A specially extended video edition of the documentary filmed to mark the 30th anniversary of the long-running BBC Science Fiction serial, "Doctor Who". Linked by specially filmed footage featuring members of the cast from the series and various old foes & monsters, the show is explored in depth and there are interviews with members of the cast & production team plus input from experts, critics and fans, as well as plenty of (often rarely seen) archive footage and clips from the series.Written by
All allies of the Doctor beware. The daleks have not been defeated, we shall return!
We shall return, we shall return.
[the camera pulls back to reveal hundreds of daleks and dalek hovercrafts]
Emperor Dalek, Daleks:
WE SHALL RETURN! WE SHALL RETURN! WE SHALL RETURN!
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This production was initially aired (in the U.K. on the BBC and in the U.S. on PBS stations) in a one-hour form called simply "Thirty Years In The Tardis" in 1993. Bits and pieces from various archival sources (including everything between Parts One and Two and between Parts Two and Three, which in the original PBS showings were pledge drive breaks) were carefully edited in to bring it to its video edition running time. See more »
Not a documentary, more of a loving tribute. Cast and crew from the entire length of the series (1963 - 1989) share their thoughts on the series and it's future.
I got a sentimental buzz for the show just watching it. In addition to clips from just about every existing story made, you get Jon Pertwee driving the Whomobile and telling us how silly he thought the Daleks were, Sylvester McCoy expressing his regret at the show's cancellation, and Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant discussing the true definition of a Doctor Who companion. There's footage from British news shows regarding the series (notably Blue Peter), and behind-the-scenes footage of some episodes. Love the old PRIME computer commercials featuring an engaged Fourth Doctor and Romana, er, Tom Baker and Lalla Ward. And I'm a sucker for that Jon Pertwee rap that plays during the end credits. I even got a kick out of hearing Mary Whitehouse's rhetoric. And it's only fitting that Nicholas Courtney, a man who was involved with the series from almost the very beginning all the way up to it's last season, should be the narrator.
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