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Doctor Who

The Complete First Series
(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Doctor Who reinvents itself into a hip new hit for a new generation. Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner, his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger.
Title: Doctor Who
The complete first series
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 585 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Title from container
Contents: Disc one: Rose ; The end of the world ; The unquiet dead
Disc two: Aliens of London ; World war three ; Dalek
Disc three: The long game ; Father's day ; The empty child ; The doctor dances
Disc four: Boom Town ; Bad wolf ; The parting of ways
Disc five: Doctor Who confidential
Summary: Doctor Who reinvents itself into a hip new hit for a new generation. Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner, his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger.
Audience: Not rated
ISBN: 141982726X
Statement of Responsibility: British Broadcasting Corporation ; producer, Phil Collinson ; directed by Keith Boak ... [et al.]
Credits: "Doctor Who confidential" narrator, Simon Pegg.
Performers: Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, MCPS, NTSC
Other Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Doctor Who (Fictitious character) Drama Time travel Drama Human-alien encounters Drama
Genre/Form: Television programs
Science fiction television programs
Action and adventure television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Science fiction-Television series
Adventure-Television series
Science fiction television programs
Adventure television programs
Topical Term: Doctor Who (Fictitious character)
Time travel
Human-alien encounters
Publisher No: E2501 Warner Home Video
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Feb 19, 2014
  • ninjaskater rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I started this series skeptical, but at the recommendation of my friend, I took Doctor Who for a test run... It is very good :) I'm officially a Whovian! While the show is rather low budget, it's still very good.

I Liked This Incarnation. Personally I Think He's The Best Doctor, Shame He Didn't Stay Longer, But At Least Matt Smith Came Along And Took Over. I'm Gonna Hate Peter Capaldi.....

Nov 29, 2013
  • MegK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Before I started watching Doctor Who, I heard that a lot of people skipped the first series. They are missing out. Nine was a "simply fantastic" Doctor. This season lays the groundwork for the relationship between Rose and the Doctor (Christopher and Billie's chemistry is amazing). Besides that, the Daleks are introduced to the reboot in this series, as is Captain Jack Harkness. The Bad Wolf motif that is brought up in later series is also huge in this series. This is the series that introduced me to Doctor Who, and I highly recommend it.

Nov 20, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

peter cushing was the best doctor

Everyone always says skip the first series! DON'T! It's a huge part of the story and lays a lot of ground work. 9 has so much personality! I love him :D

Aug 24, 2013
  • blueroo276 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Being new to The Doctor, I quite enjoyed this series. It was light-hearted, quirky, and a nice change from science fiction programs that take themselves too seriously.

One can not skip Series One of the reboot. You'd be missing part of a whole story. One can jump right into the 21st century reboot without prior Who-perience, however. Of course, it is impossible to start at the very beginning, as too many of the early shows were destroyed.
The Ninth Doctor is a great place to start. Once into it the most modern Who, one may then delve into the past, cherry-picking through the highlights and whichever strikes a fancy.

It's important to note that this first series is the revival of the entire show in 2005. The premise is that the Ninth Doctor (who does a fantastic portrayal) is coming back from a "Time War" where his whole species is obliterated.

So saying it's not funny, or that it's too dark is exactly what it is. Some parts of the show aren't meant to be funny or light hearted because the character of the Doctor has come back from this species-ending war, and that's where Billie Piper (Rose) comes in. She helps to essentially heal the Doctor. She changes his personality.

With that, it sets up nearly the entire story line of series 1 to 4. I think what I'm trying to say is that skipping series 1 means missing the damage and suffering that we see in the Ninth Doctor and a relationship that develops with his companions in further series'.

I can't believe some people skip the Ninth Doctor. He's my favorite out of all of the regenerations/incarnations, (though I have to say the Fourth is particularly brilliant. Would you like a jelly baby?) so I might be a little biased. I will have to warn you all that the special effects are more than a little bit cheesy. They are, in the words of Charlie McDonnell, "Adorable". The plotline is captivating and the relationship between Rose and the Doctor is one that I'll always remember.

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

good but not good compared to later series.

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Sexual Content: Rose's mum makes a few off-color comments.

Violence: It's a little cartoony, but the bit when Cassandra pretty much explodes is a little gory.

Coarse Language: Nothing too extreme, but it's still present.

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Other: nothing really maby some violence

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Rose Tyler: Really though, Doctor. Tell me. Who are you?
The Doctor: Do you know like we were saying, about the earth revolving? It's like when you're a kid, the first time they tell you that the world is turning and you just can't quite believe it 'cause everything looks like it's standing still. I can feel it...
[he takes her hand]
The Doctor:
the turn of the earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour. The entire planet is hurtling around the sun at sixty seven thousand miles an hour. And I can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world. And, if we let go...
[He releases her hand]
The Doctor: That's who I am. Now forget me, Rose Tyler. Go home.

Nov 29, 2013
  • MegK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Rose! Before I go, I just want to say you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I!"

Nov 15, 2012
  • JChau067 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Doctor: Fantastic!

Dalek: We have your associate! You will obey or she will be exterminated!

The Doctor: No.

Dalek: Explain yourself!

The Doctor: I said no.

Dalek: What is the meaning of this negative?

The Doctor: It means no.

Dalek: But she will be destroyed!

The Doctor: No! 'Cause this is what I'm going to do: I'm going to rescue her! I'm going to save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek fleet, and then I'm going to save the Earth, and then, just to finish off, I'm going to wipe every last stinking Dalek out of the sky!

Dalek: But you have no weapons! No defences! No plan!

The Doctor: Yeah! And doesn't that scare you to death?

The Doctor: Rose?

Rose: Yes, Doctor?

The Doctor: I'm coming to get you

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