Doctor Who - The New Series - Vol. 2 details
|Starring:||Christopher Eccleston, Camille Coduri, Billie Piper, Penelope Wilton|
|Directors:||Keith Boak, Joe Ahearne|
|Genre:||Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Doctor Who, Sci-fi - Alien, Sci-fi - General|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Doctor Who - The New Series - Vol. 2
|Run time:||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Jun 2005|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Flatulence will get you nowhere...By Vengeful Hedgehog from London, England , 18 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]OK. So now Christopher Eccleston truly is the Doctor, having faced albeit only the one Dalek. There is no denying that this is the showcase episode so far, although hardened fans will know that writer Rob Shearman has revisited some of the earlier motifs from his audio drama Jubilee, including the pivotal torturing of the solitary creature to madness. As for the redesigned Dalek, the thing is truly awesome. I particularly liked the revelation that its sucker arm is a suffocation device (logical, given that the original enemies of the Daleks ? the Thals ? were humanoid), and also the imaginative overhead shot of the middle weaponry section swivelling to repel an attack from behind. Yet in all of the euphoria surrounding episode six, it is so easy to forget that the series' first two parter ? Aliens of London/World War Three ? is actually quite good in its own right, made so by Russell T. Davies' not-so-sly insertion of some rather broad political satire (e.g. the dummy Prime Minister's earnest speech to the nation about the need to go to war because massive weapons of destruction with a 45 second deployment capability have been detected in space). That said, this story is likely to be remembered as the one in which the aliens break wind, and the degree of their anal tomfoolery did nothing to enhance it in my eyes. A far cleverer device was the porcine alien, and the special effects as his ship crashed through Big Ben and splashed down into the Thames were as memorable and exciting as anything we have seen in this series. On balance, these 3 episodes are better than those on the first volume (which was impeded by the less-than-staggering opening episode Rose). If you?re reading this, you?ll probably have watched them all upon transmission. But you can never get enough of a revitalised version of a television classic?
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The Dr ReturnsBy TammyJ (23 reviews) from London , 06 Nov 2010I've never been Dr Who fan, and this is my first experience with the series, and I've been pleasantly surprised.
The casting is well done, Christopher Ecclestion plays the dark brooding role of the Dr well and watching his relationship with Rose grow is something I look forward to seeing in the series. Billie Piper is growing on me give her more time and I think that she could really excel in the role.
The Dr's determination to save the world without losing Rose is a admiral trait one that can only end badly.
Rose's indecision between who she wants to be with, (anybody but Mickey it seems) is understandable as she is a young woman who is looking for something more in her life but you can't help but feel for Mickey.
Jackie's obvious love for her daughter is a apparent, when she makes the Dr promise the one thing that he really shouldn't.
I recommend this to every one, so go watch the next disc.
Excellent although....By Mark from Leeds , 25 Oct 2009....thought the Dalek was a bit of a mistake. Bringing back a 1970's alien villain, and having Christopher Eccleston act so terrified when first he saw it didn't really wash. Tin boxes on castors with flashing light bulbs for eyes ain't so scary any more...
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Dr Who New Series Vol 2By a customer from Shrewsbury , 08 Jan 2009Excellent viewing, good storylines. You can't be a good dose of the Doctor. Such a shame Chris Ecclestone didn't stay on longer.
What Dustbin?By a customer from UK , 02 Dec 2008How can a dustbin, look-a-like with a nasty case of antisocial tendencies make such an impact?
Well the Dr. Who team did it again. From London to Utah, you just want to keep watching.
Even Rose is settling down nicely.
FantasticBy Icky (41 reviews) from Rothesay , 14 Oct 2008Billy Piper really helps kick this seies off with a BANG! great combo of characters ....
I couldnt stand & still cant stand the old DR WHO but im hooked on the new one so if you've never seen it give it a try open your mind you may be surprised