Moviegoers should get ready to “exterminate” their boredom as the men of RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, of MST3K fame) take on one of the most thrilling Doctor Who adventures ever, “The Five Doctors.” Originally released in celebration of the British television series’ 20th anniversary in 1983, this special feature-length episode is set to get the full riff treatment live in cinemas nationwide with “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors.”
Fathom Events, in partnership with RiffTrax.com® and BBC Worldwide North America, will broadcast this two-night event live to movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT, with a rebroadcast on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Event’s website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“We couldn't be more excited to finally be meeting the Doctor on the big screen,” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said. “Well, not just one but five Doctors, making this event five times more fun.”
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.
“It’s great to be combining two fan-favorite programs, Doctor Who and RiffTrax, for the ultimate event experience,” Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “Cinema audiences and fans of both Doctor Who and RiffTrax are in for a real treat with this mashup of a British science fiction favorite.”
“RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors” is the 26th RiffTrax title for Fathom Events since the 2009 start of the companies’ partnership. Some of the most popular titles in the RiffTrax Live lineup include: the “MST3K Reunion Show,” “Carnival of Souls” and “Starship Troopers.”
Prior to “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors” the “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!” event will be shown in movie theaters on Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT (MT and PT tape-delayed) with a special second showing on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).