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- Broken Base: Opinion is sharply divided amongst Doctor Who fans as to the quality of the films as, from the Doctor being a human named Dr. Who to the interior of the TARDIS, it's very hard to find common ground. Still, most fans agree that the production values, sets on Skaro, and special effects are fantastic.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: The film's version of Susan is widely agreed to be perhaps the best thing about it, for coming across as more fearless and competent than her much older counterpart in the TV series.
- Older Than They Think:
- The Scrappy: Ian, for being reduced from the quick-thinking man of action of his televised counterpart to being a complete and utter buffoon.