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David Tennant (Harry Potter movies) emerges as the regenerated Doctor Who in the second season of this updated sci-fi classic. In this new season catch the Doctor and Rose (Billie Piper) as they battle a cadre of cybermen, take on an army of ghosts and visit “the new Earth,” among many other out-of-this-world adventures.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoChristmas Special: The Christmas Invasion (2005)||David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke and Penelope Wilton star in this special which first aired in the United Kingdom on Christmas Day 2005. Written by Russell T. Davis, this is the first specially produced Christmas program in the history of the Doctor Who franchise. In the scary one hour special, Christmas has become a time of terror on Earth as all of mankind falls under the shadow of the sinister alien Sycorax.||59:10||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoNew Earth||The Doctor and Rose board the Tardis for new adventures in time and space. But when they visit mankind’s new home, far in the future, they find gruesome secrets hidden inside a luxury hospital. And an enemy thought long since dead, the paper-thin Cassandra, is out for revenge…||44:05||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoTooth & Claw||The Doctor and Rose have to protect Queen Victoria, but can anything stop the Empire of the Wolf?||44:38||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoSchool Reunion||The Doctor investigates a contemporary London school which is being haunted by strange, bat-like creatures at night. While at the school, the Doctor finds his old friend, Sarah Jane Smith, already working undercover. Both have old scores they must settle, and Rose discovers the true legacy of being a Time Lord’s companion. At the end of this episode, Mickey joins the regular crew of the TARDIS.||44:18||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Girl In the Fireplace||The Doctor finds love – -and evil droids – in 18th-century France. Madame de Pompadour is being haunted by a stranger called the Doctor. Can he save her from the clockwork killers?||44:46||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Rise of the Cybermen||The Tardis is trapped on a parallel Earth and Rose discovers that her father is still alive. But sinister forces are at work, and British society is being prepared for the Ultimate Upgrade. Meanwhile, an old enemy of the Doctor’s is about to be reborn…||46:07||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Age of Steel||The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the populace. While Jackie falls under Lumic’s control, the Doctor, Rose and Mickey are reduced to fugitives in a world of terror. A last, desperate attack on the Cyberfactory is their only chance – but will they all survive?||45:58||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Idiot’s Lantern||It is 1953, the Coronation year of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and the people of Great Britain huddle round their television and radio sets to witness the great event. But behind the celebrations there are rumors of monsters on the streets, and the tormented Mr. Magpie is hiding a strange and alien secret…||45:15||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Impossible Planet||Rose finds herself further away from home than ever before, in the orbit of a Black Hole. Trapped with an Earth expedition and the mysterious Ood, the time-travelers face an even greater danger as something ancient beneath the planet’s surface begins to awake.||45:24||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Satan Pit||Rose battles the murderous Ood and the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core, as the Pit beckons. With the planet threatening to fall into the Black Hole, the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice – but can he save the entire universe from the Beast?||47:19||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoLove & Monsters||An ordinary man called Elton becomes obsessed with the Doctor and Rose and their mysterious blue box. But when Elton’s investigations bring him to the attention of the enigmatic, cold and powerful Victor Kennedy, his harmless hobby suddenly plunges him into a living nightmare.||45:11||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoFear Her||When the Tardis lands in 2012, the Doctor plans to show Rose the London Olympics. But on a nearby housing estate, a desperate mother is hiding her daughter’s unearthly powers. Can the Doctor defeat the danger nestling at the heart of an ordinary British household?||43:55||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoArmy of Ghosts||The human race rejoices as the ghosts of loved ones return home in the latest adventure from the nation’s favorite time traveler. But as the Doctor, Rose and Jackie investigate the Torchwood Tower, the whole of modern-day Earth threatens to fall to an almighty invasion force.||43:25||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoDoomsday||It’s the end of an epic journey as two mighty armies wage war across the Earth, with the human race caught in the middle. But as an unstoppable terror emerges from beneath Torchwood, the Doctor faces an even greater dilemma – does saving the world mean the death of Rose Tyler?||46:27||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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The year the Doctor got his groove back
I've been a "Doctor Who" fan since the 70s, and I was thrilled when the series was relaunched by Brit Uber-scribe Russell T. Davies in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston ("The Others," "28 Days Later," NBC's "Heroes," "The Seeker: The Dark is Rising") as The Doctor. In its second season, though, NuWho really hit its stride with leading man David Tennant ("Blackpool," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"). Tennant brings an energy to The Doctor that I've never seen, and the team of writers penning the episodes are among the best sci-fi writers going in the U.K. The show manages to blend its sci-fi premise with real human drama and humor in every episode, and even a "bad" episode is better than two-thirds of anything else on television. Pay particular attention to Episode 3, "School Reunion" (featuring two classic-era "Who" characters, and "Buffy" star Anthony Head as the villain), Episode 4, "The Girl in the Fireplace" (written by "Coupling" and "Jekyll" creator and soon-to-be "Who" showrunner Steven Moffat, and starring Sofia Myles of "Tristan and Isolde" and "Moonlight"), Episodes 5 & 6, "The Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel" (which, in addition to pairing Tennant up again with his "Goblet of Fire" father, Roger Lloyd Pack, introduce a storyline that pays off big in season 4), and the two-part finale, "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday" (which is set up so brilliantly that it still punches me in the gut after repeat viewings). I love that iTunes is carrying the series, but new viewer beware: between each season of NuWho is a one-off Christmas special that connects some really important dots between one season's finale and the next's premiere, and they're not available (a temporary omission, I hope). Despite this, I can't recommend the series enough. Allons-y!!!!
Hitting its Stride
Doctor Who does not revel in guns, special effects and over-sexualized characters like American SciFi. Instead it focuses on smart, funny, well-written and fast-paced adventures. Season 2 is when the show begins to mature, and has some of the best stories so far. Highlights (aside from Rose's character arc): The Girl in the Fireplace, Love & Monsters, and of course the stellar Army of Ghosts/Doomsday. School Reunion is also excellent for followers of the old show.
Missing Season opener Christmas Invasion
This has all the shows but the one that starts the new season off and lets you see how the new Doctor discovers who he is in Christmas Invasion It's great iTunes finally got Doctor Who, but every episode is important