Matt Smith (ish) as the Doctor in order 50th Anniversary Special #2 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

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Matt Smith (ish) as the Doctor in order 50th Anniversary Special #2 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

Sum­mary: Can the for­got­ten heroes of ages past gain their right­ful due?

Plot: Peter Davi­son , Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy find them­selves get­ting more and more con­cerned as the film­ing dates for the Doc­tor Who 50th Anniver­sary spe­cial comes ever closed ad they’re not called. Their repeated calls to Stephen Mof­fat offices go unan­swered and they are dri­ving their fam­i­lies up the wall. Finally with time run­ning short they decide along to act with Paul McGann (sched­ule per­mit­ting) to do some­thing about it as Tom Baker is caught in a time eddy. But if they can’t get Stephen Mof­fat to change his minds can they some­one sneak onto the set and get them­selves in the episode with­out get­ting caught and thrown off the set?

Writ­ing: Peter Davi­son story is sim­ply fan­tas­tic pok­ing fun at all the idioms of both Doc­tor Who and the fleet­ing atten­tion of fame. The genius of the story is that while Doc­tor Who fans a per­son who has never seen the show can eas­ily under­stand the plot and the com­edy. It both respects and lam­poons all the peo­ple involved. The per­spec­tive of deal­ing with the fans on a daily basis really make a huge difference

Act­ing: Davi­son Baker and McCoy all pull it off bril­liantly McGann in a smaller role work very well. John Bar­row­man who was also dis­ap­pointed in not mak­ing the 50th has a great atyp­i­cal part. The num­ber of cameos from not only those involved in the show but the great and famous from Olivia Col­man to Peter Jack­son are all excel­lent but my favorites are the fam­i­lies par­tic­u­lar Colin Baker wife who is just hilar­i­ous. Rus­sell T Davies & Steven Moffat

Anniver­sary: Do I really have to say it?

Great Moments: The Dream sequence, play­ing with toys, don’t tell any­one, cel­ery and ice cream, I’ve locked all the doors, Auto­graphs That’s the mak­ing of Doc­u­men­tary, Russell’s call.

Odd­i­ties: If you look at the Shroud Scene in this pic­ture and in the actual spe­cial they sure look alike, (and one of the shrouded Zygons in the actual spe­cial is sus­pi­ciously short.)

Pet Peeves: Why are John Bar­row­man CD’s legal ten­der to get into the Doc­tor Who Experience?

Great Quote(s)

Jenna Louise Col­man: You were always my mon’s favorite…pause, cam­era moves for­ward then back to her You were always my favorite

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Janet Field­ing: Your dream­ing Pete, they’re not going to call you Pete, They don’t want you Pete, they don’t want any of you Pete, Get up and walk the dog.

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Colin Baker: Oh you’re in the hob­bit I didn’t know

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Peter Davi­son: this is not some flash in the pan 500 mil­lion dol­lars pic­ture, this is important!

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Final Ver­dict: Five Stars and eas­ily of the 4 50th anniver­sary spe­cials includ­ing the big fin­ish , the Night of the Doc­tor and the Day of the Doc­tor the best of the batch. Simply

If we were to rank this in the Doc­tor who spe­cials of the Matt smith Era, it would be first.

We really can’t rank this as a Doc­tor Who episode but If we were to rank this in the Doc­tor Who episodes of the Matt Smith Era it would be 1st. If I did rank it as an episode in the Matt Smith era it would be just behind Let’s Kill Hitler at 3rd.

Oh just watch it now

Summary:  Can the forgotten heroes of ages past gain their rightful due?

 

Plot:  Peter Davison , Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy find themselves getting more and more concerned as the filming dates for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special comes ever closed ad they’re not called.    Their repeated calls to Stephen Moffat offices go unanswered and they are driving their families up the wall.  Finally with time running short they decide along  to act with Paul McGann (schedule permitting) to do something about it as Tom Baker is caught in a time eddy.  But if they can’t get Stephen Moffat  to change his minds can they someone sneak onto the set and get themselves in the episode without getting caught and thrown off the set?

 

Writing:  Peter Davison story is simply fantastic poking fun at all the idioms of both Doctor Who and the fleeting attention of fame.  The genius of the story is that while Doctor Who fans   a person who has never seen the show can easily understand the plot and the comedy.  It both respects and lampoons all the people involved.   The perspective of dealing with the fans on a daily basis really make a huge difference

 

Acting:   Davison Baker and McCoy all pull it off brilliantly McGann in a smaller role work very well.  John Barrowman who was also disappointed in not making the 50th has a great atypical part.  The number of cameos from not only those involved in the show but the  great and famous from Olivia Colman to Peter Jackson are all excellent but my favorites are the families particular  Colin Baker wife who is just hilarious.  Russell T Davies & Steven Moffat

Anniversary:  Do I really have to say it?

 

Great Moments:  The Dream sequence, playing with toys,  don’t tell anyone, celery and ice cream, I’ve locked all the doors,  Autographs That’s the making of Documentary,  Russell’s call.

 

Oddities:    If you look at the Shroud Scene in this picture and in the actual special they sure look alike, (and one of the shrouded Zygons in the actual special is suspiciously short.)

 

Pet Peeves:   Why are John Barrowman CD’s legal tender to get into the Doctor Who Experience?

 

Great Quote(s)

Jenna Louise Colman:  You were always my mon’s favorite…pause, camera moves forward then back to her  You were always my favorite

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Janet Fielding: Your dreaming Pete, they’re not going to call you Pete, They don’t want you Pete, they don’t want any of you Pete, Get up and walk the dog.

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Colin Baker: Oh you’re in the hobbit I didn’t know

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Peter Davison: this is not some flash in the pan 500 million dollars picture, this is important!

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Final Verdict:  Five Stars and easily of the 4 50th anniversary specials including the big finish , the Night of the Doctor and the Day of the Doctor the best of the batch.  Simply

If we were to rank this in the Doctor who specials of the Matt smith Era, it would be first.

We really can’t rank this as a Doctor Who episode but If we were to rank this in the Doctor Who episodes of the Matt Smith Era it would be 1st.  If I did rank it as an episode in the Matt Smith era it would be just behind Let’s Kill Hitler at 3rd.

Oh just watch it now