In this animated adventure The Doctor and Martha Jones trek through space and time in a race against the galaxy's greatest despot, Balthazar, to follow a complex trail of clues to discover ... See full summary »
Produced for American Public Television, this documentary on the long-running Doctor Who television series features interviews with actors and actresses who played the traveling companions ... See full summary »
The Doctor, an alien time traveller from the planet Gallifrey, is transporting the remains of his nemesis, the Master back to their homeworld. However the Master is not as dead as the Doctor thinks. The Master's essence escapes and sabotages the TARDIS, the Doctor's time machine causing it to crash land in San Franscisco on December 30th 1999. The Doctor requires a beryllium atomic clock to repair the TARDIS, but is shot as he leaves it. Taken to hospital, the Doctor's seventh regeneration is triggered by a surgeon, confused by his alien physiology, while the Master takes over a paramedic's body. He needs a Time Lord's body to survive and be able to regenerate again so he needs the Doctor's. The newly regenerated the Doctor must fight to save his own eighth body, and the world when the Master sabotages the TARDIS' power source. By midnight on December 31st 1999, the Earth will be pulled through this power-source, a mini-black hole, and only the Doctor can stop if only he can remember ... Written by
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The Daleks, the Doctor's most famous enemies, can be heard speaking their famous command, "EXTERMINATE," as The Master is apparently executed prior to the opening credits. See more »
When the Master and Chang Lee are examining the Eye of Harmony, in some shots the pit that holds the Eye contains lots of dead leaves but in others it is completely empty. See more »
It was on the planet Skaro that my old enemy the Master was finally put on trial. They say he listened calmly as his list of evil crimes was read... and sentence passed. Then he made his last and I thought somewhat curious request. He demanded that I, the Doctor, a rival Timelord, should take his remains back to our home planet; Gallifrey
It was a request they should never have granted...
[Cue the opening credits]
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Rather than credit the creator of "Doctor Who" (1963), Sydney Newman, a title card reads: "Based upon the television series broadcast by the BBC." Ron Grainer, composer of the film's theme music, and Delia Derbyshire, designer of the TARDIS sound effect, do not receive screen credit. See more »
I was SOOOO excited for this telefilm and (for the most part) I was not disappointed. I pretty much enjoyed everything about it with a handful of exceptions (which I'll get to later). Paul McGann is excellent in his brief stint as the Doctor and the new TARDIS interior is amazing. Overall, all the acting was good to excellent and the story good. There were a few annoyances however: the change from "chameleon circuit" to "cloaking device", the half-human revelation (as a biologist, I find that hard to swallow, despite the frequency of hybridization in the 'natural world'-- but it does explain things like the Doctor's traditional difficult regenerations), and a few weaknesses in the plot and continuity from the series. I for one do not mind the (infamous) kiss. In any case, I was very glad for one last televised chapter to be added to the Doctor's saga.
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