Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest
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In this animated feature, the Doctor and Martha follow a trail of clues across wild and wonderful alien worlds, to find the location of the legendary lost spaceship, the Infinite. They soon discover that they are not alone in their quest - the evil Baltazar (Anthony Stewart-Head) is also searching for the ancient starship, and wnats to use its powers in order to destroy Earth and rule the galaxy.]]>
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As such, it is episodic, and juvenile, rather thin on plot and fairly transparent for adult viewers. But the under-12 set will love it, and it's entertaining enough for adults, provided you're already a fan of the revamped BBC TV Series.
Non-essential Whovian programming if you're not a completist, but perfect for family viewing. Four out of five stars.
As others have said, the overall feel of the show is that it is aimed at younger viewers (ironically, the BBC apparently considers the live-action WHO a kid's program, and everyone I know who watches it is over 30). The plot reminded me a bit of watching the old Space Ghost cartoons from the 60's.
While the characters and background are beautifully rendered, the animation is a bit limited. This is apparently the new accepted style for many animated series, but it takes some getting used to if you're a fan of classic cartoons.
And while the voice acting does appear lackluster at times, I thought Anthony Head (who also appears in the 2nd season episode "School Reunion") does a fine job as the villain.
Extras include brief behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the program. While it's good to see David Tennant and the others working outside their normal venues, most folks will probably watch the bonus features once and never again.
Overall, The Infinite Quest is a mixed bag. If you're a hardcore WHO fan, you'll get a kick out of it. Casual fans, and those uninitiated to the world the time-traveling Time Lord, will probably wonder what the big deal is.
At first there was some doubt wether we would ever see this dvd available here. Many fans went to the bbc america shop website and recommended this and it made a difference. This is a fun cartoon adventure for the whole family which is worth buying and adding to your doctor who collection. After all the classic doctor who stories and newer doctor who are family friendly too. I would suggest going both to the bbc doctor who site and the bbc america shop site and asking for further unreleased cartoon adventures that are provided from the online doctor who site as well. There is even a cartoon adventure of a version of the doctor played by richard e grant. Anyways if you love doctor who you will enjoy this cartoon version of the newest doctor , and the price is very affordable too.
It begins like the usual Doctor Who episodes with the teaser, followed by the credits. At first I was a bit distracted by the animation, as other reviewers have remarked. But after awhile, I got into the story as the Doctor and Martha travel to different worlds on the quest to find datachips for the starship Infinite (hence the title). They discover pirates (of a sort), a prison, and enough peril to engage the kids, but not frighten them to death. It's fun, but not earth-shattering.
I didn't expect to see the kind of limited-movement animation style on this side of Clutch Cargo (a cartoon from the 60s), but that's what you get with Infinite Quest. While the characters' hair doesn't blow in the breeze, their mouths move and their eyes blink. But I got used to that after awhile. (And the animation, at least, is tons better than Clutch Cargo.)
You'll recognize the music from "School Reunion," an episode featuring Anthony Head (as some reviewers pointed out), and some from Martha's season (season 3) of Doctor Who. The DVD also contains interviews with David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Anthony Head, Toby Longworth (who plays Caw), and the director, Gary Russell. I can't help wondering what another season of these shorts would be like with Donna Noble as the companion!
4 stars are for kid viewers
3 stars for adults
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Tennant translates superbly into a cartoon - the lanky angularity of his movements and the expressive eyes/brows are spot on. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S.K.Roark
I bought this for my Granddaughter. While she like the storyline, she did not like the animation. And was very disappointed with this DVD.Published 11 months ago by M. Barth
I love doctor who. This is cool. Doctor Who is so so so awesomely amazing and incredible for anyone to watchPublished 21 months ago by Pokemom
The story of the Doctor on a quest to find the Infinite, a space ship from the Dark times that promises to grant people their heart's desire is intriguing, if a bit of a departure... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Adam Graham, Superhero and Detective Fiction Author
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Warner Bros DVD Shop has it for $7.95, but if you buy 2 or more DVD/Blu-rays and use code ANWBTS you can get 30% off, my cart says it would be $5.57
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Torchwood Season 1 on Blu-ray would be about $56. WB DVD Shop... Read More
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