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Book Title: Doctor Who City of Death: Part One|
Directors: Michael Hayes
IMDb Rating: 8.7
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 1979-09-29
Runtime: 24 min
Stars: Tom Baker,Lalla Ward,Julian Glover,Tom Baker,Lalla Ward,Julian Glover
Full movie description "Doctor Who City of Death: Part One":As time slips a groove, the Doctor and Romana relive twenty-four seconds while on holiday in Paris. The second time it occurs the Doctor spots a woman using advanced, alien technology at the Louvre to study the security system guarding the Mona Lisa, but it's the Doctor who falls under suspicion of being a clever and masterful international art forger.
Reviews of the Doctor Who City of Death: Part OneIt is a general rule of science fiction, at least of the cinema or broadcast variety, that alien invasions always take place in the country that produced the film or programme in question. Thus Godzilla, being a Japanese creation, is always threatening Tokyo, whereas the aliens featured in Hollywood blockbusters like "Independence Day" or "The War of the Worlds" always start their invasion of Planet Earth with an attack on New York, Washington or Los Angeles. (In H G Wells's original "War of the Worlds" the first target of the Martian invasion was Woking, the Surrey commuter town where he was living when he wrote the book. For obvious reasons, no Hollywood producer has ever run with this idea).
Similarly, the monsters in "Dr Who", be they Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians or whatever, rarely show any interest in any part of the world other than Britain. "City of Death", however, is an exception in that it deals with an alien invasion of Paris. The BBC had evidently increased the series' budget enough to allow for location shooting abroad, but picked the wrong week for their jaunt because the French capital is grey and rain-shrouded, making it look curiously like Manchester. You can tell it's Paris, however, because although everyone speaks English one or two of them make an attempt at a French accent.
The alien invasion is unusual for another reason in that it is carried out by a single alien. He cannot call for reinforcements because he is the Last of the Jagaroth, the sole survivor of a cruel, aggressive race otherwise wiped out in a war some 400 million years ago. One Jagaroth- the word can be either singular or plural- is quite enough to cause trouble, however. This particular individual has successfully disguised himself as a human and is living the good life of a French aristocrat in an elegant Parisian townhouse, without anyone, including his beautiful young wife, suspecting that he may not be what he seems. He has concocted a plan to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, but the Doctor has discovered that he may have other, even more sinister plans involving time travel. (It is always a bad sign when anyone, other than the Time Lords themselves, starts monkeying with time). This is the only series in which the Jagaroth appear, possibly because their appearance, which is roughly that of a badly-knitted sock-puppet with no facial features other than a single eye, was more ridiculous than menacing. Their lack of a
As time slips a groove, the Doctor and Romana relive twenty-four seconds while on holiday in Paris. The second time it occurs the Doctor spots a woman using advanced, alien technology at ... See full summary »