Friday, 29 November 2013

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor: The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

A BBC special film revolving around the Fifth Doctor/Peter Davison, the Sixth Doctor/Colin Baker, the Seventh Doctor/Sylvester McCoy (Who's also in The Hobbit) and the Eighth Doctor/Paul McGann and their alleged attempts to be in the 50th anniversary special.

It's quite amusing but no more than that, although the Peter Jackson and Ian McKellen scene is nicely done, incidentally does anyone see the point of adding Radagast the Brown to the original story and John Barrowman's secret family is a nice touch but not as realistic as his obsessive self-promotion and incessant singing. Frank Skinner would surely be too tall to be a Dalek operator, although his two colleagues are bigger. By the way where does one subscribe to the Dalek Operators Gazette? Is it monthly or quarterly?

Favourite lines: Colin Baker's moan about "atmospheric lighting nonsense" and Peter Davison's comment that if you lean on the Tardis interior it "doesn't wobble at all" I did also enjoy the security guard's description of the Three Doctors as "illegal alien, I shouldn't wonder"

Having looked at the credits I see that Katy Manning and Lalla Ward were in this, time for a second watch...

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