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The Eighth Doctor

I've just seen the 1996 Doctor Who movie starring Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann in the Doctor-role for the second time in my life. And only now do I see why there are those that find fault with it. I guess that when I saw it for the first time all those years ago, I was just so happy to see The Doctor back in action that I didn't immediately notice Eight's annoying habit of snogging his companion every two minutes. So glad she turned him down in the end; can you imagine what would have gone on in that TARDIS if she hadn't? He would have been too busy kissing Grace at every opportunity to involve himself in the Last Time War and press the button that obliterated Gallifrey, the Daleks and his own race in one fell swoop. And he would have run around in a Wild Bill Hickok-costume for all eternity!

But other than that, I was great fun to see Seven's protracted death scene; Eight's race against the clock; the Eye of Harmony giving up the secret that The Doctor is half-human (aha! so he and Rose really could dance!), and Eric Robert's overacting as The Master.

I followed it with a viewing of 28 Days Later, which I'd picked up for next to nothing in the sales a couple of days ago. And next to nothing was still too much. Rarely have I seen a more pointless and boring film. Not even CE's arrival on screen could stop me yawning all the rest of the way through. Nothing happens in the first hour, then for the last half hour, all hell breaks loose; but the idea behind it is too ludicrous for words and I just couldn't take it seriously.

Earlier in the week, I'd seen The Others on TV -- now there's a story with a twist! Didn't see that one coming at all. And it has CE in it as well.
Tags: doctor who, film
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