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Doctor Who: Season 1 (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.


Noel Clarke
as Mickey Smith
Camille Coduri
as Jackie Tyler
Jo Joyner
as Lynda
Richard Wilson
as Dr. Constantine
Simon Callow
as Charles Dickens
Penelope Wilton
as Harriet Jones
Corey Johnson
as Henry van Statten
Shaun Dingwall
as Pete Tyler
Colin Prockter
as Grimy Man
Annette Badland
as Margaret Blaine
Alan David
as Gabriel Sneed
Huw Rhys
as Redpath
William Thomas
as Mr. Cleaver
Robert Barton
as Registrar
Ellie Garnett
as Caroline
Abi Eniola
as Crosbie
Luke Perry
as Timothy Lloyd
Jennifer Hill
as Mrs Peace
Simon Pegg
as Editor
Mali Harries
as Cathy Salt
Aled Pedrick
as Idris Hopper
Adam McCoy
as Clive's son
Cheryl Fergison
as Mrs. Lloyd
Alan Ruscoe
as Margaret Slitheen
Wayne Cater
as Stage Manager
Meic Povey
as Driver
Judy Holt
as Adam's Mother
Damian Samuels
as Mr. Lloyd
Zoe Thorne
as The Gelth
Casey Dyer
as Young Mickey
Julia Joyce
as Young Rose
Vilma Hollingbery
as Mrs. Harcourt
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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.

March 17, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

February 11, 2020 | 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.

February 11, 2020 | 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…

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

March 5, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | 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.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 1


A misstep here and some deus ex machina there can't slow this series down. Not a reboot, but a continuation of the series starting in 1963, although designed so you can jump right in here without having seen a previous episode. Well done!


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A couple of missteps on the takeoff don't stop this from being one of the most important seasons of Doctor Who's 50+ year history, featuring my personal favourite Doctor yet.


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