Doctor Who - The New Series: 1 - Volume 1

16/05/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 16/05/2005
  |  135 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

First three episodes of the BBC's relaunched series of Doctor Who, written by Russell T. Davies and starring Christopher Eccleston as the legendary Time Lord. In 'Rose', young Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) is having an ordinary day in the London department store where she works, until she is attacked in the basement by the shop dummies, which have somehow come alive. She is saved at the last minute by a mysterious stranger who introduces himself as the Doctor (Eccleston), and explains that she was attacked by an entity known as the Nestene Consciousness, a creature that can animate plastic and which is launching an invasion of the earth. With Rose's help, the Doctor is able at the last minute to destroy the Nestene Consciousness and save the world. Invited by the Doctor to join him on his travels through time and space, Rose begins an amazing journey that will take her far away from the mundane surroundings of her dead-end life. In 'The End of the World' the Doctor takes Rose to the year Five Billion, to an orbiting space station called Platform One where the richest creatures in the universe have come to watch the Earth be destroyed by its expanding sun. But, soon after they arrive, the Doctor discovers a sinister plan to destroy the space station and everyone on it, eventually tracing it back to the last human in the universe, the evil Cassandra (Zoë Wanamaker). In 'The Unquiet Dead', the time travellers arrive in Victorian Cardiff, where novelist Charles Dickens (Simon Callow) is giving a lecture. At the same time, in a disreputable funeral parlour, the dead are coming back to life, reanimated by the Gelth, a race of gaseous alien creatures intent on taking over the world. Dickens is quickly embroiled in the Doctor and Rose's attempts to halt the Gelth and save the planet.

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