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Director:
Writer:
Matthew Jacobs (written by)
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Release Date:
14 May 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
I like this Doctor See more (111 total) »

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)
Richard Trus .... facility manager (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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The BBC originally wanted Tom Baker to be the Doctor at the opening of the film, as this version of the Doctor is the one most familiar to American audiences. The American producers insisted on Sylvester McCoy, as they were avid Doctor Who fans, and felt the Seventh Doctor still deserved a proper send-off. BBC One Controller Alan Yentob and executive producer Jo Wright were very resistant to the return of Sylvester McCoy, as they associated him with the decline in popularity and eventual cancellation of the original series. Wright eventually said that McCoy could appear as long as he was "in it for a very short time and didn't say anything". This was revealed on a documentary made about the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the morgue attendant first hears the banging coming from the morgue, he mutes the film he is watching. When the Doctor approaches the TV the sound has come back on.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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I like this Doctor, 12 October 2006
Author: lloyd027 from United Kingdom

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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