5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The worst and the best-,
By A Customer
This review is from: Doctor Who: Series 1 - Volume 3 [DVD]  (DVD)
This dvd would be the best value for money out of the dr who dvds so far - four episodes and 3/4 of them are first rate pieces of work.
Unfortunately Russell T Davies' 'the long game' makes this almost embarrassing to buy - the story is a tired re-hash of countless cheap childrens dramas since the 70s, and excepting Simon Pegg, contains some truly pathetic acting. Don't watch it, it's lazy.
The next episode, 'Father's day' by comparison contains som top performances and is a well-paced and mature piece of drama. Moving and insightful, it doesn't even matter the story relies on gaping sci-fi plot holes. More about symbol than science and does it well.
The final two make up one story set in the blitz - you can tell the writer does comedy as it's a witty and clever. Also the most atmospheric of the series, with some exceptionally good story telling and high-level concepts. The linking of a good scientific idea to wonderfully emotional and (dare I say again) symbolic events in the resolving scene is a joy to behold. DO watch this one!