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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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