|Reviews for The Three Doctors
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|mark storton, new jersey , usa
|Wednesday 10 December 2003
cmon, forget the story, its a piece of nostalga , classic stuff
|The Three amigos/muskateres/doctors!
What a great story, the three doctors really is. Twas a shame that William Heartnell could not appear fully but still was memorable. I love the quirkiness and the absurd. What were those jelly creatures and Omega was an awsome creation and one that returned tyhroughout the series.
|Huw Davies, Taunton, United Kingdom
|Sunday 30 August 2009
We all know the criticisms associated with The Three Doctors - that it's done for the sake of it, that the monsters look rubbish, that the sets are tacky.
This is all untrue. The simple fact is that The Three Doctors is exactly what it was originally conceived to be - classic Doctor Who. We have sets made of wood, Bessie, UNIT, the Time Lords, smatterings of continuity and real world references, and of course a gravel pit. The story of the Time Lord's power loss and the only help available being the Doctor's other selves works well and the blobby monster that kidnaps Ollis, Bessie and UNIT HQ is mysterious and in my mind effective.
The extras on this reasonably early release are OK, with several interviews; the one which sticks in my mind the most is the one with Patrick Troughton as the moment he started talking my sister fainted (she was having her first earrings put in at the time).
All in all, a good story, and for a 2003 release the extras are first class.
|Patrick Troughton makes this....
|Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
|Thursday 10 March 2011
Its such good stuff to see Pat Troughton back again after he left the role. And here in this tale Bob and Dave get his character totally right. He has all that endearing bumbling that has made him definitely my favourite Doctor of all time. "And this horrible great jelly..." makes me reel with laughter every time. I love the fact that his recorder holds the key to defeating the slightly very deranged Omega. Mind you I think Id be mental after spending 10000 years in a black hole!
Its sad that William Hartnell really is in poor health here, but the fact that even he still is written very well indeed and makes his presence really felt is a credit to the fine actor. "Now stop dilly dallying, and cross it!" is another brilliantlhy delivered order from the grumpy original first Doctor.
But what is a little jarring here is that for me is that Jon isnt as good as his two previous selves here. I dont know if its just me, but he just seems a little lost for the most part of the story. And that fight scene at the climax of part three really is rather poor as well. Gladly he gets better after part two, and I particularly like his anger of "Take it!"
Nick Courtney really was written brilliantly here too. "Im pretty sure thats Cromer" made me wet myself. I love Bob and Dave's writing here! And even Benton gets to be a laugh. So for on the most part, this celebratory story is very good indeed. And the Gellguards arent that bad at all actually, they actually look organic and realer than a lot of Who villains.
Stephen Thorne is cast so well as Omega!! The right choice indeed! Steals the show with his total insane performance!
And the other weak point is Katy as Jo, given nothing at all to do for the whole story. Sad, she was a great companion and its bad seeing her wasted so totally as she is here. But the good points still greatly outweigh the bad in this story and it is nevertheless memorable and achieves most of what it sets out to do!