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Doctor Who

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Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. A loner, his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger. But when it comes to relationships, he can be found wanting. That's why he needs Rose. From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose are soulmates.
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Christopher EcclestonBillie Piper
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Science FictionAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Rose
    March 26, 2005
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor, and her life will never be the same again. Soon, she realizes that her mom, her boyfriend, and the whole of Planet Earth are in danger. The only hope for salvation lies inside a strange blue police box...
  2. 2. The End of the World
    April 2, 2005
    45min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Doctor takes Rose on her first voyage through time, to the year Five Billion. The Sun is about to expand and swallow the Earth. But amongst the alien races gathering to watch on Platform One, a murderer is at work. Who is controlling the mysterious, deadly spiders?
  3. 3. The Unquiet Dead
    April 9, 2005
    45min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Doctor takes Rose back through time to Wales, Christmas 1869. In Victorian Cardiff, the dead are walking and creatures made of gas are on the loose. The time-travellers team up with Charles Dickens to investigate Mr Sneed, the local Undertaker. Can they halt the plans of the ethereal Gelth?
  4. 4. Aliens of London
    April 16, 2005
    45min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The first episode in a two-part story. The Doctor takes Rose home. But when a spaceship crash lands in the Thames, London is closed-off and the whole world is on Red Alert. While the Doctor investigates the alien survivor, Rose discovers that her home is no longer a safe haven. Who are the Slitheen?
  5. 5. World War Three
    April 23, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Continuing the story from Episode 4. Downing Street announces mankind's first Interplanetary War, but the real danger is much closer to home. When the Doctor, Rose and Harriet Jones race against time to unmask the villainous Slitheen, Rose's mom and boyfriend hold the key to salvation. Can the missiles be stopped?
  6. 6. Dalek
    April 30, 2005
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Beneath the Salt Plains of Utah, the billionaire collector Henry Van Statten holds the last relic of an alien race. When the Doctor and Rose investigate, they discover that the Doctor's oldest and most deadly enemy is about to break free. It's a fight to the death, with Rose caught in the middle.
  7. 7. The Long Game
    May 7, 2005
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Adam discovers that life as a Time Lord's companion isn't as easy as it looks. The Tardis's latest destination is in the far future, where Satellite 5 broadcasts to the entire Earth Empire. But anyone promoted to Floor 500 is never seen again, and the Doctor suspects humankind is being manipulated. Nothing escapes the eye of the sinister Editor, but just who is he working for? While the Doctor and Rose investigate Floor 500, Adam realizes the material advantages of knowing the future and is determined to cash in.
  8. 8. Father's Day
    May 14, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Rose was just a baby in 1987 when her father, Pete Tyler, was killed by a car. So the Time Lord takes her back to the year in question, to the spot where the accident happened. Of course, Rose cannot stand idly by and just watch her dad die alone, so she pushes him out of the way of the on-coming car. But in doing so, she upsets the balance of Time and changes history. Suddenly, Earth is under threat from the Reapers, terrifying pterodactyl-like demons that swoop out of the sky to rectify Time anomalies.
  9. 9. The Empty Child
    May 21, 2005
    42min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Doctor and Rose travel back to London in 1941, at the height of the Blitz. A mysterious cylinder is being guarded by the Army, while homeless children (living on the bombsites) are being terrorized by an unearthly child. Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness - has she found a hero even better than the Doctor?
  10. 10. The Doctor Dances
    May 28, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The Child's plague is spreading throughout the wartime London, and its zombie army is on the march. The Doctor and Rose form an alliance with intergalactic con-man Captain Jack, but find themselves trapped in the abandoned hospital. The answer lies at the bombsite, but time is running out...
  11. 11. Boom Town
    June 4, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When the Tardis crew take a holiday, The Doctor encounters an enemy he thought long since dead. It soon transpires that plans to build a nuclear power station in Cardiff city are disguising an alien plot to rip the world apart. And when the Doctor dines with monsters, he discovers traps within traps.
  12. 12. Bad Wolf
    June 11, 2005
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack have to fight for their lives on board the Game Station, but a far more dangerous threat is lurking - just out of sight. The Doctor realises that the entire human race has been blinded to the threat on its doorstep, and Armageddon is fast approaching.
  13. 13. The Parting of Ways
    June 18, 2005
    46min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Rose Tyler has faced danger and seen wonders alongside The Doctor, but now their friendship is put to the test as Earth plunges into an epic war. With the human race being slaughtered, The Doctor is forced into terrible action. Will the time-travellers ever be reunited?

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Historian Laurel A. RockefellerReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The unforgettable and FANTASTIC Ninth Doctor
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They say you can never forget your first Doctor. If any of the many actors who have played The Doctor since Dr. Who's premier in 1963 deserves the honour of being your first it is absolutely Christopher Eccleston, a gifted actor whose work you probably know already even if you never connected his name to his diverse roles.

Eccleston only played The Doctor for this single season; he did not renew his contract. But his work here sets the ground work for every Dr. Who episode created since. Gone is the absent-minded professor type of the first eight Doctors. Eccleston's Doctor is thoughtful, direct, and action-focused. This is a Time Lord with a plan who doesn't hesitate to do whatever needs to be done and has both the knowledge and experience to solve problems that would confuse others.

He is also a haunted man, regenerating out of the War Doctor (see "Day of the Doctor" from the 50th anniversary specials), the sole survivor of the Great Time War, his conscience thick with the horrors of that war and his role in it, a conscience that makes him more determined than ever to help others -- starting with Rose Tyler in the first episode, "Rose."

This journey with the Ninth Doctor is far too short, our time with him feeling like the blink of an eye. But we are better for meeting Christopher Eccleston's Doctor on this journey of discover that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer.
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JMReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Start here! Whatever you do, DON'T SKIP NINE!!!
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I wish I could put neon arrows up pointing to this Amazon listing for everyone who has thought about getting into Doctor Who but doesn't know where to start. Yes, it's an extensive show, and you will become obsessed (if you actually pay attention to it), but it's SOOOOO WROTH IT!
As you may have guessed, I love Doctor Who. It's THE BEST SHOW EVER. If you haven't watched it and you want to get into it, it may be overwhelming to know the show began back in 1963. If you can't watch all of the Classic episodes of Doctor Who, at least start at the beginning of the reboot episodes with this series (season) from 2005. Pay attention to how well the characters are written, and portrayed by the actors, and you'll be able to see past the somewhat cheesy special effects (they were great for the time, and in keeping with the Papier-mâché Monsters and rickety sets the classic episodes are so well known for, so give it a chance.).
Chris Eccleston is a wonderful actor and one of my favorite Doctors. As much as I love how the subsequent story lines played out after he left the show, I think the only thing I find disappointing about Doctor Who is the fact that Eccleston only did this one season.
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DebraReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Doctor Who!
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Finally! Doctor Who on Blu Ray! I have been waiting for them to release the individual series on Blu Ray ever sincefor the 50th anniversary when they released all of the new Doctor Who series on Blu Ray together. So finally while Doctor Who is in a stint, they've released it and now I can finally add it to my collection. Just be aware that even though these are Blu Ray, they will not be the same quality as Matt Smith or Peter Capaldi era Blu Rays, because of how they were filmed, but there will still be a definite improvement in quality and picture. It comes with a slip cover and has 3 Blu Ray discs that include all the episodes from series 1 (3 Blu Ray discs in total), plus bonus features like Doctor Who Confidential, commentaries, intervies, behind the scenes, and other added features. As far as I can tell, there are no bonus extra features, but they are the same ones from the original DVD release. A must have for Whovians, I am so glad I can finally add this to my collection even though I already own the DVD version for many years (And yes I can never throw that one away even though I now have this one as it is too precious to me!).
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Blind MastermindReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not series seven, series 1 of new who. But that's what I hoped for.
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This is where I started a long time ago now, the Christopher eccleston era of doctor who, Amazon lists this currently as series seven but that's not the case. This is series 1. I became a fan with the relaunch of this series and have been a big fan ever since, this doctor is sassy, edgy, and full of regret. Christopher eccleston definitely made an impact on me but it was David Tennant that really solidified my love of the show. Here you find vital storylines to future arcs of the series, it's definitely a product of its time and not without flaws but it's still great all the same.
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KarToon12Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
An exciting, memorable, and important first season to the modern era of Doctor Who
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In 2014, I made a goal for myself...to watch all 50 years of Doctor Who; every available serial, episode, movie, and special...and I gave myself one year to do it. It took eight months, but I eventually achieved my goal, and just in time for the 50th anniversary special. I then decided to buy/own my absolute favorite serials/episodes from each Doctor, and these were some of them.

I truly believe Doctor Who wouldn't have become the global phenomenon it is today without the 2005 relaunch of the series. Christopher Eccleston's Ninth Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. And his companion, Rose, was the down to Earth, average teenager the whole audience could relate to. As they travel together through time, encountering new adversaries, the Doctor shows her things beyond imagination. Some of my favorite stories from this season included "The End of the World" (where the Doctor shows Rose the eventual fate of the planet Earth); "Dalek" (the bitter sweet, but still chilling return of the most famous enemies of the show); and "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances" (a gripping and scary two parter set in WWII, featuring zombie kids in gas masks, and the first apperance of heroic heart throb, Captain Jack Harkness). And it all leads up to an exciting two part season finale with a showdown with the Daleks, and a tearful changing of the guard, in which the Doctor regenerates into his Tenth form.

It's a shame the Ninth Doctor only lasted a season, because he was pretty good, and this series was pivital in not only reintroducing the classic series to the modern era, but also laying the ground work for all the important elements that would make the modern era of Who the success that it is today. And the discs are all jam packed with interesting special features, including behind the scenes info about the making of the show, and interviews with the cast members.

Thanks to this important first season, the Doctor is in again, and Tardis is here to stay.
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Garrett WilliamsReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Start here
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Wanting to get into Dr. Who? This is the season to watch first.
There was a 15 year hiatus before this season(not including the movie), so they aimed this season at new watchers. It may not be the best season, but it successfully got me hooked(last few episodes starting w/ 9 are when it really gets good, as well as episode 6) and you won't be as confused as if you started w/ a later season.
It's likely to take 3-6 months to watch seasons 1-9 in preparation for season 10 coming up, watching an average of one episode every 1-2 days. If Season 10 is out when you read this, THAT season might be a good place to start if you don't feel like watching 9 seasons first, starting with the Christmas episode at the end of 2016. I have a feeling they'll keep new viewers in mind, with that 1-year hiatus. Also, so many people will be talking about it and you'll really wish the trending topic isn't a spoiler.
As of this writing, I'm almost done with season 2, and I can tell you that it gets even better. Having not watched season 9 yet, my opinion of starting with season 10 might be flawed.

WORD OF WARNING: Do NOT Google ANYTHING for answers. Ask your Whovian friends. Spoilers travel back in time with this show, and all wikis include stuff from later episodes(including things unrelated to your search). I made the mistake of Googling a piece of graffiti that I expected to be a behind-the-scenes reference or a reference to a classic episode. NOPE! Found huge spoilers instead.

TIP: The trivia section of the x-ray view(hit "View All" in upper left corner) is worth reading after each episode. I have found no big spoilers in that section, though sometimes you'll see it point out that something was mentioned, and that phrase or name hasn't been explained yet. It'll be something like "XYZ Reference: A big sign saying XYZ is visible". If you don't even want to know that certain names will be important later, don't view the trivia section.
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Chancellor RReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not David Tennant good, but still very good.
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In the modern version of Dr. Who people expected a retread of the same old thing, but instead got a fresh exciting new show. The new series had all the things you loved from old Dr. Who with a modern up to date telling. The shows were both fun and exciting with a big screen quality unlike the old, very small screen, feel from the past, where the sets felt closer to a play, than a motion picture. The lively relationship of the Dr. and his companion was better than ever too, but with Billie Piper how could it not be. That relationship only got better in the next season, when David Tennant became the new Dr. If you like Dr. Who buy this season, and season two for sure.
seattlewhovianReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
You never forget your first Doctor
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As in my case, Eccleston is the "first Doctor" for a lot of people. If you have Doctor Who-curious friends or family, start them off with this one. I tried to get interested in classic Who (which I love more than nuWho now), but just didn't get it. NuWho has all the awesome SFX, etc that Classic never had or couldn't afford. I'm glad I love both major series, though, that gives me 38 seasons to watch!
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