The newly-regenerated Doctor takes on the Master on the turn of the millennium, 31 December 1999. —IMDb
Geoffrey Sax began his career in the 1970s, working for the BBC as an in-house director. Some of his earliest work includes the 30-minute special Canned Laughter, written by and starring Rowan Atkinson, and British comedy series such as End of Part One and Cannon & Ball. He moved into drama with episodes of Bergerac and Lovejoy, then directed Christopher Lee in the TV movie The Disputation (1986).
After leaving the BBC, Sax worked on freelance TV programs such as The New Statesman, for which he won a 1991 BAFTA TV award for Best Comedy Series. Subsequent British TV work includes movies such as Framed (1992) starring Timothy Dalton and Circle of Deceit (1993) starring Derek Jacobi.
Sax then went to the U.S. to work on American TV movies such as Broken Trust (1995) starring Tom Selleck for the Turner Network, Dr. Who starring Eric Roberts for Fox and the Showtime western telefilm Ruby Jean and Joe (1996) again with Selleck before returning to his homeland.
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McGann was my first time lord (Baker remains my favorite though) and as such I will always have a soft spot for this flick. It hasn't exactly aged well and Eric Roberts is predictably terrible but the important Whovian elements are there and that's all that matters to me.
Being a big fan of the series I've been watching this movie with an pre-defined idea that I would not like it, but found it incredibly fun. Ok, the script is stupid, the Master is affected, the fidelity with the series is the minimum possible... but this pilot for a series "that never happened" also has its (few) "hits", like the TARDIS, which is pretty cool, and Paul McGann is not a bad Doctor... I give three stars.