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Doctor Who: Complete First Series [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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The DVD extras are great, too - particularly the audio commentaries from clearly enthusiastic cast and crew.
So, what made it work? Well, it's simple really: well-written stories, excellent casting with some superb actors, special effects better than what's usually seen in any British TV series, and a show that was as much about the characters as it was about the monsters and the spaceships. Though its eccentricity when compared to the likes of "Star Wars" and other sci-fis threw me off to begin with, I soon settled in to the show's wit and charm, and I love its ability to never take itself too seriously, which is the downfall of a lot of modern fantasy stuff. Also, the fact that it was thoroughly entertaining and accessible for both children and adults was a real bonus, especially since so many things - even "Harry Potter" - seem to be getting to that level at the moment where they're too dark for younger audiences to enjoy. How wonderful it is to safely be able to sit back with either young kids or your grandparents and still feel comfortable about watching something together!Read more ›
Admittedly I do agree that Russell T. Davis' episodes tend to be worse than the others and I too find the epsiodes dwelling on Rose's family to be boring. I can't wait to see the back of her mum and Mickey. I guess we'll have to endure them all the time that Rose is the assistant.
I bought the individual DVDs as they came out during 2005 and recently sold them to "upgrade" to the box-set. In some respects I wish I hadn't bothered. I enjoyed having Doctor Who - Confidential included but we should have been given the full versions and not the "cut-down" editions which are dull. The best part of confidential was getting the opinion of the past Doctors. This is absent from the cut-down editions.
So if you're thinking of getting the series for the first time - buy this box set. If you have the individual DVDs - keep them and skip this.
Christopher Eccleston manages to put so much energy, humour and action into his Doctor, and as well as making him accessible to the Doctor Who fans, he has a kind of manic appeal that will make him instantly popular with new Who-fans. Billie Piper proved everyone wrong, and turned in a brilliantly consistent and emotional performance as the Doctor’s companion Rose Tyler. The TARDIS looks great also, especially the interior, which won’t disappoint fans at all. There are the return of some old enemies for the Doctor to fight, such as the dreaded legends that are the Daleks, as well as the terrifying plastic/dummy-model Autons, that made two appearances in 1970 and 1971.Read more ›
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One of the best Doctors in my opinion: Didn't see every episode so this was a good catch up and something for the nephews and nieces to watch when they visitPublished 4 months ago by Marie
My fav doctor and my fav series, disappointed that Christopher Eccleston didn't do more series, this is such an amazing series!Published 5 months ago by RadGeekGamer
I watched all of these episodes when they were first aired but had not revisited then since. However, just recently I have started to re-watch the Christopher Ecclestone series... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Debra F
Bought these second hand from a reliable seller "Zoverstocks" which I used for all six series. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mrs Anderson