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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors (Story 65)
Doctor Who The Three Doctors
Story 65
Actors: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Cult Movies
NR     2004     1hr 38min

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 ...  more »


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Actors: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney
Creators: Peter Bryant, Sydney Newman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Cult Movies
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Studio: BBC Video / Warner Bros.
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/02/2004
Original Release Date: 09/29/1975
Theatrical Release Date: 09/29/1975
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 14
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

"Oh, no, not my recorder....!"
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A strange organism lands on Earth making objects and people disappear with its touch. On Gallifrey, all energy is being drained from the Black Hole that helped give the Time Lords their power, and the only one who can help is the Doctor, all three of them! A very enjoyable anniversary. Pertwee and Troughton's interplay is incredibly hilarious. Troughton is just wonderful with the interaction with the Brig and Benton(where's Yates?). Some great new Gallifreyan continuity. Omega is a great villian, projecting every line into a forceful statement. You almost feel sorry for him. Sadly, Hartnell could not be in all the story due to ill health. Also, the budget is almost non-existent! The gel-creatures are unintentionally funny just at the sight of them. It's a shame that the Master or the Daleks are not in this one, as they certainly have a right to be. Not the classic that it could have been, but still, a very enjoyable adventure for the undiscriminating Who fan!"
Always a joy!
Rick Lundeen | Western Springs, Il USA | 06/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here's a show that respects it's own history. Or at least as much as possible when you're talking aboout having over 700 episodes/150 adventures and keeping everything straight! They brought back a very ill William Hartnell for this show, the tenth anniversary, which was a delight as well as Patrick Troughton, who's had the honor of being the only Doctor present for all the multi-Doctor epics over the years (The Three, Five and Two Doctors, respectively). Seeing the Pertwee and Troughton personalities argue and then both being humbled by the Hartnell version--just the kind of stuff you like to see in an adventure of this sort, a mixing of the various incarnations of the Doctor. It's a pretty simple plot, admittedly to give way to setting up the title but it's a great show and a great addition to the DVD Who collection."
Everything comes in threes.
Junglies | Morrisville, NC United States | 10/09/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When I want an opinion from you I will give you one! That basically sums up the situation in this Doctor Who adventure.As most of your readers will know by now, the BBC, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the show decided to reunite all of the actors who had played the lead role since the show's inception. Alas, the first Doctor William Hartnell, was stricken by a long and debilitating illness and was unable to play much of a part in the proceedings but to his eternal credit he did participate and made a memorable contribution showing just why he was chosen as the Doctor in the first instance.Although the story introduced a number of elements of Timelord / Gallifrey mythology which added to the plot the main concern was the interplay between the three Doctor Whos. The villain, a larger than life nothing as it turned out pre-empts another Galliferyian renegade in the Brain of Morbius. Here his main job was to provide an opponent who was much stronger than the Doctor.The combination of the three Doctors together is a masterstroke. Despite being debilitated by his illness, William Hartnell produced a marvellous performance although limited to brief sequences. The use of modern television techniques as well as colour helped to illuminate his Doctor as never before, brining in to question the whole idea of what Doctor Who would have been like had it been introduced in the 1970s.Despite that level of performance, for me the characters of the second and third Doctors interacting together was the highlight of the adventure. Patrick Troughton endeared himself to many with his pouting and sulking in reaction to Jon Pertwee being arrogant and condescending. Not only did they bring out the worst but also the best in each other.Mention should also be made of the supporting cast who were often relegated to minor positions. The long suffering Brigadier, clearly at a loss with the Doctor to begin with was all at sea with two.This was truly a fitting testament to everyone involved in Doctor Who and must be considered to be one of the classics of the show."
"Don't you see? I'm just a temporal anamoly..."
Huntsmęńus | New Orleans, La | 08/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If one get past the antimatter blunder in the plot and the limit the budget had on Omaga's gell creatures, then one should highly enjoy this 10th anniversary tale. The regulars look like they're having loads of fun. Troughton and Pertwee's dialogue and performances are amusing to watch again and again. Their selfish arguments are the highlight of the serial. And it's great to see them finally make up at the end. The oringal masters, video & audio, have been wonderful remastered. The studio video shots have never looked crisper. Even the location footage looks great, even though the Doctor Who Restoration Team didn't have the original elements. The Blue Peter extra is really hilarious. I love it when Pertwee drives the new Whomoblie into the studio.
Despite Baker & Martin not totally understanding antimatter, there is some great dialogue throughout the adventure. One is from episode 3 when Omega realises he cannot leave his domain: "You exists because your will insists that you exist. That your will is all that is left of you..." And also a great Brigadier line near the end: "As far as I'm concerned, Doctor, one of you is enough. MORE than enough...""