Revenge of the Sontarans (Johnsonverse)

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Genre: Action
Science fiction
Photography: Color
Running Time: 195 minutes
Release Date: May 19, 2002
Production Companies: Johnson Studios
Timothy Hill Productions
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox (US)
Johnson Studios (worldwide)
Directed by: Timothy Hill
Written by: Timothy Hill
Sheldon Johnson, Jr.
Tammy Jo Johnson
Shigesato Itoi (story)
Produced by: Timothy Hill
Music by: John Williams
Starring: John Helbert
Vanessa Parsons
Billy Michaels
William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Language: English
Country: United States
United Kingdom
Photography: Color
Budget: $243 million (estimated)
Box office: $1.324 billion
Previous film: EarthBound (1997)
Next film: Mother 3 (2008)

Revenge of the Sontarans is a 2002 American-British science fiction film released by Johnson Studios in conjunction with Toho and the BBC, based on the Mother video game franchise created by Shigesato Itoi and published by Nintendo, and the Doctor Who franchise by the BBC. It was produced and directed by Timothy Hill, who also wrote the screenplay alongside Sheldon Johnson, Jr. and Tammy Jo Johnson from a story treatment by Itoi, and stars John Helbert, Vanessa Parsons, Billy Michaels, Leonard Nimoy, and William Shatner.

Taking place between the fifth and sixth seasons of the television series, it depicts the Sontarans returning to Earth to avenge their loss in 1988, and with Ninten, Ana, and Lloyd nowhere to be found and feared dead, it rests on Ness, Paula, and Jeff to pick up where their predecessors left off.

Production began in 2000. Released on May 19, 2002, the film made over $1 billion in the box office, and is one of Hill's biggest box-office successes. It was praised for its characters, story, and visual effects.


A few months after Ness, Paula, and Jeff's victory in the previous film, they find out about their predecessors Ninten, Ana, and Lloyd. They're told by a group of FBI agents about



  • John Helbert as Ness Jones
  • Vanessa Parsons as Paula Polestar
  • Billy Michaels as Jeff Andonuts
  • Leonard Nimoy as Bill Stagman
  • William Shatner as Gen. William Landon
  • Michael Douglas as Paul Polestar
  • Julie Kavner as Phoebe Polestar
  • Mike Vogel as Ninten
  • Kate Hudson as Ana
  • Rob McElhenney as Teddy
  • Lisa Kudrow as Vanessa Jones
  • Elise Helbert as Tracy Jones
  • Judy Garland as Daisy Jones
  • Jaclyn Linetsky as Jane Justin

In addition, Hill makes a cameo appearance as a bystander.

Voice cast

  • Dan Castellaneta as Mr. Saturn
  • Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks