Doctor Who

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Mar 26, 2005 on BBC America

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  • Good start to the newest instalment in the epic Doctor Who series. Gives enough info to interest someone new to Who, while satisfying the old school followers.

    A good start to the new series. It is not an amazing episode in terms of action and things turn a little campy, but overall it gives an introduction into what is a great series.

    Living plastic as the main enemy, although a nice through-back to the classic days of Who, is not the most terrifying alien creature out there. Thus you feel that the characters are not really all that in danger, with plastic Mickey appearing weird and comical rather than frightening.

    New viewers get introduced into the basic idea of the TARDIS, and despite appearances a not so human Doctor, with a humorous quip about whether he is from "the North." Billie Piper plays Rose superbly, making her assessable and ordinary allowing the viewers to vicariously discover this new world through her eyes.