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Doctor Who

The Robots of Death

DVD - 2012
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"The TARDIS, carrying the Doctor and his new companion Leela, arrives aboard a huge sandminer on a deserted world. The small human crew relies almost entirely on robots to carry out their every task and whim while they mine the planet's rich minerals. Suddenly, one by one, members of the team start to disappear. The time travelers discover that someone or something is murdering the crew - but, of course, nobody believes it could be the robots."--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : British Broadcasting Corp., [2012]
Edition: Special edition
ISBN: 9780780671386
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE DOCTO
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (Not rated)(approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: audio commentary 1: original release commentary with producer Philip Hinchcliffe and writer Chris Boucher; audio commentary 2: new commentary with actors Tom Baker (the Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Pamela Salem (Toos) and director Michael E. Briant; the sandmine murders: making of with cast and crew (32 min.); robophobia: Toby Hadoke takes a humorous look at the history of robots (11 min.); studio sound: example of a studio scene before the robot voice effects were added (1 min.); model shots: black and white time-coded recording of the original model insert film (7 min.); studio floor plan: interactive view of the studio layout via the original floor plan drawings; continuity; photo gallery (5 min.); PDF materials: radio times listings, productions notes subtitle option, digitally remastered picture and sound quality
"Originally transmitted January 29-February 19, 1977"--Container
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Sep 09, 2017

One of the best Doctor Who stories out there. The Fourth Doctor and Leela arrive on a sand miner where things aren't as they seem. Robots are murdering people and the Doctor must discover who's behind it. A nice, atmospheric base-under-siege story that's just the right length at four episodes. A must for Tom Baker fans and Doctor Who fans in general. A good story to introduce new people to Doctor Who.

M00 Oct 27, 2014

Quote from a book by Philip Sandifer, "Tardis eruditorum" volume 4. : "One of the greatest Doctor Who stories of all time." (pg.260)


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