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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 another cartoon Doctor Who show that's perfect for the kids and for family viewing. Four out of five stars.
The story revolves around Area 51, or "Dreamland," and will appeal to conspiracy theorists as well as alien enthusiasts (among other science fiction fans.)
There's plenty to recommend the story beginning with the absolutely stunning animation which makes everything look so real. Nicely done on that. I also found the first half of the story pretty exciting with car chases, running through corridors,stealing a flying saucer, and even running from aliens in a mine. The doctor remains a strong moral character throughout..I also appreciated the romance between an alien husband and wife couple.
On the downside, I think the story loses a little momentum towards the end, and the story does show itself a tad naive on the Cold War, with Colonel Stark only slightly less crazy than General Cutler from the First Doctor story, "The Tenth Planet."
Overall, this is a good Doctor Who story. It'll make no one's top Ten list, but it's worth viewing particularly if you enjoyed David Tennant's Doctor.
In a little adventure that takes place after the excellent "The Waters of Mars" special, the Doctor finds himself in 1958 Dry Springs, Nevada. He meets a diner waitress named Cassie Rice (Georgia Moffat) and her friend Jimmy Stalkingwolf (Tim Howar), who have an alien artifact in their possession. Soon, agents from Area 51 arrive and the three are embroiled in a strange set of machinations going on inside the base.
On its own, "Dreamland" is really not that special, and even as part of the Doctor Who franchise, it doesn't really live up to the standards of regular episodes. The premise of the Doctor visiting Area 51 is a fun premise and one any fan of the show will appreciate. However, the plot here isn't all that great. The villains are typical fanfare and really not that interesting, having all the usual villain clichés. The characters aren't all that interesting, either, with none of them getting much development as this slightly convoluted story moves along.Read more ›
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David is his usual stellar "10" but the CGI for the 'humanoids' was conspicuously awful (like 90's PC games and bad porn).Published 8 months ago by S.K.Roark
Cute movie not a big fan of the animation style but still loved it anything with David Tennant is worth itPublished 23 months ago by Katie loughrin
Although I am a Doctor Who fan, this was not a story I liked. I can't explain it too well, but I don't like the subject. Read morePublished on April 11, 2014 by Tay
I did not know these were made to begin with. The whole process from payment to delivery was perfect. Read morePublished on December 15, 2013 by T. McCoy
Here's a gem that should be in every Whovian's collection. Not only is Dreamland a well written story for an animated adventure but also the animation quality is very good. Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by Eric Siglin
I thought the storyline was interesting but not outstanding. My nephew is interested in animation & like this enough to agree to try the regular, live-action who.Published on September 7, 2013 by FrancesG McCarthy
I PURCHASED THIS FOR MY SIX-YEAR-OLD NIECE. SHE LOVES IT. NOW SHE IS SHOWING THIS TO HER CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS, WHEN THEY VISIT, AND NOW THEY ARE INTRIGUED TOO. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by Lawrence J Crehan
i live the dr and the cartoon version is not to shabby. just as enjoyable as the live action. a great addition to my collection.Published on May 12, 2013 by Robert E. Collins