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The Three Doctors

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Reviewed By: DalekbusterScreen5ReviewsReview Date: 4/8/17 4:31 pm
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This being the multi-Doctor adventure which started the tradition, it's hard not to see why multi-Doctor stories became as popular as they are today. Whilst it's a shame William Hartnell couldn't have a bigger role due to illness, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee are hilarious together and form a entertaining double act.

The plot also adds some interesting details to Time Lord mythos; here, we meet the stellar engineer of time travel technology Omega (who was trapped in a anti-matter universe by the Time Lords). Omega is one of the best villains ever to be introduced in the show; he has a certain presence that makes you instantly fear him whenever he appears in shot. It's also a rare instance where the classic series look almost rivals the look of the monsters and villains in the new series; Omega's costume would not look out of place in the 2005 reboot of the show.

If you love Doctor Who and haven't seen The Three Doctors, then I urge you to watch it. For it showcases exactly what makes the traditional multi-Doctor adventure so great.
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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 10/16/16 12:50 am
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Not the most clever story but it is immense fun due to Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee. They are so much fun together and adds to re-watchability of the story. Omega is a great villain while adding to the mythos of the show to add concepts that go on to influence great stories.
Easy to get into and would highly recommend to new classic viewers :)
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/27/15 7:14 am
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Getting the three doctors together for one episode was a masterstroke and remains a major milestone of Doctor Who. Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee play perfectly off each other and the fundamental distinctions between their characterisations of the Doctor are thrown into magnificent high relief. The plot has an excellent air of mystery right up to the reveal. The overall experience is such that the viewer is left feeling saddened at the end when all the Doctors have to go their own ways.

There is a fair dose of humour throughout The Three Doctors to the point that the show is on the verge of spoofing itself. However, the result is brilliant in a way that only happens when a story takes some risks with its credibility but somehow manages to pull it off.

The Three Doctors is must-see Doctor Who.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/29/15 10:25 am
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This was a truly classic story. Having watched plenty of Troughton and Pertwee, I definitely appreciated this team up. The Doctors have some great moments with Pertwee and Troughton showing their contrasting styles. William Hartnell appears in a limited fashion due to declining health, but acquits himself as well as could be expected.

The story has its flaws and this is most felt in Episode 2 where Pertwee and Troughton are apart for the entire episode, but the threat of Omega certainly gives the Doctors a reason to work together. The Brigadier was also written as a little dumb in some spots. Troughton puts on a great performance that would serve as inspiration for future multi-doctor stories. Overall, this was a lot of fun and a must for any fan of early Doctor Who.