Remembrance of the Daleks

BFI to Screen Remembrance of the Daleks

If there is one thing that Doctor Who fans should recognise, it’s that not all eras are considered the same. Whether we’re talking hardcore fans or the public at large, there are some popular preconceptions that aren’t particularly accurate. For instance, the idea that Sylvester McCoy wasn’t a good Doctor. Or that the last years of Doctor Who’s original run were in some way poor.

Remembrance of the Daleks

The truth is, neither of these things are accurate. At times Sylvester failed to impress; at others he was superb. Similarly, his scripts were extremely mixed, from the superb Remembrance of the Daleks to the almost-identical-but-not-as-compelling Silver Nemesis (a serial saved by some excellent direction).

As if to confirm this, the BFI will be screening Remembrance on July 27th, 2013 as part of their Doctor Who at 50 series and welcoming guests Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred to watch and discuss the serial. Tickets for the event go on sale June 11th at 11.30am, and as with recent events a ticket ballot will ensure a fair distribution of BFI members and none members.

Full details can be found at the BFI website.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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