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Science Fiction - Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 Blu-ray

Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 Blu-ray

Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2
Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman
8 Episodes 2 Blu-ray
BBC Home Entertainment 2013

There are no spoilers in this review. Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 features the 8 episodes that followed the 2012 Christmas special The Snowmen (reviewed here) that reintroduced Clara Godwin Oswald who is in my mind the Doctor's most interesting companion. This 2 Blu-ray disc set also features some of the better Who episodes including The Rings of Akhaten, the most poetic episode of all. I am somewhat less impressed with the rather blatant attempt to suggest a replacement for The Sarah Jane Adventures with the Madame Vastra and Jenny episodes or even the cybermen episode with the two kids Clara is in charge of.

This Doctor Who set opens with The Bells of St-John where an organization is downloading people's entire identity onto an internet Cloud. This is not identity theft more than soul theft as those who are uploaded die physically.

This is followed by The Rings of Akhaten where a young girl (Emilia Jones) is rescued by Clara. It turns out she has been chosen as the next storyteller whose singing keeps an evil being asleep. Things do not go as planned but it is Clara who ends up rescuing the Doctor.

Cold War (episode 9) is a traditional small set episode and storyline. The TARDIS lands on a Soviet submarine in the early 80s and there is a nuclear threat.  Hide and The Crimson Horror (episodes 10 and 12 are also in the usual vein. The Doctor and Clara play ghostbusters (there is a funny allusion to the movie) and then must prevent some weird bug from wiping out humanity in 1890s Yorkshire.

More sci-fi is Journey to the Center of the TARDIS (episode 11) where the TARDIS is captured by a salvage ship and Clara is caught inside the TARDIS. The story itself is not that good but you do get to see quite a few rooms inside the Doctor's ship including the library and the swimming pool. The Cybermen are back in Nightmare in Silver. It is rather weak plot wise but you do get inside the Doctor's head and there's some Borg-like stuff.

Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 closes with The Name of the Doctor which brings back River Song. This is where more information would automatically include spoilers.

I am somewhat less impressed with the rather blatant attempt to suggest a replacement for The Sarah Jane Adventures with the Madame Vastra and Jenny episodes or even the cybermen episode with the two kids Clara is in charge of.

Doctor Who Series Seven Part Two is very thin on special features which are only 2 short clips.

Doctor Who - The Complete First Series - With Clips

Doctor Who - The Complete Third Season

Doctor Who The Complete Fourth Series

Doctor Who - The Complete Series Five

Doctor Who The Complete Sixth Series Blu-ray

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