I love this scene right here, because each of them has different reactions.
You’ve got One, who’s obviously just insulting them because it means that his incarnation has passed, and that he won’t be “alive” any more.
Then you’ve got Two. He’s happy to see One, and remember all the adventures he was on with Ian and Barbara, and Susan and Vicki and all his other companions. His expression only changes when he hears One’s thoughts on him.
And then we’ve got Three. Three’s expression doesn’t change at all. Because he’s not happy to see either of them. And why’s that? Because they’re free. One and Two are free to roam around the universe, go wherever and whenever they want. And Three misses that. He misses the freedom and resents One and Two slightly, because it was their actions that caused him to be exiled on Earth.
Say all you want about the budgets or CGI on Classic Who, but when it boils down to it, I’d rather have moments like this, little subtle things, rather than great big realistic looking monsters and aliens.
BBC Home Entertainment, Aint it Cool News, and the Alamo Drafthouse have come together for a big-screen presentation of the newly remastered classic DOCTOR WHO story “The Three Doctors.”
The episode is described thusly by BBC:
The Time Lords are in crisis. A powerful force is draining their energy into a mysterious Black Hole, and they must recruit the Doctor to save them. But when the third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) gets targeted by the force, they realize that one Doctor isn’t enough for this mission- they’ll need the help of the first Doctor (William Hartnell) and the second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) as well. All three of the Doctor’s incarnations, aided by Jo Grant and UNIT, must face the wrath of Omega – a fallen Time Lord trapped in a universe of anti-matter, with one thing on his mind: revenge.
In keeping with DOCTOR WHO’s longstanding tradition of transmitting on Saturday afternoons/early evenings, “The Three Doctors” will screen on Saturday March 24 at 1pm - at the amazing new Alamo Drafthouse location on Slaughter Lane here in Southwest Austin.
I’ll be present and hosting the event, which is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and is first come, first-served, although attendees can reserve a seat with a $5 food voucher which can be found HERE.