Customer Reviews for

Doctor Who

Average Rating 4
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    This movie is a good time as long as you don't take it too serio

    This movie is a good time as long as you don't take it too seriously. Anyone coming into it with expectations of a great, epic, movie-length Doctor Who episode will be sorely disappointed. It's fairly enjoyable, however, if you can accept it for the odd, often hilarious part of Doctor Who history that it is.
    Paul McGann does well as the Doctor. Daphne Ashbrook is a reasonable companion, if a little forgettable. Acting-wise the movie is fairly solid with the only questionable performance coming from Eric Roberts whose lack of desire is fairly obvious. I'm tempted to state that his presence is what holds the movie back from being an all-around (if slightly ridiculous) good time.
    The writing is cliched and it's attempts at symbolism are far from subtle. I hasten to add that this does NOT stop the movie from being enjoyable. In fact, I'd say this adds a whole other level of enjoyment to the film -- if you don't take it too seriously. The whole thing is cheesy, hammy fun. Paul McGann wrapped in nothing but a sheet shouting in an abandoned hospital wing while a lighting storm rages around him was probably meant to be dramatic (and fairly, it still kind of is) but it's still Paul McGann wrapped nothing in a bed sheet shouting in an abandoned wing of a hospital while a lighting storm around him. Subtle, this movie is not.
    I should note that the entire film is not a ham and cheese sandwich, there are plenty of wonderful DW moments too. "These shoes fit perfectly!" stands out as a particularly nice touch, among others.
    Overall, despite how much Eric Roberts tries to ruin it, this movie is good, ridiculous fun, and the special features included on the DVD are well worth a watch. "The Doctor's Strange Love" shows the mixed reaction fans had (and continue to have) towards the film and behind-the-scenes features show the struggled production. The highlight, however, is the commentary featuring McGann and Sylvester McCoy (despite only appearing in the first few scenes) where they share their honest opinions on the production of the film. Honestly, this DVD might be worth it for that alone.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 20, 2011

    A could have been Doctor.. Glad he was not.

    This episode was the one and only TV appearance of Paul McGann's 8th Doctor. It was supposed to be the pilot for the new Doctor Who Series but was executed so badly that it took another decade for the franchise to recover.

    The worst part was the death of the 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), it was a serious let down. The 7th Doctor is shot down in a random drive buy shooting in the first five minutes. If you're familiar with the earlier Doctors and the current series then this IS a Tasha Yar moment.

    What is good about this episode is that it is cannon. This is the 8th Doctor for better or worse, it sets up events prior to the "Time War", and this is most likely the Doctor that causes the events in the Time War often mentioned in the modern series. This episode also includes the return of the "Master"
    to the Doctor Who franchise.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1