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 »
Amy reminds The Doctor he needs to have an adventure once in a while, the Doctor complies and sets the TARDIS to its "adventure setting". After a series of malfunctions, the ship lands in ... See full summary »
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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 »
Tom Bakers absence and use of Shada footage is a reference to the Five Doctors thirty years prior where he declined to appear in the 20th Anniversary and they used footage from the unfinished story to allow him to appear, there's even reference to this in his answer-tone. See more »
Whatever it is you're planning, I'm in.
[Peter, Colin, and Sylvester look up and smile at Paul]
Work permitting, obviously.
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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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