|Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner, his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger. But when it comes to human relationships, he can be found wanting. That's why he needs Rose. From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose understand and complement each other. As they travel together through time, encountering new adversaries, the Doctor shows her things beyond imagination. Format: DVD MOVIE|
"This is the Harry Potter of Saturday nights and I loved it from the start right through to the end. Sharon Marshall, Daily Star
Editor's NoteLongstanding fans may be left scratching their heads at the declaration that this is the COMPLETE FIRST SEASON of DOCTOR WHO. Indeed, the first episode of the classic sci-fi program dates back to 1963, and these episodes were first broadcast in 2005. But in a bid to rebrand the iconic Doctor the BBC decided to shake off the kitschy sets of old and fashion a brand new start for the franchise with this season. And when the new DOCTOR WHO made its way onto the British airwaves the effects were astonishing, with viewers sending ratings soaring and a whole new generation of fans immersing themselves in the unique universe created all those years ago. Christopher Eccleston (SHALLOW GRAVE, EXISTENZ) plays the ninth incarnation of the time lord, and with U.K. pop starlet Billie Piper playing the part of his companion, Rose, the Doctor embarks on yet more far-flung and improbable adventures: traveling 5,000,000,000 years into the future as the Earth is about to be swallowed by the sun, escaping from a mysterious space-station where the contestants are trapped in demented versions of popular reality-TV shows, and facing an old and terrible menace, the Daleks. This release contains the entire first season of the show.
Great for DW fans6/21/2007
This box set presents the first season of the new Doctor Who very well. What's not to like: All spisodes presented in wide screen, lots of extras including Doctor Who Confidential on a separate disk, and nice packaging. As far as the individual stories go, some are better than others. For me, the best story was Dalek which I thought was the best presentation of a Dalek ever. Christopher Eccleston was a pretty good Doctor, and it is too bad his legacy in the show will be limited to this one season. An important part of the magic of Dr. Who is the longivity and continuity of the series. The new series honors the show's past, even as it is updated for today's ADD-afflicted audiences. If you are a fan, you want this set.