1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Breaking News - The sale is back... "Our “once in a lifetime” PLS promotion was such a hit, that we’ve decided to launch it again! The PLS Transfer Sale will be available again for the last 3 days of the month. This will include the BOLT+ 3TB, and 4 refurb units (BOLT 500GB, BOLT 1T, Roamio Pro and the TiVo Mini)." https://www.tivo.com/secondchancelifetimesale#/secondchancelifetimesale

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Aug 1, 2013 #141 of 173

    USAFSSO Member

    Aug 23, 2005
    Las Cruces, NM
  2. Aug 1, 2013 #142 of 173

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
  3. Aug 2, 2013 #143 of 173

    Gerryex Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land O...
    Ah yes, they were Guardians. I knew that one was dressed in white and the other in black and the one in black was the bad guy, but I forgot what their title was. Did both the white and black one have a bird on his head?

  4. Sep 1, 2013 #144 of 173
    Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    high desert...
    Well, they certainly showed the movie which was actually quit a bit shorter than some of the multi-part episodes.

    I really, REALLY wish they had just skipped McGann completely. Being an American production, there were so many cringe-worthy moments, and extended moments, that I just wish they had declared it noncannon and let it go. There were at least two movies starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor that were left out.

    Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
    Dr. Who and the Daleks
  5. Sep 1, 2013 #145 of 173

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    The two movies are not canon, in fact, they are "Doctor Who" in name only, McGann is canon to the BBC series and counts as one of the regenertions,which is why they showed it.
  6. Sep 1, 2013 #146 of 173

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Yup. The movies were contrary to canon, actually. Completely different take on the Doctor. I always considered them odd. The McGann movie was an attempt to continue the series and hence part of the story. There are oddities at odds with a lot of other canon but when a show runs for (now) 50 years, it is amazing that they are able to keep the level of continuity that they have.
  7. Sep 1, 2013 #147 of 173

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Just watched the movie. Not as bad as I remember. Actually, pretty decent. Fits pretty well with the new series.
  8. Sep 1, 2013 #148 of 173

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Wow. You are very charitable. I thought it was incredibly bad.
  9. Sep 1, 2013 #149 of 173

    nirisahn Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Nov 19, 2005
    Denver area
    I have to agree with Loadstar. I thought it was choppy and weird. It felt like it was made by someone who didn't really understand the show.
  10. Sep 1, 2013 #150 of 173
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    It's interesting, though, how much it anticipates the new series. Kind of like a half-baked rough draft. All the elements are there, they just don't come together yet.

    Maybe it was ahead of its time? Or maybe it was just half-baked. Still, I'd classify it as "interesting failure." And Eric Roberts makes a much, MUCH better Master than John Simm!
  11. Sep 1, 2013 #151 of 173

    Gerryex Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land O...
    Except for some of the William Hartnell episodes I've probably just about every episode of Dr Who out there. But I never saw this movie so I was anxious to see it. While not horribly bad it was not very good either. The lady Dr who initially thought our hero was crazy sure got convinced quickly. So convinced that she took the Cop's gun and fired it at his motorcycle. I thought that was an amazing leap of faith!

    And . . .

    I agree, but that's really not saying too much. I thought the John Simm Master was absolutely terrible especially compared to classic performances by Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley.

    Anyway, glad I was able to see the movie but just as glad it wasn't too long!!

  12. Sep 1, 2013 #152 of 173

    lambertman To see you, Nice

    Dec 20, 2002
    Paul was great and the second half of the movie had its moments, but the Snake!Master was horrendous.
  13. Sep 1, 2013 #153 of 173

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    That's interesting. Not sure how you mean. Would like to hear more. I thought the opposite and felt more like it presaged the eventual return.

    I am not charitable at all. I've only seen it once before when it was first televised and I didn't like it but watching it now it seems like a decent (calling something decent is charitable?) piece between the old and new series.

    As for not understanding the show. It paid homage to the old show with a lot of small detail. It was bigger and more polished than the old show but so is the current version. Paul McGann would've been a solid Doctor and they got Sylvester McCoys Doctor about right in his small part.

    Sure. They had small issues (which bothered me more back then) in saying the Doctor was half human but it meant nothing to the story and can be ignored and in calling the chameleon circuit a cloaking device (big deal).

    But. The Master was almost perfect to what the Master always was. He was very true to the Master from Keepers of Trakken and beyond. The Doctor was the Doctor.

    The writing could've been better but it was acceptable. Not great. Not bad either.
  14. Sep 3, 2013 #154 of 173

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    I'm curious as to why Paul McGann didn't appear in the interview segment.
    Found it interesting that he is younger than Peter Capaldi by a couple of years.
  15. Sep 3, 2013 #155 of 173

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I recorded then deleted this (I'll likely watch the retrospective part via On Demand).. But I FFed through and the movie was being shown in stretchovision, at least on the SD version I recorded.. (I *thought* I checked On Demand for the HD version too, and it was also stretched, but I'm not sure.)

    I remember liking the movie, at least in the same way as I like virtually every Star Trek show/TV series --- it's better than no [Doctor Who | Star Trek], even though there are dud episodes/movies of both.

    I keep meaning to watch the Key to Time season some eon, but it's annoying that only 4 out of 6 are on Amazon Prime.
  16. Sep 3, 2013 #156 of 173

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    They started off showing the episodes OAR and somewhere they started stretching them. I've been watching Netflix versions but I don't think Netflix has the movie, so I unstretched it.
  17. Sep 4, 2013 #157 of 173

    LordXenophon Lord of the Sofa

    Sep 4, 2013

    What's rule #1?
  18. Sep 4, 2013 #158 of 173

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    The movie as a whole and Eric Roberts in particular weren't as bad as I remember, either. It wasn't great but it was better than the typical SyFy Original movie. The biggest shame is that it was so low budget.

    I definitely preferred the movie's Tardis control room than any of the more recent tv series control rooms that look like they were assembled from various garage sales.

    The Doctor said he was half human on his mother's side. Has he mentioned that since the series reboot?
  19. Sep 4, 2013 #159 of 173

    mr.unnatural Active Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I think you just set the stage for Doctor Who meets Sharknado. :eek:
  20. Sep 6, 2013 #160 of 173

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    I've already posted elsewhere, but the fact that it was supposed to be set in San Francisco drove me batty.

    There were moments where I like McGann's performance very much, but 90% of the time I was thinking of what I would do to fix it if I were given the chance.

    Murray Gold and Ben Foster have really, really spoiled me.

Share This Page