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Matthew Jacobs (written by)
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Release Date:
14 May 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He's Back... And It's About Time See more »
Plot:
The newly-regenerated Doctor takes on the Master on the turn of the millennium, 31 December 1999. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Geoffrey Sax 
 
Writing credits
Matthew Jacobs (written by)

Sydney Newman  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Alex Beaton .... executive producer
Matthew Jacobs .... co-producer
Philip David Segal .... executive producer
Peter V. Ware .... producer
Jo Wright .... executive producer: BBC
 
Original Music by
John Debney 
 
Cinematography by
Glen MacPherson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick Lussier 
 
Casting by
Beth Hymson  (as Beth Hymson-Ayer)
 
Production Design by
Richard Hudolin 
 
Art Direction by
Bridget McGuire 
 
Set Decoration by
Cynthia T. Lewis  (as Cynthia Lewis)
 
Costume Design by
Jori Woodman 
 
Makeup Department
Joann Fowler .... makeup artist
Julie McHaffie .... hair stylist
Mike Fields .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Toby Lindala .... key special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
James Ryder .... makeup artist: Eric Roberts (uncredited)
Krista Young .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Fran Rosati .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Klohn .... second assistant director
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Barry Kootchin .... head painter
Derick McLeod .... construction coordinator (as Derick MacLeod)
Dan Sissons .... property master
Gordon Bellamy .... model maker: sculptor (uncredited)
Lubor Cencak .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Vance Conway .... set foreman (uncredited)
Terry Weaver .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gordon Anderson .... sound mixer (as Gordon W. Anderson)
Jacqueline Cristianini .... sound supervisor
Kris Fenske .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mike Hibberson .... cable person (uncredited)
Brian Hodgson .... sound designer: TARDIS sound (uncredited)
Michael Stern .... additional recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gary Paller .... special effects coordinator
Terence J. Cox .... special effects (uncredited)
Robert Paller .... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Tomsic .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Alba .... visual effects supervisor
Tony Dow .... visual effects producer
Marusha Xeros .... visual effects coordinator (as Marush Kushniruk)
Steward Burris .... computer graphic artist: North West Imaging & FX (uncredited)
Paul Patrick Quinn .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Thomas Schelesny .... senior computer graphics artist (uncredited)
Paul Taglianetti .... visual effects coordinator: VIFX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
J.J. Makaro .... stunt coordinator
Fred Perron .... stunt coordinator
Mike Ching .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dunn .... stunts (uncredited)
Darryl Quon .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Wu .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Drew Davidson .... gaffer
Greg Fox .... first assistant camera
Dave Gordon .... key grip
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer (as Joe Lederer)
Randal Platt .... camera operator
Nick Watson .... second assistant camera
Brian Bouma .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Ken Decker .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Saubrie Mohamed .... electrician (uncredited)
Robert Stecko .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
James Forsyth .... extras casting
John Hubbard .... casting consultant: United Kingdom
Ros Hubbard .... casting consultant: United Kingdom
Trish Robinson .... casting: Vancouver
 
Editorial Department
Daria Ellerman .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Louis Febre .... composer: additional music (as Louis Serbe)
John Sponsler .... composer: additional music
John Debney .... conductor (uncredited)
Ron Grainer .... composer: original theme music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dennis Houser .... transportation coordinator
John G. Oliver .... driver captain (as John Oliver)
 
Other crew
Jessica Clothier .... script supervisor
Ed Nesling .... location manager
Sandra Palmer .... production coordinator
Jim Rankin .... craft service
Jim Rankin .... first aid
Beverly Wiens .... head accountant
Patrick Stark .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jon Pertwee .... dedicated to the memory of
 
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89 min
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Trivia:
Intended as a pilot for a new American-produced Doctor Who TV series, but although it was a ratings winner in the UK (achieving 9.1 million viewers, the best rating for a "Doctor Who" (1963) episode since "Doctor Who: Time-Flight: Part One (#19.23)" (1982)), it flopped on American TV and so no new series was purchased.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: If Chang Lee's goal in accompanying The Doctor to the hospital and staying with him overnight was to steal his possessions, why didn't he just pick The Doctor's pockets when he was lying unconscious in the alley?See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
The Doctor:[voiceover] 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
The Doctor:[pause]
The Doctor:It was a request they should never have granted...
The Doctor:[Cue the opening credits]
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
In A Dream (I Called Out Your Name)See more »

FAQ

Is this Dr Who movie definitively linked to both the 1963 and 2005 Dr Who series?
Is Paul McGann and his role as the 8th Doctor considered Canon?
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23 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Watchable, but hardly Dr Who at its best., 18 June 1999
Author: G.Spider

At last people can stop taking the proverbial out of the special effects in Dr Who! Instead they can take the proverbial out of the limp plot (if you can call it that). Eric Roberts isn't a patch on either of the previous incarnations of the Master. Paul McGann, however, makes an original Doctor and it's a shame a potentially interesting incarnation of the great Time Lord wasn't allowed to develop. There was a lot of complaining about the kissing scene, but I personally didn't see what was wrong with it as long as the Doctor doesn't turn into James Bond or Captain Kirk. Anyway, since the Doctor has a grand-daughter (Susan) then he must have done more than kiss a woman at some point in his life! But I did see what was wrong with the 'half-human' business. Can't people accept somebody who is an alien?

This film certainly has its moments and shows great potential for a new series, but it's just a shame Fox couldn't get their act together and make that series instead of allowing it to fall back into the clutches of the money-minded BBC where it'll probably never be seen again.

Not an example of Dr Who at its best by any means, but if you're a fan of the program like me then it's worth watching just to see the Doctor back in action, if only for one adventure.

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