Doctor Who series 5 volume 2
Doctor Who volume arrives on DVD that stars the newest and youngest face
of the Doctor Who franchise (Matt Smith) who plays a uniquely strange
but thoroughly entertaining Doctor. Even though he plays the Doctor quite differently than David
Tennant, his incarnation is still oozing with charm and he has some great
dialogue. This volume of course continues from volume 1 of series 5 and features
three stories that include The The Time Of Angels, Flesh And Stone &
Vampires Of Venice.
first episode “The Time Of Angels”, the Doctor and his companion Amy,
discover a flight box from the Byzantium starship which contains a
message or “SOS” from River in Old High Gallifreyan. The Doctor decides
to go on a rescue mission for River which almost ends with her losing
life by the insidious collector, Alistair (Simon Dutton). Landing in the
51st century, things begin to take a turn for the worst as
the citizens of this era are being hunted by the Weeping Angels. Without
spoiling the story any further, the
episode is steeped in action and it’s great to see Matt Smith finally
find his feet as the Doctor but apart from him, the other actors all
lend themselves quite well to this story.
this episode is “Flesh and Stone” and continues from the previous
story, the Doctor and his colleagues are back aboard the Byzantium starship, however Amy is infected by the Weeping Angels. Breaking one of
his cardinal sins, the Doctor changes time to save Amy’s life but the
highlight of this episode is Amy (Karen Gillian) who is virtually blind throughout
the entire story and needs to navigate herself through a strange forest
that is quite eerie and disturbing at times. We also learn why River was
imprisoned by the collector but I don’t want to spoil too many things as
there are some great twists here.
episode entitled “The Vampires of Venice” is my favourite episode and is
set in 1580 where the Doctor and Amy make a brief stop to this era to
collect her finance, Rory Williams. As the Doctor strolls through
Venice, looking for a suitable wedding gift for the couple, he
encounters a man who has evidence of young women being turned into
vampires. However upon further investigation, these vampires are not
your garden variety but in actual fact aliens. There are some really
great moments in this story that had me glued to our TV and once again
concreting the fact why the Doctor Who franchise is in good hands with
and audio quality is great, thanks to the BBC filming the entire series
in HD and there are some
interesting extras about the behind the scenes of these episodes which
have been sourced from the excellent Doctor Who Confidential series.
Definitely a must have for collectors and fans!