CLINT’S THOUGHTS: The sets were breathtakingly beautiful and colorful, this being the first color Doctor Who to ever exist — even though it’s not “real” Doctor Who. It’s like a cover band covering a song, except it’s a movie covering a show.
But damn the sets were beautiful and colorful. Did I say that? Yes, I did.
It was interesting. A retelling of the original Dalek storyline, but with high production values, color, and beautiful sets. Americanesque 1960’s spy-cheezy, but also Americanesque 1960’s spy-classy. It just has that dorky unrealistic feel that ALL things had back then, yet it’s kind of baller, nonetheless. Those Daleks were of MUCH better workmanship than any Daleks we’ve seen so far. First Doctor Who in color. First Doctor Who in HD, as this is available in 1080p nowadays.
Cornier, slightly easier to follow, way better looking, and better acted. Just weird and not canon – Barbara is suddenly Dr’s granddaughter?! WTF?
Best watched after original Doctor Who episode #81 (“The Time Meddler” / #081 / S2E40 / 10th Season 2 story arc / 17th story arc overall).
CAROLYN’S THOUGHTS: It was cool seeing Doctor Who (and the Daleks) in color. The Daleks were even more colorful than the TV show when the series was colorized. It was hard to get over how Barbara is now supposed to be the Doctor’s granddaughter (so, I guess Susan’s sister). But it was an interesting retelling of the story.
Directed by Gordon Flemyng.
Written by Milton Subotsky (Tales From The Crypt).
Based on the original Doctor Who story arc by Terry Nation
Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (1968), Top Secret!) as Dr. Who.
Roy Castle as Ian.
Jennie Linden as Barbara.
Roberta Tovey as Susan.
Barrie Ingham (3 eps of Doctor Who, 1 ep of Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1 ep of Webster, 1 ep of The A-Team) as Alydon.
Geoffrey Toone (4 eps of Doctor Who) as Temmosus.
Michael Coles as Ganatus.
John Bown as Antodus.
Yvonne Antrobus as Dyoni.
Mark Petersen as Elyon.Mood: yay?
Music: Mike Watt & The SecondMissingMen – Kabuki Girl