Dr Who S5 Vol 3: DVD Review
Doctor Who Series Five Volume Three
Released by Roadshow/ BBC
So the latest season of the eleventh continues with
the release of another three stories from the most recent TV series.
Comprising one story and a two part story, these
latest tales see Matt Smith's Doctor and Karen Gillan's feisty Amy Pond joined
in the TARDIS by her boyfriend Rory (Arthur Darvill) which brings a new dynamic
to the team.
In the first adventure, the Doc and
the gang are tortured by the Dream Lord and visions of the future - and in the
second, a two parter, an old enemy of the Doctor's The Silurians make a
So the mid season minor slump hits
the TV series - there's nothing inherently wrong with these adventures and Matt
Smith continues to shine as the Doctor but the pacing of these stories feel a
little off and not as magical as they could be.
But it's the performances which help the average scripts rise - from
Toby Jones' brilliant Dream Lord, Matt Smith's superlative take on the Doc to
Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill's companions, each moment with their characters
is one to savour.
Here's hoping the slump doesn't
Extras: Monster Files
take a look at the new enemies.