With Matt Smith the eleventh Doctor, the DVD features thirteen episodes and two special Christmas episodes **** Four Stars
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2013/10/15 – “I’m clumsy, and the Doctor’s rather clumsy, at least this Doctor is,” says Doctor Who star Matt Smith. “I mean, he’s a thousand-year-old Timelord. He’s a much better creature than I am.”
Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) take their final bow with the Doctor this season. They must save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in the Wild West and are kidnapped by the Doctor’s oldest foe. When they arrive in Manhattan the biggest danger is waiting for them, the Weeping Angels.
Christmas brings the Doctor a new new time-traveling companion Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman). They battle monsters on distant alien planets, get trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chase terrifying ghosts, and fight the new and improved Cybermen.
The series itself was split into two parts when originally broadcast. The first has Amy and Rory with the Doctor and the second half has the Doctor and Clara. Writer Steven Moffat is a modern-day Hitchcock. He will scare you so much you squirm while watching. It’s great a show that doesn’t rely on blood and gore.
The last episode, “The Name Of The Doctor”, is a precursor to the anniversary special that will air on November 23rd, 2013. The Daleks are back, and we get a sneak apeak at Clara. There are extras on all the discs.
Disc Three is the start of the second half of the series. “The Snowmen” is thrilling scary, but hard to stop watching. Having a new companion mid-season is not just a new face, but a character with a much more complex relationship with the Doctor.
There are extras on many of the discs. On the first two discs are Amy and Rory and Doctor Who in the U.S. and at Comic-Con. There’s interview with David Tennant, John Barrowman, and Noel Clarke. Discs three through six include shorts and commentaries.
Time to catch up with the DVD set and great ready for the Anniversary Episode of Doctor Who.
Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series
Item Number: 18294
Reg. Price: $79.98
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