Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead [Blu-ray]
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Now that I've revealed my geekiness, I will say that I LOVE the new series even more than the classic series. This is not one of the best (and yes, "Blink" is one of the best ever), but it's enjoyable, nonetheless.
It's a Stand-Alone "Special" Episode That doesn't really Tie into any of the Previous Seasons
Which in a way can be a good thing to lure new viewers into The Doctor Who Universe
It's Doctor Who in HD!!!!!
The PQ is @ The top of the List (I think it was shot in HD to begin with)
It just looks so Slick and at times close to 3D
The Audio also being in DTS makes it a must have
My Only major problem with the BR is Lack of any extras on the Disc
(BBC Could have went crazy and gave Fans allot of extras Like They did with the Recent RED DWARF BR Set)
The Episode is very good with Michelle Ryan starring opposite The one and only David Tennant
If u have a BR Player / Doctor Who Fan it's a Must have to add to your collection
Overall I gave the BR 9/10
The story was fun, and I liked this side adventure. It is sad that there aren't many more episodes with Tennant, but then again, I am excited about the upcoming new Doctor!
The story is typical Doctor Who: the Doctor hops onto a bus trying to track a stray wormhole and he bus is thrown into another planet that is complete desert. Aliens lurk behind the Dunes and a strange cloud of objects approaches.
The story isn't as epic as the previous season finales. However, on the positive side, it also a little toned-down from the over-the-top pace that has characterized Davies' tenture on Doctor Who. For once, we take our time in getting to know the characters and the situation before things get crazy.
There are several things that make this episode work for me. First is Michelle Ryan, who is a great companion to the Doctor and who I hope we'll see again down the road. She continues the trend away from the helpless screaming companions, not only proving useful for the plot but matching the Doctor one-liner for one-liner. Second, is Davies' patented ear for character and dialogue. As ridiculous is the situation is (and as loopy as his science is) he always makes me ignore that with strong characters that I come to believe in and care for.
Finally, since this is the first DW episode ever in HD, I'll not that the transfer is spectacular. The desert looks amazing and the F/X stood up just fine on my plasma (although the flying bus looked a little weak). Fortunately, the episode does not try to overload on F/X; it would have had no problem fitting in with the old series.
It is like seeing it for the first time!Hi Def is the only way to go!! If you are a Who fan this is a must!You will see TONS of detail you were not able to see if you downloaded the sd version.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Who fans will enjoy but it is really a standard episode and not a special edition.Published on September 12, 2009 by Zspinner
I'm a big fan of the new Doctor Who series. This episode was not one of the best; in fact it was decidedly mediocre. Read morePublished on August 18, 2009 by Thasha Brown
We all know that BBC will release a box set of the 2009 series (along with the Next Doctor possibly) on blu-ray in the spring to coincide with Matt Smith's tenure of the Doctor. Read morePublished on August 16, 2009 by Glenn R. Gillis
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