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Feature 7.0
Video 7.2
Audio 7.0
Special Features 7.5
Total 7.0
Distributor: Roadshow
Classification: PG
Reviewer:
Simon O'Donnell

7.0


Doctor Who Battlefield
(2 Disc Set)

I must 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.

This current 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 episodes.

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.

Thankfully 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!

 






 
 



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