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Who - The Complete Second Series
The BBC has lovingly revived Dr. Who for the new century with fresh storylines, a new cast and a bigger budget - and it looks like they finally got it right. No question, the BBC produces some of the best television on the planet and Dr. Who is no exception - it plays out as a cross between the new Battlestar Galactica (possibly the best show on this side of the pond) and the original Lost in Space. And they've hit just about the perfect note between thrilling and charming.
The casting is superb (with David Tennant of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor) while the mood of these 15 episodes remains lighthearted, with crisp storylines and bizarrely campy villains, many of whom were introduced during the first series (in the U.S. we say season, the British say series).
Released in the States by Warner Bros., this densely-packed 6-disc DVD collection sports a highly attractive metallic foil holographic package and an amazing fat portfolio of extras - a whopping four hours worth including commentary by cast and crew on all episodes; picture-in-picture commentary on The Girl in the Fireplace, The Age of Steel, The Impossible Planet, and Doomsday; David Tennant's video diaries (which he shot on set during the production of the series) and more.
This is one for sci-fi fans, collectors and anyone who enjoys magnificently entertaining episodic television.
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Plot Synopsis: Rose Tyler, a young shop assistant in a London department store, lives a humdrum and profoundly average life - until the night the shop dummies where she works wake up and try to kill her. Her life is saved by a strange man who only calls himself The Doctor, and intrigued by him, she finds herself thrown headlong into a hectic battle to stop an alien presence from invading Earth and annihilating the human race. She comes to learn that her new friend is even stranger than she thought - in fact, the Doctor's an alien adventurer called a 'Time Lord', seemingly the last of his race, who travels through time and space in his TARDIS battling evil where he finds it. And if she travels with him, she'll find herself witnessing the heat-death of the Earth five billion years in the future, meeting Charles Dickens in the past, and encountering lifeforms and invaders stranger than she'd ever thought possible. Only one thing is certain - it'll be the ride of a lifetime...
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