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 Doctor Who: Season Six, Part 1
 

  Review by Suzanne 8/7/11

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 collection.

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 questions!

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!

MORE INFORMATION:

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.

Official Site: http://bit.ly/oa1ppC

· Clips: http://youtu.be/owJ5ookO9wA

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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 spaceman.

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 die...

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