To celebrate the debut of Doctor Who series 10 on ABC and iview, BBC Worldwide unveiled a mind-bending 3D illusion featuring some of the show's terrifying monsters at Circular Quay last week.
The one-day-only installation was created by artists 3D Joe and Max, which depicted some of the series' terrifying monsters within a deep chasm that “opened-up” on the ground of the forecourt at Circular Quay, just down from the Dendy Cinema near the Portobello Café, on 13 April.
Fans of all ages flocked to the installation, relishing the chance to interact with the underground world, and captured their own 'illusive' Doctor Who journey to share on social media with the hashtag #TimeForHeroesAU.
“I think it’s amazing, it’s really nice to be able to step inside the world of Doctor Who and it’s great to see the Tardis down at Circular Quay, though I am worried it’s going to dematerialise at any moment!” Paul Verhoeven, Doctor Who superfan and ABC ME Steam Punks host said.
“I’m ridiculously excited about the new series, I think it’s going to be the best one yet. I say that every year, but I’ve never felt more sure of myself than I do this time!” he said.
Doctor Who Series 10 will see Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor, Matt Lucas returning to portray Nardole, and will also introduce brand new companion Bill Potts, played by actress, Pearl Mackie.
The tenth series of the venerable sci-fi classic debuted on Sunday, 16 April on ABC and iView immediately after the UK premiere.
Fans were also able to partake of a special event screening of the first episode of Doctor Who Series 10 for two days only over the Easter long weekend, Easter Sunday and Monday, presented by BBC Worldwide ANZ and Sharmill Films.
“With Bill, the new companion, making her on-screen debut we were happy to give audiences the chance to experience the new duo on the big-screen for the first time,” Louise Hill, BBC Worldwide ANZ Live Entertainment Executive said.
“The introduction of a new companion is a time(lord)-honoured event in the Doctor Who universe, and we were thrilled to be partnering with the BBC once again to present this very special cinema event to Australian fans,” Natalie Miller AO, Sharmill Films Executive director, said.
“With Bill, the new companion, making her on-screen debut we’re happy to give audiences the chance to experience the new duo on the big-screen for the first time, “ said Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Executive for BBC Worldwide ANZ.
“The introduction of a new companion is a time(lord)-honoured event in the Doctor Who universe, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the BBC once again to present this very special cinema event to Australian fans,” Natalie Miller AO, Sharmill Films Executive director said.