With the 60th-anniversary of Doctor Who fast approaching (less than three months away – but who’s keeping count?), an exhibition to celebrate the long-running sci-fi series will be opening in North Somerset’s Weston Museum to mark the milestone.
Launching in November, Adventures in Time and Space – 60 Years of Doctor Who Art will showcase the largest collection of original and digital art from Doctor Who ever exhibited in one location. Book and VHS video covers, annuals, comics, graphic novels, digital art, a unique painting which debuted on the series, and more will be on display.
As reported by BBC News earlier today, the museum director, Becky Walsh, announced the event would “unfold like the pages of a well-worn book” and hailed the exhibition as a “heart-warming journey for Whovians of all generations.”
The content at the exhibition has been amassed, the BBC says, from a wealth of sources, including private art collectors and long-standing fans of the series, featuring items from William Hartnell’s era through to Ncuti Gatwa’s unaired Series 14, following a change with the show’s proposed release date.
“Hold onto your sonic screwdrivers as we journey back to the roots of the longest-running sci-fi extravaganza known to humanity,” Walsh added. Alongside the exhibition, other celebrations aligning with the 60-year celebrations include a Doctor Who music concert on BBC Radio 2.
David Tennant previously portrayed the Tenth incarnation of the Time Lord from 2005-2010. His reprisal as the Fourteenth incarnation shocked Doctor Who fans since he’d stepped down from the role more than a decade earlier, and no actor had played the role twice.
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