This is quite an entertaining set. Matt Smith is a very popular
incarnation of the Doctor. Personally, I still miss David Tennant, and I really
miss Russell T. Davies, the writer who did all the previous episodes of the
"newer" Doctor Who.
I don't want to be hard on the show...it can be very enjoyable and fun. It's
just not as good as it used to be. Leaving aside whether you like Smith or
Tennant or who is the better actor...the stories are just not as well-written as
before. They are more convoluted and not as tightly-woven, and they are
derivative and predictable, as far as I'm concerned. They just don't grab me as
emotionally as the previous episodes. I enjoy them, but I don't look forward to
them. I don't say "Wow!" when I watch them or get all giddy and excited.
However, if you are not as picky as me, or if you didn't see the previous
episodes of Doctor Who, then you will no doubt love these episodes and this DVD
The show is chock full of exciting stuff. It has lots of monsters, aliens,
heroes, action, adventure, and mystery. You won't be disappointed.
The Fifth Season was very silly, to me, but this Sixth season (or Series, as the
Brits say) is much darker and scarier. I wouldn't watch most of the episodes
before going to bed.
The last few episodes are the best, and there is a big question
answered that fans have wondered about for years. Of course, it only opens more
For some reason, they have split this season into two parts, so this DVD is just
the first half of Series 6. I really hate when they do that. I guess they do
that in part so they can make more money....also to help promote the second half
of the season.
The only extras are two behind-the-scenes specials about the "monsters" in this
series. They are very well done specials, though.
If you want to see what Russell T. Davies is doing now (the
previous writer who used to run Dr. Who), check out "Torchwood" this season on
STARZ. It is fantastic!
On July 19, the first part of the new acclaimed season of Doctor
Who will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, with the release of Doctor Who: Series
6, Part 1.
· Clips: http://youtu.be/owJ5ookO9wA
About the Blu-ray/DVD:
Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1, a two-disc DVD and Blu-ray set, contains the first
seven episodes along with two Monster files, “The Gangers” and “The Silence,”
two of the Doctor’s most challenging opponents.
In the season opener, “The Impossible Astronaut,” four envelopes are received,
numbered 2, 3 and 4, each containing a date, time and map reference, unsigned,
but in TARDIS blue. Who sent them? And who received the missing number one? This
strange summons reunites the Doctor (Smith), Amy (Gillan), Rory (Darvill) and
River Song (Kingston) in the middle of the Utah desert and unveils a terrible
secret the Doctor's friends must never reveal to him. ‘Space 1969’ is their only
clue, as their quest lands them - quite literally - in the Oval Office, where
they are enlisted by President Nixon himself to assist enigmatic former-FBI
agent Canton (Mark Sheppard) in saving a terrified little girl from a mysterious
Following the two-parter, the Doctor, Amy and Rory journey on the high seas of
1696 aboard Avery’s (Bonneville) pirate ship to solve the mystery of the Siren
(Cole). In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an
old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near
future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape. And waiting for
them, at the end of all this, is the battle of Demon's Run, and the Doctor's
darkest hour. Can even the truth about River Song save the Time Lord's soul?
Only two things are certain. Silence will fall. And a good man is going to
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