Doctor Who 8 Seasons 2005

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The Doctor takes Rose on her first voyage through time, to the year Five Billion. The Sun is about to expand and swallow the Earth. But amongst the alien races gathering to watch on Platform One, a murderer is at work. Who is controlling the mysterious, deadly spiders?

Starring:
Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper
Runtime:
45 minutes
Original air date:
April 2, 2005

The End of the World

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    1. Rose Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor, and her life will never be the same again. Soon, she realizes that her mom, her boyfriend, and the whole of Planet Earth are in danger. The only hope for salvation lies inside a strange blue police box...

    TV-PG 45min March 26, 2005
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    2. The End of the World The Doctor takes Rose on her first voyage through time, to the year Five Billion. The Sun is about to expand and swallow the Earth. But amongst the alien races gathering to watch on Platform One, a murderer is at work. Who is controlling the mysterious, deadly spiders?

    TV-PG 45min April 2, 2005
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    3. The Unquiet Dead The Doctor takes Rose back through time to Wales, Christmas 1869. In Victorian Cardiff, the dead are walking and creatures made of gas are on the loose. The time-travellers team up with Charles Dickens to investigate Mr Sneed, the local Undertaker. Can they halt the plans of the ethereal Gelth?

    TV-PG 46min April 9, 2005
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    4. Aliens of London The first episode in a two-part story. The Doctor takes Rose home. But when a spaceship crash lands in the Thames, London is closed-off and the whole world is on Red Alert. While the Doctor investigates the alien survivor, Rose discovers that her home is no longer a safe haven. Who are the Slitheen?

    TV-PG 46min April 16, 2005
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    5. World War Three Continuing the story from Episode 4. Downing Street announces mankind's first Interplanetary War, but the real danger is much closer to home. When the Doctor, Rose and Harriet Jones race against time to unmask the villainous Slitheen, Rose's mom and boyfriend hold the key to salvation. Can the missiles be stopped?

    TV-PG 43min April 23, 2005
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    6. Dalek Beneath the Salt Plains of Utah, the billionaire collector Henry Van Statten holds the last relic of an alien race. When the Doctor and Rose investigate, they discover that the Doctor's oldest and most deadly enemy is about to break free. It's a fight to the death, with Rose caught in the middle.

    TV-PG 46min April 30, 2005
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    7. The Long Game Adam discovers that life as a Time Lord's companion isn't as easy as it looks. The Tardis's latest destination is in the far future, where Satellite 5 broadcasts to the entire Earth Empire. But anyone promoted to Floor 500 is never seen again, and the Doctor suspects humankind is being manipulated. Nothing escapes the eye of the sinister Editor, but just who is he working for? While the Doctor and Rose investigate Floor 500, Adam realizes the material advantages of knowing the future and is determined to cash in.

    TV-PG 45min May 7, 2005
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    8. Father's Day Rose was just a baby in 1987 when her father, Pete Tyler, was killed by a car. So the Time Lord takes her back to the year in question, to the spot where the accident happened. Of course, Rose cannot stand idly by and just watch her dad die alone, so she pushes him out of the way of the on-coming car. But in doing so, she upsets the balance of Time and changes history. Suddenly, Earth is under threat from the Reapers, terrifying pterodactyl-like demons that swoop out of the sky to rectify Time anomalies.

    TV-PG 44min May 14, 2005
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    9. The Empty Child The Doctor and Rose travel back to London in 1941, at the height of the Blitz. A mysterious cylinder is being guarded by the Army, while homeless children (living on the bombsites) are being terrorized by an unearthly child. Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness - has she found a hero even better than the Doctor?

    TV-PG 42min May 21, 2005
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    10. The Doctor Dances The Child's plague is spreading throughout the wartime London, and its zombie army is on the march. The Doctor and Rose form an alliance with intergalactic con-man Captain Jack, but find themselves trapped in the abandoned hospital. The answer lies at the bombsite, but time is running out...

    TV-PG 44min May 28, 2005
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    11. Boom Town When the Tardis crew take a holiday, The Doctor encounters an enemy he thought long since dead. It soon transpires that plans to build a nuclear power station in Cardiff city are disguising an alien plot to rip the world apart. And when the Doctor dines with monsters, he discovers traps within traps.

    TV-PG 44min June 4, 2005
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    12. Bad Wolf The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack have to fight for their lives on board the Game Station, but a far more dangerous threat is lurking - just out of sight. The Doctor realises that the entire human race has been blinded to the threat on its doorstep, and Armageddon is fast approaching.

    TV-PG 44min June 11, 2005
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    13. The Parting of Ways Rose Tyler has faced danger and seen wonders alongside The Doctor, but now their friendship is put to the test as Earth plunges into an epic war. With the human race being slaughtered, The Doctor is forced into terrible action. Will the time-travellers ever be reunited?

    TV-PG 46min June 18, 2005

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Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure, Kids & Family
Director Euros Lyn
Starring Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper
Supporting actors Simon Paisley Day, Yasmin Bannerman, Jimmy Vee, Zoë Wanamaker, Camille Coduri, Beccy Armory, Sara Stewart, Silas Carson, Paul Kasey, Jo Osmond, Lisa Osmond, Alan Ruscoe
Season year 2005
Network BBC America
Executive Producer Phil Collinson
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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383 of 418 people found the following review helpful By Doctor Trance VINE VOICE on March 22, 2006
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Having barely seen an episode or two on PBS in my youth, I really got into the series after seeing the 1997 US TV movie. I quickly snatched up every VHS tape, and found every other missing episode and unreleased story on bootleg videos, to obsessively have every inch of existing Doctor Who known to man. I preferred Jon Pertwee's Doc the best, with Troughton and T. Baker next. No need to get into the original classic series, so on with the new one.

Right from the start, I really enjoy Eccleston's portrayal of the Doctor. It seems he really did his homework and seems to have found just the right combination of wit and intellect that made so many previous doctors a success. His quick tongue seems to keep up to the fast new pace of the show. While the longer episode, vintage shows had more time for character development and interaction, in today's fast paced world of 32x fast forward speed DVD capability, you can't have 4 to 6 part episodes and expect to keep people's attention to that one storyline. It worked in the 70's, but certainly wouldn't work now.

Vintage Doctor Who always had great supporting casts and guest stars, and the new series is no different. Rose's boyfriend and mom keep up nicely to the pace and plotting of the show. Simon Callow gives a great performance as Charles Dickens in the series 3rd episode.

Episode 1, Rose, sweeps us back into the whirlwind world of Doctor Who that we all know and love. It seems like it nearly skipped a beat since 1989, with only the surroundings and special effects being updated. It also offers enough info to keep a new viewer interested.
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72 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Kevin J. Loria VINE VOICE on June 30, 2006
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Dr. Who is Forty (actually he's 900, but like the Doctor, the show had been around in one form or another since 1964). The BBC celebrated in 2005 by bringing the show back to television for its 27th season (or as it is more consistently called: SEASON ONE)in a glossy, fast-paced enough to satisfy contemporary audiences, while still conscious of its roots. This SET contains all 13 season one episodes from the rebirth of the longest running sci-fi series in TV history. The producers clearly have a respect and understanding of the UK icon. Obviously, fans, the creators do things with the show we would do ourselves.

EXTRAS:

SET features the companion series DR. WHO CONFIDENTIAL, a behind the scenes show that ran concurrently providing an episode for all 13 shows supplying fun chart toping tunes to film footage, interviews and more. Set also includes commentaries by cast and crew actually worth listening to!!

Doctor Who has always has a voice defined by the decade each in tune with its era and this holds true to the new Doctor Who. This Doctor is almost child-like in his enthusiasm and wonder. Featuring the Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston (Shallow Grave, Gone in 60 Seconds), infusing the character with great intensity and humanity, while remaining mysterious and alien, along with his companion Rose played by Billie Piper, growing from an awed slacker to a seasoned space adventurer. However, the format of the show has changed to 45 min. parts, some 2 parters ending with cliffhangers, some without. Like any "new" series there are good episodes and not-so-good ones, the upside here is MOST of these are great episodes!
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145 of 161 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Traylen on March 21, 2006
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Rusell Davies reinvention of the British classic has been the broadcasting story of 2005. Put quite simply it is the biggest show on Tv in the Uk at the moment. I think that sometimes it is hard for people Stateside to grasp this. This is not a cult hit, one in 6 people in the Uk are watching this.

This DVD set collects together all 13 episodes from the first series along with a good series of extras (although not as outstanding as we had all hoped) and shows off a dazzling array of inventive and intelligent telefantasy stories.

Christopher Eccleston nails the Doctor completely and shows just what a good actor he is. Billie Piper is also superb as the companion Rose Tyler. But it is the writing where the series really scores. RTD and his team really show their love of the old show without missing the point that today's Tv market calls for a fast paced modern approach.

This is the show that has redifined TV in the UK, it can be watched and enjoyed by everyone from 1 - 100 and has already found its place at the top of the television tree.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Melissaox on June 25, 2011
It's true, you never forget your first, Doctor that is. And this was my first. I will love Rose I think until the end of time. She made me love the doctor, both this and the next.

This is a great episode that lays the path for an amazing couple of seasons.

If you haven't seen Who before, start here.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Greg McElhatton on April 25, 2006
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After being off the air as a regular series for 16 years, it's understandable that the public was more than a bit skeptical about the return of Doctor Who. Known primarily as "that show with the really low budget" and set to be relaunched in a time when the Star Trek franchise had come to a crashing halt, was this really a good move?

As it turned out, the advertising slogan was correct: "He's back, and it's about time."

Helmed by writer/executive producer Russell T. Davies (Queer as Folk, Bob and Rose, The Second Coming), the new Doctor Who was in many ways how fans of the original had always pictured a modern day incarnation of the program; slick, edgy, sharp, and fun. Assembling a group of writers who'd worked on other hit British shows (Coupling, The League of Gentlemen, Casualty), Davies and company wrote 13 stories that really proved that Doctor Who could and would still be topical in this day and age.

Even the worries of a bit of stunt casting in the form of former British pop star Billie Piper as the companion Rose to Christopher Eccleston's Doctor proved to be all for naught; not only are both leads excellent actors, but they have such an instant chemistry that it's easy and understandable to see why the two continue to travel together.

This first season has something for everyone. For long-time viewers there are classic foes from the past, but new viewers won't feel left out, as any bits from the past are presented in a way to make everyone welcome and on the same page. With high points with episodes like Dalek, Father's Day, and The Empty Child, you'll want to watch one episode after another in rapid succession.
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