These disks shipped in the wrong order. "The Unearthly Child" should be first, but was sent third. Was a little confusing to watch to see how it all started and be presented with the disk containing the Daleks story arc, which appeared to be missing some introductions.
We have been watching the "new" Dr. Who series, and remember the Dr. Who from the 1980's. In order to catch up on the Doctor Who lore we rented the beginning collection. This collection answers such questions as why the TARDIS is a police box. And what the first Doctor was like, and who his companions were.
Originally slated as a children's educational show, we decided to let our kids (7,5,2) watch these episodes with us. The first episodes of the series takes the viewer back millions of years into some planet's (presumably Earth's) past. The Doctor and his companions and grandaughter encounter cave-men who have not yet discovered fire.
Each episode is a little longer than 30 minutes, and the first four episodes continue one into another, with the fourth episode being the finale. If you are expecting the Doctor from the recent series, then forget about it.
This set features the first three "serials" of Doctor Who (A total of about 15 episodes, I think). The first episode is a great introduction to the series, although the following adventure where the Doctor and co. go to the stone age is a bit dull. Things pick up with the "Daleks", which while an episode or two too long provides an interesting introduction to the Doctor's arch enemies. The third story is a short but compelling 'bottle episode' where the TARDIS malfunctions and nearly drives everybody insane. Episodes are black and white and the stuff is very dated but overall very entertaining.