Growing up in the 1970s in Portsmouth, England, Gold would jam his fingers in his ears whenever the music - courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - was on television. More recently, the award-winning composer has written music for the cult sci-fi series.
On Saturday he will play piano with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.
The concert is inspired by the BBC Doctor Who Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London in 2010. It will include appearances by Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, Clockwork Robots and one of the doctor’s latest monstrous opponents, The Silence.
Gold has written soundtracks for the past two series of Doctor Who, and his music will be included in the concert.
Have no fear, this is neither an invasion by three of the nastiest species in the Whoniverse or an opportunity for alien tourism (although it does look for all the world like the Cyberman is pointing out a fascinating piece of architecture, does it not?).
This is a publicity shot for a live appearance this weekend (for the first time outside the UK) in Melbourne, Australia, by three Doctor Who villains who have teamed up with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Who-related music – the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular – at Plenary Hall.