Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 50% off the $79.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
The third installment of Doctor Who is full of new thrills, new laughs, new heartbreak and some terrifying new monsters. From the moment the Doctor walks into the life of medical student Martha Jones he changes it forever. In Elizabethan London, they meet William Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre while back in present day London, 76-year-old Professor Lazarus recaptures his youth with consequences that threaten Martha's entire family. And, the Doctor's sworn enemies, the Daleks, who have been hiding in 1930's New York, return with a terrifying plan for humanity.]]>
Top Customer Reviews
Can the series, even one a clever and cool as Dr. Who, survive such change.
The answer is yes, definitely, yes. Although, there is a loss, infact the sense of loss that the viewer feels, is surely an undercurrent of the entire season, starting with the Christmas special or THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, the precursor to the true first episode of the season. Opening right after series two leaves off, the Bride a.k.a Donna Noble played by U.K. comedian Catherine Tate appears in the TARDIS, the Doctor has little time to contemplate his loss before he is literally running for his life again. Like the Christmas Invasion, the special is light-hearted, and introduces a "one-shot" temporary companion (although Donna will be a major-part of season 4).Read more ›
By now David Tennant has a totally surefire grasp of the Doctor's character and has contributed much to its portrayal--and convincingly developed it in the bargain, especially in light of the events of series two. Eccentric as always, frenetic and off the wall but silently nursing a deep melancholy, open and friendly and yet with a certain emotional distance and brusqueness. The Doctor we all know and love, but a little more complex. You will never get me to say that he's better than Tom Baker as some have, but my sense is that Tennant may very well end up putting as definitive a stamp on the renegade Time Lord for this generation as Baker did for us old-timers. As for the Doctor's companion, it's clear that the writers were wisely avoiding a repeat of Rose (whom we all miss, yes) and going instead for a somewhat more mature and intelligent foil in up-and-coming med student Martha (as played by Freema Agyeman)--a doctor in training, as it were, a bit of cleverness that the writers thankfully capitalize on in her first episode. The chemistry strains a bit to spark at first and the one-sided romance angle is brought in a bit too abruptly perhaps, but still The Doctor and Martha make a nice, believable team overall.
The storytelling for this series is excellence itself.Read more ›
Going back and forth between sci fi and historical adventures the season manages to flit easily from Elizabethan England to a medical lab of a mad scientist in modern London, to a boys school in Edwardian England to a crippled space ship to depression era New York to a lost colony in the far future and on, it goes without a misstep.
There are more 2 part adventures than the revived series has had in the past but this allows for the more convoluted plots and this is a good thing, harking back to the plot with in a plot adventures of the mid 70's. And an appearance by Sir Dereck Jacobi in one episode as the leader of a band of lost humans, is so masterfully handled that you know why he is considered a national treasure to the British stage.
There is no doubt that Tennant is a Doctor to hold his own with any of the original actors and his delivery of most lines such as "I will give you one piece of advice though, 'RUN!'" or scenes such as wandering in the sewers of a major metropolitan city followed by bemused companions are the sort which long time Whovians can envisage being said or done by any Doctor, a testament to the actor, the writer and the directors. Eccleston may have regnerated the doctor back to life, but it is with Tennant that the show really hit its pace and this is the Doctor at his finest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Who doesn't like Doctor Who??? If you have never ever watched it and want to see what it is all about watch this episode, blink, and it will get you hooked!!!
If you love great heady funny wonderful adventure this is the series for you. I am enjoying it as much the second time around as I did the first... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tay
Love this episode so much, but after watching it the 3rd time, I have a question. Why didn't they just try to close one eye at a time? Still one of my favorite episodes though!Published 4 months ago by sarah
Love this show. Doctor Who used to be free with Prime membership. I'm upset that that has changed, and I certainly won't be paying to watch it. Amazon needs to change it back. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nikki Yoke
|Topic||From this Discussion|
Sarah Jane Smith would be my favorite companion from the earlier series, but Donna is by far my favorite of the new ones. I'm probably in the minority, but Donna brought a lot to the series including comedy and a new perspetive, and it was a relief to see a companion that didn't spend most of... Read More
Jul 23, 2008 by E. Baker | See all 12 posts
|Missing/deleted commentary track?||
I have the British version of season 3 and the deletion of the commentary is NOT due to a music rights issue, but the comments John Barrowman says about president Bush. Around 38:00 after time has been replaced to just moments after the president is killed, Freema asks, "is the American... Read More
Nov 29, 2007 by Eric D. Williams | See all 6 posts
BBC America just announced that Series Four and The Infinite Quest will be released on DVD in North America 18 November.
Now if they'd just put The Scream of the Shalka on disc, too...
Aug 1, 2008 by Mikal C. Johnson | See all 4 posts
1: On the main menu of the DVD, select 'Scene Selection'
2: Keep scrolling along the scenes until you reach a scene from 'Blink' called 'Keep Looking'.
3: Press the 'up' button on your remote, and the word 'Blink' should highlight.
4: Press enter, and the Doctor's Easter Egg will play! Have the... Read More
Jan 14, 2008 by CarrieTown | See all 4 posts
|What was cut from the season finale?||
There are a couple of bits that were trimmed (also on the Canadian premiere as well). One is right at the very beginning of the Last of the Time Lords, as the planet shuts down when Saxon took control. It may not seem like much, but it does make a reference to Sol 3 which is used again in the... Read More
Mar 7, 2008 by A. Deveau | See all 2 posts
|Picture Quality||Be the first to reply|