The Real McCoy: Films that inspired the 7th Doctor Stories (Doctor Who, 1987-1989)

The Seventh incarnation of the Doctor, played by Sylvester McCoy, was my Doctor. I was exactly the right age (7-10) to appreciate Doctor Who when McCoy headed the show and, in the long dark 90s when to like Doctor Who was considered deeply, painfully uncool, I continued to read the New Adventures which continued with McCoy as the Timelord on the printed page. As such, I have always had a deep affection for his depiction and his televised stories and consider him the second definitive Doctor (Tom Baker's Fourth bagging first place)

This list comprises all the inspirations and influences upon each of the 7th Doctor stories (see notes for details) as gleaned from a range of materials such as…

There are 32 science fiction films in this list.