It's easy to dismiss 'Who' as a silly, sci-fi show...Rating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes
Doctor Who is primarily a television show for children, filmed quickly and cheaply. This is especially true of its first 10 years. This means that, as an adult, there are many aspects of the show that will make you cringe. Some of the acting is as wooden as the sets, and the cheap special effects show up clearly in all their restored glory (it's wire, string and styrofoam city in there!). There are actors literally tripping over their own feet, costumes with gaping rips in them and flubbed lines that time did not allow to re-shoot.
So why should you watch this show? Simple - it's Doctor Who, it's fun, it's a piece of television history and because it has had a real labour of love applied to it and makes great viewing, despite its age.
Review posted on Sunday, March 4th 2007 at 8:55 pm