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Flyboy
May 1st, 2006, 12:44 PM
Ok. It has its faults. But hey, what doesn't?

I was looking at my classic Who DVD collection and I started thinking about the fact the movie is on the end. It is the last of the classic series.

And hey, what a way to go! Ending classic who with a movie and a new doctor and closing one of the longest running plot arcs - The Master.

I mean, imagine if you had all the classic Who on DVD, the movie is where it all ends. A great series, ending, in what I believe to be a great movie, with one of the best villains of all time. And at least it gave closure to McCoy's doctor as well.

So go on, let the Movie appreciation run wild. It gets a bad write up most of the time.

creed462
May 1st, 2006, 12:59 PM
I liked it, the only thing I'm upset about is that you can't get it on DVD in the states

Flyboy
May 1st, 2006, 01:20 PM
I liked it, the only thing I'm upset about is that you can't get it on DVD in the states
That surprises me, Id have thought Fox would have published it themselves...

in circles
May 1st, 2006, 02:13 PM
The inside of the Tardis is pretty cool and Paul McGann rocks my socks. The line about his shoes fitting perfectly always cracks me up.

Darkseid
May 1st, 2006, 04:17 PM
There were a few things I liked about this film;

1) After years of no Who, it was so good to see Sylvestor McCoy again! He just brought this touch of class to it.

2) Paul McGann was a wonderful Doctor! I wish I could have seen more of him in the role.

3) The TARDIS control room was my total favorite of all the control rooms. Just a beautiful set. I figure it was a redecorated second control room from the Tom Baker era. Maybe he redecorated this one when he did the one he is currently traveling in.

creed462
May 1st, 2006, 04:21 PM
Nope we've been waiting for years

yaaayoubetcha
May 1st, 2006, 05:25 PM
one of the few movies where Eric Roberts was palateable.

Metarock Sam
May 2nd, 2006, 10:20 AM
Its good but it could have been much better. Such as more Sylvester McCoy. Closure for Ace, Chang Lee staying with the Doctor and the Master not being So America. Still it is a good story.

creed462
May 2nd, 2006, 10:54 AM
But the Master took over an american, he needed to blend in

yaaayoubetcha
May 2nd, 2006, 10:54 AM
Doctor and the Master not being So American.

I thought the Master being American added an extra special level of evilness to him!!

j/k american friends.

Missster.Freeman
May 2nd, 2006, 02:57 PM
I do remembering waiting in anticipation for the film to be aired, as it had been eight or so years since I last caught an episode or two.

I did enjoy the film at the time, wouldn't mind watching the film again, actually. Paul McGann suited the role to a tee, but I'm glad it wasn't made into a series. It might've been cancelled (again) and it would definitely be different from the series we have today.

I think it was the right decision to wait until now to relaunch the series.

Flyboy
May 3rd, 2006, 01:15 AM
Agreed. I think a joint Fox/BBC production of a new series would have been frankly awful as it really would have lost everything that makes Who Who. But the movie itself I think was a fantastic one off. I enjoyed the camper Master, he was hilarious. And the Doctor of course was great. The TARDIS interior is definitely memorable and the plot, whilst being a little wooly (I get why opening the eye of harmony screwed things up, but I dont see why Midnight was the deadline, and I can't for the life of me understand why travelling back in time to before they arrived did ANYTHING to save the day. perculiar. However, it was a typical Dr Who style plot, and if you look at the plots of some of the earlier episodes, then its no worse really.

I have no issue with the Snakey Master thing. But thats only because Ive read "The Eight Doctors" which explains it nicely.

It also has the greatest opening music ever. The best version of the theme so far.

creed462
May 3rd, 2006, 06:15 AM
I haven't got the eight doctors yet, how is that explained

Flyboy
May 3rd, 2006, 09:14 AM
SPOILERS




On the planet where the Master is stranded in the classic series, he encounters a tribe who have discovered a creature called a deathworm iirc. The deathworm is consumed and upon the "hosts" death, their essence will live on in the death worm, and they can then seek out a new host much in the way a Goa'uld does. The deathworm can survive all manner of assaults, including disintrigration.

yaaayoubetcha
May 3rd, 2006, 09:49 AM
SPOILERS




On the planet where the Master is stranded in the classic series, he encounters a tribe who have discovered a creature called a deathworm iirc. The deathworm is consumed and upon the "hosts" death, their essence will live on in the death worm, and they can then seek out a new host much in the way a Goa'uld does. The deathworm can survive all manner of assaults, including disintrigration.

i gotta get me one.

GhostPoet
May 3rd, 2006, 10:57 AM
But...but..he said he's HALF-Human. =P

I just can't look past that. It's forever burned in my mind. NOoooo

Flyboy
May 3rd, 2006, 11:24 AM
Well some think that Gallifrey is a future human colony. And the time lords are a very distant breed of human.... Why couldnt the original Doctor, the one known as "The Other" (from 2 previous sets of regenerations) have been born of a human mother and a gallifreyan father?

creed462
May 3rd, 2006, 11:52 AM
It's within the relm of possiblity, but with Galifrey distroyed will we ever know

Metarock Sam
May 3rd, 2006, 02:18 PM
Well we could always bring it back.providinig its in a imaginative way.

creed462
May 3rd, 2006, 02:29 PM
Well we could always bring it back.providinig its in a imaginative way.
Yes that is true

Darkseid
May 7th, 2006, 12:16 AM
Come to think of it, it's the 10th Anniversary of the film this month!

creed462
May 7th, 2006, 10:29 AM
Cool maybe they will do an american release