The Old Doctor The Television Movie
(a.k.a. 'The Enemy Within')
by Matthew Jacobs
The New Doctor

The Doctor is contacted by the Daleks, who have executed his arch enemy, the Master; the renegade Time Lord’s last wish was to have his remains returned to his home world of Gallifrey, and the Daleks now want the Doctor to carry out this task on their behalf. However, the Master’s ashes are far from dead, and, after transforming into a shapeless, globular creature, the evil villain seizes control of the Doctor’s TARDIS and forces it to materialise in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve, 1999. When the Doctor steps out of his time / space ship he finds himself in the middle of a gun battle between rival street gangs, and is critically wounded from multiple gunshots. Rushed to hospital by a young gang member named Chang Lee, the Doctor is prepared for emergency treatment; but when surgeon Grace Holloway attempts to use a micro-camera to determine the extent of his injuries, she unwittingly damages his second heart, causing her patient to apparently die on the operating table. The Doctor is taken to the hospital’s morgue, but his body’s regenerative ability takes effect, transforming him into his Eighth incarnation. Meanwhile, the Master has escaped from the TARDIS and taken over the body of an ambulance driver named Bruce, his ultimate aim being to take over the Doctor’s body and grant himself a new lease of life. Tricking Chang Lee into helping him in his scheme, the Master gains access to the Doctor’s TARDIS and sets about using its power source – the Eye of Harmony – to destroy the Earth at the stroke of midnight. Having escaped from the hospital, the Doctor tracks down Grace and convinces her to help him save the world – but will they be able to stop the Master in time..?

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (The Old Doctor), Eric Roberts (The Master / Bruce), Daphne Ashbrook (Doctor Grace Holloway), Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee), John Novak (Salinger), Michael David Simms (Dr Swift), Catherine Lough (Wheeler), Dolores Drake (Curtis), William Sasso (Pete), Jeremy Radick (Gareth), Eliza Roberts (Miranda), Ron James (Motorcycle Policeman), Dave Hurtubise (Professor Wagg), Joel Wirkunnen (Ted); Dee Jay Jackson (Security Man), Gordon Tipple (The Old Master); Mi-Jung Lee, Joanna Piros (News Anchors)

Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Produced by Alex Beaton
Executive Producer Philip Segal
A BBC Worldwide and Universal Television production

Original Transmission:
US: 14th May, 1996 @ 8.00pm-10.00pm (FOX)
UK: 27th May, 1996 @ 8.30pm-9.55pm (BBC1)

*Featuring the Seventh and Eighth Doctors, and introducing Doctor Grace Holloway

*This story was eighty-five minutes long