One time companion of the Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith returns to Earth and carries on with her journalist career. Now, in 1981, she has managed to rebuild her career and has come, a matter of ... See full summary »
Retired commander of the United Nations' Intelligence Taskforce, and long-time associate of the mysterious time traveler the Doctor, Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart faces the toughest... See full summary »
A compilation of footage from this then unfinished story (from the television series Doctor Who (1963)) was released on BBC Video, introduced by and with to camera linking material from Tom... See full summary »
In 1974, the original tapes for "Power of the Daleks" were wiped from the BBC Archive. After 50 years, the BBC has animated this lost serial for a new age. In the original, the Doctor (... See full summary »
Pamela Ann Davy
It is the near future and, thanks to the Industrial age, an environmental catastrophe looms. The public is given gas masks as Toxic Air Alerts increase and it looks like the Earth is slowly... See full summary »
The wicked Rani is back and she's got a cunning scheme to trap the incarnations of the Doctor and his various companions in a 20-year time loop, stuck in Albert Square for perpetuity with an assortment of terrifying grotesques - both the monsters he has battled throughout the cosmos and the EastEnders.Written by
This was Jon Pertwee's final appearance as the Third Doctor. However, Pertwee would later provide the voice of the Third Doctor for the audio productions of "The Paradise of Death" and "The Ghosts of N-Space" and appeared as Doctor Jeremiah Kane in the spin-off video released film "The Zero Imperative" written by Mark Gatiss. Pertwee died in May 1996. See more »
Two versions of part 2 were shot. (Big Ron) and (Mandy) both shot scenes helping other EastEnders characters escape from The Rani (the versions are otherwise identical). Viewers voted which version they wanted to see. Mandy won and her episode was shown. The Big Ron version was never broadcast but was shown the same weekend at a Doctor Who convention in Chicago. See more »
Weird, fun, and a little embarrassing to watch at the same time. The first 3 minutes alone feature more scene-chewing than a normal Dr Who episode. In the first scene we see the evil Rani barking orders at her studly young assistant while clay heads of the late William Hartnell and the late Patrick Troughton spiral around her TARDIS console room. If that's not enough to make you think you have the DTs, we're then presented with a scene with Tom Baker's Doctor in Tetris-land kicking the OTT - meter up a notch.
I still enjoyed this story, though, even if it didn't make a lick of sense. It was cool seeing all those Doctors and companions stirred together in one big mix (Seeing the 3rd Doctor paired with Melanie and the 6th Doctor paired with Ace was bizarre). Jon Pertwee and Colin Baker in particular seemed the most enthusiastic to be involved in the project.
So, if you're a Doctor Who fan, try to find this story. It has an infamous reputation, but it's well worth at least one viewing.
7 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this