Doctor Who Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Doctor Who the Movie

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The late British sci-fi series, which ended in 1989, has been resurrected in this TV movie. The TARDIS is forced down in 1999 San Francisco and renegade Time Lord The Master's sluglike remains escape from the Doctor (McCoy) and into a temporary host body (Roberts). Meanwhile, the Doctor's been hospitalized and a botched operation by Dr. Grace Holloway (Ashbrook) leaves him clinically dead--until he manages to regenerate once again (as McGann). With Grace's help, the Doctor tries to stop his enemy from destroying the world on New Year's Eve in a plot that will also give the Master the Doctor's body as his new home. Production design and special effects are lavish (particularly in relation to the cheesiness of the series).


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Available on VHS
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from British, Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Adapted from Television, San Francisco, Time Travel, Alien Beings--Benign, Alien Beings--Vicious, Doctors & Nurses, New Year's Eve
Matthew Jacobs
Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, Yee Jee Tso, Sylvester McCoy
Glen MacPherson
Geoffrey Sax
John Debney
Peter V. Ware, Alex Beaton, Philip David Segal, Jo Wright, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), Universal Canada Productions

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