Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars
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Mars, 2059. Bowie Base One. Last recorded message: "Don't drink the water. Don't even touch it. Not one drop"... all will be revealed in TheWaters of Mars starring Lindsay Duncan as the Doctor's cleverest and most strong-minded companion yet.]]>
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All in all, it's going to be interesting to see how they bring the Tennant era to a close, to the heartbreak of a multitude of fans, and I hope it lives up to the expectations. But even if it does or it doesn't, it ain't gonna be easy. David Tennant has completely endeared himself to the Whoniverse and it's going to be hard to watch him leave and watch that first episode without him. But that is the nature of the Doctor Who beast, I suppose. Change is never easy, but the next chapter in the life of our favorite Gallifreyan awaits. As for Russell T. Davies? The Whoniverse owes him a debt of gratitude for resurrecting our beloved time traveler and returning him to our screens and hearts with such brilliance and care. Bravo to all!
The Doctor pays a visit to Mars where he meets a group of people he knows well from history, and that he knows are doomed. He knows that this isn't one of those times when he can intervene and that the best thing to do is just to leave. He knows all this. But he stays, and in staying winds up showing the audience just how very few the steps are between the Doctor and the Master.
The overall problem of weird alien things at the Mars base isn't that interesting. We're told up front everyone's going to die, so there's not much tension there. What we get instead is a fascinating example of how the Doctor's mind works and just how dark he can be at times. We see how close he is to the Master and, going even farther back, just how he might end up as the Valyard.
This wasn't a perfect story, but it was very, very good, and I'm really looking forward to owning it on DVD and to seeing the last two specials. I feel much more confident about them being good than I had after watching "Planet of the Dead".
In this adventure, the Doctor finds himself on "Bowie Base One," the first human colony on the planet of Mars. It is an ill-fated colony that proves to be a fixed point in time. As most Whovians know, the Doctor isn't supposed to mess with fixed points in time (but he does sometimes anyway). What happens with this colony will affect the future of humanity, but when the sinister fate that is to befall the colonists rears its ugly head, the Doctor goes into "god mode" and tries to save the colonists despite their fates already being sealed in history. What happens at the end of the special proves to be both brutally shocking and extremely sad for both the viewer and the Doctor.
The enemy in this tale, a virus intent on survival (which, as always, means that it want to get to Earth so that it can claim it as its own) causes the humans that it infects to become these grotesque creatures that literally drip with water, spray water, and shoot water from their bodies. They are quite frightening to look at, and this is the only Doctor Who adventure that my daughter (aged thirteen) refuses to watch again. She's scared to death of the infected humans and outside of the Weeping Angels, these creatures are one of the scariest enemies the Doctor has ever faced. They provide an excellent catalyst for the Doctor's actions, and of all the Tennant specials, this is the best in my opinion.
If you're aware of what happened in the specials that occurred before this one, you know that Tennant's Doctor is travelling without a companion and is, in all honesty, sort of getting a god complex.Read more ›
Ok I might be bias, so far I haven't met a Doctor Who I don't like. If you like Star Wars, Star Trek, Hitchhikkers guide to the Galaxy, just about any marvel movie, or anything sceince fiction your going to love Doctor Who
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This DVD was one of the specials that wasn't included in other Dr. Who special boxed sets, so I grabbed it for my sister's collection during the holidays.Published 5 months ago by Willy
This was my first purchase off of Amazon and it arrived with no problem. Loved adding this to my collection. :)Published 12 months ago by ramone rodriguez
This in a way this special is like a thriller flick in the Doctor Who series. This one makes you afraid to touch water for a little bit after watching which makes it so much good.Published 14 months ago by Louise