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Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time Reviews

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½ June 16, 2016
This is the worst of the worst. The shit storm that sent Doctor Who to it's grave for 12 years. This is an abysmal excuse for a 30th anniversary special, and is the worst Doctor Who episode of all time. I'd rather watch The Twin Dilemma than this abomination.
½ August 27, 2014
Well. This is it. The lowest of the low. The deepest depths DW has ever sunk. And depths hopefully it will never plumb again. Please do bear in kind this was to mark the 30th anniversary of the show, which was canceled in 1989, and fans were happy to get ANY canon. What did they get? A really embarrassing 12 minute crossover with Eastenders- a terrible show to begin with, expected actors of DW past embarrassing themselves, terrifying CG floating heads. Even worse is that this was the last completed appearance from Pertwee before his death in 1995. It made people embarrassed to call themselves whovians and hopefully it never surfaces in any form AGAIN.
April 10, 2012
Bad , bad , bad. It is overly complicated , it has horrible and incomprehensible dialog , and those incredibly stupid changing between doctors every time someone starts talking something understandable. You'l have a headache three hours after watching this.
December 2, 2011
It would have been better if they hadn't cut out the great opening and ending sequences.
August 12, 2011
Really awful and an insult to the Doctors and the series in general. I can certainly understand why Tom Baker has been reluctant to play the role again. There have been very, very few good stories made after his wonderful and best tenure. The show hasn't been produced right since the late 70's. They should have Baker come back as the final regeneration and end it once and for all. At least then, it can go out with a bit of integrity. The modern series has been a visual soap opera with little to no substance and the recent Doctors have been bland and uninteresting. Tom, please come back and save "Doctor Who"!
June 28, 2011
A confusing charity special and why crossover with EastEnders?!?!?!
February 9, 2011
On the one hand this Children in Need special has so many inconsistencies, contradictions and plot holes as to make what could have been a fan's dream into a nightmare. Where to begin - the Doctors are much older than they were when they regenerated, they are able to co-exist in the same time-line, companions of different Doctors know each other and, most importantly, what the Hell are they doing in Eastenders?!

But on the other hand most of these issues are present in all the specials, from the '3 Doctors,' to the '5 Doctors' to '2 Doctors' and, more recently in the 'Time Crash' special, also for Children in Need. In all of these cases however, there are certain ways in which this strange nerdy author copes haha. Firstly, keep telling yourself - 'this is a kids' show!' and try not to get too upset by how strictly it sticks to its own canon. If this doesn't work, try telling yourself it's not 'strictly canon' with the rest of the show, but it more a celebration of the show's history and a way to introduce new and old fans alike to the legacy and history of its cast and characters. And lastly, if this doesn't work I opt for the final get-out clause - that this is all part of some alternative line of continuity, through some parrellel dimension or time-line, in which all the inconsistencies work - the Doctor took much longer to 'die' before regenerating each time, in which time he re-met his old companions as his new self and vice versa and so on. As for the Eastender's tie-in....you're on your own haha!

So sit back and try to enjoy it for what it is, a one-off special that has little to do with the series other than to help you appreciate its history - and however poor this special is, this cause is worthy enough. Just don't expect it to be in your top 10 of Who stories!
½ August 7, 2009
The news of a Doctor Who special in 1993 which was to star every surviving Doctor, including Tom Baker was huge news for Who fans. The reality was a horrific muddled mess that mixed popular BBC soap opera East Enders with Doctor Who and reminded us all how the BBC had managed to kill a show with so much potential through lack of imagination and lack of foresight.
March 15, 2009
if it was more serious it would have been great.
August 1, 2008
Some fun reunions for the fans, but just nonsense really.
July 14, 2008
This was a little confusing if you aren't familiar with all the previous Doctors; which I am not.
June 20, 2008
Non-sensical and all, it's just one of those things you "have" to watch. Took me years to find a decent copy, still not sure if it was worth it.
I agree it's a bit of fluff, and a bit of a guilty pleasure.
June 6, 2008
Staring the 3rd Doctor- Jon Pertwee, 4th Doctor- Tom Baker, 5th Doctor- Peter Davison, 6th Doctor- Colin Baker and the 7th Doctor- Sylvester McCoy
May 2, 2008
Diabolical. Non-sensical. I'd call it "needless" but it was, ultimately, for charity. But then, so was 'Time Crash,' and that was bloody great.
½ April 29, 2008
Choose your ending! Haha!
April 24, 2008
Kinda thrown together, but it was interesting to see all the Doctors together. Other than that... I mean, there wasn't much of a plot or cohesion.
½ March 29, 2008
Not a very inspiring story, but great to see Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, again.
March 1, 2008
Horrible to watch, everyone looks really old, in particular Tom Baker who really should've done the Five Doctors and skipped this. John Pertwee wasn't too bad, and neither was Peter Davison. The plot is just stupid. I sort of hope who ever green lighted that script got fired.
½ January 21, 2008
A bunch of technobabblic gobblygook with a poorly written script, and a highly confounding plot. Really, it's just an excuse for a monster reunion of basically every still-living Doctor and Companion to come together, but when everyone is in their 60's (and no explanation for the aforesaid is given) the fun turns to shame. Stay away!
½ January 12, 2008
great movie if you like dr. who, the original series or the new
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