Doctor Who: The Complete First Series

by Jennifer

“Doctor Who: The Complete First Series” (2005)
Starring: Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper

I grew up on Doctor Who — Tom Baker, Peter Davison, and all of them. I loved it. So when it was announced that there was going to be a new series made, with a Doctor “from the North,” I wasn’t so sure about this. But I was quickly convinced.

This first series includes all the fun of classic Doctor Who, but in modern era with modern CGI and effects. This is not the cardboard cutouts and giant pepper shakers of old. No, even the Daleks have been upgraded!

Rose is the new companion for the first series, and she is wonderful. She’s tough and smart and not afraid to talk back to the Doctor, especially when he’s being a dork.

The two episodes “The Enemy Child” and “The Doctor Dances” won the Hugo award for best short program in 2006. I still hear the child saying “Are you my mummy?” and I cringe. And seeing a gas mask freaks me out a little.

I loved these DVDs. We rented them first, and then I got them for Christmas. So I watched them again less than a month from the first time I watched them. They were just as wonderful the second (and then third) time I watched them.