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
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.
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
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!