Friday, June 10, 2016

An Adventure In Space And Time

It's funny how you always look back at things, knowing that it all ends well but still get swept up in the emotion.

An Adventure In Space And Time chronicles the first three years of the longest running science fiction series of all time Doctor Who, spanning from 1963 to 1966 following the tenure of the first actor to potray the time traveller William Hartnell. Done with impeccable reconstructions of the series since it's inception, with excellent potrayals of the people who made this series possible, there is much to be admired in this documentary for both new and old fans. At first I was hesitant towards David Bradley's potrayal of William Hartnell but soon he won me over and if any sort of performance can bring one to tears, needless to say it is a wonderful performance. Everybody else does good too, from the cast to the creators and more, all of them put their heart into this feature length documentary. It is difficult to explain a phenomenon such as Doctor Who, luckily we have this film to thank. To give us a glimpse of what it was like when it first began, and to simultaneously look forward and back to the present time over 50 years later. I highly urge you if you wish to view it to buy the DVD because of the extra features and the fact that it includes the very first episode. It's really a love letter to the show's origins and I am glad I own it. I hoped it sparked interest, and perhaps I shall continue these Doctor Who reviews. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.

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