“Doctor Who: The Beast Below” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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After getting a new Doctor, a new companion and a new TARDIS interior last week, it was nice to see the series take 40-minutes to catch its breath with a straight-forward story. We also get to see Karen Gillian and Matt Smith really stepping into and inhabiting their new roles, expanding on the glimpses of what we saw last week in “The Eleventh Hour.”

“Doctor Who: Dalek War” — A Slice of SciFi DVD Review

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For a variety of reasons, releases of Jon Pertwee era “Doctor Who” stories have been few and far between of late. Part of this is due to the fact that many of the remaining stories require a lot of work to get up to DVD standards. But with the end in sight for the release of classic “Doctor Who” on DVD, it appears the dam may be getting ready to burst when it comes to the third Doctor’s era getting equal representation on DVD.

“Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks (Special Edition)” — A Slice of SciFi DVD Review

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Produced as the kick-off to the 25th anniversary season, Sylvester McCoy’s “Remembrance of the Daleks” was one of the first classic “Doctor Who” serials to hit DVD–and one of the most problematic. Copy right issues kept the DVD release from using certain musical cues within the program and there were issues with some of the effects sequences in the initial releases.

Matt Smith Era Begins April 3

At long last, we have a start date for the fifth series of “Doctor Who.”

Continuing the tradition set since the show returned in 2005, the fifth series will kick-off on Easter weekend. The first episode of the Matt Smith era begins on Saturday, April 3 in the UK.

“Doctor Who: The Complete Specials” — A Slice of SciFi DVD Review

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Fans still coming to grips with the departure of David Tennant as the 10th Doctor may find some consolation in the latest box set from BBC America featuring all five of the just-completed run of “Doctor Who” specials. With four of the five filmed and shown in HD, fans who have a Blu-Ray player can enjoy the stunning visuals in all their HD glory, including a newly upgraded version of “The Next Doctor” for the Blu-Ray release.