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Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series
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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
- 15 episodes on six discs
- Commentary by cast and crew on all episodes
- Picture-in-picture commentary on The Girl in the Fireplace, The Age of Steel, The Impossible Planet, and Doomsday
- David Tennant's video diaries
- Confidential cut-downs
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Aiding this transition is largely the same writing and production staff, as well as the same co-star (Billie Piper as Rose Tyler) and supporting cast (Camille Coduri as Jackie Tyler and Noel Clarke as Mickey Smith). It's to Tennant's credit that he not only immediately puts his own stamp on the character but maintains Eccleston's level of chemistry with the supporting cast. Ten is physically younger than Nine, more brash, more impulsive, less tormented by guilt, but still achingly lonely. His loneliness becomes a running theme throughout the season, touched on in nearly every episode. Eccleston played the Doctor as he played Steve Baxter in Davies' The Second Coming (a tormented otherworldly being); Tennant plays the Doctor as Casanova (a young, lovelorn romantic hero).
The Doctor's romantic attachments, in fact, become the vehicle by which Davies explores the central theme of loneliness. Ten and Rose build upon and deepen the romance that Nine and Rose began in the first season.Read more ›
This series has drama, humor, tragedy, everything you could want in excellent TV. For the new viewer, and the old, we learn more about how the Doctor came to be the last of the Time Lords, and he gives out tidbits of his history for the new viewer.
When you get these DVDs, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. It's fantastic!
The Doctor is suffering from post-regeneration stress on the X-mas special opener "THE CHRISTMAS INVASION." Although the Doctor is out-of-it for a major part of the special, Billie Piper and crew carry on superbly until the climax. The greatness of the season opener is no exception, nearly all of the season two episodes are perfect!
The weakest episode is the New Earth (#2)which is the first to competely feature the new Doctor. The Cat-nurse hospital is true to the spirit of the series, but the best parts are body swaping moments in which Rose becomes the posh Cassandra from season one, and so does the Doctor (insanely funny, both performances). The rest of the season features some of the best work ever done in the shows 30+ history, bar none! Other reasons to buy this set:
The Doctor finally meets a werewolf
The return of Parallel universes
The return of Peter Tyler
The return of the Cyberman
The return of K9
The return of Sarah Jane
The return of mysterious reference threads (TORCHWOOD)
The return of another long time villain(s)in a long overdue monster mash smackdown of epic proportions!
The School Reunion, which features the Doctor's reunion with fan-fav compainion Sarah Jane Smith & K9, is a touching and tightly composed story that nicely sets the tone forshadowing things to come, namely the amazing season finale.Read more ›
The succeeding episodes all, arguably, vary in quality depending on how high your standards are. The most annoying aspect is the inclusion of Torchwood - which on reflection wasn't as subtle as the 'Bad Wolf' meme
from last season. For me, the standout were the perfect three episode run - Tooth and Claw (Russell T. Davies), School Reunion (Toby Whithouse) and the absolutely superb and near-perfect Girl in the Fireplace (from the brilliant Steven Moffat). All, for me, perfect Doctor Who episodes and also great examples of the different tones and themes that the series has explored throughout its long history.
New series fans may be perturbed that Rose gets less to do this season. It's clear, in retrospect, that the focus is on creating stories for the new Doctor. While Rose's backstory runs as a subplot in the background. In retrospect this is understandable, but was rather jarring on initial transmission. Especially as Russell's plan for this season wasn't entirely clear from the first few episodes.
The DVD Extras are as great as ever.Read more ›
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To me and the Doctor Who audience in general, David Tennant was the best Doctor. And I think that Series 2 is his best series. Every story is great. They're all classics. Read morePublished 11 days ago by phyco
MY FAVORITE SEASON!!!! The best episodes are New Earth, Idiot's Lanturn, Satan's Pit/Impossible planet, Fear Her, Tooth and Claw, and School Reunion. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Rose Tyler
Bought this as a Christmas Gift for my Girlfriend and she LOVED it.Published 1 month ago by Brian Wynn
Doctor Who is a national treasure as well it should be and Tennant reprises the role of the Doctor as only he could with acting equal to Eccleston, my Doctor. Read morePublished 1 month ago by arieliondotcom
I love the Second season of Doctor Who! I love David Tennant and Billie Piper. The Christmas Invasion is a plus to have whenever I'm sad I just pop it in and watch them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Words are alive
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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
|does this include the Christmas special?||Be the first to reply|
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