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Feature 8.0
Video 8.2
Audio 8.0
Total 8.0
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time: 140 Minutes
Classification: PG
Reviewer:
George Smith

8.0


Doctor Who Series 4 Volume 1

David Tennant once again returns as the most popular Doctor Who to date and this time comedian Catherine Tate joins the crew as the Doctor's new companion Donna Noble.

Although Catherine's character appeared in the 2006 Christmas Special, there was mixed feelings as to whether she would fit into the mythology and although she is as far as possible from her characters on her popular comedy series, there is just something a little odd about her character.

Needless to say, the series is still as entertaining as ever and this collection features three episodes entitled "Partner's in Crime", "The Fires in Pompeii" and "Planet of the Ood". A great DVD to add to your Doctor Who collection featuring classic stories and some quite impressive BBC special effects.

In the first episode, "Partner's in Crime", Donna Noble is on Earth investigating an alien phenomena and is regretting that she did not join the Doctor during their previous encounter. Of course as both are investigating this alien phenomena, they soon meet and together they eventually uncover the mystery. Although the story is a little slow, it is a good introduction to Catherine's character and unlike her last appearance is more human which pleases the good doctor.

The second episode "The Fires in Pompeii" is my favourite of the collection and introduces a new foe for the Doctor called Pyroviles that is set with the backdrop of the historical disaster of Pompeii. As Donna attempts to save as many people from the upcoming disaster of Pompeei, the Doctor is drawn between teaching her a lesson that they cannot interfere with time and defeating Pyroviles, classic Doctor Who!

Lastly there is "The Planet of the Ood" that returns the aliens called the Ood to the series and is another link into the psyche of Donna Noble and even though she is a little more mature than the previous companions of the Doctor, she still successfully brings a unique and sometimes "odd" element to the series.  With three great episodes with perfect video and audio quality, there's little to complain about this current compilation.

 






 
 



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