By Russell T. Davies
Rose is wandering in the cellar of the shop she works at to give Wilson the lottery money. She is having a hard time finding him and she seems to be seeing movement in the corner of her eye. It appears that the shop dummies have come to life and have proceeded to chase her. Rose thinking it is a college prank yells at them to stop it. It appears that the shop dummies are Autons and have every intention of killing her. When out of nowhere a stranger grabs her hand and tells her to run.
There was a lot of excitement when Rose first aired as lots of people had high expectations and the fans of the classic series were anxious to see the new Doctor and see what the new series would be like. I know I was pretty excited and could not wait to have brand new Doctor Who on television again. I’m pretty sure most of us liked the new show as we are now going on to series 9 and the 10th anniversary of NuWho .
Rose was a pretty good story to restart the series of Doctor Who as it wasn’t a complicated story and it did a good job of reintroducing everyone to Doctor Who. By not having a complex story Rose was able to ease the new fans into the show and with the Autons included it satisfied the old guard also. The story also helped established the Doctor and companion relationship and why it was important for him to have someone traveling with him which will be explored more in depth later on in the series.
Grade C +