Hot on the heels of the acclaimed third
series, Doctor Who returns for a fourth instalment with a familiar
face alongside the Doctor. Award-winning comedienne Catherine Tate
returns as the Doctor's new companion, revisiting her role as Donna
Noble who featured in the 2006 Christmas special The Runaway Bride.
Martha Jones - who left the Doctor at the end of Series Three to
break the unrequited circle of love she felt for him - also returns.
This DVD features four episodes:
The Sontaran Stratagem: Martha Jones summons the Doctor back to
modern-day Earth, but an old enemy lies in wait.
The Poison Sky: As the Sontarans choke the Earth, the Doctor battles
to keep both Martha and Donna alive.
The Doctor's Daughter: On the planet Messaline, in the middle of an
endless war, the Doctor meets the most important woman of his life.
The Unicorn And The Wasp: In 1926, famed author Agatha Christie
disappeared for 10 days. Was it amnesia? A nervous breakdown? Or a
giant alien wasp?
The two part `The Sontaran Stratagem' and `The Poison Sky' sees the
return of those classic Who villains to plague our Timelord once
again. Martha calls The Doctor back to Earth when a UNIT operation
to infiltrate and shut down ATMOS satellite navigation systems goes
ahead. The simultaneous crashing of cars around the world, all using
ATMOS, and a series of unexplained events lead UNIT to believe that
there is an extraterrestrial presence behind the system. A good
modern twist to the series
`The Doctor's Daughter' is a nice and well plotted self contained
episode. The TARDIS deposits The Doctor, Martha and Donna on the war
torn planet of Messaline. They are captured by soldiers and a tissue
sample is taken from the Doctor in order to generate a clone
soldier, his `daughter'. When Martha is captured by the amphibious
Hath, The Doctor tries to unravel the cause of the war, while
dealing with the sudden shock of becoming a `father' again. Not the
strongest from the collection but definitely interesting.
`The Unicorn And The Wasp' is quite possibly the best episode of the
current season to date. The Doctor and Donna arrive in 1920's
England at a garden party where one of the guests is none other than
Agatha Christie! When a murder occurs in the house, the Doctor,
Donna and Agatha find themselves trying to uncover who the killer is
before more people meet an untimely end.
Classic Doctor Who!