It was just a few weeks ago, I was in my hotel room on one of my blogging trips watching TV and got to see an episode of Doctor Who Series 5, but at the time I didn’t realize what series I was watching and I didn’t care. I was just so excited to be watching Doctor Who on TV. Since we don’t have cable we watch everything as it comes out on DVD and we haven’t purchased Dr. Who Series 5 yet, not having seen Matt Smith play the role yet; I’m still personally in turmoil over David Tennant leaving the role.
But now, I’ve seen Matt Smith in action as Doctor Who and figured out who River is, but there is a huge gap for me as to how Amy and Rory met and what they did the season before. So I HAVE to go back and watch Doctor Who: Series 5. Here is why I LOVED Doctor Who Series 6 Part 1.
1. Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1 is a two-disc DVD and Blu-ray set containing the first seven episodes along with two Monster files, “The Gangers” and “The Silence,” two of the Doctor’s most challenging opponents.
2. River Song is such an awesome character.
3. In the season opener, “The Impossible Astronaut,” four envelopes are received, numbered 2, 3 and 4, each containing a date, time and map reference, unsigned, but in TARDIS blue. Who sent them? And who received the missing number one? This strange summons reunites the Doctor (Smith), Amy (Gillan), Rory (Darvill) and River Song (Kingston) in the middle of the Utah desert and unveils a terrible secret the Doctor’s friends must never reveal to him. ‘Space 1969’ is their only clue, as their quest lands them – quite literally – in the Oval Office, where they are enlisted by President Nixon himself to assist enigmatic former-FBI agent Canton (Mark Sheppard) in saving a terrified little girl from a mysterious spaceman.
4. I knew right away who that little girl was.
5. Following the two-parter, the Doctor, Amy and Rory journey on the high seas of 1696 aboard Avery’s (Bonneville) pirate ship to solve the mystery of the Siren (Cole).
6. In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape.
7. The two-parter episodes always leave me hanging and wanting more Doctor Who ASAP.
8. Everyone that ever owed the Doctor a favor returns to repay the debt.
9. The battle of Demon’s Run, and the Doctor’s darkest hour. Can even the truth about River Song save the Time Lord’s soul? Only two things are certain. Silence will fall. And a good man is going to die…
10. I was on the edge of my seat and still am. I have unanswered questions from the first episode. Was that the real Doctor who died?
We received a copy of Doctor Who Series 6 Part 1 From BBC America.