
Germantown, Maryland 20874
701 7th St NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001
4110 West Ox Road, Suite 12110,
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
“Doctor Who” comics offer for purchasers of tickets through Atom Tickets (for theaters that participate in Atom’s platform): Select theaters will be giving away four free Doctor Who comic books (with ticket purchase through Atom’s online ticket service, by arrangement with RiffTrax, BBC Worldwide, Fathom Events Titan Comics and Comixology)
“Doctor Who: The Five Doctors” (1983) is also available on DVD (via BBC Video/Warner Home Video in the U.S.)
Select RiffTrax films are also available to watch for free on Shout! Factory TV (along with select classic MST3K episodes)
“Vintage” episodes of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” can also be seen on Comet TV’s back-to-back MST3K showcase (currently in encore mode), Sun. evenings at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.