You can all relax now, Matt Smith is BRILLIANT as The Doctor. What is shaping up to be a marvellous series, this DVD contains the first three adventures of The Eleventh Doctor. Kicking off in bombastic style is 'The Eleventh Hour', a feature length episode introducing the new Doctor and his companion, Amy Pond, brilliantly played by Karen Gillan. Within minutes you should fall in love with Matt Smith's portrayal of the 900-something year old Timelord - his awkward, jerky mannerisms and rich tone of voice, he certainly takes the role somewhere different from more recent predecessors, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant. The Eleventh Hour is great fun, with some genuine laugh out loud moments courtesy of Steven Moffat. We then move on to the Starship UK in the second episode of the series 'The Beast Below'. With generally creepy villains, The Smilers, and sassy heroine Liz Ten, 'The Beast Below' is a pleasant episode that has some touching moments.
Our next trip in time and space is an adventure that seems to have divided much fan opinion, 'Victory of the Daleks' by Mark Gattis is not, I repeat NOT a dark, chilling, War epic as many believed it to be. Gattis delivers a romp and a bloody good romp it is too! Daleks serving tea, a Spitfire dogfight in Space with a Dalek saucer and yet another stand out performance from Matt Smith, Victory of the Daleks is not as bad as some would make out. The main problem here are the new Daleks, chunkier, taller and colourful, some have criticised, moaned and complained about the new design, however I think if something like that generally 'bothers' you, you really need to grow up.
Overall a great start to the Eleventh Doctor, and I honestly cannot praise enough the brilliance of Matt Smith as The Doctor.