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Feature 8.6
Video 8.1
Audio 8.0
Total 8.5
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time: TBA
Classification: M15+
Reviewer:
James Wright

8.5


Doctor Who - The Waters of Mars
(2009 Autumn Special)

Probably one of the better Doctor Who specials, Doctor Who the Waters of Mars reunites the viewer with David Tenant in an almost zombie-esq experience of woe and despair.

The story begins with the Doctor investigating the surface of Mars in the not so distant future, only to be captured by the human colony of Bowie Base One. As he is interrogated by his captors, he soon learns that it is the year 2059 A.D. and the date of November 21st that to his shock will soon see the destruction of this Mars colony.

Vowing not to change the timeline, he is unwilling drawn into the end of this colony which results from a water born virus. As he becomes part of this timeline, the quandary of leaving the timeline be or changing it creates a moral dilemma for the Doctor.

Tennant is once again great in his role as the Doctor that leads to a quite  pompous moment for our hero when he eventually does return to Earth and because he is the last survivor of the Time Lords, he decision is quite unexpected when it comes to the survivors.

Although the story is more drama than action, it perfectly sits in the Doctor Who mythos that is not only well-written but cleverly acted by all involved. The special effects are rather decent in this special and as 2010 sees a new Doctor, it's the specials like this that really make you appreciate what BBC have done to the mythology of Doctor Who.

On DVD, the video quality features sharp and vibrant images that looks great on our widescreen Panasonic LCD that is equally matched with surround sound with a few "wow" moments along the way.

Definitely a must have for Whovians!

 






 
 



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