Twitch and the BBC have partnered up to bring you a Doctor Who (opens in new tab) marathon that will cover over 500 episodes from 26 seasons that ran between 1963 and the 1980s. You might be an expert on the modern adventures of Gallifrey’s galactic Time Lord, but if you want to really understand the double-hearted doc, you need to go back to the beginning.
The shows will stream (opens in new tab) Monday to Friday at 11 am PDT between May 29 to July 23, and will feature classic Doctor Who foes like Daleks, the Cybermen, and the original incarnation of the Silurians.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Twitch event without special emotes – there are 14 of them, plus a special Tardis Cheermote for subscribers. A special ‘Doctor Who Watch to Win Extension’ will also be active, which will give fans in the US, UK, and Canada the chance to win a bunch of Doctor Who prizes, or even a trip to Comic Con in London later this year.
“Doctor Who and its clever take on sci-fi exemplifies the type of adjacent content to gaming that has resonated with the Twitch community,” says Twitch’s Jane Weedon. “By presenting this iconic BBC show in a new interactive format, it is a fun new way to bridge several generations of Doctor Who fans, while building a new generation of them.”
Twitch has had huge success bringing a dose of nostalgia to its community with past special streams, inciting Bob Ross (opens in new tab) mania, launching its Food channel with a Julia Child spectacular, and streaming Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood this past March to raise money for PBS.
To keep you busy until you can see the Doctor, check out our list of the 25 best sci-fi movies (opens in new tab) that are out of this world.