The story revolves around the planet Shada, on which the Time Lords have constructed a high security prison for some of the Universe's most dangerous criminals. Skagra, a flawed genius from... 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 »
The Doctor and Martha Jones trek through space and time in a race against the galaxy's greatest despot, Baltazar, to follow a complex trail of clues to discover the location of the ... See full summary »
British physicist Brian Cox lectures on the nature of time and space, black holes, time dilation and the possibility of time travel a la Doctor Who by using experiments featuring celebrity ... See full summary »
The Doctor, an alien time traveller from the planet Gallifrey, is transporting the remains of his nemesis, the Master back to their homeworld. However the Master is not as dead as the Doctor thinks. The Master's essence escapes and sabotages the TARDIS, the Doctor's time machine causing it to crash land in San Franscisco on December 30th 1999. The Doctor requires a beryllium atomic clock to repair the TARDIS, but is shot as he leaves it. Taken to hospital, the Doctor's seventh regeneration is triggered by a surgeon, confused by his alien physiology, while the Master takes over a paramedic's body. He needs a Time Lord's body to survive and be able to regenerate again so he needs the Doctor's. The newly regenerated the Doctor must fight to save his own eighth body, and the world when the Master sabotages the TARDIS' power source. By midnight on December 31st 1999, the Earth will be pulled through this power-source, a mini-black hole, and only the Doctor can stop if only he can remember ...Written by
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Bruce the ambulance driver is seen waking up next to his wife Miranda, after being possessed by The Master. Miranda, who is then promptly strangled by The Master, was played by Eric Roberts (Bruce/The Master) real life bride Eliza Roberts. See more »
When the morgue attendant first hears the banging coming from the morgue, he mutes the film he is watching. When the Doctor approaches the TV the sound has come back on. See more »
It was on the planet Skaro that my old enemy the Master was finally put on trial. They say he listened calmly as his list of evil crimes was read, and sentence passed. Then he made his last, and I thought, somewhat curious request. He demanded that I, the Doctor, a rival Time Lord, should take his remains back to our home planet, Gallifrey. It was a request they should never have granted...
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Rather than credit the creator of "Doctor Who" (1963), Sydney Newman, a title card reads: "Based upon the television series broadcast by the BBC." Ron Grainer, composer of the film's theme music, and Delia Derbyshire, designer of the TARDIS sound effect, do not receive screen credit. See more »
The version broadcast and released on video by the BBC in 1996 had the following cuts (totalling 1 min 6 secs):
The caption "Based on the original series broadcast by the BBC" is removed, although no footage is edited.
Chang Lee's gang firing at the departing car.
Chang Lee's two friends being shot.
The third and fourth gunmen aiming at Chang Lee.
The gunmen firing at the TARDIS.
The operating scene is heavily edited with many cuts of Grace and her attempts to retrieve the probe from the Doctor's body. The sound of the Doctor's final scream was also removed.
A closeup of Chang Lee's neck being twisted and the sound of Bruce's wife's neck snapping. These cuts were waived for the 2001 DVD release.
Just suppose the film had been a reasonable success and maybe gained 10 million viewers in the United States, not that I agreed at all with a US co-production. £3.3 m is not a lot of money, even in 1996 for the BBC themselves to fork out.
According to Bidding Adeau, there would have been at least 6 other films. Perhaps the next set in the future on a space station penned by Terry Nation? Maybe another with The Cybermen and one with the Daleks?
I think if the TV series in 2005 works. There should be in parallel like DS9 ran along with Voyager, there should be an attempt to fill the gaps without running into Attack of the Cybermen syndrome. Maybe a few McGann films to see what happens between him and Christopher Eccleston's first appearance.
The half-human thing and kiss can be all but forgotten. A new TARDIS set.
If anything I would like to see more of McGann's Doctor. In that rape programme Lying he looked fantastic, still young enough.
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