|Reviews for The Complete First Series|
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|The Doctor is back...for 13 episodes|
|By:||the Traveller, Currently travelling time and space|
|Date:||Saturday 20 May 2006|
|Rating: || 8|
I will begin with a short synopsis of each episode before reviewing the series as a whole, along with the boxset's extras.
Shop girl Rose Tyler is saved from shop window dummies that have come to life by an alien traveller with a Northern accent - the Doctor.
Faced with the decision of staying on Earth and living out her humdrum life, or seeing the universe, Rose joins the Doctor.
THE END OF THE WORLD
The Doctor takes Rose to the the year Five Billion, where delegates are gathering to watch the Earth die...
THE UNQUIET DEAD
In 1869, the dead are walking and an alien race made of gas are on the loose, the Doctor and Rose investigate with a curious Charles Dickens in tow.
ALIENS OF LONDON
While the Doctor seriously messes up his dates, farting aliens begin to take over the British Government.
WORLD WAR THREE
Rose, the Doctor, and Harriet Jones (MP for Flydale North) are trapped in Downing Street and the only way to stop the Slitheen family is to aim a missile at themselves...
The Doctor comes face to face with a Dalek, which goes on a killing rampage...
THE LONG GAME
The time/space travellers, accompanied by quite rubbish companion Adam go to space station Satellite Five where the earth's news broadcasts are being manipulated by a lump of meat in the ceiling with a ridiculously long name.
Rose prevents her dad from dying in a car accident therefore condemning hummanity to death by the savage Reapers...
THE EMPTY CHILD
The Doctor searches for a crashed ship while Rose dances with conman Captain Jack on the roof of his spaceship tethered up to Big Ben.
THE DOCTOR DANCES
As the gas masked people draw near, the doctor's going to need more than his dancing skills to save the world...
Margaret Blaine (alien last seen being blown up in Downing Street) attempts to destroy Cardiff in a nuclear explosion in order to ride the shockwave out of the galaxy on a pan-dimensional surfboard.
The Doctor's in the Big Brother house, Rose plays The Weakest Link, and Captain Jack gets a makeover.
THE PARTING OF THE WAYS
While the Doctor sends rose home, Jack and a handful of people prepare to battle the Daleks.
The CGI and design work is always fantastic, as are the actors, with special mention to Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper...and of course - Russel T Davies for bringing back the greatest show ever.
BEST EP: The Parting of the Ways
WORST EP: The Long Game
BEST BIT: The Doctor's hologram goodbye to Rose
EXTRAS: the commentaries and featurettes are entertaining, but thee is a distinct lack of extras. The BBC BREAKFAST interview with Chris Eccleston is worth a look however, especially when he is asked about how long he will be playing the role.
|Run! [in a northern accent]|
|By:||Hatman, do not know|
|Date:||Saturday 5 August 2006|
|Rating: || 8|
End of the world C2
Incompatible message format [Data] B3
Aliens in London C3
World war 3 B2
The long game B3
Father's day C1
The empty child A2
The doctor dances A3
Boom town B2
Bad wolf A2
The parting of the ways A1
The parting of the hairs A1
The buying of the hats A*1
After several years without anything new, we FINALLY get some new material. It may be only 13 episodes running about 45 minutes each, but its GOOD to finally get some new material!!!! Now, lets see how Tennent works out, since Eccleston has moved on.
|By:||Will Brook, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England|
|Date:||Sunday 1 June 2008|
|Rating: || 8|
A (as the 'ninth doctor' would say) fantastic series of Who. But it does have a couple of bummers, these are the 'Slitheen' episodes, but other than that it's quality. Unfortuanetly 'The Doctor doesn't go to any alien planets (But he does in S2). So 7/10 from me and an extra mark for the special features.