DVD/Blu-Ray Available Now! DOCTOR WHO S6 Part 1
On July 19, the first part of the new acclaimed season of Doctor Who became available on Blu-ray and DVD, with the release of Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1. Find out information on the release, and how you can own it on Blu-ray, at the Official Site!
About the Blu-ray/DVD from BBC America:
Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1, a two-disc DVD and Blu-ray set, contains the first seven episodes along with two Monster files, “The Gangers” and “The Silence,” two of the Doctor’s most challenging opponents. In the season opener, “The Impossible Astronaut,” four envelopes are received, numbered 2, 3 and 4, each containing a date, time and map reference, unsigned, but in TARDIS blue. Who sent them? And who received the missing number one? This strange summons reunites the Doctor (Smith), Amy (Gillan), Rory (Darvill) and River Song (Kingston) in the middle of the Utah desert and unveils a terrible secret the Doctor’s friends must never reveal to him. ‘Space 1969’ is their only clue, as their quest lands them – quite literally – in the Oval Office, where they are enlisted by President Nixon himself to assist enigmatic former-FBI agent Canton (Mark Sheppard) in saving a terrified little girl from a mysterious spaceman. Following the two-parter, the Doctor, Amy and Rory journey on the high seas of 1696 aboard Avery’s (Bonneville) pirate ship to solve the mystery of the Siren (Cole). In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape. And waiting for them, at the end of all this, is the battle of Demon’s Run, and the Doctor’s darkest hour. Can even the truth about River Song save the Time Lord’s soul? Only two things are certain. Silence will fall. And a good man is going to die…
Follow the jump for Courtney’s thoughts on what she watched!
I have been missing out for YEARS. As someone who can easily fall head over heels in love with a series (i.e. Buffy), I’m shocked that I hadn’t been exposed to the simple brilliance of the Doctor Who series before now. The premise of the series yields only to the limit of human imagination. I freakin’ love it!
Being that I’d never seen a single episode before, I was apprehensive to jump in to the Season 6 Part 1 DVD set. What if I didn’t understand what was going on? Surely I’ll miss the inside jokes, the relationships between the characters, the villains, the history; I was totally wrong. After some short conversations with die-hard Doctor Who Fans (Hi Jelly! Hi Mel!), and seeing the dedication of other fellow San Diego Comic Con 2011 attendees dressed as Tardis (they got pretty creative!) and The Doctor, I sat down and began my descent into this BBC/BBC America staple.
Just to give you an idea as to how enthralled I was; I watched the entire DVD set (7 episodes) in one sitting, pausing (to my chagrin) only for bathroom breaks.
I am hesitant to review each of the episodes, for fear of accidently sending spoilers out into the ether. All I’ll reveal is that even those without deep love for science fiction can appreciate the creative storylines that blend history with the fantastic and expose the depth of connection the central characters of The Doctor, Amy, Rory, River Song and naturally, The Tardis herself have with one another.
I look forward with ravenous curiosity to the second half of the Season 6, but cringe at the thought of having to wait full weeks between each episode!!