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Doctor Who (2005) - The Complete First Series
     

Doctor Who (2005) - The Complete First Series

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Director: Brian Grant, Christopher Eccleston, Euros Lyn, James Hawes

Cast: Brian Grant, Christopher Eccleston, Euros Lyn, James Hawes

 

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Returning to British television in 2005 after a 15-year hiatus, this new edition of the long-running sci-fi series wowed viewers by stylishly updating the original concept while remaining faithful to its essence. That doesn't surprise us in the least. Successful feature-film actor Christopher Eccleston is terrific as Doctor Who, the immortal Time Lord who travels in the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space), a space-time traveling machine in the guise of a police box, and assumes various human forms during his lengthy crusade against alien evildoers. Eccleston brings verve and wit to the role while remaining just serious enough to make the heroics convincing. This 13-episode season begins with "Rose," as the Doctor returns to present-day London to rescue department-store clerk Rose Tyler (erstwhile pop star Billie Piper) from an advance guard of malevolent Autons plotting an invasion of Earth. She decides to accompany the good Doctor on his subsequent forays; in the third episode, "The Unquiet Dead," she zips back to 1869 and gets to meet Charles Dickens (played with tongue in cheek by veteran character actor Simon Callow). For a two-parter that represents the season at its best, the Time Lord and his female companion revisit London during the Blitz in "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances." This exciting yarn introduces John Barrowman as the dashing Captain Jack Harkness, who emerges as a secondary hero with unusual flair -- and will go on to star in the first Who spin-off, Torchwood. The final 2005 episode, "The Parting of the Ways," features the Doctor's final showdown with the dreadful Daleks, alien adversaries against whom he has been pitted since the series' first season. Sporting feature-quality production values (including top-drawer CGI effects) and sharp scripts, the new Who rates among today's very best science fiction programs. This six-disc collection will delight newly minted fans and longtime Doctor devotees alike.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/04/2006
UPC:
0794051250124
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Time:
9:45:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Doctor Who: The Complete First Series
1. Rose [5:28]
2. The Doctor [2:26]
3. Armchair [1:31]
4. The Next Day [5:25]
5. Who Are You? [3:35]
6. Clive [5:34]
7. Pizza [3:05]
8. The Tardis [4:40]
9. The Nestene [3:37]
10. Activation [4:41]
11. Come With Me [2:41]
13. Credits [:45]
1. The End of the World [3:13]
3. Platfrom 1 [2:31]
4. The Guests [3:32]
5. Overwhelmed [4:24]
6. Talking to a Twig [5:07]
7. Gravity Pockets [2:44]
8. Nothing Can Go Wrong [4:45]
9. Kidnapped [3:37]
10. The Real Troublemaker [3:25]
11. Getting Hotter [5:54]
12. It's Gone [3:26]
14. Credits [:46]
1. The Unquiet Dead [1:46]
3. 1860? [2:25]
4. Mr Dickens [3:32]
5. Phantasmagoria [4:43]
6. Trapped [3:08]
7. Nice Cup of Tea [3:27]
8. Gwyneth's Secret [4:27]
9. Séance [5:58]
10. Here They Come [3:14]
11. Charles to the Rescue [5:12]
12. Time to Go [3:15]
14. Credits [:44]
Disc #2 -- Doctor Who: The Complete First Series
1. Aliens of London [:38]
3. Crash Landing [3:28]
4. Watch the Skies [4:08]
5. Government Crisis [3:06]
6. Running Away ? [3:46]
7. It's Alive [3:53]
8. Cabinet Secrets [6:07]
9. Betrayed [3:18]
10. Code 9 [3:46]
11. Downing Street [3:42]
12. The Trap [3:29]
14. Credits [:46]
1. World War Three [3:55]
2. Execute Him [6:35]
3. New Arrivals [1:48]
4. Who Do We Trust? [1:33]
5. Mickey the Hacker [2:34]
6. Heed My Words [5:34]
7. Decision Time [3:40]
8. War [3:22]
9. Incoming [2:47]
10. Home? [2:34]
11. 10 Seconds [3:29]
13. Credits [:39]
1. Dalek [3:50]
2. Delicate Touch [2:22]
3. The Cage [5:05]
4. Gobsmacked [5:10]
5. Escape [3:56]
6. Kill It [3:53]
7. Last Stand [3:18]
8. New Strategy [5:44]
9. Alive [2:05]
10. Lock and Load [1:46]
11. Exterminate [6:40]
13. Credits [:45]
Disc #3 -- Doctor Who: The Complete First Series
1. The Long Game [4:07]
2. Floor 139 [3:33]
3. By the Book [5:37]
4. Floor 500 [4:55]
5. Access! [3:01]
6. Floor 16 [3:17]
7. Check Him [3:36]
8. Going Up [3:50]
9. Climate of Fear [4:41]
10. The Key [3:42]
11. Tidying Up [2:35]
13. Credits [:50]
1. Father's Day [3:06]
2. November 7th [3:37]
3. Back Home [5:05]
4. Trouble [5:11]
5. Monsters [3:56]
6. Besieged [3:39]
7. She's You [5:10]
8. Concidence [2:13]
9. Paradox [3:35]
10. Dad's Sacrifice [4:25]
11. Goodbye [1:24]
13. Credits [:51]
1. The Empty Child [3:46]
2. The Roof [2:26]
3. A Ringing Phone [4:23]
4. Saved [3:14]
5. Mummy [5:24]
6. Captain Jack [3:32]
7. Followed [4:28]
8. The Doctor [8:48]
9. Chula Warship [2:45]
10. Trapped [:39]
11. They Awake [:52]
12. Credits [:41]
1. The Doctor Dances [2:51]
2. Volcano Day [4:26]
3. Caught [5:08]
4. Safe House [2:49]
5. The Crash Site [3:58]
6. Jack's Ship [3:48]
7. Airborne Virus [3:49]
8. Explanation [5:32]
9. Nancy's Dilemma [2:15]
10. Jack's Back [3:06]
11. Jack's Fate [3:38]
13. Credits [:45]
Disc #4 -- Doctor Who: The Complete First Series
1. Boom Town [5:11]
2. Time to Kill [3:36]
3. Detour [3:08]
4. Bad News [4:17]
5. Gone Native [3:17]
6. Stuck [6:01]
7. Last Meal [2:12]
8. Revelations [3:43]
9. I've Changed [3:59]
10. Betrayal [3:55]
11. Nicely Done [2:28]
13. Credits [:47]
1. Bad Wolf [4:33]
2. Jack's Makeover [3:13]
3. Let's Play [4:46]
4. Evicted [4:00]
5. Stage 2 [3:58]
6. Satellite 5? [4:16]
7. Tracking [2:07]
8. Countdown [4:24]
9. Q & A [5:28]
10. Alive! [2:42]
11. Daleks [1:50]
13. Credits [:50]
1. The Parting of the Ways [3:50]
2. The Emperor [4:03]
3. Defenceless [3:41]
4. Preparations [6:07]
5. Home Truths [4:06]
6. War [3:08]
7. Assault [4:06]
8. Last Stand [2:54]
9. Detected [3:24]
10. Bad Wolf [6:21]
11. Regeneration [2:57]
12. Credits [:49]

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Doctor Who (2005) - The Complete First Series 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must admit, I only watched the first season of Doctor Who so I would be better prepared to watch and drool at Second Series Doctor David Tennant. However, when it came time to say goodbye to Christopher Eccleston, I was really saddened, and a little reluctant to embrace David Tennant. I am a newcomer to Doctor Who-I have since watched several of the Tom Baker episodes but, but this was my first exposure to the series. I loved it, and watched all the episodes in about three days-trying to pace myself. Christopher Eccleston was a great Doctor, managing to play things lightly but convey very real pathos and anger when the situation called for it. He played the role serious enough to make the outlandish situations convincing. Billie Piper was great fun as Rose, and I loved the chemistry the two of them have together-their witty banter is absolutely great! Although the series has some weaker episodes "The Slaveen two-parter, for example", the series also gives us "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances", two of the creepiest and most compelling episodes of the series so far "until series's three's Blink, anyway". The two-part finale involving enemies from the earlier Doctor Who lore, also, stands among the best of the series. Eccleston and Piper make this two-parter very emotionally satisfying and moving. I have continued to watch Doctor Who. I now love David Tennant as much as I did Christopher Eccleston. However, it was hard to come to terms with his absence for a few of Series Two's episodes. Ah well, at least I have the first season on DVD if I ever need to wax nostalgic about the ninth Time Lord.
AndiCT More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of the Doctor you'll love the new series as well. New technology adds to the visual enjoyment. Exceptional scriptwritng has kept the camp of the original series; while updating the series to fit in now. Great pairing of Eccelston and Piper for thoroughly enjoyable viewing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan and watching Doctor Who for 25 years. This series 1 has been far the best Doctor Who yet. Keeping true to its story line yet bringing it into th 21st century. The relationship between the Doctor and Rose is perfect. They need each other and work well together. The Tardis has been updated and the special effects all have been updated. I look forward to purchasing Series 2 and follow its story line.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed the original Doctor Who, but could not really get what the appeal of this remake was, so i stick with my star trek dvds and star wars dvds
Richard_Write More than 1 year ago
This is an updated series great for kids and adults alike. The story lines are great and the characters have great chemistry. The special effects are top quality episode after episode. Introduces new characters and throws in plot twists; and recalls old and new enemies. It'll keep you entertained and guessing. The music is fantastic. The christmas episodes are great too. Note: Torchwood is a spin off of Dr. Who and is darker and is for more mature adults - recommend preview before showing to younger (less than 15 years old) children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'd never seen Dr. Who before watching the newest series and I have to say that for sci-fi, it's pretty decent for a television show. I love the chemistry between the Doctor and Rose and their adventures are odd, far-fetched, and interesting... everything that a good story should be. I could live without Rose's mom and Micky, but I really love the sneaky way threads are drawn through time. I'm not so keen on the newest Doctor from Season 2, he's a bit too schizophrenic for me, but the stories are non-the-less classic sci-fi..plenty of monsters, plenty of action, and plenty of odd surroundings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What utter drivel this was. I tell you, I watched this on the BBC, and was totally unimpressed by this mess!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My all time favorite Dr Who has been Tom Baker. Christopher Eccleston comes very close to surpassing Mr Baker. The new show (season 1) gave us a Doctor who is fascinating to watch. Billie Piper, who at first seems not to be up to the Doctor's intelligence level, soon shows us she is more than special, more than fantastic and more than capable of reminding the Doctor of the joys of survival and living. I would have loved to see the 2 of them together for many years, but since we can't, I intend to enjoy these wonderful 13 episodes over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's great that the Doctor is back. This season was a great way for the show to return and I hope that SciFi picks up the next season as well. I'll definetly be buying this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed when I saw this, never was I so pissed while watching it. The makers really should have not bothered it they were going to come up with this result
DoctorWho More than 1 year ago
He is a great Doctor Who, i put him in second place. He did awesome for being a different Doctor Who he added more to his character, and added something else to the others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm dissapointed that the other reviewers disliked it so much. My father and I watch it whenever its on, and i love this new Doctor and companion! They're both very unique and fun to watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) breathes life and energy to the series with his portrayal of the Doctor. It is a shame Christopher Eccleston may not reappear in Season Two as I personally believe he is the best Doctor to date! Any critic of this series may not understand the true culture of the Doctor Who Sci-Fi.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe what some of the reviewers are saying about this show. This is by far one of THE best scifi programs out there. The doctor and rose's adventures are entertaining and are always full of witty humor. My guess is that some of the viewers who dislike the show just don't get it. It's whoosh, you know? The plots great, the acting great, the new doctor...Frickin' awesome!!!!! If you liked this doctor, wait'll you get a load of the next one. If you didn't like it...well i'm sorry. Because you're lame.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've caught a few of the episodes of You Tube, and from what I've seen the the latest version of DW looks MARVELOUS! Billie Piper as his new Who Girl 2 thumbs up. This is defenitely a DVD people should get to get to know the Doctor and his foibles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I admit I'm probably one in a minority of American viewers who suddenly has taken an interest in "Doctor Who" (although I confess to only being familiar with one actual episode from the Tom Baker era, "The Talons of Weng-Chiang"), but somehow I felt intrigued to get this DVD set to see for myself what the fuss was about. One of the longest running shows from the BBC, this updated version features Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, with pop artist/actress Billie Piper joining the ranks as the Doctor's companion Rose Tyler. Altogether, having watched this set (and the wonderful special features included as well, especially "Doctor Who Confidential" which was a BBC-only special made during the time this new version first came out back in 2005), it's no wonder why this show's popularity hasn't faded just yet. Best episodes: the two part "Aliens of London" / "World War Three," "Dalek," and the two part "The Empty Child" / "The Doctor Dances"
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show is alright and got me into Doctor Who. I've heard of the originals. This updated show has the Doctor on further adventures with traveling companion Rose and thus at the end saves the day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up with Dr Who, hiding behind the sofa as an an 8 year old when the daleks came on screen. Dr Who every Saturday was a must-see event for me and all the other kids in my school. Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper are excellent as the new Dr Who and his assistant Rose. Amazingly, my kids who grew up on Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter also love the new Dr Who, so it must have something that spans the generations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this set after watching David Tennant as Doctor Who on TV. I eventually want to own those episodes, also, but thought I should start with the first Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston. (Well, he's actually not the first--there were episodes years ago on British TV.) I did not like Eccleston nearly as well as Tennant, but these episodes are fun to watch--bordering on silly--see the one with the aliens with the flatulence problem.