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Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series

Matt Smith , Karen Gillan    DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Sometimes, change is good, as evidenced by Matt Smith's assumption of the mantle of Britain's beloved science-fiction hero, Doctor Who, in this stellar series. Replacing David Tennant, who was arguably the most popular incarnation of the Time Lord since Tom Baker, was an unenviable task for any actor. But relative newcomer Smith--the youngest performer to play the Doctor--makes the role his own within the first few moments of the series opener, "The Eleventh Hour," which introduces his puckish interpretation, as well as companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan). The pair, whose banter is a terrific mix of screwball humor and light sexual tension, are later joined by Amy's fiancé, Rory (Arthur Darvill), who is not quite whom he appears, as revealed in "The Pandorica Opens." Old enemies such as the Daleks ("Victory of the Daleks"), the Silurians ("The Hungry Earth"), and the formidable Weeping Angels ("The Time of the Angels") test the Eleventh Doctor's mettle, as does the series' central adventure, in which a host of the Doctor's foes, including the Cybermen and the Sontarans, unite to seal him in the fabled Pandorica, an inescapable prison located within Stonehenge. The 13 episodes of Series 5 are thrilling, thoughtful, humorous, and altogether addictive--in short, as good a series of Doctor Who as any that's been produced.

When compared to the archival Doctor Who releases, the six-disc set of the Complete Fifth Series comes up somewhat short in the supplemental feature department, but there are still a number of worthwhile extras to complement the episodes. Chief among these are the six commentary tracks, most of which feature newly minted show runner Steven Moffat (Sherlock), as well as Gillan and Darvill, and run the gamut from giggly, lightweight chats to informative looks at the production process. Less interesting are the video diaries by the three series leads, which are amusing but forgettable fluff, as are the outtakes and Doctor Who Confidential Cut-Downs. The Monster Files provides a look at the series' key villains, including the new designs for the Daleks and the monstrous Alliance, which Moffat reveals as being comprised of whatever costumes were available at the time of shooting (!). A barrage of TV spots and promos, including a US spot, round out the extras. --Paul Gaita



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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very delightful! April 12 2011
Format:Blu-ray
Matt Smith plays the role of the Doctor perfectly in this series, with episodes that are never boring, nut always filled with suspense, and an extraordinary finale building up from even the first episode. I have enjoyed watching and re-watching the episodes to see things that you could only remark after seing the last episode. If you are a fan of Doctor Who, the old and the new series, you will love this one.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good season, way too expensive Dec 24 2010
Format:DVD
It was a good season to be sure, and Matt Smith is a great doctor. Not all the episodes were good, but overall an effort worthy of high praise. That said the present price ($70+ Canadian both retail and online)is an obscene amount of money to pay for 13 episodes.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor sound quality March 25 2011
Format:DVD
Have the first 4 series of the new Doctor Who and have really enjoyed watching them, however, the sound quality on this video box set is terrible. The background sound is so loud that it's difficult to hear the actors dialogue, thus ruining the story. There are 3 episodes where the sound was alright and really enjoyed watching those episodes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very appreciated Nov. 16 2013
By Alan
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Was purchased and given as a gift. The person that received it did enjoy the movies. If he is happy then i am happy with this purchase.
As usual, Amazon fast delivery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting season June 27 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I quiet enjoyed this season/series of Dr Who, it had a very advanced plot line that stretched the whole series.

As for the individual shows and plots those were fantastic as well. I do very much enjoy Matt Smiths acting, as well as Karen Gillian. But lets face it who doesn't like a pretty an aggressive red head lol. The places they went to, and seen in this series were fantastic, as well as the last shows had quiet a few nice cliff hangers.

In the end this was well work the buy. I enjoyed it immensely.
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3.0 out of 5 stars damaged DVDs June 2 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
There were two or three episodes in which the DVD froze and we had to go through the episode scene by scene to get to the rest of the episode.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great May 25 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
It was what i ordered and as always The Doctor is wicked cool and i might just need to get a bow tie. haha
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3.0 out of 5 stars Like the product but delivery was to slow Dec 31 2012
By Pat
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I ordered the Doctor Who The Complete Fifth Series, I had placed my ordered well before December I was guaranteed to receive the item before Dec 19th. I didn't receive the item until Dec 24th if it had been any later, the person who it was intended for wouldn't been able to receive it due to the fact they were from out of town. I had purchased another item from amazon which I ordered later and it came well before this item came find that odd. When I did receive the item it was in good condition thanks but delivery should of been quicker.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The season that made me quit
There's sort of an unspoken rule that the Doctor doesn't go back in time and just tell himself how to solve every problem, get himself out of jail, or leave himself notes from the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dan
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad, but not quite convinced
I was a Dr Who fan as a kid, and I have really enjoyed seasons one-four. I have not been enjoying season five as much, but must confess to being a little unsure why. Read more
Published 16 months ago by nigelflops
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful!~
This show is all about the power of words and thoughts - so much innuendo and so much fun! Love it! =)
Published 17 months ago by Michelle Castonguay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great serie!
I am a new fan of Doctor Who and I appreciate Math Smith in his role. He tends to be so light hearted that when he is serious... we take him seriously! Read more
Published on Oct. 9 2011 by Kelira
3.0 out of 5 stars the doctor can't survive shipping
i was very pleased with the ACTUAL product. of course, even buying the DVD set means you're automatically going to be pleased b/c you're a fan. Read more
Published on Sept. 2 2011 by katow-jo
5.0 out of 5 stars New Doctor SO good
I didn't think anyone could replace David Tennant, but Matt Smith sure filled his shoes! The bluray version isn't AS good as some other discs but the show still looks great!
Published on Aug. 9 2011 by Red Menace
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Fifth Series
I add the caveat that I am a Doctor Who fan (the modern Doctor Who).

This is a great series with some wicked twists and turns. Read more
Published on June 10 2011 by Frida
5.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculously good
Dear BBC, thank you for making excellent shows. This is one of my favorite shows right now, and this season was consistently entertaining. Read more
Published on June 10 2011 by Tonya
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