Doctor Who: Season 1 (2006)

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Season 1
Doctor Who

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Episodes

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Air date: Mar 17, 2006
2
Air date: Mar 17, 2006
3
Air date: Mar 24, 2006
4
Air date: Mar 31, 2006
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Air date: Apr 7, 2006
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Air date: Apr 14, 2006
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Air date: Apr 21, 2006
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Air date: Apr 28, 2006
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Air date: May 5, 2006
10
Air date: May 12, 2006
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In a bid to rebrand the iconic Doctor, the BBC shakes off the kitschy sets of old and fashion a brand new start for the franchise. The ninth incarnation of the Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and his new companion Rose (U.K. pop starlet Billie Piper) embark on yet more far-flung and improbable adventures: traveling 5,000,000,000 years into the future as the Earth is about to be swallowed by the sun, escaping from a mysterious space-station where the contestants are trapped in demented versions of popular reality-TV shows, and facing an old and terrible menace, the Daleks.

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

To my novice's eye, it's pretty decent hokum-fast, corny, genial, honest in its schlock.

Mar 17, 2006 | Full Review…
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Between the Doctor and Rose there is genuine, old-fashioned chemistry, and their interaction, which occasionally takes on the aspect of screwball comedy, is much the best thing in the show.

Mar 17, 2006 | Full Review…

The thrill-filled cliffhangers of yore are gone, taking with them with the child's urge to watch TV from behind the sofa, breath bated.

Mar 17, 2006 | Full Review…

If the program was inquisitive science fiction in 1963 and an alien invasion thriller in 1970, then in 2005 it must be considered a character drama.

Nov 27, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Fast, funny, scary and beautifully acted, it manages to be vibrant and fresh to appeal to a new audience while remaining utterly faithful to the spirit of the old show.

Oct 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Eccleston is such an electrifying actor that he conveys the doctor's alien status (he is 900 years old with two hearts) by the means of wide-eyed, slightly unhinged over-enthusiasm.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The stories may seem a little silly (the first foes are mannequins that come to life) but it's fairly lively and fun.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The genius of the character development is that Rose does not become more powerful, or blessed with some macguffin of plot relevance.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Think big. Think bold. Think fantastic! For the very first time, Doctor Who achieves a perfect blend of big screen and small screen.

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Some of the pop-culture humor and creatures owe a nod to Farscape, but the camp level is high and can be mighty funny.

May 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a decidedly British sensibility that mixes some state-of-the-art effects with stuff that looks, well, decidedly cheesy. And it's an odd combination of action, adventure and wackiness - an odd combination that somehow works.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Thundered back onto the BBC in a manner that honored the series' canon while also injecting new energy and reestablishing a show previously aimed primarily at children as one sophisticated enough that adult geeks could love it unabashedly. [Blu-ray]

Nov 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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