Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Dr Who S5 Vol 3: DVD Review

Dr Who S5 Vol 3: DVD Review

Doctor Who Series Five Volume Three

Released by Roadshow/ BBC
Rating: PG

So the latest season of the eleventh continues with the release of another three stories from the most recent TV series.

Comprising one story and a two part story, these latest tales see Matt Smith's Doctor and Karen Gillan's feisty Amy Pond joined in the TARDIS by her boyfriend Rory (Arthur Darvill) which brings a new dynamic to the team.

In the first adventure, the Doc and the gang are tortured by the Dream Lord and visions of the future - and in the second, a two parter, an old enemy of the Doctor's The Silurians make a reappearance.

So the mid season minor slump hits the TV series - there's nothing inherently wrong with these adventures and Matt Smith continues to shine as the Doctor but the pacing of these stories feel a little off and not as magical as they could be.

But it's the performances which help the average scripts rise - from Toby Jones' brilliant Dream Lord, Matt Smith's superlative take on the Doc to Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill's companions, each moment with their characters is one to savour.

Here's hoping the slump doesn't continue.

Extras: Monster Files take a look at the new enemies.

Rating: 6/10

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