Doctor Who is headed to movie theaters for a special screening of 'Genesis of the Daleks' alongside a new interview with the Fourth Doctor himself, Tom Baker. Though the conceit of Doctor Who allows the role to pass to new actors along the lines of 007, the nature of the show and the lead character means the various incarnations aren't prevented from interacting with one another. Because of this, the show has been able to establish a sort of interweaving tone, where events of the past, present, and future can all combine—sometimes even rewriting the history of Doctor Who.
Often, the nostalgic nature of Doctor Who manifests in the form of special episodes and cameos by previous actors (or proxies for them). But to celebrate the upcoming Blu-ray release of Tom Baker's first season as the Doctor, a new event will offer fans the chance to see one of the most popular episodes of Doctor Who in a rare format.
Fathom Events is bringing a director's cut of 'Genesis of the Daleks' to theaters to celebrate Tom Baker's legacy as the Fourth Doctor, and the screening will feature a new interview with the actor. Along with a synopsis of the episode (for those who haven't seen the classic episode), a new clip has been revealed from the interview with Baker where he discusses what went on behind-the-scenes during his tenure as the Doctor.
The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and his companions, Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan, are transported thousands of years into the past to the ancient planet Skaro where they are given a mission from the Time Lords to prevent the evil scientist Davros from introducing to the universe the most destructive race of killing machines ever created, the Daleks!
Consisting of six 25-minute episodes, 'Genesis of the Daleks' premiered in 1975 and attempted to tell the origin of the Daleks. As the Doctor's most constant foes, it was a long time coming and sheds lots of light on the Batman/Joker-like dynamic between the species and the show's hero. It also introduced Davros, the creator of the Daleks and one of many villains Doctor Who could bring back in its new season.
Alongside the release of the classic episodes on Blu-ray and the upcoming screening, Doctor Who is of course preparing for a return to TV. Jodie Whitaker's Doctor has already arrived, but fans are eagerly awaiting her proper debut when the new series kicks off. The season 11 Doctor Who logo and poster have already been revealed, showing the updated look that will accompany the Doctor's new form and actor. And with Tom Baker once again doing the rounds to promote Doctor Who, perhaps we'll see him turn up alongside the new Doctor soon.
Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks will be in theaters June 11.
Source: Fathom Events