Time flies for Dr Who
TO CELEBRATE the 50th year of the television phenomenon, Doctor Who will be gracing the big screen at selected cinemas across NSW and Queensland.
Doctor Who fans will be able to see two high-definition episodes on the big screen for one night only at Lismore Birch Carroll and Coyle cinemas this Thursday, thanks to UKTV, BBC Worldwide Australasia and Event Cinemas.
Fans can experience the episodes The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon, from series six, a two-part story which introduced the newest monster created by series execs - the Silence.
Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Toby Haynes, the 90-minute screening stars Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor.
Best-dressed prizes at participating cinemas will be awarded for the Doctor Who fan with the most impressive costume, from time lords to monsters.
Daniel McCabe, area general manager of Regional NSW and Gold Coast for Birch Carroll and Coyle, said he knew how some of the hardcore Dr Who fans loved to dress up, and said fans were encouraged to dress up for the screening on Thursday.
He said the best-dressed prize pack included a whole lot of Dr Who goodies, including a Dr Who T-shirt, DVD, and iPhone cover among other items.
He said there had been a lot of interest in the Dr Who session.
"Pre-sales have been great. At the moment, we're four days out and over a quarter of the cinema is sold out," Mr McCabe said.
"I think there's no doubt there's a cult following around Dr Who."
So there might be scarves galore, in a Tom Baker (4th) incarnation of the Doctor, bowties like Matt Smith (11th) version, or even some Daleks or Cybermen. Steve Davis, cinema technician at Lismore said that he was a more traditional fan.
"When the Tom Baker (Doctor incarnation) was on TV, I loved it. I'm old school," he said.
Who was the best Doctor Who?
This poll ended on 01 January 2018.
William Hartnell (1963-1966)
Patrick Troughton (1966-1971)
Jon Pertwee (1970-1974)
Tom Baker (1974-1981)
Peter Davison (1981 1984)
Richard Hurndall (1983 - as a stand-in for the late William Hartnell in the 20th anniversary special, The Five Doctors)
Colin Baker (1984-1986)
Sylvester McCoy (1987-1989)
Paul McGann (1996)
Christopher Eccleston (2005)
David Tennant (2005-2010)
Matt Smith (2010-present)
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.