Christopher Eccleston plays the Doctor – and no one has ever played the role quite like him. Take that how you will.
Unlike the other 3 DVD's in Series 1, which only have 3 episodes each, this DVD contains 4. “The Long Game” has a clever storyline, but I thought the villian was dreadful. Russel T Davies is in charge of Doctor Who, the man credited with bringing the show back (for which I am personally grateful), and he has some of the most brilliant ideas for stories – but they almost all finish so weakly. Unfortunately, this is another, but it does connect well with his idea for the final 2-part episode in the series on Volume 4.
“Father's Day” is your classic “time-paradox-ripping-the-world-apart” story. I get the feeling it's only purpose was to try and develop Rose's character. It's not bad.
The undoubted highlight – The 2-part episode “The Empty Child” and “The Doctor Dances”. It's got it all – it has the introduction of Captain Jack Harkness, well timed humour, a classic story line – and it is wet-your-pants scary. The actress who plays Nancy is fantastic, and you'd never believe the word “mummy” would send such shivers up your spine…
It's half and half – but the two part episode truly makes it worth it.