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‘Doctor Who’ Premiere: BBC America Announces Special Events Before Peter Capaldi’s Debut

Leading up to Peter Capaldi’s first season debut as the infamous time traveler on “Doctor Who,” BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere.

Doctor Who: The Companion” will air at 9 p.m. on August 16, followed by ‘The Real History of Science Fiction: Time” at 10 p.m.

BBC America will also be airing “Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord” at 10 p.m. on August 18, after the “Doctor Who Takeover Week” kicks off earlier that day at 8 a.m.

Beginning on August 6, BBCAmerica.com will also be giving fans a chance to vote for their favorite “Who” episodes. The top selections will run in a marathon on August 24.

The net has again partnered with Fathom Events for two days of screenings of the feature-length premiere episode ‘Deep Breath’ on August 23 and 25. The episode will be shown in select theaters across the U.S. with 15 minutes of bonus content.

A complete list of theater locations can be found on the Fathom Events website.

In addition, comedian and “Doctor Who” superfan Chris Hardwick will host “Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show” at 7:30 p.m. ET and “Doctor Who: After Who Live” at 11 p.m. following the premiere of “Intruders” on August 23. The pre-show and post-shows will feature guests in the studio, including writer and actor Mark Gatiss, along with behind-the-scenes footage.

The new season of “Doctor Who” premieres August 23 at 8 p.m. on BBC America.

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