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Doctor Who

The Complete Fifth Series
(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Doctor Who


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After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash. After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out of the wreckage to come face-to-face with young Amy Pond. The Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But first they must divert an alien plot that could destroy the Earth. The Doctor makes good his promise, and Amy boards the regenerated TARDIS, ready to take to the stars on a series of wild adventures that will change her life.
Title: Doctor Who
The complete fifth series
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, British Broadcasting Corp. ;, Burbank, Calif. :, Warner Home Video, Inc.,, 2010
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (585 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Title from container
DVD release of episodes originally broadcast on television in 2010
Special features: additional scenes ; monster files ; 3-part video diary ; Doctor Who confidential ; commentaries ; out-takes ; teasers and trailers
Summary: After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash. After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out of the wreckage to come face-to-face with young Amy Pond. The Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But first they must divert an alien plot that could destroy the Earth. The Doctor makes good his promise, and Amy boards the regenerated TARDIS, ready to take to the stars on a series of wild adventures that will change her life.
Audience: Not rated
ISBN: 1419889761
9781419889769
Statement of Responsibility: BBC Worldwide ; executive producers, Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis
Performers: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan.
System Details: DVD ; widescreen (16:9; enhanced) presentation ; Dolby digital stereo
Other Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Doctor Who (Fictitious character) Drama Extraterrestrial beings Drama Interplanetary voyages Drama
Genre/Form: Science fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Doctor Who (Fictitious character)
Extraterrestrial beings
Interplanetary voyages
Publisher No: 1000115618 British Broadcasting Corporation
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Report This Oct 15, 2013
  • AkhtarDanyal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Doctor Who Series 5 is the 5th season of the New Doctor series. The plot follows the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor and his side-kick of the month Amy Pond as they travel through space and time, saving civilizations and races from natural disasters, invaders and sometimes themselves. The story after that is similar to a Saturday afternoon television show (Which is fine, since that's what Doctor Who is.) The Doctor and Amy find a problem, they get into some sort of danger, then either the Doctor solves the problem in a hilarious and snarky way, Amy solves the problem, or the episode ends on a cliff-hanger. That isn't to say this structure is bad, however. It works, and the problems, dangers and solutions they come across are intense, amusing, entertaining and all around fun to watch. The mystery that lingers at the end of every episode, eventually leading to the plot of the final two episodes, keeps you at the edge of your seat, wondering what exactly is going on, and the conclusion, to me, was very satisfying. Aside from the Doctor and his lovable-and-snarky personality, I found myself caring for the side-characters more than the main cast. Amy felt boring and at times unlikable to me, and I felt she barely did anything at the start of the series. However, by the half-way point in the series, Amy redeemed herself and became more likable to me. I went from hating her at the start, to being neutral about her, to actually kind of enjoying her character by the end of the series. As I've mentioned before, the side characters are the ones I cared for the most. Craig was a character I specifically enjoyed. He was the kind of character you kept rooting for and felt bad for, and its a real shame that they never bring him back after his first appearance. The Doctor isn't without his faults either. Well, I should say, lack thereof. At times he seemed too perfect, and boring because of that. I felt that the series looked too much on his strong points and didn't really focus much on his weak points, and, although he was enjoyable a lot of the time, he felt boring sometimes due to the focus on his strong points. To sum it all up, I think the series is definitely worth a watch. The general story of the series is enjoyable, fun and interesting. The individual stories of every episode are also entertaining, and once you start, you don't really want to stop. The characters, though some may start of unlikable, are generally very good, especially the side characters. The Doctor's character may come off as boring at times, but he is generally a fun character, and Amy, though unlikable to me at the start, gets better later on. All-in-all, I would definitely recommend giving this series a watch.

Report This Aug 08, 2013
  • Mmc0119 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Watch the extra scenes, makes you love Amy even more. I am a Dr fan but in all this time while I have really enjoyed the the more 'scary' episodes I have never really loved any episode in particular. This season provided my first Vincent and the Dr. was a beautifully written, composed and elegant episode. That alone is enough to give this a rating of 5. Great season

dont listen to moonlightmortal. If your gonna watch the show start from series 1. its a fantastic.

I discovered this show last year when I was channel surfing. If you are considering watching this, I would suggest you start with this one, Series 5. As much as I love David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston, I think that this is a good place to start because it's a little less dark and drama-filled. At first, I had no respect for Matt Smith whatsoever. But once I got to "Flesh and Stone", I started to like him a bit better.

best combo of doctor and companion ever!

Report This Dec 06, 2012
  • Aleon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I Love Doctor Who!!! Matt is brillilant as the doctor. Bow Ties are Cool!!!! i just started watching this show and after the first 20 mintues i was hooked. i can't stop watching it. so now im goning throught doctor who withdraws waiting to get series 7 part a from the library im 15 in line. RRRRRRR. Also i'm so sad. Matt has quit doctor who. he will be leaving the show in the 2013 x-mas specail. i will cry. RRRRRRR. Live long and prosper. im out.

Report This Aug 27, 2012
  • Pauliovirus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The Time of the Angels" and "Flesh and Stone" are definetly two of my absolute favorite episodes ever! The Weeping Angels are the most genius creatures this show has ever produced (kudos Steven Moffat). Their return in series 5 was awesome and they're coming-back in series 7, can't wait! "Blink" was the first episode I ever saw of Doctor Who and I didn't sleep that night. Now David Tennant's voice keeps echoing in my head at night or whenever it's dark: "Dont blink"

heehee...only just recently discovered Dr. Who(and how much I like British TV shows) 10 and 11 are definitely my favorites(though I lean a little more on the 11 side...)

Report This Aug 10, 2012
  • MadManWithABox rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Having not seen any previous Doctor Who episodes, I started with Series 5... and was completely lost. But it was a good lost, like being lost in a marshmallow forest. I thought about forgetting about trying to figure it out and just stopping watching the show entirely. So glad I continued! Matt does a great job as the Doctor, but I would recommend to anyone watching this show, to go back and watch David Tennant's Doctor. Don't just watch the Eleventh Doctor and assume you know everything there is to know about the show. Go back and watch the Tenth Doctor as well, you won't be sorry.

Report This Jan 15, 2012
  • roadshowrigoletto rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mostly a fan of the 'revamped' Doctor of the past six or so years. I respect the older series for its position as roots to the narrative, and with the knowledge that they were likely not allowed by any one of a number of factors to do the show that needed doing. I chuckle when I hear a reference to 'cat flaps' and the way they swing, after all. The series in its almost fifty years has always been uneven. It is more bedtime story than historical novel. Its narrative wobbles in a way similar to the way a TARDIS slips down a worm hole. This series, i.e., the fifth and then sixth season, on to the seventh, well, there has been a concept-shift of sorts. Steven Moffat is looking to write and to present more comprehensive stories, tweeking the narrative to fill in the plotholes, and is taking some elements, such as time travel, and making of them more integral parts to the narrative, not just the means to change the scene. We've gone from 'let's jump through time so that we can tell a rather conventional 'battling the aliens' story in Pompeii as the volcano blows' to a much more complicated and convoluted narrative that has time-travel as an intimate issue. Narratives that fold back in on each other and thus grab attention for themselves. I can't get too detailed. Spoilers, after all.

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Report This May 09, 2011
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Report This Jan 22, 2014
  • smaugthestupendous rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It's a Fez, I wear a Fez now. Fezzes are cool."

Report This Dec 21, 2013
  • arya_stark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Young Amy: I'm not scared! The Doctor: Course you're not, you're not scared of anything! Box falls out of the sky, man falls out of a box, man eats fish custard! And look at you... just sitting there. So you know what I think? Young Amy: What? The Doctor: Must be a hell of a scary crack in your wall. :)8

Report This Dec 06, 2012
  • Aleon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Amelia Pond, sounds like a fairy tale." the Doctor said to a young Amelia.

The Doctor: Well, you know how sometimes I have really brilliant ideas? Amy Pond: Yeah... The Doctor: I'm sorry! The Doctor: *jumps out from behind the Pandorica* Hey look at me, I'm a target!

"Its a Fez, I wear a Fez now, Fez' are cool."

Report This Jul 10, 2011
  • Actress2b rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Alright, it's a Jammy Dodger, but I was promised tea!"

Report This Jun 17, 2011
  • Jessica_Hill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Yes, OK, OK, OK, OK. Dalek fleet. Miminum twelve thousand battleships armed to the teeth. Aaaah! But we've got surprise on our side. They'll never expect three people to attack twelve thousand Dalek battleships. 'Cos we'd be killed... instantly, so it would be a fairly short surprise. Forget surprise."

Report This Dec 20, 2010
  • DoctorWho4ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

''I'm the Doctor so basically run!"

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