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Doctor Who: The War Games


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  • Actors: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison
  • Writers: Sydney Newman
  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 2
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Warner
  • VHS Release Date: Oct. 7 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004WGB4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,095 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "Big Band" John on July 12 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This has to be my all time favorite episode. While some moments tend to be a bit slow, it's rare that it drags the show into the duldrums. Troughton is funny and intelligent, and even more so you see the serious side of him. Also, you finally learn a lot more about where the Doctor comes from and who he is.
It is interesting how they pull together a large number of different era's into one story. You never quite knew what you would find next. To me, the anticipation of the next discovery is what made this story so great.
My first time viewing I watched it taped off the air (before the VHS I now proudly own was available). In spite of a pause button at my command, I sat for over 2 hours watching it with the urge to go, not wanting to break away from the story. Now that's dedication.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Black Cat de La Bear on May 22 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I am a Dr. Who fan, but I must admit I am new to the William Hartnel/Patrick Troughton era. War games is an excellent example except for the long and boring first four episodes. It gets interesting in five-ten. The only thing I truely hate are the "american" accents. They are absolutely horrible. I am not too insulted though, I do a lousy brit accent myself. I didn't think I would like Patrick Troughton(a little before my time I was born in 1970) but I do. I like Hartnel better though, but Troughton has his moments and so do his compaignions. This is the second regeneration story and vintage. Phillip Madock was good(for the little time he was in it.) James Bree came on a bit too strong I got the impression he wanted the War Chief part, but Decider Neifred in Full Circle was a better role for him.The scene I looked forward too most, of course, was the regeneration scene, just as I had in Tenth Planet. Patrick Troughton was a comedic clown to the end even in his death cries "Stop! Your making me giddie!" Odviously Jon Pertwee wasn't present for the regeneration scene and Troughton was trying his best to impersonate Jon(Was that a Jon Pertwee wig he was wearing?)
Now if only we could find Power of the Daleks...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This is a good story. An alien race (which look like humans) is planning to conquer the galaxy militarily with the help of the best of the earth's soldiers as weaned from the greatest wars in our history. They procure the help of a renegade Time Lord who brings all these soldiers together into different war zones on a planet that looks like earth, but isn't. The Doctor and companions end up in the middle of it, trying to help a burgeoning resistance movement defeat the plan. It drags on too long, though. The Doctor is captured and recaptured and recaptured and it gets a bit redundant and boring. And unbelievable. How many times in one person (or Time Lord's) life can he escape death? The Doctor does it so often here (including twice being saved from a firing squad), that it becomes a bit unrealistic. The BBC's continual pandering to feminism is a bit aggravating, too; Zoe knows more about war than Jamie, who is a professional soldier, does and such is obviously contrived just for "equality's" sake. Realism again is not served. It's Patrick Troughton's final show, however, and we do learn quite a bit about the background of the Doctor and his people. No actors really shine; Troughton dominates, as usual. If you are a Doctor Who fan you've got to have this; but chances are that, since "The War Games" lasts nearly 4 hours total, you won't be coming back to it time after time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Torres on Dec 12 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This is perhaps Patrick Troughton's best adventure, even though it was to be his last. but this story had the 2nd Doctor go out in style as he and his companions cross the barriers of time itself, through numerous Earthbound historical wars, to stop an alien race from creating not just a wholesale massacre, but in creating the ultimate army to unleash upon the universe. Thrown into the mix is the War Chief, who I believe to be The Master in a previous regenerative form, just as I believe the Master was also at one time The Meddling Monk. a fabulously well-paced ten part epic. I had the chance to watch this, at a pace of two episodes per week, and it worked amazingly well, as each particular cliffhanger was very effective at setting up the feeling of anticipation for what would happen next. this adventure truly marked the end of an era, and was a milestone in Doctor Who. For both Jamie and Zoe were returned to their own times, with no memory of the adventures, except for their first meeting with the Doctor, and the Doctor was recalled to his homeworld, to face judgement by the Time Lords. It was here that the Time Lords sent him into exile, imprisoning him on planet earth in the 20th Century, and being forced to regenerate, with the knowledge of how to operate the TARDIS blocked from his memory. It was sad to say goodbye to Patrick Troughton, along with Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, but it was a marvelous adventure to end the 2nd Doctor era.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Other on Aug. 21 2002
Format: VHS Tape
There is something vernerable and bygone of B&W TV, the earliest years of Doctor Who are certainly no exception. Perhaps they are the best example. The War Games, the final story featuring Patrick Troughton as The Doctor was also the 10-ep. epic which re-painted the visual pallet of the series from monochrome to color. But there is more to this story than visual history, there is a cunning and evolving story in The War Games.
The story subtely, yet when viewed in a whole, strikingly moves from the alledged trenches of WW1 France, flits across multiple earthly wars and times, sneaks into the cold alien chamber Central Control, freezes as 2 old enemies square off in ideology and finally forces itself back to the one place the Doctor could never return-Home.
For me personally, this story is most fondly remembered for debuting the Time Lord known as The Master, the arch-enemy of the Doctor. Their emnity, hatred, and yet enduring mutual admiration first surfaced here and still thrives to this day, 33 years later. Trully, The War Games, for its importance to the mystery of the Doctor, the introduction of the Master, the departure of companions Jamie and Zoe and the return to Gallifrey is a great cornerstone to the mythology of Doctor Who. And one great story to boot!
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