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Doctor Who - The War Games [DVD] [1969] <b>DVD</b> ~ Patrick Troughton
Doctor Who - The War Games [DVD] [1969] DVD ~ Patrick Troughton
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
As this excellent new release reminds us, Patrick Troughton was rather clearly the finest actor ever to have taken on the role of the Doctor. His closest rivals (and they are close, though in very different ways) are Tom Baker (with his naturally alien looks and flair for humor); Christopher Eccleston (who nicely underplayed the role for a change, and brought a real dignity to it no one else has yet succeeded in doing); and David Tennant (with his hugely entertaining high-energy goofiness). But Troughton had it all - high intelligence which carried through so well in his portrayal (in contrast to several less intelligent-seeming Doctors -- it takes a genius to play a genius, after all),… Read more
Doctor Who: Wheel In Space by Wendy Padbury
Doctor Who: Wheel In Space by Wendy Padbury
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This well-plotted storyline (suffering only in the last moments of the final episode, which remains on film, from BBC's terrible low-budgeting policy which it chronically applied to this, one of the finest television series in history) features the great Patrick Troughton, the best of all possible Doctor Whos (and that includes the great Tom Baker, by a margin or so). It also introduces the adorable pixie sidekick Zoe, who remained with the Doctor and Jamie in Troughton's final, 1968-69, season. Troughton, who badly needed a rest, is sidelined for several episodes apparently to permit him to vacation, and the show is weaker for his absence. But he returns in the later episodes… Read more
"Doctor Who", the Underwater Menace (BBC Audio Col&hellip by Doctor Who
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This may well be the weakest storyline BBC handed poor Patrick Troughton, the very finest actor ever to portray the good Doctor, but, notwithstanding the loss of three of its four episodes on film, Troughton's skill and uniquely irresistable charm manages to save the day, just as the Doctor, Jamie, and the wonderful Polly manage to save the world, once again. The mad scientist with the German accent may go a bit over the top (or so Troughton and his sidekicks felt, as we are told in the excellent behind-the-scenes narration by Polly), and the Atlantean "fish people" may dangle a bit too crudely from their obvious cables (shown all-too-clearly in the restored surviving episode,… Read more

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