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Doctor Who: Series 5 - Volume 1 (2010) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Matt Smith & Karen Gillan

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: PG

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  bring back tennant and russell t davis

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i have never enjoy sci fi in any from,shows like star trek and doctor who have always annoyed me,but when i seen a bit of david tennant as doctor who i ended up buying all 3 of his series and loved every episode.when i head he was leaving i was all ready to hate whoever took over and amazingly matt smith made it very easy,with annoying hair and a big nose and geeky smile he just has the total wrong look.he lacks humour and energy that tennant had,and when i recently met him with james corden while filming for series 6 he seems amazingly lovely but being nice does not really justify being a lead role in a tv show.maybe a tiny bit of make up and he could have been a bad guy on doctor who but a serious mistake making him the doctor.thankfully james corden will be returning in at least 1 episode of series 6 or else that would have flopped even more than series 5 did.thankfully amy pond is the 2nd best companion after rose tyler so its worth watching series 5 even just for her.although this programme would have done a better job making her the doctor as theres nothing that says there cant be a female doctor who and shes much more entertaining. if this was not filmed in cardiff the best city ever i would not be watching a second of this tripe,oh and this series totally ruins the title sequence,the inside of the tardis and the weeping angels,yet another reason they should have stopped after 4 series.talk about if it aint broke dont fix it ....

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  dr who

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people should not judge this just beacause their is no extras you need to wait for the boxset apart from that a fantastic series from matt smith its taking awhile to get used to him beacause david tennet was so fantastic 10/10

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  Lack of features and extras - No excuse

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For a BluRay, with it's gigabytes and gigabytes of space, there is really no excuse for the BBC to provide such a content-free set of discs.

Aside from the 3 episodes (which are all excellent), there are NO commentaries, NO podcasts, NO episodes of Doctor Who Confidential, NO interviews, NO retrospectives introducing the new doctor. Nothing at all, in fact.

There is a "Monster Files" episode, which amounts to about 20 minutes per Volume.

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  a good star for matt smith

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im a dr who fan. david tennat was the best doctor yet but matt smith is ok hes a good doctor faire play

  Stereo?!?!?!?

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Video: great
Stories: jolly good
Acting: not bad at all
Production: pretty good (though not sure about the new Tardis interior)
Sound: eh? Stereo? Surely some mistake(!)

  I finally look forward to watching Doctor Who!

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Fantastic. The only way to describe this new series of Doctor Who.

Although the previous series were good enough, they were never fantastic and I certainly never felt the urge to purchase the DVDs (especially at BBC prices!). However, I can't wait to watch this series over and over in all its Blu-ray glory.

Matt Smith and Karen Gilan have fantastic chemistry and bring a wonderful energy to the show. The writing is outstanding and mixes serious topics with humour in a way that speaks to adults and children alike.

I'm too young to have seen the original Doctor Whos, but I've watched all of the new series. Although it was good, I wouldn't have been devastated to miss one. Now I can't wait until Saturday evening to see the next episode and I'll be very disappointed when the series finishes.

The best British programme I've seen for a long time and the best Doctor Who I've ever seen! Buy buy buy!

  Don't believe the hype!

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These first three episodes are a complete waste of time. Matt Smith is all over the place in terms of his acting and Karen Gillan is a very weak actress. These stories are cheap, unexciting and actually very dull. The first outing for the Doctor sees him crash land on earth and meet a young Amy Pond. Not very original and the story with Prisoner One is very poorly directed, for example, when you see the interior of the TARDIS for the first time you never get a full wide shot making the whole thing very odd.
The next story, The Beast Below, is an exceptionally bad story with no real excitement or plot really. Finally Victory of the Daleks - well, the new Daleks when revealed are so embarrassing that, combined with a weak plot, it makes you hang your head in shame to be fan of Doctor Who. This series is not worth the money so wait until these discs are in the sale!

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  Matt is What the Doctor ordered.

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I'm an old school Doctor Who fan but,i have really enjoyed the new era of Doctor Who,i can go back any time by the magic of dvd,Matt Smith is actualy my favourite of the new wave,he has a lot of potential and lets face it,i watch Doctor Who for pure escapism and not to be educated,the series has been action packed and absorbing so,i'm going to buy them all on dvd! Reversing the polarity of the nutron flow all over again.Oh,Amy is growing on me like fungi....in a nice way.

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  Matt is What the Doctor ordered.

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I'm an old school Doctor Who fan but,i have really enjoyed the new era of Doctor Who,i can go back any time by the magic of dvd,Matt Smith is actualy my favourite of the new wave,he has a lot of potential and lets face it,i watch Doctor Who for pure escapism and not to be educated,the series has been action packed and absorbing so,i'm going to buy them all on dvd! Reversing the polarity of the nutron flow all over again.Oh,Amy is growing on me like fungi....in a nice way.

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  The Grimm new adventures of Doctor Who

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Much has been written regarding the casting of Matt Smith in the titular role, and whether or not Doctor Who would skew towards a younger audience. This is a view I never shared with fellow fans or the series' detractors! Peter Davison (the fifth Doctor) wasn't much older than Matt and his incarnation was far from infantile.

Doctor Who has always been a show with the broadest appeal and why would Steven Moffat break what isn't broken (unless you count the final few seasons of Russell T Davies' tenure, which fell into self-parody)? Incidentally, Steven Moffat's 'The Girl in the Fireplace' (S2) is one of my all-time favourite Doctor Who stories. So, I was hoping for a move towards darker fairytale motifs in the new season.

Geronimo! Here, we see the adventures of our beloved Time Lord framed as a fairytale. Not a fairytale in the mainstream sense, as popularised by the Hollywood studio system, but as a darkly lyrical coming of age story penned by the Brothers Grimm or Lewis Carol.

Moffat's narrative adroitly references famous literary works with gusto: from a red apple to being late for a very important date. It's haunting, poignant, brilliant...

Aside from Murray Gold's continued attempts to destroy the iconic main theme (the original will never be surpassed) and not at all reflective of his compositions therein. Doctor Who S5 is off to a superlative start - Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) are effortless - and the return of iconic adversaries, throughout the season, will bring more twists and turns than any rabbit hole that Alice (or Amy) might tumble down.

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