Episode 046: The TV Movie

“This cannot be how it ends!”KP046 alt artwork

Well it damn nearly was.

Yes, it’s time to reconsider the 1996 Paul McGann TV Movie, with its gun fights, fist fights, car chases, snogging and schmaltz (no way was this an American production!).

The Doctor is now only half-Gallifreyan with a naff syrup and an Addams Family interior design sense, while the Master is now part-snake, part-personal lubricant dispenser, with a penchant for “drezzing” up.

Thank Bod for Amazing Grace with her static tear and innate knowledge of Time Lord temporal mechanics and for Chang Lee’s hip high-fiving – keeping us well and truly anchored to the Eighties in this Millennial tale.

So did Jim and Martin enjoy their Whocation in North America? Or did they yearn for Blighty with its breadline budgets, cramped sets and silly CSO? And what do they think of Peter Capaldi’s casting as the 12th Doctor?

Find out here, y’all!

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