Surely, ‘Doctor Who’ must be one of the longest-running shows in TV history. I’m not an expert, but according to the Internet Movie Database, the show’s first series ran from 1963 to 1989, and the second series began in 2005 and continues to air new seasons. My sci-fi-loving mom used to watch the show in its early days, back when William Hartnell and Tom Baker were traveling the galaxies.
‘Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series’ (BBC Warner) was released on Nov. 18, 2008, and the box set includes 14 episodes on six discs, with David Tennant playing the doc. My super-secret ‘Doctor Who’ sources tell me the outstanding episodes here include ‘Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead’ doubleheader, ‘Midnight’ (a real creepfest!), ‘Turn Left,’ ‘The Stolen Earth,’ and ‘Journey’s End.’
Catherine Tate was also introduced as the Doc’s full-time companion Donna Noble. There’s no romance between the pair, and they’re occasionally helped by Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen), and Jack Harkness (John Barrowman). The Daleks and Davros are the main monster attractions.
Special features include: Doctor Who Confidential, David’s video diaries, deleted scenes, teasers and trailers, retrospective featurette, Children in Need ‘Time Crash,’ and audio commentary.
THE GIVEAWAY: ‘Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series,’ Six-Disc Box Set. Value: $44.
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