The legendary ‘lost’ story from Douglas Adams is complete at last in this 2 disc DVD set packed with special features.
Starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward as the Fourth Doctor and Romana, this special release marries the existing studio and location scenes with newly animated material to tell a story of a sphere that can suck the mind out of any living being, an ancient book that holds the secret of a Time Lord prison, and a dotty old professor living at Cambridge University.
The audio commentary, included on the DVD and blu-ray editions, features Toby Hadoke covering the 38 year production of Shada from 1979 to 2017 with:
• Christopher Neame, who plays Skagra
• Daniel Hill, Chris Parsons
• Martin Geraghty, character artist
• Anne Marie Walsh, animator
The following special features are included on the DVD:
• Taken Out of Time
A frank and revealing examination of why Shada became the only Doctor Who story never to be completed. Featuring Tom Baker (The Doctor), Daniel Hill (Chris Parsons) and director Pennant Roberts.
• Now and Then
Compare the Cambridge locations as they appeared in 1979 with how they look today.
• Strike, Strike, Strike!
A look at how industrial action impacted Doctor Who over the years.
• Studio Sessions - 1979
• Dialogue Sessions
• Model Filming
• Deleted Scenes
• Title Sequence Films
• Live Action Reference Footage
• 1979 Gallery
• 2017 Gallery
Special Features Include: Audio Commentary, Taken Out of Time - The Making of Shada, Now And Then Featurette, Strike! Strike! Strike!, Studio Sessions, Dialogue Sessions, Model Effects Filming, Deleted Scenes, Title Sequence Film, Live Action Reference Footage, Photo Galleries, ROM Content, Digitally remastered picture and sound quality