History YMMV / DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie

28th Nov '16 12:16:10 AM bowserbros
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* HypeBacklash: When it was announced that the film was going to receive a Blu-ray release, Whovians all over were ecstatic: this was one of the only two stories in the series's history shot entirely on film, and as such it could greatly benefit from an HD remaster. However, this excitement later turned to disappointment and even disgust when word broke out that this "remaster" was nothing more than an upscaling of the 480p broadcast tape, rather than being scanned from the original negatives.[[note]]While the movie ''was'' shot on film, all the editing (including the CGI effects) was done on 480p videotape. If a remaster was made from the original negatives, one would have to re-edit the entire product from scratch, which would be rather expensive compared to just upscaling the broadcast copy.[[/note]]

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* HypeBacklash: When it was announced that the film was going to receive a Blu-ray release, Whovians all over were ecstatic: this was one of the only two stories in the series's history shot entirely on film, and as such it could greatly benefit from an HD remaster. However, this excitement later turned to disappointment and even disgust when word broke out that this "remaster" was nothing more than an upscaling of the 480p broadcast tape, rather than being scanned from the original negatives.[[note]]While the movie ''was'' shot on film, all the editing (including the CGI effects) was done on 480p videotape. If a remaster was made from the original negatives, one would have to re-edit the entire product from scratch, which would be rather expensive compared to just upscaling the broadcast copy. And before you accuse the BBC of cheaping out, remember that it's a government-owned network, and Parliament can't just throw mountains of cash at the executives just to remaster an American-made telemovie based on a children's science fiction show.[[/note]]
20th Nov '16 7:41:16 AM bowserbros
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* HypeBacklash: When it was announced that the film was going to receive a Blu-ray release, Whovians all over were ecstatic: this was one of the only two stories in the series's history shot entirely on film, and as such it could greatly benefit from an HD remaster. However, this excitement later turned to disappointment and even disgust when word broke out that this "remaster" was nothing more than an upscaling of the 480p broadcast tape, rather than being scanned from the original negatives.[[note]]While the movie ''was'' shot on film, all the editing (including the CGI effects) was done on 480p videotape. If a remaster was made from the original negatives, one would have to re-edit the entire product from scratch, which would be rather expensive compared to just upscaling the broadcast copy.[[/note]]
24th Oct '16 2:38:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* HilariousInHindsight: The Master's device he plans to use to steal the Doctor's body looks suspiciously like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature a Chameleon Arch]].
* JustHereForGodzilla: Even fans who aren't really fond of the film watch it anyway if only for Paul [=McGann=]'s peformance as the Eighth Doctor.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The Master's device he plans to use to steal the Doctor's body looks suspiciously like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature a Chameleon Arch]].
** Creator/PaulMcGann wore a wig in the film because he had short cropped hair at the time that was deemed inappropriate for the Doctor. His successor Creator/ChristopherEccleston had the same hairstyle and didn't have to wear a wig.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Even fans who aren't really fond of the film watch it anyway if only for Paul [=McGann=]'s peformance Creator/PaulMcGann's performance as the Eighth Doctor.


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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/EricRoberts as the Master.
6th Aug '16 2:18:45 PM SpinAttaxx
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Whether the movie is considered canon or not depends on which particular fan you talk to. However, almost everyone agrees that at the very least, the Doctor ''never'' said he was half-human.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Whether the movie is considered canon or not depends on which particular fan you talk to. However, almost everyone agrees that at the very least, the Doctor ''never'' said he was half-human.half-human (or if he did, then he was lying).
6th Aug '16 2:13:02 PM SpinAttaxx
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: A few contenders:

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: FandomBerserkButton: The movie introduces the notion that the Doctor is half-human on his mother's side. This is not something the fandom has embraced with open arms, and you'd be wise to not bring it up in discussion with them.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Whether the movie is considered canon or not depends on which particular fan you talk to. However, almost everyone agrees that at the very least, the Doctor ''never'' said he was half-human.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
A few contenders:



** The motorcycle cop riding into the TARDIS, then [[NoJustNoReaction immediately riding back out.]]

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** The motorcycle cop riding into the TARDIS, then [[NoJustNoReaction immediately riding back out.]]out]].



* HilariousInHindsight: The Master's device he plans to use to steal the Doctor's body looks suspiciously like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature a Chameleon Arch.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: The Master's device he plans to use to steal the Doctor's body looks suspiciously like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature a Chameleon Arch.]]Arch]].
5th Jul '16 6:06:07 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Two huge bombshells drop in this TV movie that have divided fandom for 20 years:
** The Doctor says he's half-human on his mother's side. This continues to be controversial with some expanded media suggesting the Doctor uttered this while under post-regeneration psychosis, and the 2015 season finale also played with it. One reference work on the history of the series, ''Electric Gypsy'' has the author state outright that he does not consider the movie canon because of it.
** The Doctor kisses Grace. This triggered a ''ton'' of [[GirlsHaveCooties backlash]] from fans who felt romance had no place in ''Doctor Who''. To this day some fans blame the film for setting the precedent that led to the Doctor romancing the occasional companion and guest star in the revival, and the show itself has actually lampshaded the controversy on several occasions.



23rd Feb '16 3:49:19 PM skidoo23
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* HarsherInHindsight: This movie is the last time we see the planet Gallifrey until "The Day of the Doctor", discounting flashbacks.
23rd Feb '16 3:47:43 PM skidoo23
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** The Doctor kisses Grace. This triggered a ''ton'' of [[GirlsHaveCooties backlash]] from fans who felt romance had no place in ''Doctor Who''. To this day some fans blame the film for setting the precedent that led to Rose Tyler, River Song and Clara Oswald (among numerous others) in the revival, which itself has actually lampshaded the controversy on several occasions.

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** The Doctor kisses Grace. This triggered a ''ton'' of [[GirlsHaveCooties backlash]] from fans who felt romance had no place in ''Doctor Who''. To this day some fans blame the film for setting the precedent that led to Rose Tyler, River Song the Doctor romancing the occasional companion and Clara Oswald (among numerous others) guest star in the revival, which and the show itself has actually lampshaded the controversy on several occasions.
23rd Feb '16 3:46:37 PM skidoo23
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* BaseBreaker: Two huge bombshells drop in this TV movie that have divided fandom for 20 years:
** The Doctor says he's half-human on his mother's side. This continues to be controversial with some expanded media suggesting the Doctor uttered this while under post-regeneration psychosis, and the 2015 season finale also played with it. One reference work on the history of the series, ''Electric Gypsy'' has the author state outright that he does not consider the movie canon because of it.
** The Doctor kisses Grace. This triggered a ''ton'' of [[GirlsHaveCooties backlash]] from fans who felt romance had no place in ''Doctor Who''. To this day some fans blame the film for setting the precedent that led to Rose Tyler, River Song and Clara Oswald (among numerous others) in the revival, which itself has actually lampshaded the controversy on several occasions.
2nd Dec '15 2:44:32 AM bwburke94
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** The Doctor, upon [[TheNthDoctor regenerating]] inside a morgue—specifically, in a cold chamber, while an orderly is outside watching Frankenstein. Somehow, the new, very confused 8th Doctor kicks down the morgue door, attracting the attention of the orderly, who walks in, sees Paul McGann walk out wrapped in a sheet squinting at the [[MessianicArchetype heavenly light surrounding him]]. The orderly takes the only sensible recourse, and drops in a dead faint.

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** The Doctor, upon [[TheNthDoctor regenerating]] regenerating inside a morgue—specifically, in a cold chamber, while an orderly is outside watching Frankenstein. Somehow, the new, very confused 8th Eighth Doctor kicks down the morgue door, attracting the attention of the orderly, who walks in, sees Paul McGann [=McGann=] walk out wrapped in a sheet squinting at the [[MessianicArchetype heavenly light surrounding him]]. The orderly takes the only sensible recourse, and drops in a dead faint.



* HarsherInHindsight: This movie is the last time we see the planet Gallifrey until "The Day of the Doctor".

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* HarsherInHindsight: This movie is the last time we see the planet Gallifrey until "The Day of the Doctor".Doctor", discounting flashbacks.
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