The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ben and Polly to the South Pole in 1986. Their arrival coincides with the appearance of Earth’s forgotten twin planet Mondas and visitors from that world – emotionless beings called Cybermen.
It’s up to the Doctor and his friends to stop these creatures before they convert Earth’s population into similar cyber creations – but the encounter will have a devastating effect on the Doctor…
This two-disc release features an animated fourth episode. Special features include: commentary, behind-the-scenes interviews, episode 4 VHS reconstruction using audio, stills and surviving clips, which featured on the BBC Video VHS release of the story back in 2000, photo gallery, Radio Times listing (PDF), production information subtitles, interviews with William Hartnell and Anneke Wills, a look at the myth of a ‘Golden Age’ of Doctor Who, interviews with male companions Peter Purves, Frazer Hines and Mark Strickson, an examination of what it means to be a Time Lord’s fellow traveller, and archival footage from Blue Peter celebrating Doctor Who’s 10th anniversary.
At a Tibetan-style spiritual retreat deep in rural England, a clandestine circle of chanting brethren unknowingly call upon the evil powers of the Metebelis Spiders, whose quest for the perfect blue crystal leads them straight to the Doctor. He must travel to the alien planet to meet the Great One, merciless ruler of her spiders and human slaves, who plans to take over Earth.
The future of the entire universe is in the Doctor’s hands, but if he is to face the fear the Great One sees in his mind, then he must face the certainty of total destruction. Could this be the Time Lord’s final death?
Special features include: commentary, ‘Planet of the Spiders’ Omnibus Edition, a documentary on the background to the Third Doctor’s swansong, memories of the story by actor John Kane (Tommy), Barry Letts looks back on his career as a director, a trip back to some of the locations used during production of the story, omnibus trailer, photo gallery, Radio Times listings (PDF), programme subtitles, subtitle production notes.
London, 1963, and the Doctor returns to Coal Hill School with his new companion Ace, where he has unfinished business. His oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of Time Lord technology — an artefact the Doctor himself left behind on Earth.
Enlisting the assistance of the local military, the Doctor must protect the Gallifreyan secret of time travel as two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation, with the fate of the entire universe at stake!
This upgraded DVD release is an expanded 2-disc edition with digitally remastered picture and sound quality, plus added bonus features. It was previously released as part of the Davros Collection box set and is now one of the last commercially available copies left in Australia.
Special Features Include: commentary by Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, interviews and discussions with cast and crew, rare behind-the-scenes material, an in-depth look at the history of Davros, a 5.1 mix, extended and deleted scenes, an introduction by Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, outtakes, multi-angle sequences, trailers and continuity, an isolated music track, photo gallery, Radio Times billings, and production information subtitles (PDF).
The TARDIS lands on a space station orbiting Earth in the distant future, where the Doctor, Sarah and Harry soon discover that they are not alone. Thousands of humans are in cryogenic sleep, and while they’ve slept their Ark has been invaded. A parasitic insect race called the Wirrn has taken control and threatens the very future of mankind…
This upgraded DVD release features improved digital remastering and added bonus features.
Special features include: commentary, a making-of documentary, a special 70-minute repeat compilation of the story broadcast in 1975, a documentary examining the Virgin/BBC Books novelisation range produced during the 1990-2005 hiatus, 1978 news footage of Tom Baker’s public appearances in Northern Ireland, amateur film shot during Tom Baker’s first story, optional CGI effects, interview with designer Roger Murray-Leach, alternative title sequence and model footage, 3D technical schematics, TARDIS-Cam, photo gallery, production information subtitles, original BBC trailer, Radio Times listings, Doctor Who Technical Manual, Crosse and Blackwell and Nestle promotional material in Adobe PDF format,
The Doctor is behaving very oddly. After signing a treaty with enemy aliens, he returns to his home planet, Gallifrey and demands the Presidency of the High Council of Time Lords. His first act of rule is to banish Leela to the wastelands on pain of death. His second is to sabotage the planet’s defence barriers, enabling full scale invasion.
Why has the Doctor joined forces with the militaristic Vardans? Is he out for revenge against the Time Lords? Or does he have a hidden agenda? But his allies are also hiding a dark secret, for behind them is a familiar enemy waiting for the right moment to attack…
This release features digitally remastered picture and sound quality. It is one of the last commercially available copies left in Australia.
Special Features Include: commentary, interviews, a look at how the portayal of the Time Lords and their home planet has changed over the years, deleted scenes, optional CGI effects, Radio Times listings (PDF), Photo Gallery, Production Information Subtitles.
When scientists unearth two seed pods deep in the arctic permafrost, the Doctor and Sarah Jane rush to investigate. Soon the Doctor’s worst fears are confirmed: the pods house Krynoids, one of the most parasitic and dangerous life forms in the universe. One of the creatures has already infected a scientist and now a hideous monster is rampaging through the Base, intent on total destruction.
When the second pod is stolen amidst the escalating carnage, it is transported into the hands of insane botanist Harrison Chase. From his mansion in England, the plant-obsessed Chase will allow the pod to split open. Both the ruthless millionaire and the rapidly growing carnivorous Krynoid are intent on infecting and destroying our entire world…
This DVD release features digitally remastered picture and sound quality. It is one of the last commercially available copies left in Australia.
Special Features Include: commentary, a look at the making of The Seeds of Doom, a look at the music of Geoffrey Burgon, a look at the comic strip adventures of the Fourth Doctor, a look at locations used in The Seeds of Doom, a look at the roles of the Production Assistant and Production Unit Manager, isolated score, trails and continuity, Radio Times billings and Douglas Camfield’s Paper Edit, production information subtitles, photo gallery, Easter eggs.
The Second Doctor and his friends Ben, Polly and Jamie arrive in a seemingly idyllic colony where everyone is happy – but colonists keep on disappearing and the Doctor believes that sinister crab-like creatures known as the Macra are responsible. However, no one in the colony believes in Macra. There is no such thing as Macra. Macra do not exist!
A dystopian satire centred on a community manipulated into an endless cycle of mundane labour and forcefully cheerful recreation, The Macra Terror was significantly ahead of its time – Russell T Davies loved it so much he brought the Macra back for 2007’s Gridlock. While all four of the original episodes of this adventure are lost, surviving sound recordings have been used by the same team behind 2016’s The Power of the Daleks to produce a new animated version, available as a two disc set including both full colour and vintage black-and-white flavours. Unseen for over 50 years, this underrated gem now has a chance to shine.
Special Features Include: Audio Commentary, Episode Reconstructions, Bonus Mini-Episode, Animation Test, Animatics, Animation Gallery, Teaser Trailer, Alternative Black and White Presentation, 1992 Audio Presentation, Surviving Footage, Behind the Scenes Film, Censored Scene, Title Sequences, Photo Gallery, Production Paperwork.
Having faced a chilling figure stalking their dreams, Luke leaves Sarah Jane and the gang as he departs for university with K9. But the planet won’t save itself and there are still more adventures to endure: confronting the Men in Black at the Vault of Secrets; waking to find they are the only survivors of the human race; battling in different time zones against ghosthunters, Nazis and Tudors; and attending the Doctor’s funeral, where there’s some old friends and enemies.
Also includes the classic Doctor Who adventure Pyramids of Mars.
This set contains two exciting adventures featuring Davros – a genius scientist responsible for creating the most dangerous race in the universe. Ruthless and corrupt, he is determined that his creations will always win.
In Genesis of the Daleks, the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) is sent on a Time Lord mission to Skaro to destroy the Daleks. Then, in The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End, the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) needs help from old friends to defeat his old enemy.
Although Ace hates clowns, the Doctor decides to take his companion to the Psychic Circus on the planet Segonax. There they find a group of scared performers who live in fear of the sinister and creepy Chief Clown. But what is so dangerous about this particular circus, why is there such a small audience and will Ace be able to overcome her fear before it’s too late?
Special Features include: Audio Commentary, The Show Must Go On, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Model Effects, The Psychic Circus, Remembrence Demo, Tomorrow’s Times – The Seventh Doctor, Victoria Wood, Radio Times Listings, Photo Gallery.
The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th Anniversary Special: in 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
This Blu-ray set includes both 3D and 2D versions of the special.
Special Features Include: Doctor Who Explained, Behind the Scenes, Mini-Episodes, Trailers.