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Doctor Who thing: the RiffTrax guys versus Daleks


The former Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys at RiffTrax have done it, they’ve finally done it, damn them all to hell! They’ve made fun of Doctor Who.

Oh, but it’s only one of those fakey movies starring Peter Cushing. So that’s all right then. From RiffTrax:

Before Matt Smith, before David Tennant, before Christopher Eccleston, before even the scarf and afro guy, there was Peter Cushing. Well, not before, exactly, because this feature-length movie isn’t a canonical part of the Doctor Who universe or storyline. So it’s sort of more adjacent, than before. It’s nearby, if nothing else. Approximate, at least. Like, Dr. Who is in it! But instead of a mysterious Timelord alien, he’s kind of just a confused human grandpa with the last name Who. But he does have a TARDIS! Of course, instead of a disguised alien craft it’s just, like, this junky thing he made with his granddaughter. Oh yeah, he hangs out with his granddaughters. Yeah. But then they travel through space and fight the most classic Dr. Who bad guys of all, the Daleks! Of course, in this imagining of Dr. Who, the Daleks are just some dopey trashcan looking guys with plungers sticking out of ‘em that talk funny — oh, that’s how they still are? Seriously?? PERFECT! IT’S CANON AFTER ALL!

Unlike some of their other commentaries, this one comes with the movie itself. Only $9.99 to download or stream. Cheap! Check out the clip of samples over at RiffTrax — it makes me homesick for the Satellite of Love…

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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  • RogerBW

    Oh, those films are… kind of special. And not in a good way. This could be fun.

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