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Doctor Who: Series Six, Part One [Blu-ray]

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Doctor Who: Series Six, Part One (Blu-ray)

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their triumphant return as the Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who! The new series will split in two parts, with DVD/Blu-ray release dates in July and in early November, closely following their premiere runs on BBC America, and then a complete series gift set just in time for the holidays. In Part 1, the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves in Sixties America, battling the invasion the world forgot, then journey on the high seas of 1696 aboard a pirate ship, to solve the mystery of the Siren. In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape. And waiting for them, at the end of all this, is the battle of Demon's Run, and the Doctor's darkest hour. Can even the truth about River Song save the Time Lord's soul? Only two things are certain. Silence will fall. And a good man is going to die...


Matt Smith's sophomore outing as the 11th incarnation of the BBC's science-fiction hero Doctor Who retains the charisma and energy that made his debut an immediate hit with fans worldwide. The two-disc set contains the first seven episodes of the sixth series of revamped Doctor adventures. It kicks off with an extraordinary two-part story ("The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon") that reunites the Doctor with companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) to defeat a race of aliens called the Silence (the subject of the "Silence will fall" references throughout series five), which have influenced the course of human history through post-hypnotic suggestion. The two-parter also sets in motion an overall story arc that runs through the subsequent five episodes and reveals some stunning surprises, most notably in regard to Amy and the true identity of River Song (Alex Kingston). Meanwhile, the Doctor also contends with a 17th-century pirate ship plagued by a monstrous siren (Lily Cole, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) in "The Curse of the Black Spot" and encounters a physical manifestation of the TARDIS's matrix in "The Doctor's Wife," which features a script by Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) and the voice of Michael Sheen as a sentient asteroid. The first part of series six heads for its conclusion with a second two-parter, "The Rebel Flesh" and "The Almost People," which pits the Doctor against synthetic clones that assume the memories of the humans they replicate, and brings the seven episodes to a stunning close with the action-packed "A Good Man Goes to War," which brings the arc full circle and undoubtedly leaves viewers clamoring for the series' remaining six stories.

Doctor Who: Series Six, Part 1 offers fans concrete assurance that the venerable series remains in good hands with Steven Moffat as head writer and executive producer, as well as a tantalizing direction for the program in the episodes to come. Extras on the Blu-ray set are limited to a pair of Monster Files featurettes, which explore the creation and execution of the Silence and the Gangers in considerable detail, including interviews with the cast and crew (save Smith) and behind-the-scenes footage. --Paul Gaita

Special Features

Monster files - Get under the skin and inside the minds of the new Doctor’s most challenging opponents

The Silence and Gangers

5.1 Surround Sound

Product Details

  • Actors: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 19, 2011
  • Run Time: 315 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004QOB8QQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,737 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Doctor Who: Series Six, Part One [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Episode 1: The Impossible Astronaut

Starts things off with a bang (rather literally). The word "impossible" in the title is well-deserved: something you would never have expected to happen really does. Feels more like a typical DW series finale in scope rather than a premiere, and makes for a nice change from the norm. Lots of new plot threads introduced, some new development added to old ones...including the revelation of the Silence, definitely the scariest monster Steven Moffat has created so far.

Episode 2: Day of the Moon

It's hard to believe after watching Episode One, but this episode is even more incredible and jaw-dropping. All the stars get a chance to stretch their acting muscles and add some layers to their characters. Plus, we're treated to what is probably the most shocking cliffhanger ever to be seen in Doctor Who.

Episode 3: The Curse of the Black Spot

Fun but forgettable. A simplistic romp which adds little to the main story arc. It's not terrible, but it falls far short of the show's usual standard of quality (which admittedly was pushed very high by the premiere).

Episode 4: The Doctor's Wife

Definitely the best of this set of episodes. It's so surprising and incredible that I can't say much about it without spoiling the genius of its premise. You aren't a true Whovian unless you've seen this, and even if you're not an avid fan, I guarantee you'll love it.

Episode 5: The Rebel Flesh

An enjoyable return to traditional Who. Very creepy "monsters" (though I'm not sure the term actually applies here). Thought-provoking and engaging. Plus, some things introduced in this episode will become very, very important in the future...
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I'm not going to critique the episodes themselves...people have already done that. What I'm going to focus on is the release itself. True fans, this is just the "vanilla" pack. Notice that there are no extras, no commentaries, and it doesn't even include the 2010 Christmas special. Granted, it's dirt cheap, but you get what you pay for.

I for one will wait until they release the entire set, all 14 episodes, with the Confidentials, the episode prequels, the commentaries, and all the other goodies. Frankly, if you don't get those, then why should you pay for something you could just as easily torrent?
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Today, July 26'th 2011, is a sad sad day. I have finished yet another batch of Doctor Who episodes! Now I am forced to wait, yet again, for a continuation of what is arguably the most inventive, creative, inspiring television show today.

Doctor Who Season 6 brings everything to the table a Who-fan would come to expect; you've got very interesting episodes all featuring a new story, intertwined by an underlying story that climaxes as the series progresses. Many questions are answered and, of course, even more questions are raised.

I do feel as though the show has been tailored a bit towards Matt Smith's style, though I can assure you this is not a bad thing. Every Doctor has their own "thing" that makes you fall in love with them; Christopher Eccleston with his "Fantastic!" catch phrase, very enthusiastic voice, and strong emotion for Rose. David Tennant with his unique mannerisms, "Allons-y!", and admiration of his own brilliance. Matt Smith with his "*insert object here*'s are cool!", his insistence on calling Amelia, "Pond", regardless of the fact she's married, and his love for both Rory and Amy. This series is the scariest, most thrilling of them all, so watch out for that...!

The trio of Amy, Rory, and the Doctor balance out much better in this series than in the previous. I've always felt that the drama between the Doctor and Rory fighting over Amy was silly. It was a little too outlandish; even for Doctor Who. However, they've stabilized that, allowing for them all to get along perfectly. Amy has her heart in the right place, knowing that although the Doctor will always be there, Rory will always be her Roranicas, her Roman in shining armor. The girl and boy who waited.
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This two-disc set contains the first 7 episodes from Season (Series) 6 of "Doctor Who." The video quality, while 1080i rather than 1080p, is nevertheless excellent. Audio quality is equally solid whether played through standard t.v. speakers or through a surround sound system. Another review here suggested that this was a "vanilla" release, which is mostly quite right. There are two supplements presented with the set; two "Monster Files" each about 12 minutes long about two of the creatures featured in four of the episodes, one on "the silence" and the other about "the gangers." Hopefully whatever extras are produced for any "Complete Series 6" set released at some point in the future will also be included with the second half of Series 6 which will undoubtedly be released later this year. Given that this set is available for about $20 it seems like an excellent deal to me and I am happy with the purchase. Had this set included the "prequel" shorts shown on BBC and made available on the BBC official "Doctor Who" website prior to original transimission (one for "The Impossible Astronaut" and another for "Curse of the Black Spot") along with perhaps a few more extras the set would have easily achieved a five star rating from me.
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