DOCTOR WHO DVD REVIEWS


1ST & 2ND/ 3RD / 4TH / 5TH / 6TH / 7TH / 8TH / 9TH / 10TH


1ST & 2ND DOCTORS

 

DOCTOR WHO-THE AZTECS SE

DR WHO-AZTECSThe Tardis lands in Mexico in the 1400s actually in a tomb of an Aztec Priest and the natives think that Barbara is a resurrection of a former Priestess and she wants to stop the human sacrifices that are going on but at the same time she cannot change the course of history! Great historical story with fine acting throughout. This story has been on DVD before in 2002 but has a load of extras this time! The extras on this 2 disc set are an Audio Commentary with William Russell (Ian), Carole Ann Ford (Susan) and producer Verity Lambert. There are also a making of doc with featurettes such as Designing the Aztecs, restoration of the story, a photo gallery, a short about the Doctor Who Toy line over the years, an early spoof on Doctor Who, and a shortened reconstruction of the Hartnell story "Galaxy 4" with the complete episode 2 and Coming Soon trailer!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 99 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Aztecs"-with William Hartnell, William Russell and Carole Ann Ford (99 mins)
Episode One (23:56)
Episode Two (24:09)
Episode Three (25:25)
Episode Four (25:26)

Disc 2- 1. Special Features

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Carole Ann Ford, William Russell and Verity Lambert
Remembering the Aztecs-Making Of (28:20)
Cortez and Montezuma (05:57)
Restoring the Aztecs (08:06)
Making Cocoa-(02:31)
Tardis Cam # 3-(01:07)
Photo Gallery (03:53)
Intro Sequences
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Production text notes

Disc 2: Galaxy Four-(64 mins)
Chronicle-The Realms of Gold-(49:47)
Doctor Forever-Celestrial Toyroom-(22:34)
It's a Square World- (07:21)
A Whole Scene Going (04:31)
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(00:54)-The Ice Warriors


DOCTOR WHO-THE SENSORITES

Dr Who-SensoritesThe seventh story of William Hartnell's first season as Doctor Who was "The Sensorites". The Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara land on a spaceship in the distant future where they meet "The Sensorites" a race of telepathic beings which a lot of Doctor Who fans compare them to the "Ood" from the new series! Susan also shows here telepathic powers as well! She also explains a little bit about where her and the Doctor come from! It seems that a group of humans are on this spaceship but are presumingly dead! Something is killing the Sensorites and they think the humans are doing it and will not let them leave the orbit of the planet. The story was written by Peter R Newman which one of the extras on this disc alludes to. He was a writer for Hammer films in the late 50's and early 60's, but not much is known about him. This story has been VidFired to give the show its original video look. The Restoration team has done a wonderful job as usual restoring the Video and Audio of this story. The disc also includes an Audio Commentary with William Russell and Carole Ann Ford, a short documentary called Looking For Peter about the writer and Vision On-about the video mixer from the classic series and a photo gallery with production notes on the story and a coming soon trailer.


VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 149 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Sensorites" with William Hartnell and William Russell

Part 1- (24:46)
Part 2- (24:42)
Part 3- (24:55)
Part 4- (24:49)
Part 5-(25:49)
Part 6-(24:30)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary with William Russell and Carole Ann Ford
Looking For Peter-Short about the elusive writer (21:17)
Vision On-About Video Mixer (07:02)
Secret Voices of the Sense-Sphere (02:03)
Photo Gallery (04:36)
Production Notes
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Coming Soon-(01:48)-Revisitations 3-Robots Of Death, Tomb of the Cybermen and The Three Doctors


DOCTOR WHO-THE REIGN OF TERROR

DR WHO-REIGNOne of the last remaining Hartnell stories to be put to DVD is "The Reign of Terror" brought to you by BBC Warner Home Video. The story is about the French Revolution where the Doctor and Company are trying not to lose their heads! Episodes 4 and 5 no longer exist in video form. The two episodes are now animated with original soundtrack. Personally I prefer the animation done on the "Invasion" episodes a few years ago from Cosgrove-Hall makers of "Dangermouse" instead it's done as a "Flash" version. This story has been VidFired to give the show its original video look. The disc also includes an Audio Commentary for all episodes with Carole Ann Ford and actor Ronald Pickup, a making of documentary called "Don't Lose Your Head", a photo gallery with production notes on the story as well as a Coming Soon preview.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 148 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Reign of Terror"-with William Hartnell, William Russell and Carole Ann Ford (148 mins)
Episode One (24:00)
Episode Two (24:00)
Episode Three (25:22)
Episode Four (25:08)
Episode Five (24:46)
Episode Six (25:04)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Carole Ann Ford for Episodes 1, 2, 3 & 6
Audio Commentary by Ronald Pickup for Episode 4
Audio Commentary by Paul Vanezis for Episode 5
Don't Lose Your Head-Making Of (25:02)
Animated Set tour for Animated Episodes (02:43)
Animation Design Gallery (03:39)
Photo Gallery (04:10)
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:01)-The Ark In Space-Special Edition


DOCTOR WHO-PLANET OF GIANTS

DR WHO-PLANET OF GIANTSDoctor Who-Planet of Giants is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. This story was the first story of the second season. Starring William Hartnell as the good Doctor, with his companions, Ian Chesterton played by William Russell, Barbara Wright played by Jacqueline Hill and Carole Ann Ford as the Doctor's Grand Daughter Susan have a bit of trouble when the TARDIS doors open accidently while still in flight which when they finally land, it has shrunk the crew to almost microscopic size! They have to find a way of getting back to normal size! This story was done 5 years before Irwin Allen's Land of the Giants! Guest stars in the cast were Alan Tilvern (Who Framed Roger Rabbit). This story was originally going to be four parts, but due to the slowness of the pace the third and fourth episodes were spliced together to make it faster paced. On this disc is a reconstruction of the fourth episode that can be viewed either way! This story also marks the first time a story has taken place on Earth since the first story, "An Unearthly Child". The extras on this disc are an audio commentary with Clive Doig and Brian Hodgson, the Lambert Tapes, an interview with the first producer of the series, Verity Lambert, a Photo Gallery and a Coming Soon Trailer.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 73 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Planet of Giants"-with William Hartnell, William Russell and Carol Anne Ford (73 mins)
Part One (23:11)
Part Two (23:46)
Part Three (26:37)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Clive Doig, Brian Hodgson and David Tilley
Episode 3 & 4 Reconstruction (52:34)
Rediscovering The Urge To Live (08:27)
Suddenly Susan (08:27)
The Lambert Tapes-The Doctor (14:00)
Photo Gallery (03:21)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:08)-Vengeance of Varos-Special Edition


 

DOCTOR WHO-THE SPACE MUSEUM AND THE CHASE

Dr Who-Space MuseumDOCTOR WHO-THE SPACE MUSEUM AND THE CHASE
This month BBC Warner has come out with a 3-disc box set of The Space Museum and The Chase.

THE SPACE MUSEUM
The Tardis lands on the planet of Xeros, a small planet in the vast Morok Empire of the future where there is a huge museum of ship and artifacts from different planets they have conquered! Apparently, the four time travelers have jumped a time-track that has caused them to see their future selves on display in the museum! There is a revolt against the Moroks and the Xerons who have been enslaved by the Moroks and while that is going on the Tardis crew slips away with a time/space visualizer as a gift from the Xerons. Good but somewhat pedestrian story. The beginning of the story, there is a reprise of The Crusades Episode 4 which is the only surviving footage from that episode!
The Chase
This story is a continuation of the previous story and is one of the only times that the Doctor is being chased through time by the Daleks! This story also shows the Daleks in somewhat a humorous light! The Daleks are hell bent to destroy the Doctor and his companions! In this story, the companion Steven Taylor played by Peter Purves joins the Tradis crew and two companions depart. This marks the last time that Ian & Barbara travel with the Doctor! There is a neat way that they travel back to Earth to continue there lives there. This next story after The Chase is "The Time Meddler"

The Extras
This set is chalk full of extras spread over the three discs. There are audio commentaries for each story with William Russell (Ian) on all three as well as Maureen O'Brien (Vicki) and Peter Purves (Steven) and some of the writers and directors of the stories too. There are also the usual yet entertaining making of documentaries and photo galleries. And what I found very nice and a nice addition is an interview by William Hartnell's granddaughter giving insight on the First Doctor and the man! A wonderful set to add to your doctor who collection!

The Space Museum
VIDEO
The video quality is great! This story was given the Vidfire treatment to give the story the original video look! The total story is approx. 91 minutes long.
Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.
Disc 1- 1. "The Space Museum"-with William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Maureen O'Brien (91 mins)
Part One- (23:43)
Part Two- (22:00)
Part Three- (23:31)
Part Four- (22:16)

Extras
Disc 1: Audio Commentary by William Russell, Maureen O'Brien, Writer Glyn Jones and Peter Purves
Defending The Museum (09:29)
My Grandfather, The Doctor (10:05)
A Holiday For The Doctor (14:02)
Photo Gallery (04:25)
PDF Materials
Production text notes
Coming Soon- (01:34)-Myths & Legends Set

The Chase


VIDEO


The video quality is great! Vidfire process was used to give the original video look! The total story is approx. 146 minutes long.


Audio


Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.
Disc 1- 1. "The Chase"-with William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Maureen O'Brien (146 mins)


Part One- (23:25) Part Five- (23:27)
Part Two- (23:34) Part Six- (26:25)
Part Three- (25:18)
Part Four- (23:50)


Extras


Disc 1: Audio Commentary by William Russell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves and Director Richard Martin
Cusick In Cardiff (12:44)
PDF Materials
Coming Soon- (01:34)-Myths & Legends Set

 

Extras


Disc 2:
The Thrill of the Chase (10:25)
Last Stop, White City (12:53)
Daleks Conquer And Destroy (22:37)
Daleks Beyond The Screen (21:55)
Shawcraft-The Original Model Makers (16:59)
Follow That Dalek (12:00)
Give-A-Show Slides (12:15)
Photo Gallery (05:08)


DOCTOR WHO-THE WAR MACHINES

Dr Who War

The third to the last story of William Hartnell's era was "The War Machines". Scientists have built a prototype that will have many built and take over the world with these War Machines. This is also the only time in the history of the series that the Doctor was called "Doctor Who" as his full name. This was also the first story for Ben & Polly played by Michael Craze and Anneke Wills whose husband for a while was the actor Michael Gough! The new GPO Post Office Tower was new and prominent in the story. William Hartnell played the Doctor from 1963 to 1966. This story has been VidFired to give the show its original video look. The Restoration team has done a wonderful job restoring the Video and Audio of this story. The disc also includes an Audio Commentary with Anneke Wills and Director Michael Ferguson, a documentary called Now and Then and One Foot In The Past about the GPO Tower and WOTON Assembly about how the story was found and pieced together from different prints and a photo gallery with production notes on the story.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 96 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The War Machines"-with William Hartnell, Jackie Lane, Anneke Wills and Michael Craze (96 mins)
Part One (24:01)
Part Two (24:04)
Part Three (24:01)
Part Four (23:13)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Anneke Wills and Director Michael Ferguson
Now and Then (06:40)
One Foot In The Past (07:35)
Blue Peter (16:14)
Woton Assembly (09:15)
Photo Gallery (04:12)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes

 

Verdict

A really good story for William Hartnell! Considering his declining health, Hartnell preformed well in this story. I would recommend it!


DOCTOR WHO-THE ARK

dr who-the arkOne of the few remaining full Hartnell stories left towards the end of his run is "The Ark". The story is about the last days of planet Earth, the Tardis lands inside a Hugh spaceship carrying the remaining population of Earth to a new planet beyond the Solar System. One of the Tardis crew has the common cold which could cause the end of the human race if the Doctor cannot fix what has happened in time! Michael Sheard's first acting role on Doctor Who was with this story. This story has been VidFired to give the show its original video look. The disc also includes an Audio Commentary with Purves and Director Michael Imison, a short documentary called All Wells that Ends Wells about H. G. Wells and Riverside Story about how the Monooids the "Monster" of the story and a photo gallery with production notes on the story as well as a Coming Soon preview.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 100 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Ark"-with William Hartnell, Jackie Lane and Peter Purves (100 mins)
Part One (24:01)
Part Two (25:02)
Part Three (24:18)
Part Four (24:44)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Purves and Director Michael Imison
All's Wells That Ends Wells (13:14)-featurette about H.G. Wells
One Hit Wonder (04:34)-about the Monoids
Riverside Story (20:17)
Photo Gallery (03:27)
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:14)-Mara Tales (Kinda & Snakedance)


DOCTOR WHO-THE GUNFIGHTERS

DR WHO-GUNFIGHTERSThe Doctor at the O.K. Corral? Will he and his companions get in the middle of all the violence? Doctor Who-The Gunfighters is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. Starring William Hartnell as the good Doctor, with his companions, Steven played by Peter Purves and Jackie Lane as Dodo land in Arizona in 1881 where the Doctor is looking for a Dentist to pull a tooth that he has broke on some candy from the previous story and the group meet up with the Earps and the Clantons. Guest stars in the cast were Shane Rimmer and Lynda Baron. This story was regarded as the worst story in the run of the series! To me this story was not the worst, the worst was yet to come much later in the run. This story also marks the last time individual titles were used in each episode. The extras on this disc are an audio commentary with Peter Purves, Shane Rimmer and David Graham, a making of
Documentary, Tomorrow's Times, a comic book look back at Hartnell, a Photo Gallery and a Coming Soon trailer.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 95 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Gunfighters"-with William Hartnell, Peter Purves and Jackie Lane (95 mins)
Part One (23:48)
Part Two (23:45)
Part Three (24:40)
Part Four (23:53)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Purves, Shane Rimmer and David Graham
End of the Line-Making of Gunfighters (43:24)
Tomorrow's Times-First Doctor (14:14)
Photo Gallery (04:19)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:19)-Paradise Towers


DOCTOR WHO-THE TENTH PLANET

DR WHO-THE TENTH PLANETThe Tenth Planet, the second story of the fourth season of William Hartnell and his last story before the first ever regeneration as the Doctor is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The story starts in 1986 when the Doctor, Polly and Ben land on Earth at the South Pole near the Snow Cap base where the base is monitoring the Zeus IV spacecraft where tall figures come across the snowy tundra and break into the base and we find out that the figures are the Cybermen, seen for the first time in this story. Their planet Mondas is a sister planet to the Earth and is dying, so they are determined to take over the Earth. The Doctor is getting weaker and weaker and finally for the very first time for us "regenerates" into the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton. For some time before this story, Hartnell had been suffering with an increased infliction of arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries) that made it almost impossible to remember his lines and he was simply wore out. This 2-disc set has as usual, a plethora of extras! There is a audio commentary with Anneke Wills (Polly) and Earl Cameron (Williams), a making of documentary , an animated Episode 4, the original Episode 4 VHS version, a photo gallery and a coming soon trailer. One of the most iconic Doctor Who stories ever.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 93 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Tenth Planet"-with William Hartnell, Anneke Wills and Michael Craze (93 mins)

Episode One (23:09)
Episode Two (23:12)
Episode Three (23:33)
Episode Four (24:35)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Anneke Wills (Polly) and Earl Cameron (Williams)
Frozen Out-Making Of (29:08)
Episode 4 VHS Reconstruction (24:20)
Photo Gallery (03:38)
PDF Materials
Subtitles
Coming Soon-(01:01)-The Moonbase

Disc 2: William Hartnell Interview (03:18)
Doctor Who Stories-Anneke Wills (13:37)
The Golden Age (15:49)
Boys! Boys! Boys! (19:32)
Companion Piece (22:22)
Blue Peter (09:04)


DOCTOR WHO-THE MOONBASE

DR WHO-THE MOONBASEDoctor Who-The Moonbase, the fourth story of the first season of the Patrick Troughton era is now on DVD and is available through BBC Warner Home Video. The story is set in the future when the world's climate is controlled by a gigantic machine on the International Moonbase in the year 2070. The Doctor, Jamie, Polly and Ben arrive on the moon after dealing with the Underwater Menace from the previous story and are finding out that someone or thing is sabotaging the weather machine which happens to be a enemy of the Doctor's that he just recently thought he took care of! This particular story has 2 episodes missing due to the unthinkable purging in the 1960s and 70s from the BBC. However, these two episodes Episodes 1 and 3 have been animated and original audio has been synched up to give us a full story. This disc has the usual extras, which the Who extras are the best! There is an audio commentary for episodes 2 and 4 with Anneke Wills (Polly), Frazer Hines (Jamie), and Reg Whitehead (Cyberman), an audio commentary for Episodes 1 & 3 with Daughter of Kit Pedler Lucy, a making of documentary, a photo gallery and a Coming Soon trailer. Recommended!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 98 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Moonbase"-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Anneke Wills (98 mins)
Episode One (25:43)
Episode Two (25:45)
Episode Three (27:46)
Episode Four (24:29)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Anneke Wills (Polly), Fraser Hines (Jamie) and Reg Whitehead (Cyberman)
Lunar Landing-Making Of (22:22)
Photo Gallery (04:39)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:02)-The Underwater Menace


DOCTOR WHO-TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN SPECIAL EDITION

DR WHO-TOMBThe Tomb of the Cybermen, the first story of the fifth season of Patrick Troughton as the Doctor is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The story starts when the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria land on the planet of Telos where an expedition has found a Tomb where the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria investigate with a group of people hell bent to revive the dreaded enemy of the Doctor, The Cybermen! A rather classic story with the Doctor fighting to keep the Cybermen buried for eternity but not before the Cyberman are revived and wanting to take over the Universe again! This story is also the earliest complete story of the Patrick Troughton Doctor to survive the purging from the BBC in the 1970's. This disc has as usual, a plethora of extras! There are two audio commentaries with Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Bernard Holley and Shirley Cooklin, a making of documentary and a few featurettes, a photo gallery and a coming soon trailer. Only extra that is not on this special edition is the Tombwatch footage from the convention back in 1992 with cast & crew from the story which is available on the original Tomb disc back from 2002. One of the better iconic Doctor Who stories.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 96 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Tomb of the Cybermen"-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling (96 mins)

Episode One (24:01)
Episode Two (24:43)
Episode Three (24:14)
Episode Four (23:36)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Deborah Watling (Victoria), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Bernard Holley (Peter Hayden), Shirley Cooklin (Kaftan), and Script Editor Victor Pemberton
Morris Barry Interview (03:07)
Title Sequences Tests (03:26)
Late Night Line Up (02:49)
The Final End (01:21)
Coming Soon-(01:25)-The Face of Evil

Disc 2: The Lost Giants (26:50)
Curse of the Cybermen's Tomb (14:25)
Cybermen Extended Edition (32:25)
Magic of Vidfire (05:56)
Sky Ray Advert (00:30)
Photo Gallery (03:24)


DOCTOR WHO-THE ICE WARRIORS


The Ice Warriors, the third story of the fifth season of Patrick Troughton as the Doctor is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The story starts when the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria land back on Earth in the future where England is covered in ice and snow and glaciers are about to take over the country. The Ice Warriors have been stuck there for a while and awake to leave and destroy the Earth at the same time! Great guys! The memory cheats! When I first watched the VHS version back in 1998, the story was ok but not great. In 2013, I watched it again and it was like watching paint dry! I've seen worse but the story could have been easily a 4 parter. Episodes 2 and 3 are animated and are far better than the disastrous Reign of Terror and Tenth Planet animation! This disc has as usual, a cornucopia of extras! There are two audio commentaries with Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Bernard Holley, Shirley Cooklin and Troughton's son Michael, a making of documentary and a few featurettes including the VHS links to the 1998 release, a photo gallery and a coming soon trailer.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 146 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Ice Warriors"-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling (146 mins)

Episode One (24:26)
Episode Two (24:44)
Episode Three (24:42)
Episode Four (24:26)
Episode Five (24:26)
Episode Six (24:04)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Fraser Hines (Jamie), Deborah Watling (Victoria) and Sonny Caldinez (Ice Warrior) (Eps 1,4,5 & 6)
Audio Commentary by Bernard Bresslaw (Ice Warrior), and Peter Barksworth () (Ep 2)
Audio Commentary by Michael Troughton (Patrick's Son) (Ep 3)

 

Disc 2: Cold Fusion-Making of (24:31)
Beneath the Ice-Animating the Ice Warriors (10:35)
VHS Links (19:21)
Blue Peter-Design a Monster (10:07)
Original Trailer (01:24)
Doctor Who Stories-Fraser Hines (13:50)
Photo Gallery (03:55)
PDF Materials
Subtitles
Coming Soon-Scream of the Shalka (01:20)


DOCTOR WHO-THE ENEMY OF THE WORLD

Dr Who-Enemy of the WorldThe Enemy of the World, the fourth story of the fifth season of Patrick Troughton as the Doctor is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are relaxing on the beaches of Australia in the near future of 2018 when the Doctor is fired upon by an unknown assailant! The Doctor is mistaken for a dictator by a group of an anti "Salamander" (the dictator's name) alliance and is persuaded to impersonate him to find out what his real plans are! This story was the last to be produced by the original creator of the series, Sydney Newman! This story was thought totally lost except for Episode 3 for the past 45 years! This story and "The Web of Fear" were found in a Nigerian TV relay station! For decades the only episode that was available was episode 3 and now the whole story is available for the first time in over four decades! This release is a bare bones version with no extras other than a trailer for the other found story, "The Web of Fear". As in "The Web of Fear", I personally hope that they will put out a "Special Edition" version with an audio commentary and making of feature like the other stories. Time will tell. Recommended!

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 140 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Enemy of the World"-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling (140 mins)

Episode One (23:45)
Episode Two (23:52)
Episode Three (23:07)
Episode Four (23:46)
Episode Five (24:22)
Episode Six (21:40)

Extras

Disc 1: Coming Soon-(0:49)-The Web of Fear


DOCTOR WHO-THE WEB OF FEAR

DR WHO-THE WEB OF FEARThe Web of Fear, the fifth story of the fifth season of Patrick Troughton as the Doctor is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The Doctor and crew are back on Earth years after they had a run in with the Abominable Snowmen and they met up with them again in the London Underground and we meet for the first time, U.N.I.T. And Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart! This story was thought totally lost for the past 45 years! This story and "Enemy of the World" were found in a Nigerian TV relay station! For decades the only episode that was available was episode 1 and with this find now only episode 3 is the only one missing which on this disc is shown with stills and clips. This release is a bare bones version with no extras other than a trailer for the other found story, "Enemy of the World". I personally am hoping that they will put out a "Special Edition" version with an audio commentary and making of feature like the other stories. Time will tell. Recommended!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 147 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Web of Fear"-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling (147 mins)

Episode One (24:55)
Episode Two (24:36)
Episode Three (24:12)
Episode Four (24:53)
Episode Five (24:21)
Episode Six (24:42)

Extras

Disc 1: Coming Soon-(0:55)-Enemy of the World


DOCTOR WHO-THE DOMINATORS

Dr Who-DominatorsThe Dominators, the first story of the final season of Patrick Troughton as the Doctor is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The story starts when the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe land on the planet of Dulkis where a society of pacifists live and an alien race known as the Dominators and their robot servants, The Quarks, which want their planet as a fueling station point for their galactic empire! The Doctor & team help the Dulkins to rid the planet of the Dominators. A rather weak story to start the last Troughton season with but not a totally terrible story. The Dominators themselves were the most amusing, but the Quarks, although somewhat cute where to me ineffective as monsters in the likes of The Daleks, The Cybermen and so on. It has been said that Troughton enjoyed filming this story since the previous season had them going around with the same kind of plot which this story was void of. This disc has as usual a plethora of extras, which I love extras on any DVD! There is an audio commentary with Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Giles Block and Arthur Cox, a making of documentary and a photo gallery. All & all, a fair story. The only available full story left from Troughton would be The Krotons.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 121 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Dominators"-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury (121 mins)
Episode One (24:27)
Episode Two (24:08)
Episode Three (24:13)
Episode Four (24:00)
Episode Five (24:23)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Frazer Hines (Jamie), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Giles Block (Teel), Arthur Cox (Cully) and Make Up Designer Sylvia James
Recharge and Equalize-Making of the Dominators (22:56)
Tomorrow's Times-The Second Doctor (13:13)
Photo Gallery (05:46)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:22)-Revenge of the Cybermen & Silver Nemesis


DOCTOR WHO-THE KROTONS

DR WHO-KROTONSThe Krotons, the final full story of the Patrick Troughton era to be put to DVD is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The story starts when the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe land on a unnamed planet of a society that are called the Gonds which ever so often are given the chance to be a "companion" of the Krotons, a robotic society that were in essence, pulling out all the smart Gonds and leaving the rest to become slaves of the Krotons! A weak story to start the writing career of the Great Who writer, Robert Holmes but is far better than the previous story from the beginning of the season "The Dominators". This disc has the usual extras, which the Who extras are the best! There is an audio commentary with the late Phillip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus), and Gilbert Wynne (Thara), a making of documentary, a doc on Patrick Troughton and a photo gallery and a Coming Soon trailer. All & all, a fair story.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 88 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Krotons"-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury (121 mins)
Episode One (23:00)
Episode Two (23:06)
Episode Three (24:13)
Episode Four (24:00)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Phillip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus) and Gilbert Wynne (Thara)
Second Time Around-Documentary about Patrick Troughton (52:21)
Doctor Who Stories-Frazer Hines Pt 1 (17:27)
The Doctor's Strange Love (07:17)
Photo Gallery (05:26)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:03)-The Greatest Show In The Galaxy


DOCTOR WHO-THE SEEDS OF DEATH SPECIAL EDITION

dr who-seeds of death seThe Seeds of Death-Special Edition, the fifth story of the sixth season of Patrick Troughton as the Doctor is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The story starts in the future where everything, food, people and supplies are transported by T-Mat, a Star Trek-type transporter device, but it breaks down and the Earth is crippled by shortages as the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe land on a relay station on the Earth's Moon where they soon find out the in their second appearance, The Ice Warriors take over the T-Mat and plans to use it to invade the Earth! This story is also the fourth complete story of the Patrick Troughton Doctor to survive the purging from the BBC in the 1970's. This 2-disc set has as usual, a plethora of extras! There is a audio commentary with Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury and Director Michael Ferguson, a making of documentary and a few featurettes, a photo gallery and a coming soon trailer. Only extra that is not on this special edition is the New Zealand Censored Clips. One of the better iconic Doctor Who stories.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 146 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Seeds of Death"-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury (146 mins)

Episode One (23:12)
Episode Two (24:22)
Episode Three (24:48)
Episode Four (24:56)
Episode Five (24:51)
Episode Six (24:32)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Frazer Hines (Jamie) and Director Michael Ferguson
Coming Soon-(01:36)-Death to the Daleks

Disc 2: Lords of the Red Planet-Making of (28:30)
Sssowing the Ssseedsss (24:04)
Monster Masterclass (03:44)
Monsters Who Came Back For More! (16:26)
Photo Gallery (04:29)
Tardis Cam # 6 (00:58)
PDF Materials
Subtitles


3RD DOCTOR

 

DOCTOR WHO-SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE SPECIAL EDITION

Dr Who-Spearhead SEDoctor Who-Spearhead From Space Special Edition is now available on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. The first time this story was on DVD was back in 2001. This story marks the first appearance of the new Doctor to the series, Jon Pertwee! This is also the only time on the series that the story was entirely done on film! There was a technicians strike and no videotape operators were available. The story is an invasion of aliens that can manipulate plastic into killing machines. They easily invade by coming down in meteorite storms. A regeneration story that was a lot easier on the Doctor than future stories. The aliens that are the Nestenes show up again in the "Terror of the Autons" and in the new series episode "Rose". The extras on this disc are two audio commentaries with Nicholas Courtney, Caroline John, producers Derrick Shewwin and Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks and Robin Squire, a making of documentary and a short documentary on the challenges of Doctor Who on Television in 1970, a spoof on the UNIT group, a photo gallery with production notes on the story and a coming soon trailer.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 96 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Spearhead From Space-Special Edition"-with Jon Pertwee and Caroline John (96 mins)
Part One (23:40)
Part Two (24:23)
Part Three (24:17)
Part Four (24:18)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Nicolas Courtney and Caroline John
Audio Commentary by Producer Derrick Sherwin and Terrance Dicks
Down To Earth-Filming Spearhead From Space (22:38)
Regenerations From Black & White to Colour (18:39)
Unit Recruitment Film (04:49)
Trailers (01:45)
Photo Gallery (3:50)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-Greatest Show In The Galaxy (01:04)


DOCTOR WHO-THE AMASSADORS OF DEATH

Dr Who-AmbassadorsThe third story of the first season of Jon Pertwee's reign as Doctor Who is the story "The Ambassadors of Death". Mars Probe 7 has been launched by England and has had trouble communicating with the crew coming back from a mission to Mars. A rescue rocket goes up and finds something that is not quite human and the Doctor finds something almost out of his control! The story plays out like "The Quatermass Experiment" from many years previous. This story also has been most elusive for quite a while due to the condition of the original source material. I have said this plenty of times before and it is not just Britain but America as well. In the early days of television and on both sides of the pond, TV companies purged literally tons of tapes and films from their vast libraries due to either space limitations of need to reuse the very tapes that other programs were taped on. Britain and America have forever lost either whole series in entirety or huge chunks of those particular series! In this case, the Ambassadors of Death was purged in the mid 1970s and all that were left were black and white grainy 16mm film prints that the BBC sold to other countries that did not use videotape. The only color footage was from a Betamax tape that was taped in Canada in color. There also is a problem with conversion standards of the two countries, our use of 525 lines per screen to Britain's 625 lines. Steve Roberts and the Restoration Team have as usual done a fantastic job of cleaning up the picture and sound and putting the color back into the picture. The extras for this 2-disc set are on the first disc, an audio commentary with some of the original cast & crew from the story. On the second disc is the making of documentary, a Tomorrow's Times about Jon Pertwee, Photo Gallery and the original trailer from the story and a Coming Soon trailer.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 171 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Ambassadors of Death"-with Jon Pertwee, Caroline John and Nicholas Courtney (171 mins)
Part One (24:34)
Part Two (24:37)
Part Three (24:38)
Part Four (24:39)
Part Five (24:18)
Part Six (24:31)
Part Seven (24:33)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Caroline John, Nicolas Courtney and Michael Ferguson

Disc 2: Mars Probe 7: Making the Ambassadors of Death (25:49)
Trailer (01:27)
Tomorrow's Times-The Third Doctor (13:05)
Photo Gallery (04:25)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:05)-Claws of Axos: Special Edition


DOCTOR WHO-INFERNO SPECIAL EDITION

DR WHO-INFERNO SEThe fourth and final story of the first season of Jon Pertwee's reign as Doctor Who is the story "Inferno". Earth is looking for a new energy source and they think they may have found it what is to be "Stahlman's Gas", another word for cosmic flatulence? Just kidding! They are drilling very close to the core of the Earth which could cause deadly results. The Doctor's Tardis is broken and while the Doctor is repairing it throws him into a parallel universe where the world is under military control along with the Brigadier and Miss Shaw! The Doctor has to stop them before it is too late! The extras for this 2-disc set are on the first disc, an audio commentary with some of the original cast & crew from the story. On the second disc is the making of documentary, a short featurette on the stunt team that was prevalent in this story, a short feature on part one of the Unit Family, a deleted scene, Photo Gallery and a Coming Soon trailer.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 142 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Inferno"-with Jon Pertwee, Caroline John and Nicholas Courtney (142 mins)
Part One (23:25)
Part Two (22:07)
Part Three (24:37)
Part Four (24:35)
Part Five (23:44)
Part Six (23:35)
Part Seven (25:02)

Disc 2- 1. Special Features

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Nicholas Courtney, John Levene and Barry Letts

Disc 2: Can You Hear The Earth Scream (34:43)
Hadoke vs Havoc (27:33)
Doctor Forever-Lost in the Dark Dimension (27:26)
The Unit Family Pt 1 (35:34)
Visual Effects Promo (06:02)
Deleted Scene (01:58)
Pertwee Years Intro (02:45)
Photo Gallery (06:11)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:14)-The Mind of Evil


 

DOCTOR WHO-TERROR OF THE AUTONS

Dr Who-Terror of the AutonsTerror of the Autons is now available for the first time in Color on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. The first story of the second season with Jon Pertwee as the Doctor also introduces his lifelong adversary, a Moriarity to his Holmes, The Master! Played wonderfully by the late Roger Delgado. It was also the first story for both his companion Jo Grant played by Katy Manning and UNIT officer Mike Yates played by Richard Franklin. The Nestines, first appeared in Pertwee's first story "Spearhead From Space" that is an entity that makes anything plastic come alive! This time around with the Master's help, telephone cords, dolls and the like come to life including a blow up chair to kill people so that the Master can take over the world! My very first Doctor Who ever watched was this story that I viewed at a sci-fi convention in 1980 at the University of South Florida, I was hooked! I loved the James Bond type of adventures they had and grew into liking the other Doctors, but Pertwee will always be my favorite! The extras on this disc are an audio commentary with Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney and Director Barry Letts, a making of documentary and short feautette on the Master. Great first story of the Master!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 95 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Terror of the Autons"-with Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning and Roger Delgado (95 mins)
Episode One (24:42)
Episode Two (24:52)
Episode Three (23:30)
Episode Four (22:11)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Katy Manning (Jo), Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier) and Director Barry Letts
Life On Earth-Making of Terror of the Autons (33:38)
The Doctor's Moriarity (18:52)
Plastic Fantastic (11:03)
Photo Gallery (08:31)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:00)-Frontios


DOCTOR WHO-THE MIND OF EVIL

DR WHO-MIND OF EVILThe second story of the second season of Jon Pertwee's reign as Doctor, "The Mind of Evil" is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. The Doctor and Jo go to a prison that is experimenting with a device called the "Keller" machine that pulls out all evil out of a inmate and rehabilitate him but the machine stores all that evil energy and possesses anyone who gets close to it, even the Doctor! When the machine kills someone, it kills the person what he/she is most frightened of! This story has been one of the most anticipated stories to come out on DVD is because the only way that this story was available was in Black and White off a somewhat grainy 16 mm print but with the advent of new croma dot technology has the color put back in, with amazing results! For many of us, it is the first time to see the story in Color! The story is told on 2 DVDs. On the first disc is the story with an audio commentary with Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Pik Sen Lim (Captain Chin Lee) and Director Timothy Combe. The second disc is devoted to the rest of the extras that include a making of documentary called "The Military Mind", now and then views of locations used for the story and a 1971 look at BBC Television Centre, a photo gallery and a coming soon trailer!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 146 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Mind of Evil"-with Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning and Nicholas Courtney (146 mins)
Part One (24:41)
Part Two (24:33)
Part Three (24:33)
Part Four (24:41)
Part Five (23:35)
Part Six (25:03)

Disc 2- 1. "Bonus Disc"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Katy Manning, Pik-Sen Lim and Timothy Combe
Production text notes

 

Disc 2: The Military Mind (22:44)
Now & Then (07:06)
Behind the Scenes-Television Centre (23:59)
Photo Gallery (04:54)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:14)-Spearhead From Space Blu Ray


DOCTOR WHO-THE CLAWS OF AXOS SPECIAL EDITION

DR WHO-CLAWS SEThe third story of the second season of Jon Pertwee's reign as Doctor Who is the story "The Claws of Axos" this time in a Special edition version. Benevolent peace loving aliens land in a suggestive looking ship and want to become friends, or do they? The original title for this story was "The Vampire From Space" which the race known as the "Axons" wants to suck the life out of everybody on Earth! During the filming of the story, a real freak snowstorm came in and then the next thing you see is no snow but bitterly cold, so cold that the actor playing the Brigadier, Nicolas Courtney's fake mustache kept falling off! The extras on this 2 disc set are great! All of the features that were on the 2006 release of Axos ported over to the set, the only difference being the complete first recording block of the story with all the sound cues, bloopers etc and a nicely done featurette on Sgt Benton himself, John Levene. The extras for this 2-disc set are on the first disc, an audio commentary with some of the original cast & crew from the story. On the second disc is the making of documentary, a Now & Then featurette, Studio Recording, Photo Gallery and a Coming Soon trailer.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Claws of Axos"-with Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning (98 mins)
Episode One (23:54)
Episode Two (24:00)
Episode Three (24:07)
Episode Four (25:18)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Katy Manning, Richard Franklin and Barry Letts
Deleted and Extended Scenes (26:57)
Production text notes

Disc 2: Axon Stations (26:38)-Making of
Now & Then (06:34)
Directing Who (14:43)
Studio Recording (73 mins)
Living with Levene (35:06)
Photo Gallery (10:54)
Coming Soon-(02:13)-Shada/More Than 30 Years in the Tardis


DOCTOR WHO-COLONY IN SPACE

Dr Who-Colony In SpaceDoctor Who-Colony In Space, a six part story is now available for the first time on DVD from BBC Warner Home Video. It was the fourth story of Jon Pertwee's second year as the Doctor. Also starring is Katy Manning as Jo Grant. This story is her first time in the Tardis! Rounding out the cast, my favorite Master, Roger Delgado! The story concerns the time in the future, more precisely 2472, where Earth is over populated and have ventured out in the Cosmos to find other places to live. The planet in question, Uxarieus, a mining colony that settlers colonized a while back are having trouble growing any food and mining has been more difficult with a rash of deaths due to "reptile" attacks. The Doctor and Joe are sent to the planet by the Time Lords to stop the Master from stealing a "Doomsday" weapon that the previous inhabitants had with an advanced society that crumbled many centuries past. The Time Lords let the Doctor finally use the Tardis to go somewhere, first time since "The War Games". The settlers are finding out that the reptile attacks were caused by an excavating machine from the powerful IMC Mining Corporation that wants to get their hands on the minerals of the planet. The guest stars on this story are Bernard Kay (Midsomer Murders), Morris Perry (The Debt) and John Ringham (Doctor Who). The extras on this set are somewhat scant but interesting none the less. There is an Audio Commentary with the cast & crew, a making of documentary, Photo Gallery and Coming soon trailer. The video quality of the episodes are not up to the usual standards, having said that, the episodes were taken from a NTSC to Pal conversion, because the BBC in their infinite wisdom had the original tapes wiped many years ago. A story worth seeing with a good cast and supporting characters.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 146 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Colony In Space" with Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning
Part 1- (24:19)
Part 2- (22:45)
Part 3- (23:46)
Part 4- (24:22)
Part 5-(25:22)
Part 6-(25:23)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary with Kate Manning & Graeme Harper
IMC Needs You!-(24:59)-Making of Doc
From The Cutting Room Floor-(12:51)
Photo Gallery (05:50)
Production Notes
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Coming Soon-(01:26)-The Unit Box-Invasion of the Dinosaurs and The Android Invasion


DOCTOR WHO-THE DAEMONS

dR wHO-tHE dAEMONSOne of my favorite Doctor Who stories ever-The Daemons is finally on DVD for the first time through BBC Video. The story stars Jon Pertwee, which this story also was his favorite, about an alien that crash lands thousands of years ago in England and is awaked by none other than the Master! Through Black Magic, the alien Azal grows to enormous size and will take over the world if the Doctor and Jo don't stop him! The story also stars Katy Manning as Jo Grant with the UNIT crew in it as well. Guest star is Damaris Hayman (Pink Panther Strikes Again) to round out the cast. The story is told
On 2 DVDs. The first being an audio commentary with Katy Manning, Nicholas
Courtney and Barry Letts. On the second disc is the extras disc with making of featurette, colorization test, photo gallery and coming soon trailer.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 122 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "The Three Doctors"-with Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning and Roger Delgado (122 mins)
Part One (25:03)
Part Two (24:22)
Part Three (24:28)
Part Four (24:25)
Part Five (24:04)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney and Barry Letts

Disc 2: The Devil Rides Out-Making Of (28:36)
Remembering Barry Letts (33:33)
Location Film (06:41) Mute
Colorization Test (24:58)
Tomorrow's World (05:11)
Photo Gallery (06:10)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:53)-Nightmare of Eden


DOCTOR WHO-DAY OF THE DALEKS-SPECIAL EDITION

Dr Who=DotDThe first story of the ninth season of Doctor Who is the story "Day of the Daleks" with Jon Pertwee as the good Doctor. "Day of the Daleks" is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video in a special 2-disc set. This story is quite fun really! A group of Rebels from the future (22nd Century) go back to the past in order to not let the peace talks go forward and kill if they have to, to prevent the future from happening where the Daleks are in complete control. If they are not careful, they could unravel the future or not change anything at all! This story also introduces us to the "Ogrons" which are the servants to the Daleks do all their dirty work. The Ogrons will show up again in the following season. What is really neat about this set is that on the second disc they have done a new CGI version of the story which is a big step up considering the original special effects. I enjoyed the story other than the original effects, the hammy over the top scene chewing Controller and the attempt to show an entire Dalek attack force with just three Daleks! The extras for this 2-disc set is an audio commentary with some of the original cast & crew from the story along with the making of documentary, a Blue Peter segment, Nationwide segment, a Photo Gallery and coming soon trailer. On the second disc is a Special Edition of the story with new CGI effects with a making of the new CGI footage and a few more featurettes. Defiantly one of the better stories of the Jon Pertwee era! I highly recommend this release!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 96 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Day of the Daleks"-with Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning and Nicolas Courtney (96 mins)
Part One (23:36)
Part Two (23:52)
Part Three (24:17)
Part Four (24:18)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Anna Barry, Jimmy Winston, Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks

Blasting The Past (30:30)
A View From The Galaxy (19:58)
Nationwide (03:23)
Blue Peter (04:47)
Photo Gallery (05:45)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:36)-Colony In Space

 

Disc 2: Day Of The Daleks-Special Edition (96 mins)
Making of Day Of The Daleks-Special Edition (13:33)
Now & Then (05:21)
The Unit Family Part 2 (31:20)
The Unit Dating Conundrum -(09:02)
The Cheating Memory (08:24)
Teaser for Special Edition (00:18)


DOCTOR WHO-THE MUTANTS

Dr Who-The MutantsThe fourth story in the ninth season of the original classic run of the series "The Mutants" is now finally available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. The story in a nutshell is when in the 30th century, Earth, like the British Empire drew back from keeping an Empire and gave the planet of Solos back to the primitive people the Solonians, however the Marshal of Skybase that circles the planet, doesn't want to give it up so easy! The story also depicts at the time in Britain how a racial rift was happening, especially in South Africa. Guest stars in the cast were Geoffrey Palmer (Butterflies, James Bond Films) as the Administrator and Paul Whitsun-Jones (Tunes of Glory) as the Marshal. Very interesting story. Starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant. This 2-disc set is full of extras! In this 2 disc set there is a making of documentary on the story and a Costume featurette along with a Blue Peter segment, photo gallery and Coming Soon preview. Also there is an audio commentary with Katy Manning and Director Christopher Barry.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 145 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Mutants" with Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning
Part 1- (24:25)
Part 2- (24:23)
Part 3- (24:32)
Part 4- (24:00)
Part 5-(24:39)
Part 6-(23:43)

Disc 2- 1. Special Features

 

Extras

 

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Katy Manning and Director Christopher Barry
Coming Soon-(01:04)-The Ark

Disc 2: Mutt Mad-(20:36)-Making of Doc
Race Against Time-(37:35)
Dressing Doctor Who-(27:04)
Blue Peter-(01:36)
Photo Gallery (02:57)
Production Notes
PDF Materials on DVD Rom


 

DOCTOR WHO-THE TIME MONSTER

Dr Who-Time MonsterDOCTOR WHO-THE TIME MONSTER


In the UK, this title and two others made up the Myths and Legends set. This story is the first of 3 stories. The Time Monster is the penultimate story of the ninth season of Doctor Who. The Doctor and Jo investigate a machine that transports an object from one place to another, very much like the transporter on "Star Trek" which is nick named "TOMTIT" which stands for (Transmission of Matter through Interstitial Time) which a Professor Thascalos has invented. But there are unanswered questions about the machine and the Professor. Through this the Doctor & Jo are transported to the lost city of Atlantis where they meet up with an archrival of the Doctor. Kronos has been unleashed which is a being that feeds on time itself and its up to the Doctor to stop it before it is too late! The Restoration team has done a wonderful job restoring the Video and Audio of this story. The disc also includes an Audio Commentary with John Levene, Sarah Penhaligon and Producer Barry Letts, a documentary called Between Now…And Now! and a featurette on the Restoration process for this story. A photo gallery with production notes is accompanied on this story as well.

VIDEO
The video quality is great! The performance was VidFired for the original video look. The total story is approx. 147 minutes long.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.
Disc 1- 1. "The Time Monster"-with Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Roger Delgado and Ingrid Pitt

 

Episode One (25:04)
Episode Two (25:04)
Episode Three (23:58)
Episode Four (23:55)
Episode Five (24:29)
Episode Six (24:58)


Extras


Disc 1: Audio Commentary by John Levene, Susan Penhaligon and Barry Letts
Between Now…And Now! (23:36)
Restoration Comparison (03:23)
Coming Soon- (00:41)-The Creature From The Pit
Photo Gallery (08:00)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes


DOCTOR WHO-THE THREE DOCTORS SPECIAL EDITION

Doctor Who-The Three Doctors Special Edition is now available through BBC Home Video. This special story was the 10th Anniversary special first show in 1973. The Doctor of the series at that time was Jon Pertwee with Katy Manning as his companion, Jo Grant. To make this special even more special, the second Doctor-Patrick Troughton makes an appearance and the Pease de resistance, the first Doctor-William Hartnell is in it too! The story is about the great Gallifryien Engineer, Omega, which has cause a deep draining of power to the Timelord's home world, Gallifrey. Omega is trapped in an antimatter world that he himself is holding the universe together. The Timelords have bent the rules a little to allow the first two Doctors to cross their own Time Streams
In order to help the present Timelord fight and defeat the powerful Omega. Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell were more than happy to come back to the roles that made them famous. Hartnell unfortunately bit off more than he could chew, so to speak for he at that time was in bad health with Multiple Sclerosis and the beginnings of Dementia and had to have his lines run across the floor so he could read the cue cards and do the scenes. This was to be his last time acting in Doctor Who and anywhere else. He died in 1975. All of the UNIT crew were in the story and were used more than they have been in a while. The Three Doctors was produced on DVD in 2004. But this new 2 disc set has new extras such as a documentary of the Three Doctors Special along with a retro look back at the female companions of the 1970s and a critical look at the program up to that time. On the first disc is the story with an audio commentary with Katy Manning
(Jo Grant), Nicolas Courtney (The Brigadier) and Barry Letts (Producer). The second
Disc is devoted to the rest of the extras that include a making of documentary, an excerpt
of Pebble Mill At One, a Blue Peter segment and Girls, Girls, Girls-The 1970s, a look at
The women of Doctor Who in the 70s. This Special Edition has all of the segments that
The old DVD had except for footage from the 1993 Panopticon convention. Personally, I think this Special Edition is worth the double dip for the extras alone!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "The Three Doctors"-with Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell (98 mins)
Part One (24:40)
Part Two (24:19)
Part Three (24:22)
Part Four (25:08)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney and Barry Letts
Pebble Mill at One (20:43)
Blue Peter-05/11/73 (13:38)
BSB Highlights (10:44)
Five Faces of Doctor Who Trailer (04:11)
BBC 1 Trailer (00:48)
40th Anniversary Promo (02:59)
Coming Soon-(01:25)-The Face of Evil

Disc 2: Happy Birthday to Who (23:09)
Was Doctor Who Rubbish? (13:59)
Girls, Girls, Girls-The 1970's (21:14)
Photo Gallery (03:55)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes


DOCTOR WHO-CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS SPECIAL EDITION

Dr Who-Carnival SEThings are not what they appear to be on "The Carnival of Monsters" Special Edition available from BBC Warner Home Video. The Doctor and Jo Grant are flying through time to get to Metibelis Three when they land on the S.S. Bernice in 1926 Earth or did they? On the planet Inter Minor, two traveling Intergalactic Carnival people Vorg and Shirma have a entertainment machine called a miniscope that the Doctor & Jo maybe traveling on when somehow a violent alien species called the Drashigs that are in the miniscope escape in the real world!
The story is told on 2 DVDs. On the first disc is the story with an audio commentary with Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Peter Haliday (Doctor Who-Invasion) and Producer Barry Letts. The second disc is devoted to the rest of the extras that include a making of documentary, an extended episode 2 and 3 featurettes that pertain to the story and an alternative version of the main theme music!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Carnival of Monsters"-with Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning (98 mins)
Episode One (24:46)
Episode Two (24:15)
Episode Three (24:50)
Episode Four (24:12)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Katy Manning, Peter Halliday and Barry Letts
Episode 2-Early Edit-Unrestored Version (29:42)
Behind The Scenes (1:43)
Visual Effects Models (8:41)
Five Faces of Doctor Who Trailer (04:09)
Director's Amended Ending (01:18)
CSO Demo (03:08)
Tardis Cam # 2 (00:45)
Coming Soon-(01:53)-Nightmare of Eden

Disc 2: Destroy All Monsters (23:10)
On Target-Ian Marter (16:07)
A-Z of Gadgets and Gizmos (11:21)
Mary Celeste (18:01)
Photo Gallery (02:54)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes


DOCTOR WHO-THE GREEN DEATH SPECIAL EDITION

DR WHO-GREEN DEATH SEThe last story of the penultimate season of Jon Pertwee's reign as Doctor, "The Green Death" is now available for the first time on DVD in a Special Edition through BBC Warner Home Video. The Doctor and Jo Grant, on perhaps her last adventure, is sent to a town in Wales called Llanfairfach were a company called Global Chemicals are polluting the town and the nearby countryside! So much so that the maggots in the ground have mutated into gigantic Maggots with nasty pointy teeth!! The Doctor finally goes to Metabelis 3 where he finds out that it is not all wonderful that he has originally been told. He brings a Blue crystal back with him which figures in a later story. A great environmental story when at this point in time in Britain, everything was going wrong with the politics, auto industry, environmental, you name it! It is one of the most remembered serials in the entire run of the series itself! The story is told on 2 DVDs. On the first disc is the story with an audio commentary with Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Barry Letts (Producer) and Terrance Dicks (Writer). The second disc is devoted to the rest of the extras that include a making of documentary, visual effects used for the story, interviews and a special episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures called "The Death of the Doctor" and more!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 153 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Green Death"-with Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning and Nicholas Courtney (153 mins)
Part One (25:56)
Part Two (25:58)
Part Three (25:15)
Part Four (25:50)
Part Five (25:23)
Part Six (26:08)


Disc 2- 1. "Bonus Disc"

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Katy Manning, Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks
Audio Commentary by Richard Franklin and Russell T. Davies on Eps 3-5

 

Disc 2: The One with the Maggots (26:24)
Global Conspiracy (10:53)
Visual Effects (11:40)
Robert Sloman Interview (06:51)
Stewart Bevan Interview (07:42)
Wales Today (02:32)
Doctor Forever-The Unquiet Dead (23:10)
What Katy Did Next (05:42)
The Sarah Jane Adventures-Death of the Doctor (Approx 54 mins)
Photo Gallery (09:53)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(0:55)-The Ice Warriors


DOCTOR WHO-INVASION OF THE DINOSAURS

Dr Who-Invasion of the DinosaursThe second story of the final season of Jon Pertwee's reign as Doctor, "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. The Doctor and Sarah Jane, on her second adventure arrives in a deserted present day London later finding out that it was evacuated due to appearances of Dinosaurs! The Doctor and Sarah are picked up by UNIT under martial law as looters but the real culprit is a disillusioned scientist that has created what is called a "Timescoop" that is bringing the Dinosaurs to London. There is a society of scientists that want a pre-technological age to occur. There is a lot of twist and turns with possible people in UNIT and the government that are also part of this conspiracy! The Doctor and Brigadier must stop the scientist before the whole world is taken over by the dinosaurs! The first episode of this story only originally survives as a Black & White film print, but with new croma dot technology has the color put back in, sort of. It is also the penultimate story for UNIT officer Mike Yates his last being "Planet of the Spiders". The story is told on 2 DVDs. On the first disc is the story with an audio commentary with Richard Franklin (Captain Yates), Peter Miles (Prof. Whitaker) and John Levene (Sgt. Benton). The second disc is devoted to the rest of the extras that include a making of documentary, now and then views of locations used for the story a new feature "Doctor Who Stories" with a first part for Elisabeth Sladen and an option to watch the first episode in color!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 148 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Invasion of the Dinosaurs"-with Jon Pertwee, Elizabeth Sladen and Nicolas Courtney (148 mins)
Part One (25:30)
Part Two (24:45)
Part Three (23:25)
Part Four (23:34)
Part Five (24:38)
Part Six (25:35)


Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Richard Franklin, Peter Miles and John Levene
Episode 1 with Color option
Coming Soon-(00:58)-Sensorites

 

Disc 2: People, Puppets and Puppetrey (32:40)
Deleted Scenes (04:47)
Now & Then (13:41)
Doctor Who Stories-Elisabeth Sladen Pt 1 (13:58)
John Levene Commentary (10:41)
Photo Gallery (06:11)
Billy Smart's Circus (01:42)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes


DOCTOR WHO-DEATH TO THE DALEKS

DR WHO-DEATH TO THE DALEKSDoctor Who-Death to the Daleks, the last Pertwee Dalek story is now available for the first time on DVD from BBC Warner Home Video. It was the third story of Jon Pertwee's final season as the Doctor. Also starring is Elizabeth as Sarah Jane Smith for her third adventure with the Doctor. The story concerns the Doctor taking Sarah Jane on a mini vacation on a distant planet when a energy drain causes the TARDIS to crash land on the planet Exxilon, where the Exxilons are in the middle of a battle between the Daleks and the Marine Space Corp over a mineral called "Parrinium" that for humans is an antidote for a terrible space plague that is covering the galaxy! The guest stars on this story are John Abineri (Robin of Sherwood), Duncan Lamont (Adventures of Robin Hood) and Joy Harrison (Space:1999). The extras on this set are somewhat scant but interesting none the less. There is an Audio Commentary with the Julian Fox and Director Michael E Briant, a making of documentary, Studio Recordings, and On the Set piece from the movie "Doctor Who & the Daleks", Photo Gallery and Coming soon trailer. The video quality of the episodes is quite good considering the age of the videotapes. A story worth seeing with a good cast and supporting characters.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Death to the Daleks" with Jon Pertwee and Elizabeth Sladen
Part 1- (24:31)
Part 2- (24:45)
Part 3- (24:24)
Part 4- (24:36)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary with Actor Julian Fox & Director Michael E Briant
Beneath The City of the Exxilons-(26:43)-Making of Doc
Studio Recording- (23:34)
On the Set of Dr Who and the Daleks (07:47)
Doctor Who Stories-Dalek Men (12:59)
Photo Gallery (05:50)
Production Notes
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Coming Soon-(01:17)-The Krotons


DOCTOR WHO-PLANET OF THE SPIDERS

dR wHO-pLANET OF THE sPIDERSThe final story with Jon Pertwee as the good Doctor, "Planet of the Spiders" is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. The Doctor has an interest in ESP and psychic abilities in which he has Professor Clegg hooked up to a machine to read such things when a package comes from Jo Grant in which the crystal from the Blue planet arrives and is handed to the Professor which causes him to have a fatal heart attack for the tremendous power the crystal holds! The Blue planet is called Metabelis 3, which is ruled by a planet of Spiders with humans as their slaves. Earlier on the villain of the piece, Lupton, was fused with one of the Spiders when it landed on his back. Now Lupton's mind is taken over by the Spiders and soon Sarah Jane Smith as well. The Doctor helps the humans and has a showdown with "The Great One", the Queen Spider. Returning the crystal to the Queen causes an overload, which kills the Queen and all of the Spiders, but it also floods the cave they are in with massive amounts of radiation. The Doctor is weak and stumbles into the TARDIS. Weeks go by back at UNIT HQ until the TARDIS appears once again with the Doctor falling out and onto the ground when he dies and stars to regenerate into the fourth Doctor (cameo by Tom Baker). I really enjoyed the story and Episode Two was nothing more to see how many craft that Pertwee could pilot within twenty minutes! The story is told on 2 DVDs. On the first disc is the story with rather sadly one of the last audio commentaries with both Elizabeth Sladen and Nicholas Courtney for both are sadly no longer with us recently dying from the same kind of malady (Cancer). The second disc is devoted to the rest of the extras that include a making of documentary, now and then views of locations used for the story and a movie version of the story! The story was a fitting sendoff for the Third Doctor!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 147 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Planet of the Spiders"-with Jon Pertwee, Elizabeth Sladen and Nicolas Courtney (147 mins)
Part One (24:42)
Part Two (25:04)
Part Three (24:58)
Part Four (23:53)
Part Five (24:04)
Part Six (24:44)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Elizabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin and Barry Letts
Coming Soon-(01:00)-Frontios

 

Disc 2: The Final Curtain (37:43)
John Kane Remembers (12:43)
Directing Who with Barry Letts (14:37)
Now & Then (07:06)
Planet of the Spiders-Omnibus Edition (Movie Version) (105 Mins)
Omnibus Trailer -(01:38)
Photo Gallery (05:45)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes


4TH DOCTOR

DOCTOR WHO-ROBOT

Doctor Who-RobotA blurb from BBC Warner about Doctor Who-Robot: Mortally weakened by the Spider Queen on Metebelis 3, the Doctor is forced to regenerate. His recuperation is cut short as UNIT investigates a spate of robberies involving components for a top-secret disintegrator gun.

The first story for the fourth Doctor sets off the first of one of the longest running Doctors in the history of the series. Tom Baker played the Doctor from 1974 to 1981. This story was the first story to totally be done on Videotape instead of the tried but true BBC way, which was to have all exterior shots, be done on film and all interior shots be done on videotape. The story in a way plays like King Kong. Plans of a new disintegrator gun has been stolen and it all points to a think tank that has created an Robot to protect the group that are wanting the launch keys for the nuclear weapons they can start World War III. With all of this going on the doctor has "regenerated" from the 3rd to the fourth doctor, and his facilities are not all there. The Restoration team has done a wonderful job restoring the Video and Audio of this story. The disc also includes an Audio Commentary with Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen and Terrance Dicks, a documentary about Tom Baker among other things a photo gallery with production notes on the story.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Robot"-with Tom Baker, Elizabeth Sladen and Ian Marter (98 mins)
Part One (24:12)
Part Two (24:59)
Part Three (24:32)
Part Four (24:28)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Tom Baker, Elizabeth Sladen and Terrance Dicks
Are Friends Electric? (38:56)
The Tunnel Effect (13:47)
Blue Peter (02:14) in the Dr who set
Photo Gallery (51) pictures
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes

Verdict

A great first story for Tom Baker! I had the pleasure of Meeting Elizabeth Sladen back in 1983 at a Dr Who convention in Tampa, Florida and she said that she really liked this story. I would recommend it!

 

Rating: *****!


DOCTOR WHO-THE ARK IN SPACE-SPECIAL EDITION

DR WHO-ARK IN SPACE SEThe beginning of a four story arc in the beginning of Tom Baker's reign is "The Ark in Space" this time in a "Special Edition" treatment from BBC Home Video. This story takes place far in the distant future where there is no life on the Earth and in a space station above Earth hold what is left of humanity in suspended animation. The Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry have to combat a species of insect that is taking over the suspended crew! The space station is used again in the final story arc "Revenge of the Cybermen". The leader who gets taken over by the insects known as the "Wirrn" looks and is bubblewrap covering the arm and body of the person. Very interesting story. Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor and Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Ian Marter as Harry Sullivan. This 2-disc set is jam-packed full of extras! In this 2 disc set there is a making of documentary on the story and an interview with the production designer along with continuities, photo gallery and Coming Soon preview. Also there is an audio commentary with Tom Baker and Writer Robert Banks Stewart.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Ark in Space" with Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen
Part 1- (24:59)
Part 2- (24:51)
Part 3- (24:06)
Part 4- (24:51)

Disc 2- 1. Special Features

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Tom Baker, Elizabeth Sladen and Phillip Hinchcliffe
A New Frontier-(29:52)
Roger Murray-Leach Interview (10:28)
Model Effects Roll-(07:10)
CGI Effects Roll-(01:33)
3D Technical Schematics-(01:07)
Trail-(00:51)
Alternative Titles-(01:24)
Alternative CGI Sequences
Tardis Cam #1-(01:02)
Photo Gallery-(07:04)

Disc 2: The Ark in Space-Movie Version-(69 mins)
Doctor Forever-Love and War-(27:35)
Scene Around Six-(07:34)
Robot 8 mm Location Footage-(01:09)
Production Notes
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Coming Soon-The Aztecs (01:12)


DOCTOR WHO-REVENGE OF THE CYBERMEN

REVENGERevenge of the Cybermen is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. The only Cybermen story for the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker with is companions Sarah Jane and Harry starts off returning from Skaro, the Daleks home planet from the previous story, "Genesis of the Daleks" landing back on the space station Nerva which they landed on previously in "Ark In Space" but this time it is 1,000 years earlier where a lethal infection has spread all over the station! On the planet down below, Voga, the Vogans are fighting for their lives against the guardians and the militia and one of the Doctor's mortal enemies, The Cybermen! Needless to say, they have their hands full! The Doctor & Company come to the aid of the Vogans and avert a disaster from the Cybermen. The guest stars on this story are Kevin Stoney, Ronald Leigh-Hunt (Freewheelers), Michael Wisher (Davros, Doctor Who) and David Collings (Sapphire & Steel). This story was the first Doctor Who ever to be released on VHS! There is as usual a very well done audio commentary for the story with Elizabeth Sladen, David Collings, Robert Murray-Leach and Producer Phillip Hinchcliffe as well as the making of the story, an interesting story about the good old days when fans would trade and watch Doctor Who the only way they could which I can relate to being a Doctor who fan since 1980! As of this disc, all complete Cyberman stories are now on DVD! The disc concludes with the regular info text, photo galleries and coming soon trailer. Please visit www.bbcamericashop.com to order your copy today!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 96 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Revenge of the Cybermen"-with Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen (96 mins)
Part One (24:18)
Part Two (24:23)
Part Three (23:30)
Part Four (23:20)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Elizabeth Sladen, Phillip Hinchcliffe and David Collings
The Man & The Witch-Making of Revenge of the Cybermen (25:21)
Checks, Lies & Videotape-Documentary on Dr Who Fan Collecting (28:14)
Location Report (05:55)
Photo Gallery (04:36)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon Trailer-Time of the Rani-(00:40)


DOCTOR WHO-TERROR OF THE ZYGONS

DR WHO-TERROR OF THE ZYGONSThe season finale for the first season of Tom Baker's reign as the Doctor is "Terror of the Zygons" now available for the first time on DVD from BBC Warner Home Video. The story is where the Doctor and crew go to a small Scottish village to find out about an exploded oil rig which might have been caused by an Alien race known as the Zygons! And fighting the Loch Ness Monster, U.N.I.T. had a lot on their hands! Very good story. Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor and Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. This 2-disc set is jam-packed full of extras! In this 2 disc set there is a making of documentary on the story and a remembrance of the director Douglas Camfield along with continuities, photo gallery and Coming Soon preview. Also there is an audio commentary with producer Phillip Hinchcliffe and writer Robert Banks Stewart.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Terror of the Zygons" with Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen
Part 1- (23:20)
Part 2- (25:09)
Part 3- (24:09)
Part 4- (25:22)

Disc 2- 1. Special Features

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Phillip Hinchcliffe and Robert Banks Stewart
Episode 1 Director's Cut (21:44)

Disc 2: Scotch Mist in Sussex-(31:22)-Making of Doc
Remembering Douglas Camfield-(30:01)
The UNIT Family Part Three-(26:25)
Doctor Who Stories-Tom Baker-(22:55)
Doctor Who Stories-Elizabeth Sladen -(19:44)
Merry Go Round-The Fuel Fishers-(19:39)
South Today (03:08)
Photo Gallery (05:07)
Production Notes
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Coming Soon-(01:01)-The Moonbase


DOCTOR WHO-THE ANDROID INVASION

Dr Who-Android InvasionDoctor Who-The Android Invasion is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The story in a nutshell is the Doctor and Sarah Jane are heading back Earth from the hands of Sutec and the Pyramids of Mars to land on Earth near a space research center only to find out that they may not be on Earth after all. The villains of the story, the Kraals are trying to invade the Earth and destroy all human life and it is up to the Doctor and Sarah Jane to stop them. The story was written by Terry Nation, famous for creating the Daleks and writing most of the Daleks stories for Doctor Who. Nicholas Courtney was unable to be there for the filming so Patrick Newell (Mother from the Avengers) took his place as Colonel Faraday. It was the last time we see the characters of Harry Sullivan and Sergeant Benton played by Ian Marter and John Levene respectively. The extras on this disc are an audio commentary with Milton Johns, Martin Friend and producer Phillip Hinchcliffe, a making of documentary, a short documentary on the producer of the story, Phillip Hinchcliffe, a commercial and a photo gallery. Guest stars on this story were Milton Johns (Butterflies), Martin Friend (Hustle) and Patrick Newell (The Avengers).


VIDEO
The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.


Disc 1- 1. "The Android Invasion"-with Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen (98 mins)
Part One (24:22)
Part Two (24:58)
Part Three (24:51)
Part Four (22:38)


Extras
Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Milton Johns, Martin Friend and Phillip Hinchcliffe
The Village That Came To Life-Making Of (30:55)
Life After Who-Phillip Hinchcliffe (29:34)
Tie in Weetabix commercial-(0:32)
Coming Soon-(00:58)-The Sensorites
Photo Gallery (04:51)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes


DOCTOR WHO-THE SEEDS OF DOOM

DOCTOR WHO-SEEDS OF DOOMThe season finale for the second season of Tom Baker's reign as the Doctor is "The Seeds of Doom" now available for the first time on DVD from BBC Warner Home Video. The story in a nutshell is when scientists in the Arctic Circle find two "Pods" when the Doctor & Sarah Jane land to investigate. What they unfortunately find is two examples of a deadly race known as "The Krynoids" The pods have infected one of the scientists which mutates into a monster and wreaks havoc across the Arctic base killing everyone in sight! The second Pod is taken to England to a crazed millionaire botanist named Harold Chase which plans to let the Krynoid grow to become large enough to destroy the World unless the Doctor & Sarah Jane can stop it!!! Very interesting story. Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor and Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. This 2-disc set is jam-packed full of extras! In this 2 disc set there is a making of documentary on the story and a Now & Then featurette along with continuities, photo gallery and Coming Soon preview. Also there is an audio commentary with Tom Baker and Writer Robert Banks Stewart.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 144 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "The Seeds Of Doom" with Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen
Part 1- (24:11)
Part 2- (24:10)
Part 3- (24:53)
Part 4- (24:27)
Part 5-(25:07)
Part 6-(21:53)

Disc 2- 1. Special Features

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Tom Baker, John Challis and Robert Banks Stewart

Disc 2: Podshock-(37:14)-Making of Doc
Now & Then-(08:57)
Playing In The Green Cathedral-(10:04)
So What Do You Do Exactly-(06:23)
Stripped For Action-The Fourth Doctor-(20:18)
Trails & Continuity-(01:24)
Photo Gallery (04:47)
Production Notes
PDF Materials on DVD Rom
Coming Soon-(01:07)-Meglos


DOCTOR WHO-THE FACE OF EVIL

Dr Who-Face of EvilDoctor Who-The Face of Evil is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. This story marks the first appearance of the Doctors eventual new companion, Leela played perfectly by Louise Jameson! The Doctor arrives on a planet that is run by two tribes, the Severteem and the Teshs which the Doctor has been to the planet before and forgot to do something which changes everything when you look up to a particular mountainside! The extras on this disc is an audio commentary with Louise Jameson and producer Phillip Hinchcliffe, a making of documentary and a look at the actress Louise Jameson, a photo gallery with production notes on the story and a coming soon trailer.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 99 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Face of Evil"-with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson (99 mins)
Part One (24:58)
Part Two (24:57)
Part Three (24:39)
Part Four (24:46)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Louise Jameson, Leslie Scholfield and Phillip Hinchcliffe
Into The Wild (25:09)
From The Cutting Room Floor (09:03)
Tomorrow's Times-The Fourth Doctor (14:04)
Doctor Who Stories-Louise Jameson (17:19)
Swap Shop (04:27)
Denys Fisher Toy Advert (00:31)
Photo Gallery (5:41)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-The Daemons (01:26)


DOCTOR WHO-THE ROBOTS OF DEATH-SPECIAL EDTION

DR WHO-ROBOTS OF DEATH SEThe second story of Leela's time with the Doctor is "The Robots of Death" which this time has come out as a special edition from BBC Home Video through Warner Home Video. The story plays out as a futuristic version of Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians" where the robot servants of a mineral digging operation on a distant planet kill their masters but for what reason? Fine performances all round! The disc also includes an Audio Commentary with Tom Baker and Louise Jameson, Pamela Salem and Producer Phillip Hinchcliffe and writer Chris Boucher, a making of documentary about the story and a photo gallery with production notes on the story.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 99 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Robots of Death"-with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and Russell Hunter (98 mins)
Part One (24:07)
Part Two (24:14)
Part Three (23:51)
Part Four (23:43)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and Pamela Salem with Phillip Hinchcliffe and Chris Boucher
The Sandmine Murders (32:21)
Robophobia (11:47)
Studio Sound (01:24)
Model Shots (07:59)
Studio Floor Plans
Continuity (00:53)
Photo Gallery (5:35)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-The Face of Evil (01:26)


DOCTOR WHO-THE TALONS OF WENG CHIANG

Dr Who-Talons SEOne of the finest examples of the Tom Baker era is the story; "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" now available for the first time in a Special Edition DVD from BBC Warner Home Video. The story is when the Doctor & Leela go back to Victorian England to see how Leela's ancestors lived but they got a little more than they bargained for! They both ran into unscrupulous people with a man from the 51st Century, walking venquilitrist dummy and a strange Chinese magician! The 51st Century man is a time-traveler named Greel who is trying to find his Time-cabinet to get away while draining the life essence from people to stay alive! This was the last story for producer Phillip Hinchcliffe. The story very much played out like a Sherlock Holmes novel! This 3-disc set is jam-packed full of extras! In this 3- disc set there is a making of documentary and a Now & Then featurette along with continuities, photo gallery ,Coming Soon preview and the very sought after "Whose Doctor Who" documentary from 1977 . Also there is an audio commentary with Louise Jameson, Christopher Benjamin and the late John Bennett.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 144 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Talons of Weng Chiang" with Tom Baker and Louise Jameson
Part 1- (24:44)
Part 2- (24:28)
Part 3- (21:57)
Part 4- (24:29)
Part 5-(24:48)
Part 6-(23:27)

Disc 2- 1. Special Features

Disc 3- 1. Special Features

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Louise Jameson, John Bennett and Christopher Benjamin
Coming Soon-(01:36)-Colony In Space

Disc 2: The Last Hurrah-(33:31)-Making of Doc
Moving On-(04:34)
The Foe From The Future-(06:45)
Now & Then-(11:02)
Look East-(03:38)
Victoriana & Chinoiserie-(08:07)
Music Hall-(21:41)
Lime Grove-A Victorian Chinatown-(19:19)
Photo Gallery (03:18)
Production Notes
PDF Materials on DVD Rom

Disc 3: Whose Doctor Who-(58:36)-1977 BBC Documentary
Blue Peter Theatre-(25:56)
Behind The Scenes-(23:58)
Phillip Hinchcliffe Interview-(11:28)
Trails & Continuity-(02:23)
Photo Gallery (03:23)
Tardis Cam No. 6-(01:41)-Space Whales


DOCTOR WHO-THE SUNMAKERS

Dr Who-The Sun MakersDoctor Who-The Sunmakers is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. This story was one of my personal favorites of the Tom Baker Era! The story in a nutshell is the Doctor, Leela and K9 land on the planet of Pluto in the middle of a tax revolt with a group of people that live under the city and take Leela hostage unless the Doctor steals money for them! It has been said that this story was a jab at the tax man but was really about the BBC hierarchy! The extras on this disc are a audio commentary with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and Michael Keating, broadcast trailer, an outtake, a making of the story, a short doc on Doctor Who Music Composer-Dudley Simpson and the usual photo gallery and PDF of the Radio Times listings and a coming Soon trailer. Guest stars on this story were Richard Leech (Avengers) and Michael Keating (Blakes 7).

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 87 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Sunmakers"-with Tom Baker and Louise Jameson (99 mins)
Part One (25:00)
Part Two (24:58)
Part Three (24:58)
Part Four (24:58)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and Michael Keating
Running From The Tax Man-Making of The Sunmakers (24:48)
The Doctor's Composer Part 2 (18:04)
Outtakes (00:34)
Trailer (00:42)
Photo Gallery (04:04)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(00:41)-The Mutants


DOCTOR WHO-THE CREATURE FROM THE PIT

Dr Who CreatureDoctor Who-The Creature From The Pit is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. This story was actually produced first but shown third in the season. The story in a nutshell is the Doctor, Romana and K9 receive a distress call from the planet Chloris a jungle-type planet which is controlled by the ruler Lady Adrasta who is protected by her huntsmen and wolf weeds, a tumbleweed ball of vegetation that will attack anything in its way. In a pit lies the creature from a distant planet that got stranded on this world. The creature in the pit was an ambassador named Erato, one of few very silly looking creatures on Doctor Who, basically a Blamunge from Monty Python with a four foot …eh….phallic symbol as an arm! The extras on this disc are a audio commentary with Lalla Ward, Myra Frances and Christopher Barry, a short talk with Director Christopher Barry, an extended scene and a short doc on making of Erato! Guest stars on this story were Geoffrey Bayldon and Isla Blair.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 96 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Creature From The Pit"-with Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and Geoffrey Bayldon (96 mins)
Part One (23:32)
Part Two (24:54)
Part Three (23:55)
Part Four (24:08)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Lalla Ward, Myra Frances and Christopher Barry
Christopher Barry-Director (19:02)
Team Erato (14:46)
Animal Magic (02:35)
Extended Scene (0:24)
Photo Gallery (04:50)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:16)-King's Demons & Planet of Fire


DOCTOR WHO-SHADA AND MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN THE TARDIS

Dr Who-Shada The truly only Doctor Who story never finished is finally on DVD for the first time and one of the best documentaries on Doctor Who is also on the same release, "Shada" and "More Than 30 Years in the Tardis". In 1979 Douglas Adams wrote a script that brings the Doctor with a Timelord thought lost and a villain that was an evil Timelord that was locked up on a Timelord Prison Planet! Unfortunately, the story was never finished because there was a technicians strike at the BBC and ran past the time that the Who crew needed to finish the serial. The other piece of this release is the 1993 "More Than 30 Years in the Tardis". This version is what was on the original VHS release that had more footage than the original which was titled "30 Years in the Tardis". The Shada release is from 1992 where he narrates the story where there is no footage available. There is a feature on this DVD where you can watch the original version from VHS or watch it how it would have been presented. Also there is a Flash version that you can "watch" the Big Finish audio story of the same name but only with a DVD-Rom. This 3-disc set is jam-packed full of extras! In this 3- disc set there is a making of documentary and a Now & Then featurette along with continuities, photo gallery, a remembrance of Nicholas Courtney, a featurette on how a strike caused the loss of this story, featurette on of the Divas of Doctor Who over the years and a Coming Soon preview and the "More Than 30 Years in the Tardis" documentary.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 144 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Shada" with Tom Baker and Lalla Ward
Part 1- (24:30)
Part 2- (17:54)
Part 3- (17:27)
Part 4- (17:41)
Part 5-(14:10)
Part 6-(17:41)

Disc 2- 1. Special Features

Disc 3- 1. "More Than 30 Years in the Tardis" (87 mins)

 

Extras

Disc 1: Coming Soon-(01:00)-Reign of Terror
Shada-Big Finish Flash Version-DVD Rom Only
Play Shada VHS Version-(109 mins)

Disc 2: Taken Out of Time-(25:36)-Making of Doc
Now & Then-(12:42)
Strike, Strike, Strike-(27:46)
Being a Girl-(30:09)
Photo Gallery (04:47)

Disc 3: Remembering Nicholas Courtney-(25:57)
Dr Who Stories-Peter Purves-(13:30)
The Lambert Tapes-Part One-(10:34)
Those Deadly Divas-(22:36)
Photo Gallery (06:04)
PDF Materials


DOCTOR WHO-THE HORNS OF NIMON

Dr Who-Horns of Nimon
In the UK, this title and two others made up the Myths and Legends set. This story is the third and last of 3 stories. The story is basically a re-telling of the Greek myth of Theasus and the Minotaur in which the inhabitants are called Skonnos and the Minotaur is now called Nimon. This story was the last in of an era in two ways. Firstly, it was the last time that the original rendition of the Doctor Who theme by Ron Grandier was to be used and Secondly, the diamond logo used from Jon Pertwee's "The Time Warrior" on was to be used one last time here. The Restoration team has done a wonderful job restoring the Video and Audio of this story. The disc also includes an Audio Commentary with Lalla Ward, Janet Ellis and Graham Crowden, a documentary about the partnership of Doctor Who and the children's show Blue Peter with the usual things such as a photo gallery with production notes on the story and a coming soon promo.


VIDEO
The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.


Disc 1- 1. "The Horns of Nimon"-with Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and David Brierley (98 mins)
Part One (24:12)
Part Two (24:59)
Part Three (24:32)
Part Four (24:28)


Extras


Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Lalla Ward, Janet Ellis and Graham Crowden
Who Peters-Partners In Time (29:56)
Read The Writer (06:26)
Peter Howell Music Demos (02:57)
Coming Soon-(00:42)
Photo Gallery (07:51)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes


A Funny Aside: Watch when Nimon kills the co-pilot, the co-pilot's pants rip in two in front of the camera facing the audience!


DOCTOR WHO-MEGLOS

Dr Who-MeglosMeglos, the second story in the seventh and final season of Tom Baker's reign as the Doctor is now on DVD thanks to BBC Warner Home Video. The story is that two warring fractions on the same planet are fighting over the same thing, the Dodecahedron, an artifact which provides the entire planet's energy which a sinister being by the name of Meglos, the last of the Zolpha Thurans, that wants the artifact for his own nefarious ways and has the Doctor & Romana stuck in a time loop so they can't help the people of Tigella. The story uses a process known as Scene Sync, a newer version of the Color Separation Overlay (Cromakey) that looks more realistic to walk around the scene in than before. Tom Baker did not like the story mainly because of the painful make up he had to wear as the "Cactus" man. There is an audio commentary by Lalla Ward and Jacqueline Hill, a making of documentary, a featurette on the Scene Sync process, a short tribute on Jacqueline Hill, a Photo Gallery. Not the best story of the season, but not bad at all!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 87 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Meglos"-with Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and Jacqueline Hill (87 mins)
Part One (24:43)
Part Two (21:26)
Part Three (21:20)
Part Four (19:34)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Lalla Ward and Christopher Owen
Meglos Men-Making of Meglos (18:10)
The Scene Sync-Pioneering techniques in use for this story (11:02)
Jacqueline Hill-A Life in Pictures (12:56)
Entropy Explained (04:54)
Photo Gallery (04:19)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(00:41)-The Mutants


5TH DOCTOR

 

DOCTOR WHO-FOUR TO DOOMSDAY

Dr Who Four

The second story shown but the first produced for Peter Davison's doctor is "Four To Doomsday"! Not one of the best stories ever but for Davison's first outing as the doctor, its ok. There are several different native races from Earth that are on a huge ship heading for Earth. The Monarch as he is called is the leader of a faraway planet that is looking for a place to live and eventually take over. The story sounded better than it was executed. No fault of the BBC but the sad lacking of proper special effects and getting rid of Adric would have made this story better. As you can tell, I am not an Adric fan! This disc also includes an Audio Commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse and Director John Black, rare studio recording of the story with working on the special effects, interviews on the Saturday Night at the Mill show, Photo Gallery and a theme music video segment.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! There is a Play all feature. The total story is approx 96 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Four To Doomsday"-with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding Matthew Waterhouse and Sarah Sutton (96 mins)
Part One (23:39)
Part Two (24:13)
Part Three (24:10)
Part Four (24:53)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Matthew Waterhouse, Sarah Sutton and Director John Black
Studio Recording (27:10)
Saturday Night at the Mill (14:44)
Theme Music Video (03:35)
Photo Gallery (06:38)
Radio Times Listing and Dr Who Annual on DVD Rom
Production text notes


DOCTOR WHO-KINDA

Doctor Who-KindaDoctor Who-Kinda is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. Kinda and the sequel story Snakedance was released in England under the title "Mara Tales" which was in a 2 disc set. Here in the States it was released individually. The Doctor & his companions go to the planet of Deva Loka (In ancient San Skrit means "Celestial Region") which the survey team already there are about to lose their minds under the influence of the Mara. Tegan is taken over by the Mara when she rested and when to sleep under the wind chimes and left her mind open for the Mara to come in! This story and the sequel story rely a lot on the Buddhism teachings to flesh the stories out. The guest cast is quite good with Richard Todd (The Dam Busters) and Mary Morris (A For Andromeda). The extras on this set consist of an audio commentary with Peter Davison & Janet Fielding and Matthew Waterhouse and Nerys Hughes. There is also a making of feature, deleted and extended scenes, new CGI effects, photo gallery as well as and a coming soon trailer. I personally liked this story better than the sequel, other than the really bad Mara snake which with the new CGI effects optional on this disc makes the watching that much better. Please visit www.bbcamericashop.com to order your copy now!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are no dropouts of picture or sound. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Kinda"-with Peter Davison and Janet Fielding (98 mins)

Part One (24:53)
Part Two (24:59)
Part Three (24:19)
Part Four (24:32)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Matthew Waterhouse
Dream Time-Making of Kinda (34:03)
Peter Grimwade-Directing With Attitude (22:57)
Deleted & Extended Scenes (14:35)
CGI Effects
CGI Effects Comparison (01:35)
Trails and Continuities-(04:14)
Photo Gallery (04:43)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon Trailer-Revisitations Volume 2 (02:18)


DOCTOR WHO-THE VISITATION SPECIAL EDITION

DR WHO-THE VISITATION SEThe fourth story in the first season of Davison's tenure as the Doctor is "The Visitation". This story is an interesting one in which the Doctor and crew land they though at Heathrow Airport but in the same area only 316 years too early! They have landed in the time of the Great Plague that was running through England and most of Europe in 1666. However it was the alien race of the Terileptils, that wanting to start their race on Earth, has released a deadly disease to kill all life! The extras on this 2 disc set are an audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton. Other extras include A Making of the story called "Grim Tales" and behind the scenes featurettes with a part 1 of a trip through the BBC Television Centre where "The Visitation" was filmed, photo gallery and Coming Soon trailer.


VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 93 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Visitation"-with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton (93 mins)
Part One (24:12)
Part Two (24:25)
Part Three (24:24)
Part Four (23:35)


Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton
Film Trims (05:33)
Directing Who-Peter Moffatt (26:14)
Writing a Final Visitation (12:51)
Scoring the Visitation (16:20)
Photo Gallery (05:14)

Disc 2: Grim Tales (45:07)
The Television Centre of the Universe Pt 1 (32:12)
Doctor Forever-The Apocalypse Element (27:29)
Coming Soon-(01:04)-Inferno Special Edition


DOCTOR WHO-TIME-FLIGHTDr Who-Timeflight

A blurb from BBC Warner about Doctor Who-Time-Flight: The Tardis arrives by accident in the middle of Terminal One at Heathrow Airport. One of the supersonic Concordes has disappeared midair, and the Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa soon become involved in a hunt for the missing airplane.

The last story from the first season of Peter Davison's reign as the doctor takes place at London's Heathrow Airport for there are missing Concordes that takes the Doctor back in time to the prehistoric era to find a deadly foe that is trying to seize control of the ancient powers of the Xeraphin. The group is still reeling over the death of Adric from the previous story "Earthshock". They find two Concordes that they eventually get back to present day but with no help from the Deadly foe, which is none other than the Master! The story itself was pretty good but played way over the top by Anthony Ainley. The character of Tegan left the Doctor at the end of this story only to come back one story later in "Arc of Infinity". Doctor Who was the first TV series to film at Heathrow Airport. This story and "Arc of Infinity is presented in a 2 Disc set but I am reviewing them separately. This disc also includes an Audio Commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Script Editor Eric Saward, a short featurette about the character of Tegan, behind the scenes footage of the story, deleted and extended scenes, outtakes and an interview with the director of the story, the late Peter Grimwade.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! There is a Play all feature. The total story is approx 98 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Time-Flight"-with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton (98 mins)
Part One (24:57)
Part Two (24:01)
Part Three (24:30)
Part Four (24:32)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton
Mouth on Legs! (13:38)
Deleted and Extended Scenes (3:46)
Jurassic Larks (19:32)
Outtakes (13:53)
Interview with Peter Grimwade (4:12)
Photo Gallery (08:12)
Radio Times Listing and Dr Who Annual on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon Trailer (01:01)

 

Verdict

A fairly good story to end Davison's first season. I had also the pleasure of meeting Peter Davison on a few occasions at Dr Who Conventions over the years and found him to be very nice and approachable!


DOCTOR WHO-ARC OF INFINITY

Dr Who-Arc of InfinityA blurb from BBC Warner about Doctor Who-Arc of Infinity: Traveling with Nyssa in the Tardis, the Doctor is attacked by a malign entity-a being of pure anti-matter seeking to cross the dimensions. Although the invader is successfully repelled, the Tardis is immediately recalled to Gallifrey, where the High Council of the Time Lords sentence the Doctor to be executed to prevent any further attempts at bonding.

The first story from the second season of Peter Davison's reign as the doctor is also the 20th Anniversary season of the series. This story in many ways is a sequel to "The Three Doctors" where Omega finally crosses over to the real world of matter and someone on Gallifrey is helping him but is setting up the Doctor to take the fall and be bonded with Omega so he can cross from the anti-matter universe. The story played pretty well with the future Doctor, Colin Baker playing a minor role as the Captain of the guards. It also showed the return of Tegan back to the series. Why they filmed in Amsterdam is beyond me, more than likely having something to do with the producer's choice of location. The story also had a wonderful character actor in it being Michael Gough. This story and "Time-Flight" is presented in a 2 Disc set but I am reviewing them separately. This disc also includes an Audio Commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Colin Baker, two featurettes, one about the making of this story and the other about the character of Omega, behind the scenes footage of the story, deleted and extended scenes, original on-air continuity announcements and a new feature with new CGI effects option to watch the story that way or the original way it was presented.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! There is a Play all feature. The total story is approx 98 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Arc of Infinity"-with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Colin Baker (98 mins)
Part One (24:37)
Part Two (24:43)
Part Three (24:39)
Part Four (24:29)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton and Colin Baker
Anti-Matter from Amsterdam (34:53)
The Omega Factor (14:56)
Deleted and Extended Scenes (2:55)
Under Arc Lights (11:32)
Photo Gallery (07:43)
New CGI Effects
Original Continuity Announcements (03:12)
Music Only Option
Radio Times Listing and 1983 Dr Who Annual on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon Trailer (01:01)

 

Verdict

A much better story to kick off the 20th Anniversary season! I had also the pleasure of meeting Peter Davison on a few occasions at Dr Who Conventions over the years and found him to be very nice and approachable!


DOCTOR WHO-SNAKEDANCE

DR WHO-SNAKEDANCEDoctor Who-Snakedance, the sequel story to Kinda is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. This story is the second on the historic twentieth season that starts with Tegan having dreams again of the Mara and a cave that is shaped like a snake's mouth. They arrive on the home world of both empires that was influenced by the Mara. There is a festival going on for the banishment of the Mara over 500 years previous when the Doctor last visited. The Federator, who is charge of the 3 planet federation has given his son free reign on the archeological find that the Mara still exist and his son Lon wants to revive the Mara. Will the Doctor stop them in time and regain Tegan back from the Mara's hold? The guest cast is just as impressive as the previous story. Guest cast include John Carson (Hammer Films), Brian Miller (Brazil) and in one of his first acting roles, Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly, Doc Martin) as Lon.
The extras on this set consist of an audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton. There is also a making of feature, deleted and extended scenes, an excerpt from Saturday Superstore and photo gallery as well as a coming soon trailer. Please visit www.bbcamericashop.com to order your copy now!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are no dropouts of picture or sound. The total story is 98 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Snakedance"-with Peter Davison and Janet Fielding (98 mins)
Part One (24:26)
Part Two (24:37)
Part Three (24:28)
Part Four (24:31)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton
Snake Charmer-Making of Snakedance (24:36)
Deleted & Extended Scenes (03:06)
In Studio (06:49)
Saturday Superstore (14:16)
Photo Gallery (05:20)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon Trailer-Revisitations Volume 2 (02:18)


DOCTOR WHO-THE BLACK GUARDIAN TRILOGY

Dr Who-BlackThis month BBC Warner has come out with a 4 disc box set of the Black Guardian Trilogy that covered three stories: Mawdryn Undead, Terminus and Enlightenment all from the 20th Anniversary 1983 season.

MAWDRYN UNDEAD
This time a new companion comes into the fold. Turlough played effectively by Mark Strickson is a mischievous and unknown force to enter the Doctor's arena and being it is an anniversary season, a well liked character from the past returns to help the Doctor once again. Nicholas Courtney returns to the role that made him famous, the Brigadier! This time he is retired from UNIT and is teaching where Turlough happens to be. Originally, the part of the teacher was supposed to go to actor William Russell who played Ian Chesterton in the Hartnell era but was unavailable at the time of shooting. The rest of the story deals with a race of aliens that are trying to drain the Doctor of his remaining regenerations. Good yet somewhat confusing story.

Terminus
This story other than the first 15 minutes is a bit of a mess! The story really doesn't go anywhere and the direction is slow. The story is about a leper ship that is going nowhere and if their computer blows up it could cause a second big bang! Nyssa leaves in this story to help the people on the ship. Actually Sarah Sutton was getting tired of playing the role since she really didn't get a chance to do very much. Liza Goddard (Colin Baker's wife) stars.

Enlightenment
The final story in the trilogy is as far removed from the last story in many ways! The story involves the Eternals, a race of beings that live forever and use other species as toys to their amusement. One of the better stories to come out of the 1980s. They pose as 19th century naval officers aboard space bound sailing ships on a race to the finish! This story finally wraps up the trilogy where the Black Guardian last seen in the Key To Time and played wickedly wonderful and menacing although a little campy by the late Valentine Dyall! There is a final battle between the White and the Black Guardians to which Turlough has to choose between good and evil!

The Extras
This set is chalk full of extras spread over the four discs. There are audio commentaries for each story with Peter Davison on all three as well as Mark Strickson and Sarah Sutton and some of the writers and directors of the stories too. There is also a neat and welcome feature where you can watch the stories with new CGI effects or you can watch it the way it was originally shown. A 70 minute re edit of Enlightenment conducted by the original director Fiona Cumming and with new CGI effects makes a tighter story all around. There are also the usual yet entertaining making of documentaries and photo galleries and the occasional out take and film trims. And what I found most amusing and impressed was the short 7 minute "What ever happened to the Brigadier" story again with Nicholas Courtney entitled "Liberty Hall" which tied up some loose ends and who I am happy to say that I have met a couple of times over the years. A wonderful set to add to your doctor who collection!

 

Mawdryn Undead

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 88 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Mawdryn Undead"-with Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Nicholas Courtney (97 mins)
Part One- (23:59)-with Nicholas Courtney & Valentine Dyall
Part Two- (24:32)-with David Collings
Part Three- (24:32)
Part Four- (24:32)


Extras

 

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Nicholas Courtney and Eric Saward
Who Wants To Live Forever (24:29)
Liberty Hall (07:19)
Deleted & Extended Scenes (05:13)
Film Trims (3:33)
Outtakes- (05:35)
CGI Effects-New Footage for optional viewing
Trails and Continuities (00:56)
Photo Gallery (07:28)
Set Photo Gallery (01:25)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:03)-The Twin Dilemma

 

Terminus

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 99 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Terminus"-with Peter Davison, Liza Goddard and Valentine Dyall (99 mins)
Part One- (24:57)-with Liza Goddard & Valentine Dyall
Part Two- (24:39)
Part Three-(24:37)
Part Four- (24:47)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton and Stephen Gallagher
Breaking Point (22:49)
Origins of the Universe (06:28)
Originals Storyboards (01:18)
Unused Model Shots (03:28)
CGI Effects-New Footage for optional viewing
Trails and Continuities (01:50)
Photo Gallery (08:16)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:06)-Image of the Fendahl

 

Enlightenment

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 72 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Enlightenment"-with Peter Davison, Lynda Baron and Cyril Luckham (72 mins)
Part One (24:24)-with Valentine Dyall and Cyril Luckham
Part Two (24:13)
Part Three (24:39)-with Lynda Baron
Part Four ( 24:34)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Barbara Clegg and Fiona Cumming
Winner Takes All (23:46)
Casting Off! (10:34)
Single Write Female (05:13)
The Story of the Guardians (11:54)
Storyboards (05:57)
Photo Gallery (06:50)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:06)-The Twin Dilemma

Disc 2: Feature Length Special Edit with new CGI effects with 5.1 Dolby Sound (74 mins)
Re-Enlightenment (14:19)
Original Edit Comparison (02:34)
Film Trims (05:32)
Finding Mark Strickson (08:28)
Finding Sarah Sutton (07:45)
Russell Harty Christmas Party (03:30)
Trails & Continuity (02:10)


DOCTOR WHO-THE KING'S DEMONS

Dr Who KingDoctor Who-The King's Demons is now available through BBC Warner Home Video. The story was the last for season 20 which went into the 20th Anniversary special "The Five Doctors". The Doctor and crew land during a medieval joust when they are greeted by good King John or is he the Good King or an imposter? How is the Master involved in all of this? Will the Magna Carta be signed?
A robot named Kamelion, an imposter King and the Master is enough to ruin anybody's day! The story guest stars Gerald Flood as King John and the voice of Kamelion and once again Anthony Ainley as the Master! It has been said that Part One of this story was the 600th 25 minute episode. Extras on this disc are an audio commentary with Peter Davison, Isla Blair and Eric Saward, a doc about Kamelion the robot and who made it, Isolated Music Score, a short history on the Magna Carta and more! Apart from Snakedance this story concludes the 20th season of the Classic Doctor Who!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! There is a Play all feature. The total story is approx 50 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The King's Demons"-with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson (49 mins)
Part One (24:51)
Part Two (24:47)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Isla Blair and Eric Saward
Audio Commentary by for Part One by Director Tony Virgo
Kamelion-Metal Man (13:52)
Magna Carta Historical Background (22:23)
Isolated Music Score
Photo Gallery (05:56)
Radio Times Listing and Dr Who Annual on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon Trailer (01:02)-The Dominators


DOCTOR WHO-THE AWAKENING

DOCTOR WHO-THE AWAKENINGDoctor Who-The Awakening is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. This short 2- episode story was the second story in the last season in Davison's reign as the Doctor. In a nutshell, an alien creature known as the Malus, creates a time link from 1643 to 1984 when a reenactment of the English civil war is taking place in 1984. The Doctor & Co. arrive in the same village that the link is taking hold, present day, to let Tegan visit her Grandfather when all sorts of weird things start to happen. The story was fairly quick paced and enjoyable. The extras on this disc are an audio commentary with Director Michael Owen Morris and Script Editor Eric Saward,
A making of documentary, a feature about the making of the monster Malus, a Now & Then featurette, Deleted & Extended Scenes, Photo Gallery and a outtake from the story.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 50 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Awakening"-with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson (50 mins)
Part One (25:18)
Part Two (24:46)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Director Michael Owen Morris and Eric Saward
Return To Little Hodcombe-Making of The Awakening (19:32)
Making The Malus (07:13)
Now And Then (07:23)
From The Cutting Room Floor (09:28)
The Golden Egg Awards (02:20)
Photo Gallery (07:07)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:19)-Paradise Towers


DOCTOR WHO-FRONTIOS

DR WHO-FRONTIOSThe third story in the last season of Davison's reign as Doctor Who is "Frontios" available for the first time on DVD through BBC Warner Home Video. The Earth has died and the last inhabitants found the planet Frontios but the planet also has quite a few hidden dangers! The planet is infested with a race known as the Tractators which took over Turlough's world may centuries ago. In the course of all this the TARDIS is decimated and the only way that the Doctor can put it back together is to trick the Tractators into using their gravity to mend the TARDIS. Frontios the story seems to be doomed from the beginning when the actor who was originally going to play Mr. Range (Peter Arne) was found murdered at his home in London and the Production Designer Barrie Dobbins committed suicide and his assistant had to finish the story without him.
The extras on this disc are an audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson, a making of documentary Deleted & Extended Scenes Photo Gallery.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 98 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Frontios"-with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson (98 mins)
Part One (24:41)
Part Two (24:35)
Part Three (24:30)
Part Four (24:26)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Actor Jeff Rawle and Actor John Gillett
Driven To Distraction-Making of Frontios (32:49)
Deleted & Extended Scenes (15:35)
Photo Gallery (05:21)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:44)-The Awakening & The Gunfighters


DOCTOR WHO-PLANET OF FIRE

DR WHO-PLANET OF FIREThe penultimate story of Davison's tenure as the Doctor is also the last story for Turlough and the first one for Peri! The story is "The Planet of Fire" a two disc edition released by BBC Warner Video. The story draws the doctor to the planet Sarn, where the Master is trapped in a shrunken form and will regain his size by using the world's supply of a unique gas to rejuvenate him. The doctor finds out that Turlough was a political prisoner from the planet Trion and is going to go home with his people. Kamelion is destroyed per Kamelion's wishes and the Doctor and Peri go off to the 5th Doctor's final adventure! The extra on this disc is an audio commentary with Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant and Mark Strickson. Other extras include A Making of the story and a revisit to the location where Planet of Fire was filmed, an isolated Music score and the usual photo gallery and continuity bumpers. A good story for the Doctor.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 97 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Planet of Fire"-with Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant and Anthony Ainley (97 mins)
Part One (24:27)
Part Two (24:22)
Part Three (23:36)
Part Four (24:45)
Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant, Mark Strickson and Fiona Cumming
Return to the Planet of Fire (12:36)
Design on Sarn (05:00)
Deleted & Extended Scenes (15:23)
Continuities (01:35)
Isolated Music Score
Photo Gallery (07:55)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:02)-The Dominators

Disc 2: Planet of Fire-Special Edition -New 66 minute Edit with new CGI effects
Optional Introduction by Director Fiona Cumming (01:22)
Calling The Shots (07:47)-Behind the Scenes
Remembering Anthony Ainley (12:34)


DOCTOR WHO-CAVES OF ANDROZANI-SPECIAL EDITION

Dr Who-Caves SEThe last story of Davison's tenure as the Doctor is also one of the best of the Davison era! Davison even said that if there were more stories like this one, he would have stayed another season! His companion for this final adventure was Peri, played by Nicola Bryant. I have had the pleasure over the years to meet both Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant and they were two of the nicest people you could meet! The story is "The Caves of Androzani" a two disc special edition released by BBC Warner Video. The story sends the Doctor and Peri to the planet of Androzani Minor; unbeknownst to them hid a highly powerful drug called Spectrox which has the capacity to extend one's life. The drug is usually sold to the sister planet, Androzani Major. A renegade on Minor named Sharaz Jek, with a band of androids is closing the corridor of supply, making the drug hard to come by and making Jek a very wealthy man. The Doctor and Peri stumble onto all of this and are unfortunately in the middle of it all! During the course of the story, both time travelers are subjected to the side effects of Spectrox which is slowly killing them both. The Doctor finds the antidote but there is only enough for Peri, where the Doctor starts to die and regenerates into the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker! The story was written by a long time and well respected writer, Robert Holmes, back after a lengthy hiatus. The extras on this 2 disc set are an audio commentary with Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant and Graeme Harper. Other extras include A Making of the story called "Chain Reaction" and behind the scenes featurettes with optional commentary and the usual photo gallery and continuity bumpers. A fitting ending for Davison's Doctor.


VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 99 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Caves of Androzani"-with Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant and Colin Baker (99 mins)
Part One (24:27)
Part Two (24:22)
Part Three (23:36)
Part Four (24:45)


Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant and Graeme Harper
Behind the Scenes-The Regeneration-with Optional Commentary (07:52)
Behind the Scenes-Creating Sharaz Jek-with Optional Commentary (05:04)
Extended Scenes (04:11)
Trailer (00:33)
News (05:21)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(00:51)-The Seeds of Doom

Disc 2: Chain Reaction-Making Of (36:02)
Directing Who-Here and Now (11:43)
Russell Harty-With Peter Davison and Colin Baker (08:35)
Photo Gallery (04:56)


6TH DOCTOR

 

DOCTOR WHO-ATTACK OF THE CYBERMEN

Dr Who-Attack"Attack of the Cybermen" was the second story of Colin Baker's reign as the Doctor. The Cybermen are back again and so is the character Lytton, last seen in "Resurrection of the Daleks" wonderfully played by Maurice Colbourne. It is not the best Cybermen story by any means, but it had some good moments and an unintentionally funny part with a fat "Cyber-Controller" played by the original Cyber-Controller from "The Tomb of the Cybermen" Michael Killgarriff which had apparently pack on the weight since the first time. The Restoration team has done a wonderful job restoring the Video and Audio of this story. The disc also includes an Audio Commentary with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Terry Malloy, a documentary called The Cold War and The Cyber Story, a short history on the Cybermen and The Cyber-Generations about the different incarnations of the Cybermen through the years and a photo gallery with production notes on the story.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 88 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set

 

Disc 1- 1. "Attack of the Cybermen"-with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Terry Molly (88 mins)
Part One- (44:16)
Part Two- (44:28)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Terry Molloy and Sarah Berger
The Cold War (27:25)
The Cyber Story (22:49)
Human Cyborg (08:09)
The Cyber Generations (7:49)
Trails and Continuities (03:11)
Photo Gallery (08:10)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:06)-Image of the Fendahl


DOCTOR WHO-VENGEANCE ON VAROS-SPECIAL EDITION

DR WHO-VENGEANCEThe third story of the Sixth Doctor is "Vengeance on Varos" out from BBC Video in a special edition version. The story takes place on the planet of Varos where violence and torture is an everyday occurrence and is shown on TV as pure entertainment! It reminded me of a great special in the 60s in England, Nigel Kneale's "The Year of the Sex Olympics" which like "Vengeance" dealt with the over saturation of public views on Sex and ended up going to violence to feed their craving. Guest stars on Vengeance were Martin Jarvis (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Jason Connery (Robin Hood) and Nabil Shaban (Doctor Who). This 2-disc set is jam-packed full of extras! There were so much that they had to use a second disc with deleted and extended scenes, bloopers and a documentary on the making of Vengeance with some featurettes and with an audio commentary with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Nabil Shaban.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 90 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Vengeance on Varos"-with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Jason Connery (72 mins)
Part One (44:42)
Part Two (44:46)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Nabil Shaban

Disc 2: Nice or Nasty-Making Of (29:37)
The Idiot's Lantern (07:30)
Deleted and Extended scenes (17:42)
Behind The Scenes (04:40)
Outtakes (03:06)
Acid Bath Scene with Alternative Music (01:37)
BBC News Coverage (01:08)
Tomorrow's Times-The Sixth Doctor (12:54)
Breakfast Time (05:42)
Saturday Superstore (15:05)
French & Saunders (07:32)
Photo Gallery (06:39)
Trailers and Continuities (01:09)
Isolated Music Score
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(01:06)-Ambassadors of Death


7TH DOCTOR

 

DOCTOR WHO-TIME AND THE RANI

DR WHO-TIME & THE RANIThe first story of Sylvester McCoy's reign as the Doctor is "Time & The Rani" now available on DVD for the first time from BBC Warner. The Doctor regenerates into his sixth incarnation and as all regenerations go not so well. This time he is up against the Rani once again who wants the Doctor's help to build a giant time manipulator that she would be able to control time itself! She has also gathered the most intelligent humans in the universe including Albert Einstein to help her as well. In his regenerative fog he does not notice that the Rani has disguised herself as Melanie to gain his confidence. The story for me was a bit rough as all first stories go because the story is still written with the previous Doctor in mind. Having said that there were parts of the story that were quite good and some that were rather weak. Colin Baker, the previous Doctor was asked to reprise his role so that the regeneration would go more smoothly, but Baker understandably refused since he was basically fired from the show. Guest stars for this serial were Donald Pickering (Doctor Who) and Wanda Ventham (UFO) along with Kate O'Mara (Hammer Scream Queen) once again as the Rani. The extras on this set consist of an Audio Commentary with Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford & writers Pip and Jane Baker. There is also a making of feature, photo gallery as well as featurette on the making of the new opening sequence. Please visit www.bbcamericashop.com to order your copy now!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are no dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Time and The Rani"-with Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford and Kate O'Mara (98 mins)
Part One (24:43)
Part Two (24:37)
Part Three (24:24)
Part Four (24:41)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford and Pip & Jane Baker
The Last Chance Saloon-Making of Time and The Rani (28:36)
7D FX (11:20)
Helter-Skelter-(09:16)
Lakertya (02:03)
Hot Gossip (02:27)
On Location (04:05)
Blue Peter (01:22)
Photo Gallery (08:16)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes


DOCTOR WHO-PARADISE TOWERS

DR WHO-PARADISE TOWERSThe second story from the first season of Sylvester McCoy's reign as the Doctor is "Paradise Towers" now available on DVD for the first time from BBC Warner. The Doctor & Mel are looking for a swimming pool and land inside Paradise Towers a 22nd Century high-rise apartment building that has fallen apart internally. Inside there is utter chaos with different fraction fighting against each other and some possible cannibalism thrown in! The Doctor also has to deal with the Chief Caretaker of the building who is not too happy to see him and wants him immediately killed! The story for me was overall entertaining but somewhat painfully slow in others scenes. Guest stars for this serial were Richard Briers (Monarch of the Glen), Elizabeth Spriggs (Harry Potter), Brenda Bruce (Jeeves & Wooster) and Judy Cornwell (Keeping Up Appearances). The extras on this set consist of an Audio Commentary with Director Stephen Wyatt, actress Judy Cornwell and from the BBC audio workshop, Dick Mills. There is also a making of feature, photo gallery as well as featurette on the 60's girl companions of the Doctor, a short interview with Sylvester, a deleted scene and a Coming Soon trailer. Please visit www.bbcamericashop.com to order your copy now!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are no dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Paradise Towers"-with Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford and Richard Briers (98 mins)
Part One (24:34)
Part Two (24:40)
Part Three (24:32)
Part Four (24:24)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Judy Cornwell, Stephen Wyatt and Dick Mills
Horror on the High Rise-Making of Paradise Towers (34:01)
Deleted & Extended Scenes (07:54)
Continuity-(03:54)
Girls, Girls, Girls-The 80's (21:42)
Casting Sylvester (03:45)
Photo Gallery (04:33)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes


 

DOCTOR WHO-SILVER NEMESIS

SILVERSilver Nemesis, the 25th Anniversary serial, is now available on DVD for the first time from BBC Warner. This time Doctor number 7 (Sylvester McCoy) fight the Silver Nemesis, The Cybermen! The series at this time had a darker tone due to the mysterious nature of the Doctor Himself. This was also the 150th story of the series! In a nutshell, the Doctor & Ace visit England in 1988 where 3 evil menaces, an evil sorceress, Lady Peinforte, a group of Nazis and the Cyberman all converge to Earth to find a living metal known as Validium, created by Rassilon to once defend Gallifrey. An interesting footnote: the scenes with the Doctor, Ace and the Cybermen filmed at The Gas Works 12 years later became the site of the Millennium Dome! Guest stars for this serial were Anton Diffring as the Nazi leader. This would be his last ever acting job for he died a year later, Fiona Walker who appeared in the Hartnell story, The Keys of Marinus, now playing Lady Peinforte. The production team tried to get Prince Charles, to no avail. The extras on this set consist of an Audio Commentary with Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred, director Chris Clough and script editor Andrew Cartmel. There is also a making of feature, deleted and extended scenes, continuity and photo gallery as well as an isolated music score and coming soon trailer. Please visit www.bbcamericashop.com to order your copy now!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 73 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Silver Nemesis"-with Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred (73 mins)
Part One (24:30)
Part Two (24:12)
Part Three (24:37)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Andrew Cartmel
Industrial Action-Making of Silver Nemesis (33:27)
Deleted & Extended Scenes (22:30)
Trails and Continuities-(05:31)
Photo Gallery (07:36)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon Trailer-Time of the Rani (00:40)


DOCTOR WHO-THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY

DR WHO-GREATESTDoctor Who-The Greatest Show in the Galaxy is now available for the first time on DVD through BBC Video. The Doctor and Ace go to the Psychic Circus on the planet of Segonax where the circus has turned terribly wrong with three unsatisfied patrons and a dimensional portal come into play! This story marks the last story of the 25th season which almost wasn't made due to an Asbestos scare at the BBC that they had to film all the indoor scenes outside under a huge tent at the BBC car park! The extras on this disc is an audio commentary with Sophie Aldred, Jessica Martin and Christopher Guard, a making of documentary, deleted scenes and extended scenes, a photo gallery with production notes on the story and a coming soon trailer.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape and there are a few dropouts of picture and sound. The total story is performance is 96 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy"-with Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred (96 mins)
Part One (24:24)
Part Two (24:21)
Part Three (24:32)
Part Four (24:26)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Sophie Aldred, Jessica Martin and Christopher Guard
The Show Must Go On-Making Of.. (30:15)
Deleted Scenes and Extended Scenes (11:08)
Lost In The Darkness (02:07)
The Psychic Circus (03:51)
Remembrance Demo (03:23)
Tomorrow's Times-The 7th Doctor (14:28)
Victoria Wood Sketch (01:14)
Photo Gallery (07:19)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-Planet of Giants (01:02)


 

DOCTOR WHO-BATTLEFIELD

Dr Who-Battlefield"Battlefield" was the first story of the last season of the original Doctor Who series. Produced in 1989, the story surrounds a distress call that the Doctor and Ace respond to in the English countryside that deals with a nuclear warhead and Queen Morgaine and the knights from King Arthur's time! It also has Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart out of retirement to help the Doctor fight Morgaine and her troops. It is now thought that the Doctor could also be Merlin himself! Very interesting story. Starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace. This 2-disc set is jam-packed full of extras! In this 2 disc set there are studio recordings from the story, also how Sophie Aldred almost drowned in a scene and a lot more, with a whole second disc that is an extended cut of the story with new CGI effects added. Also there is an audio commentary with Sophie Aldred, Nicolas Courtney and Angela Bruce.



VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 95 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Battlefield" with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Nicolas Courtney
Part 1- (24:06)
Part 2- (24:07)
Part 3- (24:12)
Part 4- (24:14)

Disc 2- 1. Extended Cut of "Battlefield" with new CGI effects

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Sophie Aldred, Nicolas Courtney and Angela Bruce
Storm Over Avalon-(22:29)
Past & Future King-(12:01)
Water Tank-(06:36)
Studio Recording-(18:56)
For Kingdom & Queen-(08:07)
Trails & Continuity-(05:09)
Photo Gallery (07:00)
Production Notes

Disc 2: Season 26 Trailer-(01:32)


DOCTOR WHO-SURVIVAL

Dr Who-SurvivalA blurb from BBC Warner about Doctor Who-Survival: The Doctor takes Ace back to her hometown of Perivale, only to find that something is very, very wrong. Many of Ace's old friends and neighbors have disappeared while domestic pets become victims of unseen killers. Will the hunter become the hunted when only the fittest survive?

Survival was the last story from the Original run of the series. Not necessary a fitting end to a series, but not a bad story either. Starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace, they face the Cheetah People and the last story to feature Anthony Ainley as the Master, well sort of. Ainley was not asked to return as the Master in the 1996 TV movie but was asked to film links for a new computer game called "Destiny of the Doctors". This would be the absolute last time that he would play the Master. This 2-disc set is jam-packed full of extras! There were so much that they had to use a second disc with deleted and extended scenes, bloopers and 3 documentaries on the making of Survival and beyond with an audio commentary with McCoy, Aldred and Andrew Cartmel with an optional commentary for episode 3 by a fan who won a Dr Who competition and much more.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 72 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Survival"-with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Anthony Ainley (72 mins)
Part One (24:16)
Part Two (24:14)
Part Three (24:22)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Andrew Cartmel
Fan Commentary on Episode 3
Isolated Music
Cat Flap-Pt 1 (28:05)-Documentary
Cat Flap-Pt 2 (33:56)-Documentary
Deleted and Extended scenes (09:17)
Outtakes (16:25)
Continuities (03:04)
Photo Gallery (54) pictures
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes

Disc 2: Endgame (44:18)-a what if Dr Who Continuation
Search for Science (19:19)-Children's program
Little Girl Lost (16:33)-A look back at Ace
Destiny of the Doctors (13:49)-Anthony Ainley as the Master, one more time!

 

Verdict

A very nice 2-disc set to close the original series after 26 years. Another Dr Who sighting. In 1985 at a convention in Miami, Florida, I also met Anthony Ainley while he was being an MC at the costume contest there. Go out and get it!

 

Rating: ****!


8TH DOCTOR

 

DOCTOR WHO-THE MOVIE SPECIAL EDITION

Dr Who-The MovieFifthteen years after it premiered on Fox TV, Doctor Who-The Movie is finally available on DVD in America for the first time from BBC Warner Home Video. The reason for it long awaited arrival to America was held up between Fox and Universal who co-produced the movie. The movie stars Paul McGann as the 8th incarnation of the timelord. This was the only time McGann played the doctor on the screen making him the "George Lazenby" of Doctor Who, though McGann has gone on to be extremely popular in audio form for the Big Finish Audio adventures series. And in a nice tip of the hat, Sylvester McCoy the seventh doctor came on to regenerate into the new Doctor. The movie also starred Daphne Ashbrook as Dr. Grace Holloway and Eric Roberts as The Master.


Anthony Ainley who was the Master on the original series from Tom Baker to Sylvester McCoy was not asked to return in the 1996 TV movie. The movie in a nutshell is that the Master has been sentenced to death by the Daleks on Skaro and the Master's final wish was to have the Doctor take his ashes back to their home planet of Gallifrey. Is the Master truly dead? Does the Doctor kiss a woman and like it? Does he save the planet Earth from destruction on the eve of the Millennium? You'll have to watch and find out! This 2-disc set is jam-packed full of extras! There were so much that they had to use a second disc with 2 audio commentaries, one with the director Geoffrey Sax and the second with Doctors 7 & 8, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann! Along with 2 documentaries on the making of the film, there is also a photo gallery, special effects footage, Press kit, a tour of the Tardis, behind the scenes footage, just to name a few and much more! For me, the movie was not that bad, Eric Roberts as the master would not have been my first choice and the Doctor's genealogy is questionable, but all and all an enjoyable movie!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is 86 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in Stereo Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Movie"-with Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook and Eric Roberts (86 mins)

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann and Geoffrey Sax
The Seven Year Hitch (53:51)-Documentary
The Doctor's Strange Love (17:10)-Documentary
Photo Gallery (03:47)
Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
Production text notes
Coming Soon-(00:50)-"The Seeds Of Doom"

Disc 2: Paul McGann Audition (07:38)
VFX Test June 1994 (00:50)
VFX March 1996 (02:33)
Electronic Press Kit (15:37)
Behind The Scenes (04:48)
Phillip Segal's Tour of the Tardis (02:34)
Alternate Takes (01:03)
BBC Trailers-For the Movie (01:01)
Who Peter 1989-2009 (26:41)
The Wilderness Years (23:29)
Stripped for Action-The Eighth Doctor (19:46)
Tomorrow's Times-The Eighth Doctor (10:49)


DOCTOR WHO-DOCTOR WHO REVISITED-DOCTORS 1-4

DR WHO-REVISIT 1-4This month BBC Warner has come out with a 4 disc box set of the Doctor Who-Revisited 1-4 which cover four stories: The Aztecs, Tomb of the Cybermen, Spearhead From Space and Pyramids of Mars.

The Aztecs
The Tardis lands in Mexico in the 1400s actually in a tomb of an Aztec Priest and the natives think that Barbara is a resurrection of a former Priestess and she wants to stop the human sacrifices that are going on but at the same time she cannot change the course of history! Great historical story with fine acting throughout.

 

Tomb of the Cybermen
The story starts when the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria land on the planet of Telos where an expedition has found a Tomb where the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria investigate with a group of people hell bent to revive the dreaded enemy of the Doctor, The Cybermen! A rather classic story with the Doctor fighting to keep the Cybermen buried for eternity but not before the Cyberman are revived and wanting to take over the Universe again! This story is also the earliest complete story of the Patrick Troughton Doctor to survive the purging from the BBC in the 1970's. One of the better iconic Doctor Who stories.


Spearhead From Space
This story marks the first appearance of the new Doctor to the series, Jon Pertwee! This is also the only time on the series that the story was entirely done on film! There was a technicians strike and no videotape operators were available. The story is an invasion of aliens that can manipulate plastic into killing machines. They easily invade by coming down in meteorite storms. A regeneration story that was a lot easier on the Doctor than future stories. The aliens that are the Nestenes show up again in the "Terror of the Autons" and in the new series episode "Rose".
Pyramids From Mars
The final story in this set is ever popular fan favorite "Pyramids of Mars"! The Doctor and Sarah are faced with the evil and ever powerful "Sutekh" that has been trapped in a tomb for many centuries until a disciple of Sutekh named Namin releases him and the universe could be destroyed unless the Doctor and Sarah can stop him!

The Extras
This set has on each story a short documentary on each Doctor and each story can be watched as an Omnibus (Movie Version) as well.

 

The Aztecs


VIDEO
The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 88 minutes long.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.
Disc 1- 1. "The Aztecs"-with William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill and William Russell (98 mins)

Part One- (23:52)
Part Two- (24:05)
Part Three- (25:22)
Part Four- (25:23)

 

Extras

Doctor Who Revisited-William Hartnell (24:59)
The Aztecs-Feature Presentation-intro by Steven Moffat (01:34:34)

 

Tomb of the Cybermen


VIDEO
The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 99 minutes long.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.


Disc 1- 1. "Tomb of the Cybermen"-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury (96 mins)

Part One- (24:02)
Part Two- (24:44)
Part Three-(24:14)
Part Four- (23:36)


Extras

Doctor Who Revisited-Patrick Troughton (25:14)
Tomb of the Cybermen Feature Presentation-intro by Steven Moffat (01:32:50)

 

Spearhead From Space


VIDEO
The video quality is great! The performance was done on film. The total story is performance is 97 minutes long.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.


Disc 1- 1. "Spearhead From Space"-with Jon Pertwee, Caroline John and Nicholas Courtney (97 mins)

Part One (23:40)
Part Two (24:23)
Part Three (24:17)
Part Four (24:38)

Extras

Doctor Who Revisited-Jon Pertwee (24:59)
Spearhead From Space-Feature Presentation (01:32:34)


Pyramids From Mars


VIDEO
The video quality is great! The performance was done on videotape. The total story is performance is 98 minutes long.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.


Disc 1- 1. "Pyramids From Mars"-with Tom Baker, Elizabeth Sladen and Michael Sheard (98 mins)

Part One (25:22)
Part Two (23:54)
Part Three (24:32)
Part Four (24:40)

Extras

Doctor Who Revisited-Tom Baker (25:27)
Pyramids of Mars-Feature Presentation (01:34:33)


9TH DOCTOR

DOCTOR WHO-NEW SERIES 1Doctor Who New Series 1

I was very skeptical when I heard that after 16 years, they were going to relaunch Doctor Who again. It was tried briefly in 1996 with the TV movie but did not take for it being too "Americanized" by critics. The BBC took the new show on and instead of being filmed in England as it always has been; it is being filmed in Cardiff, Wales! Christopher Eccleston stars as the Ninth Doctor and his companion for his adventures is Billie Piper as Rose Tyler. There are 13 episodes at 45 minutes each as opposed to the traditional 25 minutes 4 to 6 part stories. My personal favorite stories from this season are-"Dalek", "Father's Day", "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances" and The Parting of the Ways". This set has quite a few extras such as Interviews with Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper and audio commentaries on all 13 episodes by the cast and crew, Featurettes and trailers.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good being filmed on Digibeta! Excellent quality. There is also a Play All feature for every disc.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also able to hear it in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Rose" (44:12)
2. "End of the World"-with Zoe Wanamaker (44:45)
3. "The Unquiet Dead" (44:49)

Disc 2- 1. "Aliens Of London" (45:02)
2. "World War Three" (42:57)
3. "Dalek" (45:19)

Disc 3- 1. "The Long Game"-with Simon Pegg (44:28)
2. "Father's Day" (42:56)
3. "The Empty Child" (41:46)
4. "The Doctor Dances" (42:51)

Disc 4-1. "Boom Town" (43:19)
2. "Bad Wolf" (42:51)
3. "The Parting Of The Ways" (45:31)

Disc 5- Doctor Who Confidential-Cut Down Versions
1. "Bring Back The Doctor"-(11:56)
2. "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly"-(11:06)
3. "Tardis Tales"-(11:03)
4. "I Get A Sidekick Out of You"-(10:48)
5. "Why On Earth"-(13:03)
6. "Dalek"-(10:45)
7. "The Dark Side"-(11:29)
8. "Time Trouble"-(12:46)
9. "Special Effects"-(14:03)
10. "Weird Science" -(13:11)
11. "Unsung Heroes and Violent Death" -(12:31)
12. "The World Of Who" -(13:19)
13. "The Last Battle"-(09:32)
14. "Backstage ATC Headlights (09:18)

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentaries on all 3 episodes on this disc
BBC Breakfast interview with Christopher Eccleston (11:43)
Destroying the Lair (03:24)
Making of Doctor Who with Russell T Davies. (15:33)
Waking the Dead- (18:09)
Laying Ghosts"-(08:24)
Launch Trailers -(02:45) pm
Storyboard of Opening Sequence (0:48)

Disc 2: Audio Commentaries on All 3 Episodes
Deconstructing Big Ben (04:51)
On Set with Billie Piper (19:03)
Trailers- (1:02)

Disc 3: Audio Commentaries on all 4 Episodes
Mike Turner's Mocks of Balloons (05:32)

Disc 4: Audio Commentaries on all 3 Episodes
Designing Doctor Who (20:50)
The Adventures of Captain Jack (08:30)
Trailers- (02:27)

Disc 5: Backstage At Christmas: Behind The Scenes footage from the Christmas Invasion

 

Verdict

A very good start to the new incarnation of Doctor Who. Get it for your collection!

 

Rating; *****!


10TH DOCTOR

DOCTOR WHO NEW SERIES 2

Doctor Who Series 2I was just getting use to Christopher Eccleston and then he goes and quits the show after one season! The second season starts off with a whole new doctor! The new series stars David Tennant as the doctor with Billie Piper as Rose for another season. Again I was skeptical about a new doctor but was quickly pleased with the new pick. This season also started the yearly Christmas special. In this season it is called appropriately "The Christmas Invasion. Mickey and Rose's mom joins the cast in more episode than in the previous season and the season has some really good and not so good episodes but defiantly my favorite is the 2-part season finale, the "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday". This set has quite a few extras such as audio commentaries on all 14 episodes and what is called "In-Vision commentaries with the actors and you can actually watch them as they watch the episode! There are also outtakes, deleted scenes Billie Piper's and David Tennant video diaries and the Children in Need Special that links the 9th doctor to the 10th.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good being filmed on Digibeta! Excellent quality. There is also a Play All feature for every disc.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also able to hear it in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "Christmas Invasion" (58:50)
2. "New Earth"-with Zoe Wanamaker (44:03)

Disc 2- 1. "Tooth & Claw" (44:33)
2. "School Reunion" (44:14)
3. "The Girl In The Fireplace" (44:42)

Disc 3- 1. "Rise Of The Cybermen"-with Roger Lloyd Pack (46:04)
2. "Age Of Steel" (45:42)
3. "Idiot's Lantern" (45:10)

Disc 4-1. "The Impossible Planet" (45:19)
2. "The Satan's Pit" (47:12)
3. "Love & Monsters" (45:08)

Disc 5-
1. "Fear Her"-(43:52)
2. "Army Of Ghosts"-(43:21)
3. "Doomsday"-(46:24)

Disc 6- Doctor Who Confidential (Cutdown Versions)

1. "New, New Doctor"-(12:34)
2. "Fear Factor"-(12:08)
3. "Friends Reunited"-(12:21)
4. "Script to Screen"-(12:36)
5. "Cybermen" -(10:30)
6. "From Zero To Hero" -(10:20)
7. "The Writer's Tale" -(11:07)
8. "You've Got The Look" -(10:35)
9. "Myths & Legends" -(09:11)
10. "The New World of Who"-(11:39)
11. "The Fright Stuff"-(12:25)
12. "Welcome To Torchwood"-(12:43)
13. "Finale"-(10:03)

David's Video Diaries- (85 mins)

 

Extras

Disc 1: In Vision Commentary on Christmas Invasion
Audio Commentaries on New Earth
Outtakes- (08:18)
Deleted Scenes- (16:05)
Billie's Video Diaries- (04:18)
Children In Need Special- (07:14)

Disc 2: Audio Commentaries on Tooth & Claw and School Reunion
In-Vision Commentary on The Girl In The Fireplace
Deconstructing Big Ben (04:51)
On Set with Billie Piper (19:03)
Trailers- (1:02)

Disc 3: Audio Commentaries on all Rise of the Cybermen and Idiot's Lantern
In-Vision Commentary on Age Of Steel

Disc 4: Audio Commentaries for The Satan's Pit and Love & Monsters
In-Vision Commentary for The Impossible Planet
Designing Doctor Who (20:50)
The Adventures of Captain Jack (08:30)
Trailers- (02:27)

Disc 5: Backstage At Christmas: Behind The Scenes footage from the Christmas Invasion

Disc 6: None

 

Verdict

A very good start to the new incarnation of Doctor Who. Get it for your collection!

 

Rating; *****!


DOCTOR WHO NEW SERIES 3Dr Who Series 3

The third season starts off with a whole new companion! The series stars David Tennant as the doctor with Freema Agyeman as Dr. Martha Jones. It was nice not to see Rose in this series. Her character was getting all too mighty and the character needed a rest, although I hear that she will be in the last few episodes of the upcoming fourth season.

This season also had the yearly Christmas special entitled "The Runaway Bride" with Catherine Tate as the bride. The season itself was up and down this year with some fantastic episodes such as Human Nature/The Family of Blood, Blink and Utopia to the downright disappointing Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks and the Last of the Timelords. This set has quite a few extras such as audio commentaries on all 14 episodes and there are also outtakes, deleted scenes with Freema Agyeman's and David Tennant's video diaries and the confidential cut-down documentaries and Dr Who BBC trailers.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good being filmed on Digibeta! Excellent quality. There is also a Play All feature for every disc.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also able to hear it in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "The Runaway Bride"-with Catherine Tate (60 mins)
2. "Music & Monsters"-Confidential Documentary" (58:29)

Disc 2- 1. "Smith & Jones"-with Roy Marsden (44:27)
2. "The Shakespeare Code"-with Angela Pleasance (45:43)
3. "Gridlock" (44:59)

Disc 3- 1. "Daleks In Manhattan" (46:53)
2. "Evolution of the Daleks" (46:26)
3. "The Lazarus Experiment"-with Mark Gatiss (43:05)
4. "42" (45:29)

Disc 4-1. "Human Nature" (45:00)
2. "The Family of Blood" (42:56)
3. "Blink" (43:42)

Disc 5-
1. "Utopia"-with Derek Jacobi (45:53)
2. "The Sound Of Drums"- with John Sims (46:12)
3. "The Last of the Timelords" (51:24)

Disc 6- Doctor Who Confidential (Cutdown Versions)

1. "Meet Martha Jones"-(13:09)
2. "Stage Fright"-(11:55)
3. "Are We There Yet"-(11:47)
4. "A New York Story"-(11:26)
5. "Making Manhattan" -(11:44)
6. "Monsters, Inc" -(12:09)
7. "Spacecraft" -(11:57)
8. "Alter Ego" -(11:59)
9. "Bad Blood" -(12:03)
10. "Do You Remember the First Time?"-(12:36)
11. "Ello, Ello, Ello"-(12:13)
12. "The Saxon Mystery"-(12:28)
13. "The Valiant Quest"-(07:03)

 

Extras

Disc 1: David Tennant's Video Diary-The Runaway Bride (09:16)
Audio Commentaries on Runaway Bride
Freema Agyeman's Studio Tour (18:15)
Deleted Scenes- (18:01)
Outtakes- (05:27)
BBC Trailers- (02:52)

Disc 2: Audio Commentaries on Smith & Jones, The Shakespeare Code and Gridlock
David Tennant's Video Diaries on the first 3 stories (28:51)
Trailers- (0:52)

Disc 3: Audio Commentaries on Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment and 42
David Tennant's Video Diaries on the next 4 stories (28:56)
BBC Trailers (01:11)

Disc 4: Audio Commentaries on Human Nature, The Family of Blood and Blink
David Tennant's Video Diaries on the next 3 stories (40:02)

Disc 5: Audio Commentaries on Utopia, The Sound of Drums and The Last of the Timelords
David Tennant's Video Diaries on the last 3 stories (27:03)
BBC Trailers-(01:28)

Disc 6: None

 

Verdict

A good season with ups and downs and a new companion. Season 4 is going to be very interesting! Get this season for your collection!

 

Rating; *****!


DOCTOR WHO-THE COMPLETE SPECIALS

Dr Who-Complete SpecialsThis month BBC Warner has come out with a 5 disc box set of the Specials season that covers all five stories: The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars and the two part finale, The End of Time all from David Tennant's Final Season.

THE NEXT DOCTOR
The Christmas special from David Tennant's final season as the good Doctor is a jam packed adventure! The Doctors are fighting a returning old nemesis, The Cybermen! This time the Cybermen have an ally in the form of Miss Hartigan who plans with the Cybermen to take over the world in Victorian England! The special stars David Morrissey as "THE Doctor"! The special Feature on this disc is a 59 minute Doctor Who Music Special entitled "Doctor Who at the Proms" hosted by Freema Ageymen. The special is an evening of Doctor Who music by composer Murray Gold. This story also marks the last time that Dr Who was shot in regular non-HD format.

PLANET OF THE DEAD
The first special from David Tennant's final season as the good Doctor is a jam packed adventure! The special stars Michelle Ryan star of the ill-fated "Bionic Woman" retread and comedian Lee Evans. Michelle Ryan is Lady Christina de Soza, a jewel thief who steals a golden chalice from a museum, Mission: Impossible style and to elude the police, hides aboard a London bus which the Doctor happens to board and somehow goes through a worm hole to another world. The episode is fast paced and well acted! The special Feature on this disc is a 56 minute Doctor Who Confidential on the making of "Planet of the Dead". This story also marks the 200th story of Doctor Who dating back to the beginning in 1963.

THE WATERS OF MARS
The second special of David Tennant's final season takes place on the first Mars Colony, Bowie Base One in the year 2059. The Captain of the base in the course of human history is very important but the Doctor wants to change all that for he thinks it would be for the better. Alien life forms have infested themselves in Andy and Maggie in which large amounts of water comes out of their bodies and infects the other crew members. The Doctor changes the law of time & saves the rest of the base crew. The Commander of the base has to die to keep the timeline intact. Or does she?

THE END OF TIME PARTS 1 & 2
The final special of David Tennant's time as the Doctor is the "End of Time". It is also time for regeneration to a new Doctor (Matt Smith). The Ood's warned the Doctor that the Master was to return also predicting the End of time for all! Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins) helps the Doctor with a group of elderly friends known as the "Silver Cloak". The Time Lords return in this special having not been seen since the 1986 season "The Trial of a Time Lord" are going to cause massive trouble for the people of Earth if they are not stopped. The Time Lords have been locked in the Time War and with the Doctor's help to keep them there. A touching ending for the Doctor when he finally regenerates to the new Doctor! I consider this 2 part special the best of the specials and again a fitting ending to David Tennant's time as the Doctor.
The Extras
This set has lots of good extras spread over the five discs. There are audio commentaries on the 2-part "The End of Time" with David Tennant on the two as well as Catherine Tate, John Simm and Director Euros Lyn. There are Doctor Who Confidentials on all stories along with an hour long musical celebration of Doctor Who music, David Tennant's last video diary, Doctor Who at Comic-Con panel and deleted scenes. A wonderful set to add to your doctor who collection!

 

The Next Doctor

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The total story is approx. 60 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Next Doctor"-with David Tennant and David Morrissey



Extras

Disc 1: Doctor Who Confidential-The Next Doctor (55:30)
Doctor Who & the Proms (59:05)



Planet of the Dead

 

VIDEO

Filmed in High Definition but shown here in Standard Definition. A beautiful picture!

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Planet of the Dead"-with David Tennant and Michelle Ryan (59 mins)

Extras

Disc 1: Doctor Who Confidential-Planet of the Dead-Desert Storm (56:56)


The Waters of Mars

VIDEO

Filmed in High Definition but shown here in Standard Definition. A beautiful picture!

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "The Waters of Mars"-with David Tennant and Lindsay Duncan (60 mins)

Extras

Disc 1: Doctor Who Confidential-Is There Life on Mars? (57:58)

The End of Time Part 1

 

VIDEO

Filmed in High Definition but shown here in Standard Definition. A beautiful picture!

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The End of Time Pt 1"-with David Tennant, Bernard Cribbins, John Simm and Timothy Dalton (59:39)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary with David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Euros Lyn
Doctor Who Confidential-Lords & Masters (57:03)
David Tennant Video Diary-The Final Days (40:37)
Doctor Who BBC Christmas Idents (00:52)

The End of Time Part 2

 

VIDEO

Filmed in High Definition but shown here in Standard Definition. A beautiful picture!

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The End of Time Pt 2"-with David Tennant, Bernard Cribbins, John Simm and Timothy Dalton (72 mins)

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary with David Tennant, John Simm and Euros Lyn
Doctor Who Confidential-Allons-Y (56:54)
Doctor Who At Comic Con (21:03)
Deleted Scenes (17:10)


DOCTOR WHO-DREAMLAND

Dr Who DreamlandThe Good Doctor's new adventure is of the animated kind with the second Doctor Who animated special "Doctor Who-Dreamland" from BBC Warner Home Video. This time the Doctor lands in Roswell New Mexico in 1957, 10 years after the first "UFO' crash landed in the desert. The Doctor runs across two people that travel with the Doctor to the mysterious Area 51! There he finds Colonel Stark who is hell bent on destroying the Russians with the help of aliens called the "Viperox" an insect like race ready to take over the Earth and rule it. Do the Doctor, Cassie and Jimmy stop the evil Lord Azlok and his minions in time? The story is pretty solid but the animation is very basic! It almost looks like the special was made back in the mid 1990's by the looks of the rudimentary CGI work. The previous special, "The Infinite Quest" was much better visually. Voices of the cast include David Tennent as the Doctor, Georgia Moffett as Cassie and Tim Howar as Jimmy. The voice of Lord Azlok is none other than David Warner (Time Bandits, Tron) himself! The total story runs about 42 minutes. The story was originally shown in segments roughly 6 minutes each in length. The only "Extras" are on the second disc, which are the Greatest Moments of New Doctor Who that has 3 episodes of 60 minutes in length.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The animation is very basic! The total story is performance is 42 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also available in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Dreamland"-with the voices of David Tennent, Georgia Moffett and David Warner (42 mins)

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: Doctor Who Greatest Moments (New Doctors)
The Doctor (56:26)
The Companions (56:03)
The Enemies (56:34)


DOCTOR WHO-SERIES 5

SR WHO S5As David Tennant wraps up a stellar three seasons plus run as the Doctor, he bows out and Matt Smith takes over as the eleventh incarnation of the iconic time traveling timelord. He is accompanied by his traveling companion Amy played by Karen Gillan. The Eleventh Doctor awakens to discover that he has crashed the Tardis on Earth. The first person that he sees is a young Amy Pond. He promises her that he will come back and take her to the stars, which the Doctor keeps his promise and they travel to the distant future in "The Beast Below" to the London of World War 2 and meets Winston Churchill and one of the Doctor's most evil enemies! They also meet up with alien vampires, humanoid reptiles, the Weeping Angels, a famous painter and another old enemy and danger that can cause the end of the universe! Personally, it took me to the story "The Hungry Earth" to grow to like Matt Smith as the Doctor, but from then on I was hooked! I liked Amy from the very smart, one of the better companions! And finally, somebody here in the U.S. showcased the series when Craig Ferguson set aside a whole evening dedicated to Doctor Who! This set has quite a few extras such as In-Vision commentaries on 6 episodes and there are also outtakes, Matt Smith's and Karen Gillan's video diaries and the confidential cut-down documentaries and specially made "Meanwhile, back in the Tardis" segments. The set also includes a lenticular cover on the outside packaging! Really cool! Please visit www.bbcamericashop.com to get your copy today.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good being filmed on Digibeta! Excellent quality. There is also a Play All feature for every disc.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also able to hear it in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Eleventh Hour"-with Karen Gillan (62 mins)
2. "The Beast Below"- (41:24)

Disc 2- 3. "Victory of the Daleks"-with Ian McNiece (41:11)
4. "The Time of the Angels"-with Alex Kingston (40:55)

Disc 3- 5. "Flesh & Stone" (41:36)
6. "The Vampires of Venice" (47:24)
7. "Amy's Choice" (43:25)

Disc 4-8. "The Hungry Earth" (42:47)
9. "Cold Blood" (44:56)
10. "Vincent And The Doctor"-with Tony Curran (46:04)

Disc 5- 11. "The Lodger"-with Owen Donavan (41:15)
12. "The Pandorica Opens" (48:40)
13. "The Big Bang"-with Arthur Darvill (53:37)

 

Disc 6- Doctor Who Confidential (Cutdown Versions)

1. "Call The Doctor"-(13:25)
2. "All About The Girl"-(14:27)
3. "War Games"-(14:11)
4. "Eyes Wide Open"-(13:15)
5. "Blinded By The Light" -(14:17)
6. "Death In Venice" -(14:15)
7. "Arthurian Legend" -(14:26)
8. "After Effects" -(14:34)
9. "Who Goes On Tour" -(13:59)
10. "A Brush With Genius"-(11:28)
11. "Extra Time"-(15:01)
12. "Alien Abduction"-(09:49)
13. "Out Of Time"-(15:52)

 

Extras

Disc 1: In-Vision Commentary on "The Eleventh Hour"
Meanwhile in The Tardis" Additional Scene (03:14)
Video Diary Pt 1 (09:37)

Disc 2: In-Vision Commentary on "Victory of the Daleks
In-Vision Commentary on "The Time of Angels"
Monster File: The Daleks (10:12)
Video Diary Pt 2- (09:13)

Disc 3: In-Vision Commentary on "The Vampires of Venice"
Monster File: Weeping Angels (10:27)
"Meanwhile in the Tardis" Additional Scene (03:51)

Disc 4: In-Vision Commentary on "Cold Blood"
Monster File; The Silurians (09:12)
Video Diary Pt 3- (10:04)

Disc 5: In-Vision Commentary on "The Big Bang"
Monster File: The Alliance (10:14)
Out-Takes-(07:34)

Disc 6: None


DOCTOR WHO-COMPLETE SIXTH SERIES

Doctor Who-Series 6Matt Smith's 2nd series (season) as the Doctor is now available as Doctor Who-Complete Series 6 from BBC Warner Home Video. The iconic time traveling timelord is accompanied once again with his traveling companion Amy played by Karen Gillan and to make it three, Amy's husband-Rory played by Arthur Darvill joins the intrepid two. The stakes are up this year and indeed the entire Universe when the Doctor lands on Earth present day out in Utah where he meets his future self and is killed by an Astronaut by the lake! Or is he dead? That starts the story arc where the team encounters life forms known as "The Silence", Pirates, The Doctor's Wife?, Sontarans, Cybermen, Whales and of all people, Richard Nixon! The showdown of the series is to finally find out who Riversong actually is! Guest stars for the series were Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), William Morgan Sheppard (Transformers), Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Leverage), Hugh Bonneville (Downtown Abbey), David Walliams (Little Britain), Lynda Baron (Open All Hours), Ian McNeice (Doc Martin), Simon Callow and Meredith Vieira (NBC News)! This set has quite a few extras such as Audio Commentaries on 5 episodes and there are also Comic Relief sketches, short Prequels to selected episodes, Monster Files and the confidential cut-down documentaries and specially made Confidential of the Prequel segments. Overall, I enjoyed this series (season) better than last season. Please visit www.bbcamericashop.com to get your copy today. Highly recommended for all Doctor Who fans!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good being filmed on Digibeta! Excellent quality. There is also a Play All feature for every disc.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also able to hear it in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

Disc 1- 0. "A Christmas Carol"-with Michael Gambon (62 mins)

Disc 2- 1. "The Impossible Astronaut"-with William Morgan Sheppard (43:31)
2. "Day of the Moon"- (46:02)
3. "Curse of the Black Spot"-with Hugh Bonneville (44:50)

Disc 3- 4. "The Doctor's Wife" (45:51)
5. "The Rebel Flesh" (43:22)
6. "The Almost People"-with Frances Barber (45:10)

Disc 4- 7. "A Good Man Goes To War" (48:16)
8. "Let's Kill Hitler" (48:07)
9. "Night Terrors"- (42:34)
10. "The Girl Who Waited"-with (46:01)

Disc 5- 11. "The God Complex"-with David Walliams (47:57)
12. "Closing Time"-with James Corden (45:10)
13. "The Wedding of Riversong"-with Ian McNeice, Simon Callow and Meredith Vieira (45:20)

 

Disc 6- Doctor Who Confidential (Cutdown Versions)

1. "Coming To America"-(14:01)
2. "Breaking The Silence"-(11:13)
3. "Ship A Hoy"-(12:07)
4. "Bigger on the Inside"-(12:18)
5. "Double Trouble" -(14:09)
6. "Take Two" -(12:08)
7. "The Born Identity" -(09:05)
8. "River Runs Wild" -(12:46)
9. "About A Boy" -(13:36)
10. "What Dreams May Come"-(11:08)
11. "Heartbreak Hotel"-(09:03)
12. "Open All Hours"-(12:45)
13. "When Time Froze"-(08:58)
14. "The Night's Tale" -(15:09)

 

Extras

Disc 1: Doctor Who Confidential: A Christmas Carol (56:59)
Comic Relief Sketch-Space (03:56)
Comic Relief Sketch-Time (03:02)

Disc 2: Audio Commentary on "The Impossible Astronaut"
Monster File: The Silence (10:55)
Episode 1 Prequel- (01:48)
Episode 3 Prequel- (01:25)

Disc 3: Audio Commentary on "The Doctor's Wife" & "The Rebel Flesh"
Monster File: "The Gangers" (13:00)
Night and the Doctor-Bad Night (03:38)
Night and the Doctor-Good Night (04:50)
Night and the Doctor-First Night (02:15)
Night and the Doctor-Last Night (03:33)

Disc 4: Audio Commentary on "A Good Man Goes To War"
Monster File: The Anti-Bodies (09:02)
Episode 7 Prequel- (01:38)
Episode 8 Prequel- (01:55)

Disc 5: Audio Commentary on "The Wedding of Riversong"
Monster File: The Cybermats (10:13)
Episode 13 Prequel- (01:12)
Night & the Doctor-"Up All Night"- (01:55)
Part 1 Trailer- (01:01)
Part 2 Trailer- (00:44)

Disc 6: None


DOCTOR WHO-COMPLETE SERIES 7

DR WHO-SERIES 7Matt Smith's 3nd and final series (season) as the Doctor is now available as Doctor Who-Complete Series 7 from BBC Warner Home Video. The iconic time traveling timelord is accompanied once again with his traveling companion Amy played by Karen Gillan and to make it three, Amy's husband-Rory played by Arthur Darvill joins the intrepid two for the first 5 stories. The season starts with the Daleks and lose two companions to the Weeping Angels and gains a new companion in Clara with the Doctor go up against The Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, The Cybermen and a evil Mrs. Gillyflower before the end of the Doctor? Guest stars for the series were Claire Skinner (Sleepy Hollow), David Bradley (Harry Potter), Steven Berkoff (Octopussy), Richard E. Grant (Scream of the Shalka), Celia Imrie (Kingdom), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), David Warner (Tron), Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2) and Diana Rigg (The Avengers)! This set has quite a few extras such as audio commentaries on 4 episodes and there are also short Prequels to selected episodes, A Companion Featurette, The Science of Doctor Who and two Christmas specials. Overall, a sad end of an Era for Matt Smith's Doctor. Personally, Smith's incarnation never gelled for me. Not saying he was a bad actor, I truly feel it was due to the writing. The stories were uneven at best and hopefully the next Doctor, Peter Capaldi will be better. It also depends how bad the producer Steven Moffatt makes the next regeneration to the series.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Excellent quality. There is also a Play All feature for every disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also able to hear it in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Disc 1- 1. "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe" (61 Mins)
2. "Asylum of the Daleks" (51:17)
3. "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" (47:30)

Disc 2- 4. "A Town Called Mercy" (46:29)
5. "The Power of Three"- with Steven Berkoff (43:07)
6. "The Angels Take Manhattan" (46:17)

Disc 3- 7. "The Snowmen" -with Richard E. Grant (61 mins)
8. "The Bells of Saint John" -Celia Imrie (47:19)
9. "The Rings of Akhaten" (45:57)

Disc 4- 10. "Cold War" (43:29) -with David Warner
11. "Hide" (47:00) -with Dougray Scott
12. "Journey to the Center of the Tardis"- (46:50)

Disc 5- 13. "The Crimson Horror"-with Diana Rigg (46:47)
14. "Nightmare In Silver" (46:48)
15. "The Name of the Doctor"-with John Hurt (46:19)

 

Extras

Disc 1: The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Prequel (01:27)
Asylum of the Daleks Prequel (02:34)
Pond Life (06:11)

Disc 2: The Making of the Gunslinger (01:45)
Last Days of the Ponds (12:13)
Doctor Who in the U.S.- (43:22)
Doctor Who At Comic-Con- (11:02)

Disc 3: Audio Commentary on "The Snowmen"
Demon's Run-Two Days Later (02:58)
Vastra Investigates (02:48)
The Great Detective (03:23)
The Bells of Saint John-A Prequel (02:42)
The Companions (45:25)

Disc 4: Audio Commentary on "Cold War" & "Hide"
Doctor Who on the Nerdist (15:11)
Creating Clara- (09:46)
The Science of Doctor Who- (43:49)

Disc 5: Audio Commentary on "The Crimson Horror"
Behind the Scenes (55:02)
She Said, He Said- (03:42)
Clarence and the Whispermen- (02:18)
Inforarium (02:05)
Clara and the Tardis (02:14)
Rain Gods (01:51)