The Five Doctors are ready to bring the fun again 34 years on, overseen by commentary comedians at RiffTrax who will make light of The Doctors perils.

The Five Doctors was a special feature-length episode airing on 23 November 1983. It celebrated Doctor Who’s well earned 20th anniversary, making great use of the rare but recurring multi-Doctor stories. The original actors (for the most part) reunited, and together with the crew created a staple of the show’s history. Put simply, it was a television event like no other in its time.

Doctor Who The Five Doctors (c) BBC
Doctor Who The Five Doctors (c) BBC

Now a group of comedians are assembling to change the way we look at The Five Doctors. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax will provide a comedic commentary, cracking jokes as the episode plays. After all, the three are well known for their Emmy-Nominated Myster Science Theater 3000. So their wit and humour should compliment Doctor Who’s own very well indeed.

The event takes place in the United States next month for just two nights; August 17th and 24th. However, while it’s limited availability, the riffs and improv should feel extra special for those attending. After all, Doctor Who can frequently laugh at itself, and its a huge part of what makes the show great! Whether laughing or hiding behind the sofa, Doctor Who is loved. Through events like these, Doctor Who will keep on giving for years to come.

RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors takes place in cinemas on Thursday, August 17 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT and tape-delayed to 7pm MT / 8pm PT, with a rebroadcast on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30pm local time.

You can purchase tickets at the Fathom Events website or at participating theatre box offices. For a complete list of theatre locations visit the Fathom Event’s website (theatres and participants are subject to change).

You can find out more about RiffTrax at their website and on Twitter.



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