Doctor Who: The Five Doctors Gets a Reboot and a Screening

The RiffTrax crew – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett – is returning to theaters once again to take on Doctor Who: The Five Doctors for two nights only on August 17 and August 24. They’ve teamed with Fathom Events and BBC America to bring the 1983 story back with that singular RiffTrax edge.


Doctor Who: The Five Doctors premiered in 1983 and was produced in celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary. The story follows various incarnations of the Doctor teaming up to defeat a devious Time Lord Traitor, who’s using the Doctor’s past selves to discover the ancient secrets of the first and most powerful ruler of Gallifrey, Rassilon. The Doctors also find themselves competing in a battle arena against Daleks, Cybermen, and Yeti.


Michael J. Nelson said, “As we’re fans ourselves, RiffTrax has always been dying to do a live take on Doctor Who but we have strict guidelines about the number of doctors; Four seems too few and six is just ridiculous, just doctors running everywhere. The Five Doctors hits that magical sweet spot and I think RiffTrax fans are going to love it!”

Fans can purchase tickets online at the Fathom site beginning April 14, or at participating theater box offices. Go to to find a theater in your area, and visit the RiffTRax Live! page for more info.


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