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Doctor Who: Season 5 (2010)

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Average Rating: 8.1/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 0

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Average Rating: 7.5/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0

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Season Info

T he Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and his new companion Amy Pond (Karan Gillan) embark on a series of incredible adventures through time and space in the fifth series of the enduing British sci-fi series. Traveling in the TARDIS, The Doctor, Amy, and others face off against a formidable onslaught of foes including Cybermen, Daleks, Weeping Angels, Smilers, Sea Devils, The Entity, and the dreaded Vashta Nerada. Meanwhile, memorable encounters with such noted historical figures as Vincent van Gogh

Genre: Drama

Network: BBC

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 17, 2010

The Eleventh Hour

The 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) must save the world in 20 minutes even though the TARDIS is wrecked and his sonic screwdriver is disabled. Fortunately, he also meets Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) in the fifth-season premiere.

2
Air date: Apr 24, 2010

The Beast Below

Amy and the Doctor visit the distant future, where they find an abandoned Earth and the British people living on a starship in space, searching for a new planet to call home.

3
Air date: May 1, 2010

Victory of the Daleks

The Doctor and Amy meet Winston Churchill during a trip back to World War II, where they also encounter Daleks.

4
Air date: May 8, 2010

The Time of Angels

The Doctor tracks the last of the Weeping Angels at the request of Father Octavian, and River Song resurfaces.

5
Air date: May 15, 2010

Flesh and Stone

The Weeping Angels surround the Doctor and his friends, forcing them to make an escape through the forest vault.

6
Air date: May 22, 2010

The Vampires of Venice

The Doctor takes Amy and Rory on a romantic getaway to 16th-century Venice, where he encounters "pale, creepy girls who don't like sunlight."

7
Air date: Jun 5, 2010

Amy's Choice

Amy faces a terrible choice when the Doctor reappears in her life after a five-year hiatus.

8
Air date: Jun 12, 2010

The Hungry Earth

A drilling project penetrates the Earth's crust with adverse consequences.

9
Air date: Jun 19, 2010

Cold Blood

The Earth is on the brink of its final war, or a new age of harmony.

10
Air date: Jun 26, 2010

Vincent and the Doctor

The Doctor and Amy meet Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.

11
Air date: Jul 10, 2010

The Lodger

A perplexing staircase, upon which people ascend but never descend, leads the Doctor to pose as a human in a bid to solve the mystery.

12
Air date: Jul 17, 2010

The Pandorica Opens

The Doctor receives a warning from his allies that the Pandorica, which allegedly holds the most fearsome being in the universe, is about to open.

13
Air date: Jul 24, 2010

The Big Bang

Rory maintains a vigil for Amy while the Doctor is trapped in the Pandorica, and the key to restoring the universe may lie with a little girl who still believes in stars in the 5th-season finale.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (0)

[A] family-friendly science-fiction series redefined for the new millenium by an especially grand, generous spirit to its storytelling. [Blu-ray]

November 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

The new Who feels at once traditional and fresh, and completely right.

April 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

It felt a bit routine, as if keeping the machine running was now the paradigm.

April 3, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

Sharply satirical and playfully dorky without getting bogged down in its own mythology, this iteration should continue to broaden the show's appeal.

April 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

Hang on to the TARDIS, fans, it looks like we're in for quite a ride.

April 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Very promising start to the semi-new era.

April 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger

As 21st-century time lords go, Matthew Smith fits right in.

April 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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