Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2

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702. Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2 PARENTAL_GUIDANCE

The Doctor kicks off this new run of adventures by searching for his companion Clara - an Impossible Girl he's already lost twice. The action grows and the Doctor's oldest secret threatens to be revealed as the world's longest running science fiction ...

Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2

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Genres Drama, Children & Family, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Network BBC America

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim Bradley/Spider-Man on 29 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
This is the second collection of episodes from `Series 7' of Doctor Who with Matt Smith, and joining him properly is Jenna Coleman playing Clara for the rest of this season. This is a refreshing new chapter in the Eleventh Doctor's life especially when Clara comes along. I really love Jenna Coleman in `Doctor Who' and she certainly brings a breath of fresh air on the companion compared to Amy and Rory who have recently departed the TARDIS. This collection of stories on DVD pave the way for a new direction of the series, with a new theme tune and a new TARDIS console room. It also has some interesting revelations about the future of the series, particularly towards its end.

This DVD collection comprises of the 2012 Christmas Special and the last number of episodes from Series 7 from 6 to 13. They are spread across 3 discs in this collection.

DISC 1

`THE SNOWMEN'

NB: Watch `Vastra Investigates' and `The Great Detective' on Disc 1 before this.

The 2012 Christmas Special and it's set in Victorian London, 1892. The Doctor is now living a life of retirement in London, as he is still in mourning from the departure of Amy and Rory. He becomes sulky and doesn't want to help out any more in defeating alien menaces and invasions. He comes across Clara who seems to be pretty fascinated by him (probably had a crush on him), and discovers an army of scary looking Snowmen attacking and devouring the peoples of London. He tries to avoid getting involved, until pretty soon he's gets caught in Clara's fascination of him and deals with the menace of Dr Simeon and his Snowmen.
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I give it five stars for:
1. Storyline - always fresh, engaging and with unexpected twists.
2. Characters - the Doctor has his weaknesses, just like Superman, which makes him even more of a hero. Each assistant is quite distinct, and when two or more come together in an episode we are waiting for the inevitable interaction.
3. FX - thoe FX are great, but the show does not rely on them.
4. Actors - even though the characters are usually out of this world, the actors succeed in giving them humanity, which makes it possible to really relate to them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Kidger on 20 Jun 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Jenna-Louise Coleman has had a very tough act to follow and is doing it brilliantly. The Ponds have been part of the scenery for a long time. She gives the role her own spin. She doesn't allow the Doctor to overwhelm her. She's impressed, but not blinded by him. She'll step into the TARDIS, but then go back to her daily job. Everything is matter of fact for her and she is so likeable for it.

The very best episodes, the ones that have some genuine humour and funny situations, are the ones featuring Strax, Madam Vastra and Jenny. Jenny steals the show time and again with her matter-of-factness about her rather unusual lifestyle. Strax is genuinely wonderful as a butler and pulls off brilliantly lines suggesting that a full frontal assault with every kind of arm known to his race is the solution to the most trivial of problems. Sooner or later I hope that we will get the back story to how the Doctor came to know Madam Vastra, Jenny and Strax and how they came to become detectives in Victorian England (and the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes).

Although not all the episodes are top quality (I did not particularly enjoy "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS") the story has ended on another neat cliffhanger with a mystery "bad"(???) Doctor appearing when we know that the Eleventh Doctor will be around for two more episodes yet. Who is he? Where is he from? Is he going to be the Twelfth Doctor? What I do know is that these series are cleverly linked and that a seemingly trivial episode some time back may suddenly be revealed to have been a key incident and clue to what is happening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 May 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The Perennial Doctor now enters his 7th series and shows no signs of fatigue. With a new companion and the boost of a 50 year anniversary this series shows some nice innovation and makes efforts to bring back old foes famous and infamous whilst introducing some ghastly new ones.

Clara is the new addition. A feisty girl full of attitude but with a warmth that makes her easy to root for. She joins the Doctor as the Impossible Girl, named for reasons that are revealed throughout the show. Her relationship with the Doctor is one of the strongest we have seen for a while, certainly since Billie Piper's days as his assistant. Their relationship gets stronger as each episode passes and there is a real sense of affection.

As for the stories themselves it is a bit of a mixed bag. Its starts off strong and then sags a little in the middle. If the middle is a let-down it is certainly made up for with the emotion driven finale perfectly setting up the anniversary episode. The Cybermen make a welcome return as do some of his past friends. It is a welcome break from the Daleks, but it would be nice for them to appear in the anniversary episode. Also the emotional weight of the finale will really hit hard with fans, tempting them with a secret the Doctor has held for 50 years.

New enemies such as the Whisper Men will send shivers down your spine. It is good to see the Doctor still has the ability to thrill and scare in equal measure. With the tantalising finale cliff hanger the anniversary episode couldn't come quickly enough.
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