Leading up to the premiere of Series 8 on August 23rd, BBC America will be premiering a whole bunch of all new never before seen super fun specials-
- Saturday, August 16 at 9:00pm ET- Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion
- Saturday, August 16 at 10:00PM ET- Real History of Science Fiction
- Monday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET- Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord
In addition to those new specials, starting Monday, August 18 at 8:00am ET, BBC America will be starting the Doctor Who Takeover Week, where Doctor Who will be airing all week long.
To top it all off, right before the premiere of Deep Breath, Chris Hardwick (Nerdist, superfan, host of @Midnight ) will be hosting a Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show at 7:30pm ET and Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of Intruders. Both the pre- and post-show will feature a whole bunch of awesome guests including Mark Gatiss, and will include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
And that’s not all! Next week on August 6th, you and all of your friends (and maybe even your pets, if you can teach them how to internet) will have the chance to vote for your favorite episodes over on BBCAmerica.com. The top selections of this "Make Your Own Sunday" poll will be aired on August 24 as part of a BBC America marathon.
Take a deep breath, folks. There’s a lot of stuff going on this month, and it’s gonna be fantastic.
In case you missed it
BBC AMERICA Announces Nationwide Theatrical Events To Launch Doctor Who’s First Season Starring Peter Capaldi.
Announced today, BBC AMERICA and Fathom Events are teaming up again for two days of theatrical screening events of Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath in the U.S. This electrifying episode will be shown in select cinemas across the U.S. and will also include 15 minutes of cinema exclusive bonus content.
On Saturday, August 23 at midnight, there will be 12 theatrical events in 12 cities at 12am/midnight to celebrate the launch of the new season. More information will be announced on August 5 at www.FathomEvents.com.
On Monday, August 25, the celebration goes nationwide with two showings at 7:00pm and 9:30pm (local time). The event will be presented in more than 550 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. Tickets are now available for Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath at participating theater box offices and online here.
For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). [x]
Any questions can be directed to Doctor Who Shop on Twitter.