- DVD Widescreen
- 1 - More Details
- Run time:
- About 9 3/4 Hours
- Originally Aired On:
- BBC America
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- Closed Captions / Subtitles:
- This Product contains Closed Captions.
- Special Features:
Interview with Christopher Eccleston
Destroying the Lair
Making with Russell T Davies
Waking the Dead - Mark Gatiss Video Diary
Laying Ghosts - The Origin of The Unquiet Dead
Deconstructing Big Ben
On Set with Billie Piper
Mike Tucker's Mocks of Balloons
Designing Doctor Who
The Adventures of Captain Jack
Backstage at Christmas - exclusive to DVD behind-the-scenes footage from The Christmas Invasion
Ready for an all-new Who? The BBC-produced Sci-Fi Channel hit is reborn for a new generation! This isn't your father's Doctor Who-it's packed with new characters and amazing storylines created by some of Britain's best television writers, including Steven Moffat (Coupling), Paul Abbot (State of Play) and Russell T. Davies (Queer as Folk). Thrill to five discs packed with equal doses of exhilarating intergalactic fun and species-threatening confrontations. Hailed as, "Fast, funny, scary and beautifully acted" (Financial Times), the alien Doctor (Christopher Eccleston, 28 Days Later) and his human soulmate Rose (played by former British teen pop star Billie Piper) travel through time in an all-out adventure to preserve the human race. Make time for the new Time Lord!
Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner (it's difficult keeping up with friends when your day job involves flitting through time and space), his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger. But when it comes to human relationships, he can be found wanting. That's why he needs new assistant Rose. Rose is a shop-girl from the present day. From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose are soulmates. They understand and complement each other. As they travel together through time, encountering new adversaries, the Doctor shows her things beyond imagination. She starts out as an innocent, unfettered by worldly concerns. But she ends up an adventurer who, by the end of the series, can never go home again...
Rose - Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor, and her life will never be the same again. Soon, she realises that her mum, her boyfriend, and the whole of Planet Earth are in danger. The only hope for salvation lies inside a strange blue police box…
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?
Guest star: Zoë Wanamaker
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?
Guest star: Simon Callow
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?
Guest star: Penelope Wilton
World War III - 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 mum and boyfriend hold the key to salvation. Can the missiles be stopped?
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.
The Long Game - In the far future, 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 realises the material advantages of knowing the future and is determined to cash in.
Guest star: Simon Pegg
Father’s Day - Rose was just a baby in 1987 when her father was killed by a car. But taking her back to where and when it happened proves a bad idea when Rose pushes him aside. 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.
Guest star: Shaun Dingwall
The Empty Child - The first of a two-part story. 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 terrorised by an unearthly child. Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness – has she found a hero even better than the Doctor?
Guest stars: John Barrowman, Richard Wilson
The Doctor Dances - The story continues from Episode 9... 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.
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.
Guest star: John Barrowman
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.
Guest star: John Barrowman
The Parting of the 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?
Guest star: John Barrowman
“I think it may be the single best piece of family-oriented entertainment BBC has broadcast in its entire history. It's clever, it's funny, it's exciting, it's moving, it's got shades of Nigel 'Quatermass' Kneale about it, it looks fantastic, and in places it's genuinely frightening. TV really doesn't get better than this, ever.” -Guardian
“The new show looks better than anyone dared to hope. Fast, funny, scary and beautifully acted, it manages to be vibrant and fresh to appeal to a new audience while remaining utterly faithful to the spirit of the old show.” -Financial Times
“...the BBC haven't put a foot wrong, and have even improved on the original. There are clever, funny, and challenging scripts here, fine ensemble acting and direction, Ron Grainer's hypnotic theme tune … and a backlit Billie Piper.” -London Evening Standard
“I was immediately hooked … the revival proved to be nothing less than a technical and theatrical triumph … Eccleston makes a marvellous Doctor … Rose Tyler, played with tremendous panache by Billie Piper.”
“I enjoyed it enormously … Christopher Eccleston brings new depth and intensity to the Time Lord, Billie Piper's Rose is sweet, feisty and likeable...” -Observer
“It's been a long time coming, but it's worth the wait.” -Daily Mail
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