Fathom Events and RiffTrax.com® are excited to bring Doctor Who – The Five Doctors to the big screen for a LIVE riff on Thursday, August 17 followed by a special re-broadcast on Thursday, August 24.
The Doctor is in the house! The RiffTrax house, that is!
The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000®, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, are back on the big screen for a legendary riffing of the 1983 Doctor Who film “The Five Doctors.”
Someone is taking the Doctor’s past selves out of time and space, placing them in a vast wilderness – a battle arena with a sinister tower at its center.
As the various incarnations of the Doctor join forces, they learn they are in the Death Zone on their home world of Gallifrey, fighting Daleks, Cybermen, Yeti and a devious Time Lord Traitor who is using the Doctor and his companions to discover the ancient secrets of Rassilon, the first and most powerful ruler of Gallifrey.
Join Mike, Kevin and Bill as they join the Five Doctors for one of the most thrilling Doctor Who adventures ever!
Like gin and tonic, chocolate and peanut butter, ham and pineapple, some things just go perfectly together. More fun, though, is when two things come together that you didn’t even know you wanted and afterwards are upset it never happened before.
This August, two such great tastes will taste great together on the big screen when Fathom Events presents a RiffTrax live event, riffing the 1983 Doctor Who special, “The Five Doctors,” the show’s 20th anniversary episode which—as the name says—teamed up all five Doctors to that point.
Or, rather, three Doctors, clips of a fourth, and a replacement guy in a wig.
Written by longtime Who writer Terrance Dicks, “The Five Doctors” had to work as both a story on its own and a celebration of 20 years of time and space. It saw then-current Fifth Doctor Peter Davison and his companions have to foil a plot by someone pulling previous versions of the Doctor out of time in an attempt to kill him.
This meant Third Doctor Jon Pertwee and Second Doctor Patrick Troughton returned to face Cybermen and Yeti and things, but Tom Baker wanted nothing to do with it and so was relegated to a cameo made of scenes from the abandoned story “Shada,” and William Hartnell had already passed away and so had to be replaced by a guest actor named Richard Hurndall.
There’s PLENTY to make fun of, and I even love it.