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Doctor Who (New Series): Complete Series 1 Box Set (5 Discs)

Featuring: Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper & Simon Callow

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  An Excellent Update

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One of the advantages afforded to Television over the film industry is the opportunity to tell a story over a longer period of time. As a result, with the odd exception, I have generally preferred shows with an ongoing story to those with standalone episodes. Doctor Who fits pretty much completely into the category of one off episodes and so, for me at least, I never found myself drawn back to watch episode after episode in the way that some of the very best drama series have done.

Having said all that the Doctor's revival undeniably ranks amongst the best British sci-fi/dramas of modern times. Some episodes are certainly better than others, and the special effects aren't great on occasions, but the writing is generally very good across the entire series and Christopher Ecclestone and Billie Piper are always watchable in the lead roles. Never taking itself too seriously there are more than enough interesting and entertaining ideas here to please almost any sci-fi fan.

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  An Excellent Update

| | See all drlowdon's reviews (468)

One of the advantages afforded to Television over the film industry is the opportunity to tell a story over a longer period of time. As a result, with the odd exception, I have generally preferred shows with an ongoing story to those with standalone episodes. Doctor Who fits pretty much completely into the category of one off episodes and so, for me at least, I never found myself drawn back to watch episode after episode in the way that some of the very best drama series have done.

Having said all that the Doctor's revival undeniably ranks amongst the best British sci-fi/dramas of modern times. Some episodes are certainly better than others, and the special effects aren't great on occasions, but the writing is generally very good across the entire series and Christopher Ecclestone and Billie Piper are always watchable in the lead roles. Never taking itself too seriously there are more than enough interesting and entertaining ideas here to please almost any sci-fi fan.

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  must buy this now!!!

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i absolutely loved this 10/10 and its only 13pounds must buy i was so excited when i got it

  GREAT

| | See all SandoEntertainingU's reviews (247)

Great combination Chris and Billie, I enjoyed the first new modern series alot.

Episode Ratings:
Rose - 9/10
The End of the World - 9/10
The Unquiet Dead - 9/10
Aliens of London - 9/10
World War Three - 9/10
Dalek - 6/10
The Long Game - 10/10
Fathers Day - 10/10
The Empty Child - 6/10
The Doctor Dances - 6/10
Boom Town - 10/10
Bad Wolf - 10/10
The Parting of Ways - 10/10

  you need this

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if you haven't got this then get it. its got lots of monsters and story. Christopher eccleston is brilliant as the doctor it is just a shame he didn't stay on.get it awesome start to the new series.

  Tops!

| | See all Rockfan1973's reviews (155)

What a way to bring back Doctor Who - we were all waiting for Paul McGann to return but RTD had decided to move on another regeneration which had disappointed some fans, but the news of the casting of Eccleston as the ninth Doctor was a great decision and the show returned with class, respect and at last a decent budget!

Sadly Eccleston bowed out after just one too short series but Tenant takes over very quickly as the Doctor - its a great reborn story for a new generation that fans of the old show will also enjoy.

Series one has 13 great episodes.

  Fantastic

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Dr Who returns with a bang. An excellent series bringing Dr Who to a brand new generation. Christopher Eccleston is a fantastic doctor it would have been good if he'd stayed in the role longer. All in all this is a great series with some great guest stars and some great enemies.

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  bringing the Doctor into the 21st century

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Christopher Eccleston is fantastic as the Doctor, and Billie Piper is a brilliant assistant! I love the old Doctors, Tom Baker & William Hartnell etc. are amazing but Eccles Cakes & David Tennant are my favourites! I was 15 when Eccleston's Doctor appeared on telly , this series revitalised Doctor Who for a new generation of fans (including myself!)

This series is the beginning of a new golden age for Doctor Who! the Russell T. Davis era is brilliant! essential for young & old fans of the Doctor!

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