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by • November 17, 2012 • Blu-Ray, ReviewComments (0)4

Blu-ray Review – DOCTOR WHO: SERIES SEVEN, PART ONE

DOCTOR WHO: SERIES SEVEN, PART ONE
Rating: Not Rated, but the occassional spooky scary bits should make it appropriate for all but the littest time lords.
Studio: BBC
MSRP: $29.98 but Amazon has it for $19.99.
Running Time: Five episodes totaling 222 minutes.

What’s Going On?

The Doctor’s seventh season sees him encounter old villians like the Daleks and the Weeping Angels, end up in places like the old west and 1930s Manhattan and bid a fond farewell to his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams.

Who’s In It:

Matt Smith stars as the Doctor, Karen Gillan is Amy Pond and Arthur Darvill is Rory Williams.

If You Like…:

Outer space, time travel, cowboys, robots, awesome ladies, fancy suits, space zombies, lasers, and generally awesome things, then check this out.

Special Features:

This includes The Science of Doctor Who, the recent TV special that looks at sci-fi ideas brought up in the series and how science fiction often leads to the development of science fact. It features discussions with various pop culture and scientific luminaries.

Pond Life is a series of brief shorts that take place in between the time of the first episode “Asylum of the Daleks” and the second “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”, which take place several months apart in the show’s timeline. It features the Doctor briefly popping up in the Pond’s lives. There’s also a brief prequel to “Asylum of the Daleks”, setting up perhaps a larger villain for the second half of the series. The Making of the Gunslinger is a prequel to “A Town Called Mercy” that expalins how the episode’s antagonist came to be.

Lastly, Doctor Who at Comic Con is a brief video package which looks at the cast’s adventures at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, including footage from the show’s panel at the convention.

The Technical Gist

The Doctor sparkles and shines on blu-ray and time looks all kinds of wibbly wobbly in the best way.

The Verdict

While my heart didn’t break as much as I thought it would with the loss of the Ponds, the series continues to move foward, and I think the new companion will help bring a fresh new dynamic to the show. However, you may want to QUEUE IT until the full series boxed set is released soemtime next year.

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