Fathom Events and BBC Studios have come together to put one of Doctor Who‘s most classic stories on the big screen for the first time ever.
We are, of course, talking about 1981’s “Logopolis,” which is historic in the annals of Whovian history for being the final story of legendary Time Lord Tom Baker, who portrayed the Fourth Doctor for a whopping seven years before he passed the key to the TARDIS onto Fifth Doctor Peter Davison in this adventure.
Tickets are on sale now for the one-night only event that takes place on March 13th. This “one-of-a-kind” screening, as Fathom’s official website puts it, features the original four-part story edited into a 100-minute movie. As well as the story itself, the screening will also feature a special, brand new interview with Baker and companions Janet Fielding (Tegan) and Sarah Sutton (Nyssa).
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For those who don’t know, “Logopolis” sees the Fourth Doctor face his arch-enemy the Master (Anthony Ainley), only recently reborn in the body of poor Nyssa’s father. The dastardly Time Lord interferes with the workings of the genius population of the planet Logopolis, who essentially keep the universe running smoothly. This leads to a wave of entropy which eats away at the cosmos, leaving the two time travelers forced to come together and stop the ensuing destruction of everything. However, the effort might just cost the Doctor one of his lives.
The screening’s intended to tie into the release of Doctor Who season 18 – Baker’s final season – on Blu-Ray, which is available in the U.S. from March 19th. It’s pretty cool that fans have got events this like to look forward to as well, as we sadly have no more new Doctor Who until early 2020, when Jodie Whittaker returns for her second season – the twelfth of the modern series, overall – as the Thirteenth Doctor.
If you’re interested in attending, be sure to click the link below to find out if “Logopolis” is showing in a theater near you.
Source: Fathom Events