Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and
Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, with Arthur Darvill as Rory. Guest stars Alex
Kingston as River Song.
6 Discs. Available either on standard-definition DVDs or high-definition (1080i)
Included in each set:
A lenticular outer cover, containing a “booklet” style box within with each
disc on its own “page” of the booklet. Also inside are 3 artwork cards depicting
characters or objects from the series.
On every disc:
- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for
the hearing impaired.
- 16:9 aspect ratio. 480i on the DVDs, 1080i on the Blu-Rays.
- DTS HD 5.1 sound
- There is at least one commentary on each disc. These are all “in-vision”
commentaries, where a subwindow pops up and you watch the
participants doing the commentary as the episode plays.
On Disc 1:
- Episode 1, The Eleventh Hour
The newly regenerated Doctor crash-lands in the garden of 7-year-old Amelia Pond,
who has a hell of a scary crack in her bedroom wall.
- Episode 2, The Beast Below.
The Doctor takes Amy to see “Starship UK,” where most of the
are emigrating across the stars and living in fear of an unknown beast.
- Optional In-Vision Commentary by Writer and Executive Producer (showrunner)
Steven Moffat, and Executive Producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis on
The Eleventh Hour.
- “Meanwhile in the TARDIS” Additional Scene. An all-new scene in the TARDIS
showing a conversation between Amy and the Doctor that takes place between
the two episodes on this disc. 3 minutes in length.
- Video Diary. 10 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage shot by the stars of the
show between takes.
On Disc 2:
- Episode 3, Victory of the Daleks
Winston Churchill calls his old friend the Doctor to see his latest weapon in the war
gainst the Nazis: the Daleks!
- Episode 4, The Time of Angels.
Part 1 of a 2-part story. Part 2 is on the next disc. River Song returns to the Doctor’s
life for his help with the capture of a Weeping Angel.
- Optional In-Vision Commentary on Victory of the Daleks by writer Mark Gatiss,
Dalek voice actor Nicholas Briggs, and Dalek Operator Barnaby Edwards.
- Optional In-Vision Commentary on The Time of Angels by Steven Moffat and
- “Monster File – The Daleks” A 10-minute featurette about the redesign of the
- Video Diary. 9 more minutes of behind-the-scenes footage shot by Karen Gillan.
On Disc 3:
- Episode 5, Flesh and Stone Part 2 of the story begun with The Time of Angels.
- Episode 6, The Vampires of
The Doctor picks up Rory and takes he and Amy to a romantic spot, 16th-century
- Episode 7, Amy’s Choice
The Doctor visits Amy and Rory after they’ve left him, back in Leadworth, or does he?
They then wake up, and they’re back in the TARDIS. But then they fall asleep again,
and they’re back in Leadworth… which is real, and which is dream?.
- Optional In-Vision Commentary by writer Toby Whithouse, actor Alex Price
(Francesco), and Director Johnny Campbell on The Vampires of
- “Monster File – Weeping Angels” A 10-minute featurette about the Weeping Angels.
- “Meanwhile in the TARDIS” Additional Scene. Another all-new scene in the TARDIS
that takes place between Flesh and Stone and The Vampires of Venice. 4 minutes.
On Disc 4:
- Episodes 8 and 9, The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood, a 2-part story.
A deep drilling project unwittingly penetrates a lost city of a lost civilization, the Silurians,
The reptile people who ruled the Earth long before humans. And now they want it back.
- Episode 10, Vincent and the Doctor.
The Doctor and Amy spot an alien creature in a portrait by Vincent van Gogh, and
seek him out in his own time to help fight it, as well as Vincent’s own personal demons.
- Optional In-Vision Commentary on Cold Blood by
Raglan (Mo), and 2nd Assistant Director James DeHavalind.
- “Monster File – Silurians” A 10-minute featurette about the Silurians.
- Video Diary. 10 more minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the cast.
On Disc 5:
- Episode 11, The Lodger.
The TARDIS malfunctions and leaves the Doctor on present-day Earth, where he’s
forced to move in with a flatmate to find the source of the trouble.
- Episodes 12 and 13, The Pandorica Opens, and The Big Bang. A 2-part story.
River returns with warnings from the Doctor’s friends about the imminent destruction
of the TARDIS, which has something to do with the Pandorica, a legendary box
imprisoning the most feared being in all creation.
- Optional In-Vision Commentary on The Big Bang by Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill,
and Director Toby Haynes.
- “Monster File – The
in The Pandorica Opens.
- Outtakes. 7 minutes of bloopers from throughout the series.
On Disc 6:
- All 13 episodes of Doctor Who Confidential: Cut-Down. Abbreviated versions of the
behind-the-scenes documentary series that
follows each episode’s broadcast in the
- Trailers. A 12-minute package of the trailers that previewed the series as a whole as
well as each individual episode. Also includes the main BBC America and Space
** The episodes all originally aired with a “Next Time” trailer for the next episode that ran
just before the closing credits. These have all been removed from the episodes on this set. ****
If one counts this series as a continuation of the original series, then these are ten stories,
numbers 207-216, and episode numbers 768 through 780.
Originally transmitted from April to June 2010 on BBC1 and BBCHD.