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Can Rose trust a man with a new face? David Tennant (Viva Blackpool, Harry Potter) steps into the role of the Doctor, now in his 10th incarnation. Following on from the phenomenal success of the first series, the second series is full of more thrills, more laughs, more heartbreak and some terrifying new aliens and old acquaintances. The Doctor and Rose meet Queen Victoria, an evil race of Cat Women, K9 and Sarah Jane, and the dreaded Cybermen.
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Christopher Eccleston's tenure as the time-traveling title hero in the venerable UK sci-fi series Doctor Who lasted just 13 episodes, but he left enough of a impression on fans to make some wonder how his replacement, veteran television performer David Tennant, might fare in the role. As this second-series boxed set proves, the answer is: he's a near-perfect Doctor who combines the eccentricities of earlier incarnations (most notably Tom Baker) with a fresh and youthful interpretation of his own, and even brings a healthy dash of romantic chemistry with his sidekick, Rose Tyler (the equally charming Billie Piper). And their adventures retain the solid blend of thoughtful speculative fiction, pulp action, and quirky humor that typified the series at its best. Among the 15 terrific stories contained in the six-disc set are the "Children in Need" (a.k.a. "Pudsey Cutaway") mini-episode from the 2005 Children in Need telethon that showed Eccleston's transformation into Tennant; "School Reunion," in which Elisabeth Sladen returns as Sarah Jane Smith; "The Girl in the Fireplace," which draws together robots in 18th century France with a derelict space station in the distant future; and the season finale, "Army of Ghosts/Doomsday," which not only revives the series' most popular villains, the robotic Daleks, in a head-to-head struggle against the Cybermen, but also marks the final appearance of another series regular. For fans and first-time visitors to the TARDIS alike, the Second Series is simply thrilling sci-fi TV.
As with the First Series set, the supplemental features are plentiful here; commentary by the show's cast and crew is provided on each episode, and four feature picture-in-picture commentary tracks; deleted scenes and outtakes are also included, as are video diaries by Tennant and Piper, and a lengthy featurette, "Doctor Who Confidential," which covers nearly every aspect of the series' production, including the introduction of the Torchwood Institute and the return of Sarah Jane, both of which would be featured in their own respective spin-off series (the first in Doctor Who's long history) in 2007. Paul Gaita
Amazon Prime took them away from my Favorites' so now I can see them when ever I want & don't have to put up with the downloading every 5 min,Published 8 days ago by Patricia Baizel
Oh my! Where to start? A new face for the Doctor, new adventures, old adversaries, and a wonderful companion make for a terrific season. Read morePublished 13 days ago by J. Sexton
What can I say? It is David Tennant and Billie Piper. If you aren't a Doctor Who Fan, you will be after these two. Please remember, it is Doctor not Dr. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Ric Mohri
The show itself is 5 stars, but this set is of terrible production quality. The first two discs were unreadable and visibly scratched. Read morePublished 26 days ago by L. Ezra
This was a gift for my Grandson. He loves it. It got here quickly.Published 1 month ago by Marsha A. Porter
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|Why is Series 2 so hard to find on dvd?||
I contacted someone at tvshowsondvd.com (best site) and they contacted a rep from BBC. I was told that all seasons have been in the process of being discontinued since 2011 (I'm thinking region 1 though). All the seasons will eventually be as hard to find as season 2. The rep from... Read More
Jan 3, 2013 by Raychel G. Terschluse | See all 24 posts
|Madame du Pompadour space ship||
I wouldn't think so. My guess is that the ship was named after her and the logical robots thought that Madame du Pompadour was the best candidate to "fix" the ship. I could be completely wrong though. I've been stumped over that myself.
Dec 28, 2007 by WriterGal | See all 4 posts
|Descriptive audio tracks||
I'm curious about this as well. The lack of mention in the features list makes me think the answer is they aren't included, which will really anoy me, since it's on the Region 2 sets. Leave it to the American distributors to screw things up. (Of course, if the tracks *are* included, disregard... Read More
Feb 11, 2007 by Eric Troup | See all 3 posts
|Is it worth it to check out classic Doctor Who?||
The classic shows were done on a cheap budget but some of them are so well written, they are great! Don't whatever you do miss some of the greats, like the original Dalek episodes with William Hartnell, THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN and THE WAR GAMES of Patrick Troughton, the first two seasons of Jon... Read More
Jul 8, 2007 by Esmond V. Harmsworth | See all 11 posts
|Anyone found an Easter Egg?||
There is an egg on the S1 set. On Disc 4 - From the main menu, arrow down to "Set Up," then arrow down again and a small orange hexagon will appear. Select this and you will see an alternative version of the "Trip of a Lifetime" ad trailer that was never aired.
There are... Read More
Jan 20, 2007 by J. Fincher | See all 4 posts
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