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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors (Story 65) - Special Edition
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The Doctor and UNIT are called upon to investigate strange events surrounding Dr. Tyler's research into cosmic rays. UNIT HQ comes under attack by an alien force, and the Doctor has no other option but to call on the Time Lords for help. The Time Lords, too, are under attack - from a mysterious power emanating from a black hole in space. With power reserves falling, the only way they can help the Doctor is to break the First Law of Time and allow him to help himself. The First and Second Doctors are lifted out of their time streams and sent to Earth to help the Third. Between the three of them, they must find a solution to the threat that not only endangers UNIT and Earth, but also the future of the Time Lords themselves.]]>
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The story focuses on Gallifrey being attacked by some unknown force. The Time Lords, having exiled the Doctor to Earth a few years before, decide to get him involved, but come to the conclusion that just one of him won't be enough. So they send the Second Doctor to Earth to help the Third, while the First gets stuck in a negative space wedgie (this was caused by Hartnell not being in good health at the time), and has to help from a television screen inside the TARDIS. Soon the TARDIS, the Doctor(s), UNIT, Jo Grant and a game warden all find themselves in an alternate dimension where they find someone familiar to all Time Lords...
This is, without a doubt, the best of the multi-Doctor stories. It's not as bloated as "The Five Doctors" and not as weird and overly-long as "The Two Doctors". Plus Pertwee and Troughton are both at the height of their game and do a wonderful job bouncing off each other.
In addition to all the special features from the original release of this disc, you will also get, as reported by a reviewer on Amazon's UK site:
* 'Making-of' documentary
* When Doctor Who Was Uncool documentary
* Episode encoding/authoring errors on original release fixed
So not a tremendous amount of stuff, but still good.
This is a great story, and a great recommendation for any fans of the series.
I bought this dvd to introduce myself to the previous Doctors having started watching Doctor Who near the end of the Tom Baker years up to Sylvester McCoy and then starting again with Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and now Matt Smith. A lot of people have their favorite Doctor but seeing these first 3 Doctors before Baker is a real treat. I love Hartnell's seriousness and grumpiness, Troughton's clownish demeanor and Pertwee's sophisticated interpretation of the Time Lord.Read more ›
The special features on this edition is quite impressive. The amount and length of many such features are treats to those who consider themselves true fanatics of the Doctor, myself included. There is an interview with Patrick Troughton, my favorite of the Classic Era Doctors, that is just a treat to see. Even if the interviewer does a terrible job of trying to rush from one subject to the next but that is neither here nor there. There are tidbits from Blue Peter with Jon presenting the Whomobile, a video on the subject defending the "rubbish look" of Doctor Who for those of us who do love the classic era, and several other listings that are all listed on the main Amazon page. The greatest one of these features has to be the commentary by Katy Manning, producer Barry Letts, and greatest of all, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Nicholas Courtney. In all honesty, I haven't listened to the commentary as of the writing of this review but seeing that little feature immediately made this a must-buy item to add to my classics collection.Read more ›
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I'm fan of the old classic shows and this anniversary tale lives up to its name. Classic Pertwee outing, along with Troughton and Hartnell (in a limited appearance) with extras on... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gaff
An original idea at the time to show multiple incarnations of the doctors and a fun episode to watch.Published 5 months ago by Patricia A. Gibson
THIS AND THE FIVE DOCTORS WERE INDICATIVE OF THE SERIES WITH THE EARLY DOCTORS.Published 6 months ago by Migaluchi
Takes me back to my childhood. The dynamic between pertwee and troughton makes the show.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was an anniversary gift for my fiancee and she absolutely loved it! This now starts her collection of the original series.Published 12 months ago by J. Williams