Doctor Who ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ screening with Fathom Events


A special director’s cut edition of Doctor Who ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor is coming to the silver screen on June 11, 2018, via Fathom Events!


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For those of you who have been on the Doctor Who train since its inception, don’t scoff! According to the Fathom Events website, there will be a new interview called “In conversation with Tom Baker” aired after the screening.

‘Genesis of the Daleks,’ written by Terry Nation, is a six-part serial aired in 25-minute increments in 1975. (The Director’s Cut for Fathom Events will be 1 hour and 50 minutes, as opposed to the original 2 hours and 30 minutes.)

It follows the Fourth Doctor and his two companions, Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) thousands of years in the past on a mission directly from the Time Lords to stop the evilest, villainous supervillain in the Whoniverse, Davros. (Cue everyone cowering in fear.)


I mean, really, he’s a terrifying dude.

Davros is the origin of the Daleks, the Doctor’s arch-enemy.

“Magician’s Apprentice” via GIPHY

They are sent back and back in time to Skaro, Davros’ home planet, to before he created the Daleks. Their directive is to eliminate Davros before he has a chance to create them.

According to, Doctor Who Magazine Issue #265, published in 1988, put out a poll and found ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ was the fans’ favorite episode of the Classic series.

They’re not the only people who agree:

Speaking of which, @DoctorLongscarf of Twitter is right! The Fourth Doctor’s complete first season will release on Blu-Ray on June 19, 2018. You can pre-order it here.

For those of you who have enjoyed Davros in the NuWho generation in season 4 two-part finale “Stolen Earth” and “Journey’s End” and in season 9 two-part premiere, “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “Witch’s Familiar”, I highly recommend getting your tickets now for this special screening event.

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You can witness the reason why Sarah Jane Smith reacted like this in “Journey’s End” when she heard that horrible, notorious scratchy vibrato.

“Journey’s End” via GIPHY

If you want to catch up on Classic Who and don’t have a BritBox account, check out Twitch’s  Classic Who marathon! Be sure to tell us in the comments if you’ll be watching some of these memorable reruns throughout the summer!