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The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who (1963) approaching, former Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy try to sneak onto the set of the anniversary special.

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Peter Davison
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Pertwee ... Sean Pertwee
Olivia Colman ... Olivia Colman
Peter Davison ... Peter Davison
Louis Davison ... Louis Davison
Joel James Davison Joel James Davison ... Joel Davison (as Joel Davison)
Jenna Coleman ... Jenna Coleman
Matt Smith ... Matt Smith
Steven Moffat ... Steven Moffat
Heddi-Joy Taylor Heddi-Joy Taylor ... Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch (as Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch)
Louisa Cavell Louisa Cavell ... Louisa Cavel (as Louisa Cavel)
Lauren Kilcar Lauren Kilcar ... Lauren Kilcar
James DeHaviland James DeHaviland ... James DeHaviland
Janet Fielding ... Janet Fielding
Sylvester McCoy ... Sylvester McCoy
Colin Baker ... Colin Baker
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Three actors who had played Doctor Who, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, are anxious to appear in the 50th Anniversary special. A humorous look at the production of the long running television show and the 50th Anniversary special, with a plethora of famous cameos including Olivia Colman who can't believe that she hasn't been invited to take part in it. "I'm usually in everything." Sylvester McCoy must take time off from shooting The Hobbit so there are also cameos from Peter Jackson and Sir Ian McKellen as well as show-runners Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat. Written and directed by Peter Davison. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot See more »

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BBC Cymru Wales See more »
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Trivia

The scene of David Tennant blocking the studio doors with a fire extinguisher was the first scene filmed for this story. See more »

Quotes

Paul McGann: Whatever it is you're planning, I'm in.
[Peter, Colin, and Sylvester look up and smile at Paul]
Paul McGann: Work permitting, obviously.
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Features Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013) See more »

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Very funny if you know the series
22 December 2013 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

Being full of in-jokes, I'm not sure how entertaining this would be for those not familiar with Doctor Who, but if you know the series, this is pretty brilliant and laugh-out-loud funny (I suspect it's even funnier if you know the older episodes, which I don't). This goofy tale of ex- Doctors desperate to get a guest shot in the anniversary episode is elegantly constructed and quite ingenious.

Most of the projects surrounding the anniversary episode were appalling, dreary clips and comments shows that represented the worst instincts of cheerleading television (although that short piece on how the "warrior doctor" came to be was pretty good). I'm happy that amidst all the self congratulation, someone thought to poke a little fun at the series.


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