For many Doctor Who fans, August can’t come soon enough. That’s when the show will return for season 8, and we’ll finally get to see what new lead Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is made of. (I’m guessing piss, steel, and vinegar.) It’ll be exciting to see a take on the time lord that skews away from the younger blokes who have played the previous two incarnations (although David Tennant and Matt Smith both did a fine job). But if you’re wearing a bald patch in your carpet from all the anticipatory pacing, fear not. There are a pair of major Doctor Who events on the way to help tide you over until the premiere…and one of them hits this very week!
First up, Fathom Events is hosting a big-screen celebration of David Tennant tomorrow and Tuesday, June 16 and 17, in theaters across the country. On June 16, you can see Tennant’s epic Doctor Who two-parter “Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel” in participating theaters. If your memory’s a bit rusty (oil can!), that’s the one where the Doctor, Rose, and Mickey find themselves trapped on a parallel Earth where the nefarious Cybus Industries is up to no good and about to unleash a new version of one of the Doctor’s oldest enemies onto the unsuspecting populace. If the Doctor and company can’t put a stop to it, it’s deletions all around! And be sure to stick around after the two-parter, because they’ll also have a special interview with Tennant airing afterwards.