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Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series (DVD Review)

4 Nov, 2007 By: John Latchem

Making House Calls

The new “Doctor Who” shows no signs of slowing down in its third season, which hits DVD Nov. 6 as a $99.98 six-disc set from BBC Video.

Our favorite time-traveling adventurer, the Doctor (David Tennant), finds a new hottie companion (Freema Agyeman) while renewing conflicts with some old enemies. As with the first two seasons, disparate elements from different episodes are tied together in a season-long story arc, in this case involving the enigmatic politician Mr. Saxon.

The highlight of the season is the creepy episode “Blink,” which makes full use of the mind-bending possibilities of the time travel format. The season ends with the return of Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), fresh from his spinoff series “Torchwood.” But it's a perfectly absurd coda leading into season four that reminds us why this show is so fun.

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