New Doctor Who proves a time travel hit in Lowestoft - but what did you think of it?
13:39 24 August 2014
The Doctor will see you now!
Doctor Who fans were in sc-fi heaven last night as Peter Capaldi made his full debut as the latest incarnation of the Time Lord.
And for one set of lucky Doctor Fans the feature length episode Deep Breath became a cinematic experience at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre.
Fans of the series, which celebrates its 51st anniversary in November, flocked to the theatre to watch a live screening of the episode, which saw The Doctor and his companion Clara battle a mechanical body snatcher in Victorian London.
Deep Breath also featured series regulars Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax who helped The Doctor overcome his latest fearsome foe.
Peter Capaldi is the twelfth Doctor and he replaced Matt Smith as the Time Lord from Gallifrey in last December’s story, The Time of the Doctor.
And the new Doctor has received the seal of approval from Doctor Who fans who attended the screening, which was shown at the same time as it was broadcast on BBC One and featured extra footage.
Robert Cassidy, 29, from Lowestoft, said: “He is The Doctor we should have ten years ago. He had a lot of gravitas and the show deserves an actor of his quality.
“It has made me excited for the rest of the series, I think he will be great success.”
Jan Mulder, 19, from Lowestoft, said: “He was excellent.
“There was lot of fun in the episode but there were also a lot of serious parts there as well. I can’t wait until next week’s episode - bring on the daleks!”
The Marina Theatre was one of 450 venues that screened Deep Breath.
Karl Dunnett, technical and operations manager at the Marina Theatre, said: “I think the screening went very well. The audience was very reactive and there was a great atmosphere.
“It was such a great opportunity for us to bring such a well known programme to Lowestoft.”
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