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Possibly the best season since Tom Baker hung up his scarf,
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This review is from: Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series (DVD)
I have been a fan of Doctor Who since Jon Pertwee put on his first velvet jacket and the 3rd season since the BBC revived its series about "the Doctor," a time travelling alien with a fondness for earth, is quite possibly the strongest season for that show since the 4th actor to play the role hung up his trade mark 18 foot scarf, more than a quarter century ago.
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.
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Initial post: Oct 10, 2007 11:10:29 AM PDT
M. Smith says:
It's Tennant. :)
Posted on Oct 15, 2007 1:42:53 PM PDT
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Posted on Nov 6, 2007 4:05:49 PM PST
While I am quite the ardent fan of post-Tom Baker eras such as the ones Peter Davison and Colin Baker were in, I'll admit David Tennant's second full series as the Doctor achieves new highs and innovates on new levels previously unforeseen in the new show. Especially the pseudo-historical stories, which do not take a blind eye to racism. Series 3, in so many ways, improves on his previous season (series 2), and (the popular but will ultimately be deemed ill-fated) series 1.
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