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Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited- Ninth To Eleventh DVD Review

Doctor Who- Doctors Revisited- Ninth To Eleventh DVD

“Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited- Ninth to Eleventh” is a solid sampling of the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors.

In the last of “The Doctors Revisited” line of DVDs, BBC has included 2 episodes for the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors. So, what all is in this set? Read on to find out.

“Bad Wolf”/”The Parting of the Ways”- Christopher Eccleston (The Ninth Doctor) may have only appeared in 13 episodes, but these were 2 of his best. ‘Wolf’ was a clever parody of reality series while the season finale (“The Parting of the Ways”) was not only an exciting farewell to Nine, but quite possibly the best regeneration episode to date. Of course, ‘Parting’ is also notable for resolving the Bad Wolf mystery, showing hordes of Daleks, and featuring Captain Jack (which is never a bad thing).

“The Stolen Earth”/”Journey’s End”- Of all of the two-parters from the 10th Doctor era, this was certainly the most epic. Virtually every beloved character from the modern Whoniverse appears here as they face off against the Daleks and Davros. RTD clearly made this thrilling two-parter for the fans and it did not disappoint.

“The Impossible Astronaut”/”Day of the Moon”- To me, these episodes are an odd choice. If you’re sticking with the two-parter theme, I guess I can understand why these were chosen, but they are not two of the best 11th Doctor episodes by any means (that would be “The Lodger” and “The Doctor’s Wife”). With all of that said, they are still worth watching as they contain the creepy Silence, the mystery of the Doctor’s “death,” President Nixon, River Song, and the FBI. ‘Astronaut’ and ‘Day’ are also two of the most visually stunning episodes thanks to the picturesque Utah locals.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? The quality varies from episode to episode. ‘Astronaut’ and ‘Day’ obviously look the best here as they were filmed in HD.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? The sound f/x, dialogue, and music all sound fantastic.

Extras:
* “Doctor Who,” “Copper,” and “Walking With Dinosaurs” ads.
* Steven Moffat introductions to all 3 two-parters.
* The option to play all 6 episodes separately or play the 3 two-parters in a feature film presentation.
* “The Doctors Revisited: Christopher Eccleston”- A rundown of the Ninth Doctor era that contains interviews with the likes of Neil Gaiman and Steven Moffat.
* “The Doctors Revisited: David Tennant”- David Tennant’s popular era is covered in the 10th installment of this series of extras. As an added bonus, David Tennant is interviewed here.
* “The Doctors Revisited: Matt Smith”- The final Revisited special about the 11th Doctor era. Fans will be happy to know that Matt Smith is interviewed here.

Overall Thoughts: While “The Doctors Revisited” line of discs were clearly made for the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who,” fans are really just better off buying the individual seasons. If you’re a completist, however, this particular set does contain some fantastic extra features that will no doubt appeal to Whovians.

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