It begins with a trip to Nixon’s White House, a scared little girl (Sydney Wade) with the power to regenerate, the death of The Doctor (Matt Smith) and the first appearance of the Silence. And it ends with true identity of River Song (Alex Kingston) revealed.
The two-disc Blu-ray includes all seven of the first half of Doctor Who Series Six including pirates, Flesh created doppelgängers with minds of their own, the TARDIS in human form, and The Doctor and Rory (Arthur Darvill) mobilizing an army to save Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and her young daughter from those who would use her as a weapon against The Doctor.
Although I think the Flesh two-parter could have been satisfied in a single episode, and I’m not as high on “The Doctor’s Wife” as some, the first-half of Series Six begins and ends with strong episodes, the fallout of which is still yet to come.
Sadly, but not surprisingly, the two-disc set is totally bereft of extras except for the short Monster Profiles featurettes showcasing the new creatures used in the first half of Series Six. Even without a cherry on top, these episodes are worth picking up unless you’re holding out for possible commentary on the full series box set.