Doctor Who Am I

Doctor Who Am I

In 1996, a Doctor Who TV movie was envisioned to lead the franchise into an exciting new future with a fresh direction but was met only by an outcry from disapproving fans. Now, follow the film’s screenwriter, Matthew Jacobs, as he is pulled back into the world of the Doctor Who fandom, where he unexpectedly finds himself a kindred part of this close-knit, yet vast, family of fans.

  • Released: 2022-10-27
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Genre: Documentaries
  • Stars: Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook, Eliza Roberts, Philip David Segal, Nicholas Briggs, Vanessa Yuille, Carl Zohan, Sophie Aldred, Angela Bruce, Gary Russell, Terry Molloy, Eric Roberts, Matthew Jacobs
  • Director: Vanessa Yuille, Matthew Jacobs
  • RandallGTN - 28 December 2022
    A personal documentary from the writer of the Dr Who TV movie,
    If you've ever been to a Dr Who convention, or have an interest in the Dr Who TV movie, you'll love this. It's quite niche (or Nitch as people seem to say in this) but it's fascinating, and personal and full of interesting moments.

    Featuring primarily the screenwriter Matthew Jacobs as he starts attending Dr Who conventions like Gallifrey One after initially avoiding them for fear of being lunched by angry fans. He finds instead a community, almost a family, of fans, fellow writers and Dr Who actors who embrace him for the role he played in Dr Who history. Jacob's father appeared in an early Hartnell episode, so it becomes a very personal journey and towards the end quite melancholy.

    The 8th Doctor, Paul McGann features quite a lot too, I think it's the most I've seen McGann talk about his role so from a fan viewpoint it's worth watching just for that. Jacobs comes across well too though and he admits early on that his two biggest mistakes were letting the Dr kiss and making him half human, so he knows how to get fans on board.

    Recommended for Who fans, or wannabe screenwriters.