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Doctor Who: Battlefield (DVD)
The Doctor and Ace join forces with UNIT and his old friend the Brigadier against Morgaine (Jean Marsh) and Mordred, Arthurian villains who recognize the Doctor as Merlin.]]>
The Sylvester McCoy era of Doctor Who tends to get a rough ride from some, but Battlefield is proof that even in some of the darker days for the show, and with the budget seemingly vanishing into thin air, it could deliver a very good story. Penned by Ben Aaronovitch, who also scribed the underrated adventure Remembrance of the Daleks from the same era, Battlefield instantly wins favor by bringing back Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, played with his usual dignity and class by Nicholas Courtney. Along with companion Ace, they then find themselves caught up in an Arthurian adventure, with nods to Merlin, Excalibur, and the Lady in the Lake. It’s a good yarn, with an impressive monster waiting near the end. And while it does stretch the story a little thin, it’s one of the better adventures of the McCoy era. While Battlefield isn’t vintage Doctor Who, it is a whole lot better than the assorted naysayers would have you believe.
As usual, the DVD release is packed with many hours of extras to sort through. Battlefield benefits from a packed commentary track, and a host of behind-the-scenes extras (that recall, among other things, the moment when a water tank shattered with Sophie Aldred still inside it). And on disc 2 is an extended version of the feature. Well worth picking up. --Simon Brew
The Collection is growing!!!!! Thank you for having this awesome story!Published 1 month ago by VictorSlim3D
This is one of the best Classic Who episodes.
It's got a wonderful amount of inclusion for all of it's side characters. Read more
This was a fun episode. I definitely feel it's a step down from THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY (I personally feel it's one of the best WHO episodes ever up there with creme de la... Read morePublished 7 months ago by william reed
one of the best stories of the classic run. mccoy is at his frantic best, and sophie aldred is as awesome as ever. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mark Anderson
This is one of the best examples of the Seventh Doctor and Ace's adventures. It even includes a guest appearance by Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, who comes out of retirement to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Keitheaux
Ok story one of the better one of the last few years. Bought it because the last unit story.Published 12 months ago by Pete
This is from the Last Season of both Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor, as well as from the last season of the Classic Era. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Harry VanHoudnos