Those Whovians among us who are unsure how they are going to wait until 2020 to get their fix are in luck! More than 500 classic episodes will be streamed on Twitch as part of a marathon this weekend!
Starting Saturday, January 5, the classic seasons that aired between 1963 and 1989 featuring the first seven Doctors will be available. The marathon will feature the work of William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) May 23, 2018
This is not the first time Twitch got all timey-wimey on us. The service had a similar marathon last year that spanned several weeks. Nick Coulter, Director of Digital Sales and Business Development at BBC Studios released a statement about the streaming event, saying:
“’Doctor Who’ has a great tradition of pioneering new technologies, from early VHS all the way through to the new digital services of today. Twitch is another great example of this, as a brilliant service with over 15 million active daily users, we are thrilled to be able to offer them the chance to indulge in the classic ‘Doctor Who’ series and celebrate its amazing 54 year legacy of excitement and innovation.”
The BBC revealed last year that there would be no new ‘Who’ episodes until 2020. The next series will have Jodie Whittaker returning as the Doctor with her best friends Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).
Whittaker spoke about her return to the show in an interview, saying:
“I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again. It’s such an incredible role. It’s been an extraordinary journey so far, and I’m not quite ready to hand it over yet.”
‘Doctor Who’ returns to BBC One in 2020.