DVD Review: Doctor Who The Ultimate Guide
Doctor Who The Ultimate Guide is a two hour long documentary, essentially released to celebrate lasts years 50th Anniversary. It begins and ends with Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman acting a short scene where by the Doctor has lost his memory, and has to read his diary to get it back. Ahem, yes, stretching it a bit, but Smith fans will love the chance to see their fav Doctor back in action, if ever so briefly.
However I’m not sure this is really a documentary for the Die Hard fans, as it’s run time never allows for much depth. It is however a great introduction for newbies, or even Matt Smith fans who have no concept that the Doctor has existed in many forms prior to Matt’s rendition.
It nicely shows the strengths and weaknesses of each Doctor, and the influence they have had on the show, be it good or bad. Even the Doctor’s main enemies get their time in the limelight.
What I’m not so convinced of is the inclusion of the likes of the members of pop group McFly and some other b-grade associated celbs, giving their two cents worth, but never really adding anything to the who experience, rather distracting if anything.
Having said that, for a boy raised on Tom Baker and hiding behind the couch when ever the Daleks came on screen, the trip down memory lane was a good one, and well worth the two hours spent in front of the TV screen.
Rating: PG Violence and coarse language.
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