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Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka
Feature: Approx. 78 mins
Bonus Features: Approx. 60 mins
Color

DVD Overview:
The TARDIS lands in a small English village in 2003, where the population is living in fear from a malevolent alien force. With the help of UNIT and his new friend Alison, the Doctor discovers that a race called the Shalka are residing underground, preparing to strip away the earth’s ozone layer and embark on a full-scale invasion of the planet. Voice talents include Richard E. Grant as the Doctor and Derek Jacobi as the Master.

My Thoughts:
Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka is one of my all-time favorite Doctor Who episodes and that's saying a lot because I'm not normally a fan of animated features unless they're from Disney! I was more than a bit skeptical going into this. A few of the reasons that I enjoy the live action series so much is the little nuances and amusing facial expressions of the actors on the screen. It's impossible to catch the twinkle of the eye or even something like the movement hair. Surprisingly, even though these details weren't present in this feature, the actors voicing the Doctor, Alison, and even the Master really brought the characters to life. Richard E. Grant, Sophie Okonedo and Derek Jacobi are just a few of the famous actors who lent their voice talents to this little masterpiece and later starred alongside the Doctor in the live action series. You know how great they were in the new series so you can imagine how wonderful they were in this animated bridge between classic and new Doctor.

Now for the monsters -- the Shalka. The Shalka, a reptilian-like alien species didn't have much to say, but as you may have guessed from the title of the DVD, their screams are quite grotesque -- not to mention the fact that they took over human bodies to lead earth and humanity into death and darkness. Aliens that can grow out of human foreheads is enough to give anyone the shivers! The Shalka are indeed a very frightening alien, up there with the Weeping Angels and the Silence. 

I was very impressed with the animation, the story-line, the monsters, and each of the characters. As much as I enjoyed this, I was a little disappointed that the ending was left open for more adventures with the Doctor and Alison but to my knowledge, there never were any. Still, Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka is yet another wonderful DVD for anyone who loves Doctor Who and for those who want to build their DVD library with shows the whole family can watch and enjoy together.

Doctor Who Scream of the Shalka is available now on DVD from Amazon and other stores.

 ~ My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

 *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher/publicist for review purposes. I received no compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

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A great big thank you to everyone who stopped by this week. I hope you will continue to visit and check out more reviews, giveaways, and previews featuring Doctor Who and other series' that I love. Just a warning, I'm a HUGE fan of British dramas and since Downton Abbey will be airing soon I'll probably be posting more than usual about that series too! Chances are, when I'm not posting about it here, I'll be pinning it to my Pinterest boards! If you haven't already, consider following me over there. Also, if today is your first day here, you can still have time to enter all of my Time Lord Party giveaways. To make it easier for you to find them, I've included the links below. Feel free to share with your friends so they can enter too! Note: If you posted my button on your blog prior to this week's party, I will manually add the 5 bonus entries into each giveaway before I randomly select a winner. Thank you all so much for making this week such a success! I've really enjoyed sharing in the fun of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who AND my birthday. I'm definitely considering making the Time Lord Party an annual event! Good idea? ;-)

Day One: Doctor Who, Last of the Gaderene by Mark Gatiss

Day Two: Doctor Who, Dark Horizons by Jenny T. Colgan

Day Three: Doctor Who poster

Day Four: Doctor Who, The Ice Warriors DVD, The Silent Stars Go By by Dan Abnett, and a $5 McDonald's Arch Card.


All giveaway winners will be announced this weekend on this blog! Good luck!


Comments

  1. I had no idea there were animated versions of Doctor Who too!

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  2. Apparently there are a few, some with David Tennant!

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