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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent introductory box-set; could've had a bit more content.
Apparently Doctor Who DVD collectors are something of a mad cult who feel morally obligated to buy anything and everything the BBC puts out that so much as mentions Doctor Who, hence everyone's been up in arms about this product in particular. As a short-time fan of the show, I can't really comment on feeling ripped-off or cheated by those "greedy money-grabbing BBC...
Published 14 months ago by JohnRCC

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2.0 out of 5 stars No Extras Included!
The main reason why I don't like this DVD release is because of "The Tenth Planet". No extras are included in this DVD set and it's missing the original VHS reconstruction of "The Tenth Planet: Episode 4". I don't know why they animated episode 4 when they had a great telesnap reconstruction of it created back in 2000. Don't get me wrong, I've loved the animated episodes...
Published 10 months ago by Jero Briggs


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4 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant set, 27 April 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
I own all these episodes and will own this i don't really like forking out extra money cos the bbc want me to but this set is something special I saw a sneak peek of it on a doctor who fan site and wow not only has it got every regeneration but it is a coffee table book with lots of info and fun facts for every die hard fan this is a must own whether you are new to who or not and I can't wait to delve into this fantastic boxset!!!
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20 of 62 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AWFUL, 19 April 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
Please do not buy this the BBC are once again trying to take money from the fans by putting other stories together so we have to pay more just for a story which they have not released on its own , Its makes me angry that they think they can get away with this I will not be buying this boxset just for the one story (the tenth planet). I will instead wait until someone sells it on Ebay.
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6 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who Regeneration Boxset, 13 April 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
Releasing on 10 June 2013.

The Tenth Planet: The South Pole, 1986 and the Doctor regenerates after his first battle with the Cybermen.

Part 1: Landing at the South Pole the travellers find a new planet is disrupting a space shot.
Part 2: Earth's energy is being drained away by the new planet, Mondas, and faces destruction...
Part 3: To stop the Cybermen and the energy drain, General Cutler prepares to launch the Z-bomb.
Part 4: The Cybermen are defeated and back in the TARDIS, the worn out Doctor regenerates...

08 - 29 Oct 1966

The War Games: In the Second Doctor's swansong, the TARDIS lands in the Great War... or does it?

Part 1: The TARDIS arrives in no man's land during World War I. Or has it?
Part 2: Finding evidence of alien tech in Smythe's office, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe must escape.
Part 3: The Doctor discovers that they are on an alien planet divided into different time zones.
Part 4: The Doctor and Zoe penetrate the Aliens' HQ from where the war games are controlled.
Part 5: In the American Civil War zone, Jamie and Lady Jennifer join forces with the resistance...
Part 6: The Doctor sends Zoe to the war zones to assemble a resistance force.
Part 7: The Doctor, Jamie and Carstairs escape back to the 1917 war zone, only to be shot down.
Part 8: The Doctor is caught by the War Chief, who belongs to the same race of people as he does!
Part 9: The rebels take over the aliens' HQ but the Doctor is forced to send a call for help.
Part 10: The war games may be over but the Doctor is put on trial by the Time Lords...

19 Apr - 21 Jun 1969

Planet of the Spiders: Giant Spiders and the return of Mike Yates feature in the Third Doctor's swansong.

Part 1: The Doctor receives a mysterious package from his old companion, Jo Grant.
Part 2: Lupton, now under the control of a giant spider, steals the blue Metebelis crystal.
Part 3: Following Lupton, Sarah is accidentally transported to Metebelis 3 where she is captured.
Part 4: The Doctor is in a coma and Sarah is held prisoner in the spiders' larder.
Part 5: Sarah makes a bargain with the Queen Spider and returns to Earth with the Doctor.
Part 6: The Doctor returns to Metebelis 3 where he must face the spiders' ruler, the Great One.

04 May - 08 Jun 1974

Logopolis: The Fourth Doctor is warned of his own demise but must save the universe from the Master.

Part 1: To repair the TARDIS' chameleon circuit, the Doctor goes to Earth for a real police box.
Part 2: The Doctor travels to Logopolis where a series of fateful events are set in motion.
Part 3: The Master is loose on Logopolis and is determined to learn the planet's secret.
Part 4: With the fate of the universe at stake, the Doctor and the Master must collaborate.

28 Feb - 21 Mar 1981

The Caves of Androzani: With the help of a corrupt industrialist, Sharaz Jek plots to return himself to power.

Part 1: Gunrunners on Androzani Minor are supplying the unhinged android-builder, Sharez Jek.
Part 2: Salateen tells Peri and the Doctor they are dying from spectrox toxaemia.
Part 3: Jek believes Peri will fall in love with him and the Doctor is caught by the gunrunners.
Part 4: Morgus is ruined and Jek goes on a murderous rampage.

08 - 16 Mar 1984

Time and the Rani: The Rani has kidnapped geniuses from throughout time to power a giant brain.

Part 1: A newly regenerated Doctor is taken to the Rani's base by Urak the Tetrap.
Part 2: The Doctor attempts to learn the secret of the Loyhargil.
Part 3: The furious Rani begins to slaughter the Lakertyans, so Mel rallies the survivors.
Part 4: As Mel convinces the Lakertyans fight back, the Tetraps turn on the Rani.

7 - 28 Sep 1987

Doctor Who: The Movie: After being shot beside the TARDIS, the Seventh Doctor becomes the Eighth. And on the streets of San Francisco - alongside new ally Grace Holloway - he battles the Master.

27 May 1996

Bad Wolf:

The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack have to fight for their lives on board the Game Station.

11 Jun 2005

Parting of the Ways:

The Ninth Doctor's final episode is an epic encounter with the Daleks.

The End of Time, Part 1:

On Christmas Eve, the Doctor is reunited with Wilf to face the return of an old enemy.

25 Dec 2009

The End of Time, Part 2:

The Doctor faces the end of his life, as the Master unleashes the greatest terror of all.

01 Jan 2010
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13 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dumbest idea for a Doctor Who DVD release ever., 6 May 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
What the money & power hungry BBC clowns have done here is ridiculous,the obvious only other reason that this Regeneration set has been created other than for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who is so some spoilt little brats can have their rich & stupid parents & grandparents buy it for them at an outrageous price because the kids all have no clue about the classics & only think that New Who is better,which it is'nt,I for one really cannot stand Modern Who at all.
Anyway the decision to put The Tenth Planet out as part of this set only has got to be the next bad move along with Terror Of The Zygons being moved from a summer release to a late September release,that's such a stupid idea.
If the BBC & 2 Entertain are going to make classic series fans like myself happy,then they really should put The Tenth Planet out as a seperate release,that's when their marketing skills will start to make sense,but right now I am really annoyed.
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9 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Reason Not To Get This, 6 Jun 2013
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Alex Hodgkinson (Argonia, Tamriel) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
Well, sort of two, actually. The guys who made this just want money. For one thing, we'll have The Tenth Planet later this year, so this was sold early just to make us want to get it. Also, Eleven is regenerating later this year, meaning there will be another regeneration that isn't on here out next year. This means that this will no doubt be re-sold with Matt's regeneration. Which leads to my other reason as to why you shouldn't get this. In the future there will be more regenerations including the eighth regeneration most likely. This means the box set will always be incomplete. Trust me, don't buy this.
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9 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If You Really Want To Shame The BBC, Leave A Review On The BBC Shop Website ..., 27 April 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
... or better still, write an on-line complaint to BBC, as I have done.

Now what was I saying about the BBC making money and reviving previous issue DVD's ...? I can wait for "The Tenth Planet" on DVD as I own it on VHS: For those of you who do not remember, it was part of a Limited Edition Tin which contained a specially reconstructed version of missing episode 4 and also included "Attack Of The Cybermen". Which is OK if, like me, you still own a VHS player.

Having thought about this for over a week and read some of the other reviews, I have changed my mind on this collection. Look at it any way you like but it is a total rip off and an insult to the true fans of the show who, over the years, have spent a great deal of money building up their collection. Why can't the BBC issue the "Tenth Planet" DVD on it's own, simultaneously with the "Regeneration" box set? That would surely appeal to all fans. It is bad enough bringing out "Special Editions" of previously released DVD's (see previous review) without adding insult to injury. I have just cancelled my order for this product and sincerely hope that other true fans of the show will do the same thing.

(As an afterthought, what will happen if Matt Smith leaves Doctor Who and is replaced by another actor? That regeneration will not be in the box set. Would it not have been better to delay this release until Doctor Who has completely disappeared from production ...? Just playing devil's advocate ...).

As for the comment "Do not understand" by another reviewer, the reason why you do not understand is that you probably don't mind throwing your money away in order to purchase only one DVD out of nine which hasn't been released before. Yes. You are perfectly correct when you say that people can make up their own minds if they wish to purchase it or not. But reviews are there, both good and bad, so that people CAN make an informed decision. That is not the argument. But us other "idiots" and true Doctor Who fans have better things to do with our hard-earned cash than to throw it way on a product which we all ready own, albeit in individual releases.

Just because this 50th anniversary box set has not yet been released, doesn't preclude what it will look like: The picture and description written in the English language are more than adequate to tell us what the collection is and you would have to be an idiot not to be aware of that fact. Does it mean, for instance, that just because you haven't been to see a West End show, that you shouldn't take notice of the reviews before you go to see it? You say yourself that it is made very clear what you are buying. So why shouldn't people comment? Anyone is entitled to their opinion. When I last looked, this was a free country with freedom of speech. If you don't like the comments, perhaps you should live in North Korea where you would be censored ...
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10 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Spiteful manipulation of Doctor Who fans, 4 Jun 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
It's awful and should be banned. We have been waiting for years for Tenth Planet, and there is NO reason whatsoever not to have a separate release at the same time as this worthless piece of rubbish. Why do the marketing group who do Doctor Who DVD releases purposefully set out to alienate their customers? Why? It make's no sense - I am sick to death of waiting for Terror of the Zygons and have long since had enough of those so-called 'special editions'. Only a Doctor Who fan with an obsession for buying absolutely EVRYTHING connected with the show will buy this...those with more sense will avoid and carry on the good fight to get a timely release of Tenth Planet separately. And don't get me started on putting second rate NuWho stuff with the classics.

Is Amazon a suitable place to campaign? Well, until they start deleting reviews like this one, I guess it is.
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16 of 57 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - Regenerations Boxset - WHAT A BIG CON, AND A WASTE OF MONEY!!!, 16 April 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
The only good thing about this boxset is William Hartnell's final adventure as the First Doctor Who the 1966 epic 'The Tenth Planet', but what idiot has decided to release all of the final stories from each Doctor need his head examined. This will result in fans buy DVD that they have already got, and with Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who and Peter Capaldi replacing him, this Boxset should have been released in NOVEMBER 2013.

I agree with the so-called 'MOANERS', this a BIG CON AND A HUGH WASTE OF MONEY in my opinion. Where is the logic in continuing PRODUCING DVDs that the majority of FANS have already HAVE? It pretty ILLOGICAL BBC E2, and A MASSIVE WASTE OF TIME, AND I HOPE THE SALES OF THIS PATHETIC EXCUSE OF A BOXSET GOES DOWN DRAMATICALLY. (I have changed my Review as now I have got Tom Baker's final televised DVD 'Terror of the Zygons')
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7 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Forget Regeneration, Regurgitation more like, 19 May 2013
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
Well 2Entertain really have rattled a few people haven't they? And I can see why. With the dvd releases of new material coming to an end and the die hard fans quite rightly looking forward to finally completing their collections, a release of The Tenth Planet has been long awaited. So 2Entertain are saying "If you want that complete collection, you'll have to buy the whole box set! Otherwise, tough!" The Caves of Androzani is one of my favourite Dr Who's but I don't really need 2 copies thank you very much.

Yes, fair enough, it is also aimed at the newer fans who may not own these dvds at all and they are the ones who are getting a great deal out of it. Bugger the long term fans who have spent many years and many pounds building up their collection and giving 2Entertain their loyalty. This is hardly a fitting way to show their gratitude. Ignore the reviewers who state it's not for the fans. Of course it's for the fans! Non fans are hardly likely to want it, are they?

I'm afraid the greed of 2Entertain has resulted in, what would have been a unanimous 5 star rating, becoming a 1 star result. Not the stories fault, although Time and The Rani still sucks. I'm afraid unless The Tenth Planet gets an individual release sometime soon, there are going to be a few discontented fans out there. And with so little left to release, they have few ways to show their displeasure. And if it is a limited edition, you may not have the option of waiting until it comes down in price in a year or so.

So, yes, it is a fantastic bargain with some great stories (Androzani, Logopolis and Parting of the ways) but only if you're a new fan. Otherwise you're going to be poorer and stuck with stories you already own
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7 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This isn't really fair is it, 9 May 2013
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S. Oldfield (Norwich, England, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Regeneration [DVD] (DVD)
I wait with anticipation the complete "Tenth Planet" story with restored animated episode. This is not what I have been waiting for and I definitely will not waste my money. I agree with another reviewer who asked why anyone would just want the last episodes of stories - I certainly don't. Let's hope they don't waste too much time in giving fans what they really want. The one star rating is because there isn't much point to this release apart from making money out of loyal fans.
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