Finally, some decent British Television! And sci-fi at that! 0
THE JOURNEY BEGINS AGAIN WITH THE ‘NINTH DOCTOR’ Over the next week or so I will add to the review disc by disc, must admit until tonight Ihaven’t watched ‘The Doctor’ since watching the 1965 Film ‘Dr Who and the Daleks’However for some time now I’ve been reading well written and interesting reviews thatcover both the ‘TV’ -Series and many ‘Audio’ ‘Doctor’ Stories written by fellow reviewer’Timelord’ frankly I’ve been wondering what I’ve not been watching these past years.’Doctor Who’ originally ran on BBC between 1963 – 1989 many fans were disappointedwhen they wound it up………….and of course they resurrected it much to the joy of thefaithful in 2005, of course a new following have also emergedThis 5-Disc Box-set (Police Box) First – Series Edition with a booklet is of the NinthDoctor played by ‘Christpher Eccleston’ joined by ‘Rose’ played by ‘Billie Piper’Episode One – ‘Rose’The Doctor stumbles across ‘Rose’ who appears to being chased by Tailors Dummies’in the basement of the store where she works, the Doctor believes the Dummies arein fact after him, he helps ‘Rose’ escape.When the problem is resolved the Doctor invites his new friend to join him as he travelsbackwards and forward in time helping to solve problems throughout the ‘Universe’7/10.Episode Two – ‘The End of The World’The Doctor and Rose gate-crash a party watching the final moments of Earth in 5-Billionyears time.The guests on-board the Space-Module have gathered from around the Universe to watchthe event.One of the invited guests have brought metallic spiders onto the vessel to ensure those onthe Ship to perish as the Sun destroys the Earth, the innocents on board are in great dangerthings are hotting up.’Rose’ has been snatched and is put into extreme danger of being roasted alive, the Doctortry’s to reach his partner, and combat the threat of the ship suffering the same fate as ‘Earth’7/10Rose is beginning to learn being a ‘Timelord’ has it’s advantages, the Doctor and Rose areabout to travel back in time for a new adventure.Episode Three – ‘The Unquiet Dead’The year 1869 it seems there is a problem, the dead are not sleeping easy.These are the times of writer ‘Charles Dickens’For Rose going back to this time is an excuse to dress the part, also a novel experience seeinghow thing were in the 19th Century.The Doctot of course looking for his next adventure, he doesn’t have to wait long as screamssound out from a Theatre where ‘Charles Dicxens’ is giving a recital of his works ‘Scrooge’a ghostly figure sits among the audience.’Rose’ meanwhile has been kidnapped by the local undertaker at who’s parlour the Zombie likecreatures appear to be rising from.The Doctor along with the writer are in pursuit – when inside the parlour the Doctor’ realizesthe undertakers ‘Maid’ has a connection to whatever is trying to transfer their being into bodiesof the dead.A phenomenon the ‘Doctor’ has to try and resolve.8/10Must admit, I’m quite enjoying the series so far, though I’m only one disc in, obviously there aremany reviewers on the Amazon website that have a more knowledgeable insight in regards to theDoctor and it’s History……..I myself experimented because of reading the many reviews of’Timelord’ 007′ other reviewers I’ve glanced at that have wrote many ‘Dr Who’ reviews and areas enthusiastic ‘Tim Bradley’ and ‘Keen Reader’ among them, all three having knowledge ofthe ‘Dr Who’ journey down the years…..I look forward to disc two and beyond, then who knows ?Special Features on Disc One -* Interview with ‘Christopher Eccleston’ (BBC Breakfast)* Destroying The Lair* Making ‘Doctor Who’ with ‘Russell T Davies’* Waking the dead – ‘Mark Gates’ Video Diary* Laying Ghosts – The origin of ‘The Unquiet Dead’* Launch TrailersDISC TWO – Episode Four – ‘Aliens of London’ (Part One of two)The ‘Doctor and Rose’ have returned to London after their adventures, the ‘Doctor’ initially believesthat they have only been away for 12 hours.’Rose’ goes to see her Mother, the ‘Doctor’ meanwhile notices ‘Missing’ posters for his travel companionand realizes they have actually been gone for 12 months.Meanwhile an ‘Alien’ ship hurtles its way toward Earth, seemingly out of control, before crashing intothe Thames it destroys much of ‘Big Ben’Panic coupled with curiosity spreads throughout the World, but, where is the British P.M at a time of crisis ?The Doctor of course has a need to investigate the happening of the day.A body that has been recovered from the ‘Alien’ ship below the surface of the River may not be as dead as firstthought.Also there is something not quite right at 10,Downing Street, the…
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