When a full-scale war is engaged by the evil Scarran Empire, the Peacekeeper Alliance has but one hope: reassemble human astronaut John Crichton, once sucked into the Peacekeeper galaxy ... See full summary »
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
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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Fox TV announced plans to rebroadcast the movie on 31 December 1999 - the very day the film takes place - however these plans were later changed and the film was not rerun at that time. See more »
The position of Doctor 7's bullet wound, from when he is shot and hit in the right shoulder, to where the wound disappears while being x-rayed, to reappearing on the right hand side of his chest in the operating room. 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...
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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 »
Actually, I liked this version Doctor Who. i'm British, and have watched Doctor Who since the days when Tom Baker was the Doctor in the 1970's on the BBC. While the movie is certainly different, it is true Doctor Who - each Doctor has a different personality, and different ways of doing things.
It is properly regarded as being part of the canon for Doctor Who - Christopher Eccleston was the ninth Doctor, having regenerated from Paul McGann's incarnation in an unseen adventure. Only a non-fan would regard it as not being true Doctor Who!!
All the elements are present - the TARDIS, though I prefer the smaller control rooms seen until 1989 - a companion, Grace, and danger to the world in the form of the Master, a good try from Eric Roberts.
finally, I like the fact that the Doctor actually goes outside the UK - most of his previous adventures on Earth have been in the UK, or British bases, or near-continental Europe.
A shame no further adventures were filmed.
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