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Are You Watching The Macra Terror Animation at the BFI Screening?

The British Film Institute (BFI) is having a special screening of the upcoming animation of the Second Doctor classic, The Macra Terror, and while tickets are still available at the time of writing, there aren’t many left… so have you managed to grab tickets?

Tickets cost £27 and include a copy of the DVD, which attendees can pick up after the screening. You can only book two tickets, so more people get to enjoy the serial. There’s also a Q&A with Polly Wright actress, Anneke Wills, who is always a joy.

The four episodes begin at 12 noon on Saturday 16th March 2019 in the NFT1 theatre. Here’s the BFI synopsis for The Macra Terror:

The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his companions arrive on a human colony in the far-flung future. The colony appears to be a giant recreational complex – a holiday camp for rest and relaxation. Everyone looks happy and carefree, but all is not as it seems. The colony has been infiltrated and its members brainwashed by a race of giant parasitic crab creatures called the Macra. Although the majority of this story was believed to have been lost, by using a complete audio recording and a new animation, we invite you to sit back and enjoy The Macra Terror over 50 years since it was first broadcast.

So are you heading to the BFI tomorrow? If so, we’re very jealous and we’ll be eager to hear what you think!

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

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