Doctor Who

Doctor Who

The Complete 5th Series

DVD - 2010
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After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash. After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out of the wreckage to come face-to-face with young Amy Pond. The Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But first they must divert an alien plot that could destroy the Earth. The Doctor makes good his promise, and Amy boards the regenerated TARDIS, ready to take to the stars on a series of wild adventures that will change her life.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2010
ISBN: 9781419889769
1419889761
Branch Call Number: DVD Doctor
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (585 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AkhtarDanyal
Oct 15, 2013

Doctor Who Series 5 is the 5th season of the New Doctor series. The plot follows the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor and his side-kick of the month Amy Pond as they travel through space and time, saving civilizations and races from natural disasters, invaders and sometimes themselves. The story after that is similar to a Saturday afternoon television show (Which is fine, since that's what Doctor Who is.) The Doctor and Amy find a problem, they get into some sort of danger, then either the Doctor solves the problem in a hilarious and snarky way, Amy solves the problem, or the episode ends on a cliff-hanger. That isn't to say this structure is bad, however. It works, and the problems, dangers and solutions they come across are intense, amusing, entertaining and all around fun to watch. The mystery that lingers at the end of every episode, eventually leading to the plot of the final two episodes, keeps you at the edge of your seat, wondering what exactly is going on, and the conclusion, to me, was very satisfying. Aside from the Doctor and his lovable-and-snarky personality, I found myself caring for the side-characters more than the main cast. Amy felt boring and at times unlikable to me, and I felt she barely did anything at the start of the series. However, by the half-way point in the series, Amy redeemed herself and became more likable to me. I went from hating her at the start, to being neutral about her, to actually kind of enjoying her character by the end of the series. As I've mentioned before, the side characters are the ones I cared for the most. Craig was a character I specifically enjoyed. He was the kind of character you kept rooting for and felt bad for, and its a real shame that they never bring him back after his first appearance. The Doctor isn't without his faults either. Well, I should say, lack thereof. At times he seemed too perfect, and boring because of that. I felt that the series looked too much on his strong points and didn't really focus much on his weak points, and, although he was enjoyable a lot of the time, he felt boring sometimes due to the focus on his strong points. To sum it all up, I think the series is definitely worth a watch. The general story of the series is enjoyable, fun and interesting. The individual stories of every episode are also entertaining, and once you start, you don't really want to stop. The characters, though some may start of unlikable, are generally very good, especially the side characters. The Doctor's character may come off as boring at times, but he is generally a fun character, and Amy, though unlikable to me at the start, gets better later on. All-in-all, I would definitely recommend giving this series a watch.

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burritoofradness
Apr 11, 2013

I discovered this show last year when I was channel surfing. If you are considering watching this, I would suggest you start with this one, Series 5. As much as I love David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston, I think that this is a good place to start because it's a little less dark and drama-filled. At first, I had no respect for Matt Smith whatsoever. But once I got to "Flesh and Stone", I started to like him a bit better.

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Jun 17, 2011

"Yes, OK, OK, OK, OK. Dalek fleet. Miminum twelve thousand battleships armed to the teeth. Aaaah! But we've got surprise on our side. They'll never expect three people to attack twelve thousand Dalek battleships. 'Cos we'd be killed... instantly, so it would be a fairly short surprise. Forget surprise."

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