Blu-ray Review – Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series

Doctor Who series 6 was, as a whole, the strongest season of the series since it returned to television in 2005. Sure, there were a few duds (see: “The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People,” “Night Terrors), but overall the series featured some of the Doctor’s greatest outings. And, in a move that was controversial with many fans, the season was given a greater mythological arc, with a future version of the Doctor being killed in the very first episode and the true circumstances of his death not being revealed until the season finale.

Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 22. The set contains not only the thirteen episodes of the sixth series, but the 2010 Christmas special, “A Christmas Carol,” and a multitude of special features.

The set is packaged in a strikingly shiny case, with a strikingly simple cover (pictured above right). It’s a much simpler cover than the busier holographics of the series 5 box set, and that definitely works to the set’s advantage.

The set contains plenty of special features. Disc 1 features not only “A Christmas Carol” but the corresponding episode of Doctor Who Confidential. Comic Relief specials “Space” and “Time,” in which the TARDIS lands inside the TARDIS, are also included on the disc.

Commentaries for “The Impossible Astronaut,” “The Doctor’s Wife,” “The Rebel Flesh,” “A Good Man Goes to War,” and “The Wedding of River Song” are included in the set, as are ‘Monster Files’ featurettes for the Silence, the Gangers, the Anti-Bodies, and the Cybermats. Disc 6 features all thirteen episodes of Doctor Who Confidential‘s final season as well.

But the big unseen feature of this set are the five “Night and the Doctor” mini-sodes. These are the hidden gems of the set. “Bad Night” is the first of these, which chronicles what exactly happens when Amy answers the TARDIS phone when the Doctor’s not around. “Good Night” is a much better outing, featuring the Doctor and Amy having a heart-to-heart about the saddest moment of her life. “First Night” and “Last Night” form a pretty poignant two-part minisode, in which there are several River Songs on the TARDIS at one time. While the first episode is comedic, the second episode has a bit of poignancy — and also a bit of a hint for River Song’s future. The final of the five specials, “Up All Night,” doesn’t feature the Doctor at all — it features Craig (James Corden) and Sophie (Daisy Haggard) having a conversation about baby Alfie the night before “Closing Time” begins. It’s a fun, if inessential, little episode.

All in all, any fan of Doctor Who would enjoy seeing The Complete Sixth Series under their Christmas tree. It’s a well-packaged set teeming with special features that even the most well-versed Whovian can enjoy. You can get the DVD on Amazon here, and on Blu-ray here.

You can check out a peek of the Monster Files entry of “The Silence” below.

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