Suffering withdrawal symptoms already? Yes, us too.
Thankfully although The Doctor and Rose’s adventures have come to an end on BBC One 2 | Entertain’s ongoing releases means you can enjoy them all over again while you wait to find out just how that bride ended up in the Tardis.
Starting off the disc this time is the very Aliens-esque 2-parter The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.
This is probably the darkest story the show has attempted since the revival and it’s a real corker.
Throughout the two episodes the effects and visuals really help to sell the premise of a remote outpost and the exterior shots never hint at their quarry basis – a real tribute to the direction.
Equally impressive are The Ood. Visually interesting they manage to be more than just a Start Trek style the monster-of-the-week.
Rounding off the disc is the fandom splitting and hugely fun Love & Monsters which guest stars Peter Kaye and Marc Warren.
Warren gets welcome chance to show a side his usual run of characters (Hustle, Green Street) never offer him and Kaye puts in a great turn as the Abzorbaloff. However the highlight of the episode has to be Camille Coduri’s chance to shine as Jackie Tyler.
The laundry scene between Coduri and Warren is great fun and the follow-up in the Tyler’s flat suggests Jackie has the potential to be a greater threat to man than any alien nasty! Rewatching the episode after the transmission of Doomsday highlights what a loss to the show the departure of the actress and character will be.
Doctor Who: Series 2 Volume 4 is released on August 7th with an RRP of