What would you like to see in a ‘Doctor Who’ film?

Neela Debnath
Doctor Who Matt Smith 300x187 What would you like to see in a Doctor Who film?

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor (BBC)

Towards the end of last year Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat said that the Time Lord could be embarking on a big screen outing someday.

In an interview with Vulture Moffat said that it would ‘happen’, however he stated that any film version should not harm the television series and would depend on the timing.

There have been several Doctor Who films in the past including Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966). Both starred Peter Cushing as the Doctor rather than William Hartnell who was playing the character in the television series at the time.

Also, both of these films were based on the serial The Daleks which introduced the Time Lord’s greatest foe to the world in the second story of the first series.

Yet there were some crucial differences between the Doctor in these Sixties films and the television series, the biggest one being that Cushing’s Doctor was human rather than a Time Lord. Although whether these two films can be considered canon is debatable.

On a slightly geeky note Bernard Cribbins appeared as a character called Tom Campbell in the second film and more recently he starred as Wilfred Mott who travelled with David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor.

In the Nineties a Doctor Who television film was made as a back door pilot to try and get the programme recommissioned. Simply entitled Doctor Who (1996) this one saw Paul McGann take up the role of Time Lord. Unlike the previous films there was continuity with the television series and saw Sylvester McCoy regenerating into McGann’s Eighth incarnation. Unfortunately, this bid to bring back the Time Lord failed and it was not until 2005 that the Tardis was back on the box.

Given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the show what would you like to see in a Doctor Who film?

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  • Tony Stark

    I think Matt Smith would do a fine job, thank you very much!

  • Tony Stark

    Strange thought. I would liketo see a trilogy. The Doctor should introduce a whole bunch of species over the three movies, and reintroduce them for a final battle at the end of the trilogy

  • the communicator

    Why not a flash back (or two) of the great time war as the ninth came to be. Still so many unanswered questions.

  • Glenn Bonat

    I would like to see an origin story of the Doctor’s early days on Gallifrey. The story of his initial conflict with the time lords and his subsequent procurement of the Tardis. Once fleeing Gallifrey we can have his arrival on Earth and perhaps his first battle with the Master. All this can take place hundreds of years before the TV series picks up, thus causing no conflict with the current series. The movie Doctor could be the Ewan McGregor ( Young Obi-Wan ) to William Hartnell’s older incarnation. In fact McGregor would make a fantastic Doctor.

    Just a thought.

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