Tennant returns on DVD, however this time, he has been transformed,
a second time into an animated version of Doctor Who which
links the Roswell legend to that of the intricate Doctor Who
mythology. One of the most controversial and well visited alien
stories, it was ironic that this story or fact was brought into the
realm of Doctor Who but interestingly enough, it actually works…
especially with the inclusion of animation as opposed to live
action. Unlike the original animated story, Doctor Who the Infinite
Quest (2007) which was a tad childish, Dreamland feels more like a
real Doctor Who episode from the characterisation and links back to
the rich history of this fictional character. Even the production
design is a little on the cheap side.
part of Dreamland is that it progresses the original 1947 story of
the Roswell crash and the Doctor arrives several years later in
order to stop the Viperox, these bug-like aliens from killing the
Greys who crashed on Earth. Now,the doctor pairs up with
Cassie (Georgia Moffett), a waitress from a diner near the Rosewell
crash and her boyfriend Jimmy (Tim Howar) who are attempting to
thwart the Viperox’s pact with the US government and of course the
extinction of the Greys. At times, Dreamland parallels the Men in
Black movie, especially with the references to Area-51 and all those
government agents but what really makes this feature so fun is the
witty dialogue by Tennant. Best of all, once your senses have
accepted that this is a cartoon, you eventually forget and just
think that Dreamland is another Doctor Who episode.
also some clichés in the cartoon but what Doctor Who episode isn’t
and to compliment tenant, Jonathan Milligan beautifully plays
Colonel Stark, a rough as guts military man who reminds me of the
military character from the original Hulk cartoon series of the
60’s. It’s all good! This story contains action, drama and of course
the light-weight comedy of Doctor Who which instantly turns
Dreamland into a classic on DVD.
video quality on DVD is great and the animation is quite stylised,
almost a type of cell-shading from its simplicity. Thankfully when
you see the Doctor, he immediately looks like Tennant and I commend
the animators in keeping the corny alien designs and dodgy BBC
budget of the live action series. Add in the great musical score
from the series and this cartoon comes together quite well.
Definitely a worthy watch, even just for the special feature Doctor
Who - Greatest Moments! Classic Who!
- Doctor Who Greatest