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Doctor Who (TV Series)

Original title
Doctor Who (Dr. Who) (TV Series)
Running time
45 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Russell T. Davies, Steven Moffat, Gareth Roberts, Mark Gatiss, Helen Raynor, Toby Whithouse, Chris Chibnall, Paul Cornell, Matthew Graham, Tom MacRae
Murray Gold
Ernest Vincze, Rory Taylor
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Broadcast by BBC Network; Co-production UK-Canada
TV Series. Adventure. Sci-Fi | Time Travel. Space Adventure. Aliens. Doctor Who. Sequel
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Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (2005-Present) Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner 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 Rose. From the moment they meet the Doctor and Rose understand and complement each other. As they travel together through time encountering new adversaries the Doctor shows her things beyond imagination.

The venerable science fiction program Doctor Who returned to British televisions in 2005 after a 15-year absence and delighted the majority of fans and critics with its adherence to the adventure and charm of the original series while making admissions for a new generation of viewers (hipper editing and score, CGI effects). Thirteen episodes were generated, all starring Christopher Eccleston as the ninth Doctor and pop-singer-turned-actress Billie Piper as his companion Rose; acclaimed writer/producer Russell T. Davies (Touching Evil, Queer as Folk) oversaw the show as chief writer and executive producer. The new series proved so popular that the BBC agreed to revive the program for second and third seasons--though without Eccleston, who has since been replaced by David Tennant. This six-disc set comes with all 13 episodes plus the battery of supplemental features now customary to all Doctor Who DVD releases.
Eccleston is very engaging in the title role, bringing a manic curiosity tempered by occasional bouts of gravity (which befit a personality with a long and dramatic a lifespan as the Doctor's) that hew closely to the (arguably) most popular Doctor, Tom Baker. Piper is equally adept as department store clerk Rose--she's afforded more of a back story than most of the Doctor's sidekicks have received in the past, and she more than handles her own alongside Eccleston. Highlights among the 13 episodes include the season opener, "Rose" (which sees the return of an old foe, the Autons, and their controlling force, the Nestene Consciousness); the revamped Daleks in "Dalek" and the two-parter "Bad Wolf" and "The Parting of the Ways"; a trip to Victorian England to aid Charles Dickens in "The Unquiet Dead," and of course, the arrival of the tenth Doctor at the conclusion of the action-packed "Parting of the Ways." The episodes strike the right blend of quirk, excitement, and imagination, thanks largely to the engaging performances and the guidance of Davies, whose admiration for the show and its history is evident throughout. --Paul Gaita (From
2015: BAFTA TV Awards: Nominated for Best Supp. Actress (Gomez) and Best Visual Effects TV
2014: BAFTA TV Awards: Best Visual Effects TV
2012: BAFTA TV Awards: Nominated for Best Original Television Music
2010: BAFTA TV Awards: Nominated for Best Actor in Drama Series (Matt Smith)
2008: BAFTA TV Awards: Best Editing. Nominated for Best Drama Series and Screenplay
2007: BAFTA TV Awards: Best Screenplay. Nominated for Best Music
2006: Nominated for BAFTA TV Awards: Best Editing
2005: BAFTA TV Awards: Best Drama Series. Nominated for Best Director and Screenplay
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