Doctor Who: Season 4 (2008)


Season 4
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Air date: Apr 25, 2008
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Join the 10th incarnation of the Doctor (David Tennant) and his faithful companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) as they explore time and space in the TARDIS, saving worlds and solving problems. Together, the time-travelers traipse through Pompeii the day before its eruption; investigate mysteries with Agatha Christie; and even meet up with the Doctor's previous roadie, Rose Tyler (Billie Piper).

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 4

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It was the culmination of everything that was great about the [Russell T Davies] period: wit, spectacle, surprise, emotion...

May 7, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Thankfully, a winning mixture of elation and poignancy ensured that the season achieved a great tonal balance where neither light nor dark was allowed to fully overwhelm the other.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tate grew on me quickly, and acquitted herself quite nicely. It was fun to see someone go head to head with The Doctor rather than look upon him adoringly.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

This is the best of the series so far, I think, though there are better standalones and finales scattered through the rest of the series.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

"Planet Of The Dead" plays like just another day at the office for Tennant's Doctor, a fact that is as good an indication as any that it was the right time to begin his era's endgame.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

I still think Doctor Who's great, by the way -- unmissable and one of the best things on TV. It's witty, pacy, well acted, with gripping storylines and increasingly impressive special effects.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

This season has some of the most incredible episodes to date. Seriously, the minds at work over there keep outdoing themselves.

Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 4

  • Jun 15, 2019
    Tennant's duration as the Doctor was good. He is a bit of a clown, and tends to emote way more than he needs to, lacking gravitas, but he does a competent job - I don't think his acting is as good as Capaldi, but he is far more enjoyable to watch. Donna was not my favorite companion, but she isn't bad. In more general terms, Dr Who is a mash of emotional poignancy, goofy monster of the week, and some sci fi concepts. The reboots hit the emotions harder than classic Who, and the effects are better. The stories and concepts are iffy and often lack internal logic. Sometimes I can change things, sometimes I can't? And of course, my favorite, is the character REALLY FOR SURE dead THIS time? That is of course the tip of the iceberg, but I guess for a show that has been on 50 years, eventually the writers will skip up :) And of course, keep in mind I am comparing Who to other Who seasons. Who is still BE FAR more entertaining than far slicker shows (reality shows, singing shows, crime scene shows - most sit coms and dramas are just HORRIBLE recycled schlock in comparison).
  • Jun 15, 2019
    Season 4 sends off David Tennant with a fun, exciting end.
  • Oct 04, 2018
    "Dr. Who" is undoubtedly the best series of the 60s and one of the best science fiction series ever, each episode better than the other and each season better than the other, and the concept of time travel and space. without a doubt fantastic. Highly recommend.
  • Oct 01, 2018
    Tomb of the Cybermen, featuring classic 2nd Doctor, Patrick Troughton is classic Doctor Who at its best.
  • Aug 05, 2018
    With all the missing stories, it's not an easy season to get through, but Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines have a marvelous start. Not every story is a hit, but the performances in each make it worth watching through the missing footage.

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