Retro TV Adding Classic ‘Doctor Who’ To Lineup
Luken Communications announced today that’s it will be featuring classic episodes of the BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who to its lineup beginning this summer.
The series follows the adventures of the Doctor, a time lord who faces a variety of foes while travelling through time and space in the TARDIS, his iconic blue police box. Retro TV will be showcasing the series’ classic run, featuring the first seven incarnations of the Doctor: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy.
Now in its 51st year, Doctor Who holds the Guinness Book of World Records title as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world. Doctor Who has received an institutional Peabody Award for “evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe,” was nominated for multiple BAFTAs, garnered awards from the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain and the Royal Television Society, and was recently named Entertainment Weekly’s No. 1 Best Cult TV Show Ever.
Matthew Golden, Luken’s VP of production, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to make legendary classic episodes of Doctor Who available nationwide. The series is an institution, and we’re proud to give fans new and old the opportunity to experience this groundbreaking series from the very beginning.”