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Doctor Who: Shada (1992)

This unfinished story from the television series Doctor Who (1963) was released on video with linking material from Tom Baker. When a dangerous artifact goes missing from the study of ... See full summary »

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This unfinished story from the television series Doctor Who (1963) was released on video with linking material from Tom Baker. When a dangerous artifact goes missing from the study of retired Time Lord, Professor Chronotis, he calls on the help of the Doctor and Romana. Also looking for the artifact is Skagra, who is armed with a mind-draining sphere. Written by Stephen Smith <eroticroger@hotmail.com>

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In 2003, Shada was remade by Big Finish Productions as an audio book/Flash animation for BBC Interactive. The remade version starred Paul McGann as The Doctor, with Lalla Ward reprising her role as Romana and John Leeson as K-9. See more »

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During the scene where Skagra attaches the sphere to Professor Chronotis' head, the professor's eyeglasses are off his head during a close-up, then on again after a couple of camera shot changes that return to a close-up, all while his hands are empty and his arms are flailing about. See more »

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Professor Chronotis: I am, I was, I will be Professor Chronotis. Oh dear, we Gallifreyans have never managed to come up with a satisfactory form of grammar to cover these situations.
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Edited into Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (1983) See more »

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Quite Excellent
24 August 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This film, despite being incomplete (Due to a strike at the BBC I believe) really is quite excellent. The plot is compelling, and the cast is simply first class. Although the special effects are a little ropey (Not surprisng for TV sci-fi of the 1970's), that does not detract from the story in the slightest. This is partly because of the superb acting, as I mentioned earlier, but also because of the script, written by the late great Douglas Adams, of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' fame. Of particular interest to fans of film will be the unfinished nature of this film. Originally intended as a 6 part serial for 'Doctor Who', it was only partially completed, and is presented here with linking naration by Tom Baker, and a booklet of the script, complete with the unfilmed scenes. For anyone seriously interested in the production of TV and film, this is a must. But this would also sit well in anyones collection as a superb example of Science Fiction.


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