Doctor Who

Doctor Who

The War Games

DVD - 2009
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The TARDIS arrives on a planet where a race known only as the Aliens have gathered soldiers from a number of different wars in history, brainwashed them, and put them into battle. Their aim is to form an invincible army from the survivors and use this to take over the galaxy.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video, 2009
ISBN: 9781419887734
1419887734
Branch Call Number: DVD DOCTOR WAR GAM
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 244 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in

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bjohn268
Jul 12, 2017

This story was the end of an era for Doctor Who. Not only was it Patrick Troughton last regular go around as the Doctor is was also the last series to be filmed in black and white. It also said good bye to Jamie and Zoe, two of Doctor Who's most loved companions. But it was also the series of first. Possibly the first incarnation of The Master as The War Chief. We found out that the Doctor was a fugitive of his race which were finally introduced in this series, the Time Lords. I do have to warn you if interested, this one is long. Ten episodes might be a bit for anyone just getting into the classes show.

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someoneinsane
Jan 29, 2014

It was very hard to get used to for me since I was introduced in the new series. However, after getting over the mediocre acting and old timey wimey special effects, I could enjoy it. It was dragged out a bit as well, but I didn't mind. Disclaimer: If I remember correctly, the disc freezes up near the end of Episode 3 or 4. You don't miss anything , because it shows again in the next episode.

JimYung Oct 25, 2011

This was the first time I saw shows with the second Doctor. It's quite a change from the current Doctor. The Sonic Screwdriver was actually used to screw something! At 10 episodes, this story might have run just a bit too long. It was engaging through the first 5 episodes but by episode 8, I felt like they were just going back and forth, doing the same things over and over again.

I liked Zoe as a companion. I'd watch some other episodes with her if they're available. One segment of the extras leads me to believe that Jamie was a very popular companion during his run. Unfortunately, they both get pushed aside at the end of this story.

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