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Feature 8.0
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Audio 7.0
Total 8.0
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time: 213
Classification: PG
Reviewer:
Kyle Sudukis

8.0


Doctor Who Dreamland

David 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.  

The best 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.  

There’s 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. 

The 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!

Special Features:

  • Doctor Who Greatest Moments

 






 
 



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