admit that Sylvester McCoy wasn’t my all-time favourite Doctors,
however he still has quite a strong following and was still involved in
some great Doctor Who moments, unfortunately this boxed set was not
one of those moments.
installment attempts to link the
mythology of King Arthur with that of the Doctor Who mythos which
unfortunately does not mesh too well and at times and feels quite over
the top and even laughable at some of the plotlines in these
The story begins with the Doctor landing near a small
village where a missile convoy has ran into difficulties and to
compound the situation, the lake where they are situated contains a
spaceship from another dimensions that hosts the body of King Arthur
and the legendary sword Excalibur.
Where the action does start is
when one of Arthur’s Knights attempts to assist his King, only to be
thwarted by Mordred and Morgaine. Once again, it’s up to the good
Doctor to intervene as he prevents this transdimensional war from
threatening planet Earth.
Unfortunately Doctor Who Battlefield
fails slightly with the poor pacing of the story that at times is bordering on
“boredom” and the good Doctor seems to take a back seat
when it comes to these four episodes.
Of course, all is not what it
seems in the world of Doctor Who and this series does introduce some
new characters to the mythology of Doctor Who that at times both
assists and hinders the overall enjoyment of the story.
this collection does include some interesting special features that
contains some great behind the scenes featurettes and more insights
into the workings of Doctor Who himself.
One memorable moment on the
special features and not by choice is “Watertank” that had the
potential of actually harming actress Sophie Aldred and some of the
crew was quite disheartening, however shows a unique insight into
the making of this series and that of TV itself. Add in some
trailers and a great photo gallery and this nicely rounds out the
special features on this interesting collection.
Strictly for Doctor Who fans only!