DVD - Doctor Who - The Complete First Series
The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions
Christopher Eccleston's Doctor Who in the First Series (2005) is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner, his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger. But when it comes to human relationships, he can be found wanting. That's why he needs Rose.
Rose Tyler, a young shop assistant in a London department store, lives a humdrum and profoundly average life - until the night the shop dummies where she works wake up and try to kill her. Her life is saved by a strange man who only calls himself The Doctor, and intrigued by him, she finds herself thrown headlong into a hectic battle to stop an alien presence from invading Earth and annihilating the human race. From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose understand and complement each other. As they travel together through time, encountering new adversaries, the Doctor shows her things beyond imagination. She finds herself witnessing the heat-death of the Earth five billion years in the future, meets Charles Dickens in the past, and encounters lifeforms and invaders stranger than she'd ever thought possible. Only one thing is certain - it'll be the ride of a lifetime...
The series started in 1963 and ran till 1989. The famous Doctor Who theme, that also has been used for the 1996 TV movie as wel as in the new 2005 series is composed by the legendary Ron Grainer. Among other wellknown composers for the first series are Mark Ayres, Richard Rodney Bennett, Geoffry Burgon, Tristam Cary and Stanley Myers.
For the 1996 movie the music was written by John Debney and has only been released on CD as a hard to find composer promo.
And then there is the new music for the 2005 series. Ron Grainer's theme has a new, fresh arrangement by composer Murray Gold, who also is responsible for the music in the series. Silva Screen Records will release Murray Gold's music from Doctor Who on December 4th.
The album includes the 'must have' new version of Ron Grainer's immortal theme. Murray Gold's music will be selected cues from both the Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant seasons and is a mixture of light, ambient electronic cues and heavy, orchestral cues for the action sequences.
The 2 Neil Hannon songs were written for last year's Christmas Special The Christmas Invasion (Song For 10) and this year's Christmas Special The Runaway Bride to be shown on Christmas Day (Love Don't Roam). Neil did not perform the song in last year's Special but will do in this year's.
The orchestral cues are performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales who are also performing much the same music in the Children In Need Concert on 19th November. The Crouch End Festival Chorus also feature on the CD. The booklet will contain detailed notes by the composer about the cues.
All episodes are mixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, which adds an extra dimension in watching these DVD's.
The DVD has been released by Warner Bros. on July 4, 2006.
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