Paley Presents

Digitally Remastered Doctor Who Screenings in NY: Doctor Who: The Movie

Saturday, August 31, 2013
1:00 pm ET
New York

Travel with us through time and space as The Paley Center for Media and BBC Home Entertainment present classic Doctor Who screenings. These screenings will feature the digitally remastered episodes in the best way: on the big screen, with big sound, and the Doctor Who community.

FREE for Paley Center Members
Included with general admission ($10 for adults; $8 for students and senior citizens; $5 for children under fourteen)

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Doctor Who: The Movie

(1996; 86 minutes)
The Doctor is returning home to Gallifrey with the remains of his archnemesis, the Master. Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year's Eve 1999, where the Doctor is critically wounded in a gangland gun battle. At the local hospital, Dr. Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook) fights—and fails—to save his life. Later, in the morgue, the Doctor wakes up a new man (Paul McGann). But he is not the only one—the Master has also found himself a new body (Eric Roberts). As the clock counts down to the start of the new millennium, can the Doctor stop his oldest enemy from destroying all life on Earth? 

This film, featuring McGann in his only on-screen appearance as the Doctor, was a UK/US coproduction that revived the character after an absence of almost seven years. It was intended as a backdoor pilot for a new Doctor Who series.

Our thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for making this series of Doctor Who screenings possible.