Joking aside it must have been confusing for the US audience. Having this guy hardly doing anything and then he transforms into someone completely different. I gather they did consider a complete reboot of the show. That would have probably worked better for them and they might have made it to a series. Apologies to the op as I'm not sure if the movie counts as classic Who.Was on about how much sugar he'd put in the cup of tea at the start of the film.