Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (Story 130) (25th Anniversary Edition)
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If you are just learning your way around the Doctor Who universe this is a milestone for you, the 5th Doctor teaming up with his past selves, how cool is that...and surprisingly obvious, he is a timetraver, a long lived one at that, even with the whole universe at his disposal he must meet himself now and again. Well, according to the Doctor it only happens in the direst of times...with the Timelords help, as in the THREE DOCTORS.
Here the Doctor is taken out of time at points in his LIVES, featuring oddly enough 3 original actors playing their respective Doctors, the First Doctor played here by another actor and the 4th Doctor is sparingly taken from the unaired Shada episode (by Douglas Adams). The Doctor is taken out of time to play the GAME OF RASSILON in the Timelord DEATH ZONE facing old enemies like THE CYBERMEN, THE DALEKS, YETI, THE MASTER, who is actually meant to be rescuing the Doctor. Also along for the ride lots of classic companions including the Doctor's first companion SUSAN "FOREMAN", fan fav SARAH JANE SMITH along with a K9 cameo, UNIT'S Finest the Brigadier , cameos by Jamie and Zoey (sort of). Tegan and Turlough are the 5th Doctor's current companions to they help out, but strangely absent is robot shape-shifter Kamelion, who isn't mentioned in the story, by timeline wise is in the TARDIS.Read more ›
The story itself is classic Doctor Who. It is a showcase for the series's 20th Anniversary. It features the First Doctor and Susan, the Second Doctor and the Brigadier, the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, the Fourth Doctor and Romana II (sort of), the Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Turlough, plus Jamie and Zoe, Mike Yates and Liz Shaw, a Dalek, a Yeti, a squad of Cybermen, a Raston Warrior Robot, Bessie, K-9, Time Lords and The Master. The story is kind of silly, but with all of these characters and monsters thrown in, who really cares about the story?
The DVD itself offers the 90-minute story, the sound mixed in Dolby 5.1, 33 minutes of isolated music score, and if you live in North America, an absolutely hilarious and extremely entertaining commentary track featuring Peter Davison and Terrence Dicks.
I rate this 4 stars because there is a lack of extra features, compared to subsequent Doctor Who DVD releases and, well, The Five Doctors will never be considered the best of the best of Doctor Who, but still a highly recommended treat for the digitally obsessed Doctor Who fan.
Also, this will be a great introduction to the series to non-fans.
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Although Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor is a marginal character caught is some spacial time rift, this is a good story and shows the fist 5 Doctors or their stand ins, as Doctor 1,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Panther Page
Loved it.. Haven't seen a Peter Davidson episode in ages. Forgot just how much I liked his Doctor.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Old film with lousy picture quality. Story is still good for Dr. Who fans, but price is way too high for 90 minutes of cheesy entertainment.Published 3 months ago by dakwriter
I dont know why,but I've got this thing about Dr. Who stories.This one doesnt work right because all the doctor's personalities are different,but notsodifferent they're almost... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nickel Speaks
Great special. Only disappointment is Tom Baker making only a cameo type roll.Published 4 months ago by Kris
All of the Doctor Who Episodes are great and this one is just a good.Published 5 months ago by southernlass
What a concept 5 doctors on a mission together. Turns out to be only 3 and a scad of companions. This is the remastered story that gets the Dolby Digital 5.1. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Harold Hamilton