Coproduced by the BBC and America's Fox Network, the two-hour movie Doctor Who was an attempt to revive the phenomenally popular science-fiction series which orginally ran from 1963 to 1989. Sylvester McCoy, the last of seven actors to play the Doctor, here repeats his familiar role--albeit briefly, inasmuch as he is shot by a San Francisco street-gang member on the eve of the 21st century. Rushed to a hospital, the Doctor undergoes his eighth regeneration, whereupon Paul McGann takes over the role. Now the Doctor must do battle with his longtime foe The Master to prevent the latter from harnessing the Time Lords' "Eye of Harmony" for his own nefarious purposes. Only one problem: The Doctor is suffering from amnesia, and has no idea who he is or what he is supposed to do. Written by Matthew Jacobs, Doctor Who first aired in America on May 14, 1996, and in England thirteen days later. Unfortunately, the pilot did not result in a full-scale Doctor Who revival. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Time travel -- Drama.
Science fiction television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [United States] :[BBC Video],2011
|Edition||Special ed., full screen.|
BBC Video (Firm)
Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, Yee Jee Tso.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Title from web page.
Originally broadcast as a made-for-tv movie in 1995.
Special features include commentary, behind the scenes, and more.
DVD; full frame; stereo.
2 videodiscs (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.