Surviving One Year Without ‘Doctor Who’


The Movies

In case this is news to you, yes, there are Doctor Who movies.

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There was the made-for-TV movie made in the 90’s, featuring Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor. I’ve seen this one, and aside from Paul McGann’s fantastic performance as a childlike, romantic Doctor and the beautiful Jules Verne-ish steampunk TARDIS interior, there isn’t really anything much to say about this. The plot is as airtight as a Power Rangers episode, and the less said about Eric Roberts’ Master, the better. As bad as I thought the TV movie was, I still think it’s worth it just for the absolutely chilling regeneration scene from McCoy to McGann, and more people need to appreciate McGann’s sublime work as the Doctor.

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You might know Peter Cushing as the guy who played Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars, but did you know that he also played a version of the Doctor in two successful films in the 60’s? There’s a reason why these movies aren’t accepted as canon, though – Cushing plays a human inventor named Dr. Who, who claims to have invented a time machine called the TARDIS. Along with his companions, they battle the Daleks in two movies: Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

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Granted, these are more Dalek movies than proper Doctor Who movies. They are, after all, remakes of the episodes The Daleks and The Dalek Invasion of Earth. If you’re interested in a totally alternate take on the character and the mythos, the two Cushing movies are worth your time.

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Ade is a bassist who blogs way too much about Doctor Who and Batman.

Check out his blog at Noisy Noisy Man and follow him on Twitter: @AdeMagnaye

Ade Magnaye

Ade is a bassist who blogs way too much about Doctor Who and Batman. Check out his blog at Noisy Noisy Man and follow him on Twitter: @AdeMagnaye

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