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Originally, the Doctor's old teacher Borusa was going to appear. Actors considered for the role included Don Ameche, Richard Attenborough, Peter Cushing, Kirk Douglas, Albert Finney, John Gielgud, Richard Griffiths, Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Burt Lancaster, Christopher Lee, Jack Lemmon, Ian McKellen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Paul Newman, Peter O'Toole, Gregory Peck, Donald Pleasence, Peter Ustinov, Max von Sydow and David Warner. The favorite was O'Toole, who declared his interest before the character was omitted.
It was on the planet Skaro that my old enemy the Master was finally put on trial. They say he listened calmly as his list of evil crimes was read, and sentence passed. Then he made his last, and I thought, somewhat curious request. He demanded that ...
At Grace's apartment the Doctor says, "Don't you see, I have Thirteen lives", as has been said earlier already. However, this is Post-Sync/ADR and his lip movements suggest that he originally said "Twelve lives".
Rather than credit the creator of "Doctor Who" (1963), Sydney Newman, a title card reads: "Based upon the television series broadcast by the BBC." Ron Grainer, composer of the film's theme music, and Delia Derbyshire, designer of the TARDIS sound effect, do not receive screen credit.
The 'uncut' version has since been broadcast by the BBC in the UK, during a night of Dr Who programmes on BBC 2 in November 1999, and this formed the basis for the 2001 Region 2 DVD release.
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