Opinion

Classic Doctor Who in theaters this November

By: CHRISTINE GIVER
Columnist

I was going to write a Wolverine love-fest dedicated to the upcoming release of “Logan,” the newest film in the saga centered on an X-Men favorite. However, you will have to wait on that.

While Whovians will have to wait until 2017 for the latest season of “Doctor Who,” a real treat is coming very soon.

Thanks is due to some very obsessive Doctor Who fans who hunted down audio recordings of a multi-part series entitled “The Power of the Daleks,” which originally aired 50 years ago. This series features the regeneration of the first Doctor into the second Doctor. This animated project is considered by many to be the most ambitious Doctor Who archive restoration that has ever been attempted.

For those who are unable to make it to one of the select theaters showing the film, it will be available to watch on the BBC network on Saturday, Nov. 12. As someone who has attended special theater events to see Doctor Who episodes that I could have viewed on television, I can say that you will want to see it in the theater. There are often special add-ons to the movie that you can only see in theaters and the visual composition in the show is truly something to behold on a giant screen.

We will still be getting the traditional Christmas episode of “Doctor Who” that happens every year to hold us over until we get more regular episodes of the show. The star of the show, Peter Capaldi, believes that the new season will begin in April 2017.

In the meantime, we will be getting a taste of the new Doctor Who spinoff “Class,” which features the famous Who-niverse place of education Coal Hill School. There will also be occasional appearances by the Doctor himself during the series.

If you are a fan of everything Who, there will certainly be many things to look forward to in the next six months.

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