Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death

As we’ve said before, Doctor Who starts its new season this weekend and we’re excited. Today, we’ve got a special treat for you, it’s 1999’s  loving parody Doctor Who and the Curse of  Fatal Death. This humorous short was created for the BBC’s Red Nose Day and was the only “new” episode of Doctor Who between the end of the original series in 1989 and the start of the modern continuation in 2005. Funnily enough, current Doctor Who head writer Steven Moffat wrote this special.

Rowan Atkinson stars as the Doctor and Jonathan Pryce plays his archenemy, The Master. However, as so often happens, the Doctor finds himself on the verge of death and has to regenerate into a new body and soon Atkinson is replaced by a parade of other noted British actors. I won’t reveal who shows up as I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but it is highly enjoyable.

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