Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Dalek War

DVD - 2010
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Planet of the Daleks: The TARDIS arrives on Spiridon, an inhospitable planet where the vegetation is hungry and extremely dangerous. The Doctor has been badly hurt and has fallen into a coma, so it's up to his concerned assistant Jo to leave the safety of the ship to find help. She soon discovers a jungle containing invisible creatures, and that the planet is hiding a terrible secret about the Doctor's oldest enemy, the Daleks.
Frontier in space: It is the year 2450, and a fragile peace exists between the great empires of Earth and Draconia. The TARDIS materializes aboard an Earth cargo ship which comes under attack. Arrested and accused of espionage, the Doctor is sentenced to life imprisonment on the Moon, but salvation arrives in an unexpected form.
Publisher: [England] : British Broadcasting Corp., [2010]
ISBN: 9781419890154
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE DOCTO
Characteristics: optical,mono
4 videodiscs (Not rated)(approximately 283 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Discs 3-4 (Planet of the Daleks): Audio commentary by actors Katy Manning, Prentis Hancock and Tim Preece, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks; "Perfect scenario: lost frontier:" includes interviews with Jane How, Janet Fielding and Bernard Horsfall featurette; "The rumble in the jungle:" making of documentary; multi-colorization how color was restored to Planet of the Daleks episode 3; "Stripped for action: the Daleks" comic strip retrospective; Blue Peter: two items on the theft of two Daleks from the BBC; photo gallery; Easter egg; production note option; PDF materials (DVD-ROM - PC/Mac): Radio Times listings
Special features: Disc 1-2 (Frontier in space): Audio commentary by Katy Manning, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks, moderated by Clayton Hickman; "Perfect scenario: Lost Frontier:" includes interviews with Vera Fusek and Michael Hawkins featurette; "The space war:" making of documentary; "Roger Delago: the master:" making of featurette; "Stripped for action: the Third Doctor" comic strip retrospective; featurette; photo gallery; Easter egg; production note option; PDF materials (DVD-ROM - PC/Mac): production design drawings, Radio Times listings; BBC Enterprises sales literature
Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes from (Frontier in space) February 24-March 31, 1973 and (Planet of the Daleks) April 7-May 12, 1973
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Aug 13, 2018

This DVD-set is one of my favorites from among the first three doctors. Very interesting story-line. The background scenery design, not so much. But you don't watch Doctor Who for the backgrounds. It's the stories and the acting, both of which are very good in this one. There's actually two serials on the DVDs, for total of 12 episodes. The first serial (Frontier in Space) begins w/the Tardis landing inside an unknown spaceship somewhere in outer space. Jo and the Doctor discover they've landed on an Earth ship, and there's a near state of war between the Earth and another planet, Draconia. The Doctor pleads with the Earth leaders, explaining that the actual problem is the Daleks, who are orchestrating the conflict. The Doctor tells the Earth leaders what to do to avoid the war, then with Jo barely escapes after getting laser-grazed by The Master, both Jo and the Doctor taking the Tardis and flying away. The second serial (Planet of the Daleks) finds them landing on an unknown planet (to Jo), the effect of the landing and the prior take-off experience leaving the Doctor feeling very poorly indeed. When the Doctor goes into a deep coma, Jo leaves the Tardis to find help, encountering a group of astronauts nearby, who are stranded on the same planet. The tell her they are from a different planet, there on a mission. Eventually the Doctor recovers and meets up w/Jo, the two have a number of adventures, encountering invisible creatures along the way. One can only chuckle at how the BBC decided to costume these "invisible" creatures to make them visible to the tv audience. Let's just say the costume budget must have been limited! Eventually Jo and the Doctor discover there's a bit of a Dalek problem on this planet. Jo and the Doctor along with the astronauts must mitigate the aforementioned Dalek problem. That's the mission. Those Daleks are such a pain! ... lol .. For Doctor Who fans, a must-see. For those who've never seen Doctor Who, what you gonna watch? American TV? I don't think so. Might as well start in with Doctor Who. Being the longest running tv show in history, you've got a lot of viewing ahead of you.

feyaamante Jan 06, 2012

BE SURE TO OPEN AND CHECK YOUR DVD'S BEFORE LEAVING THE LIBRARIAN'S DESK!!! I recently reserved Tom Baker yrs 1974-1981 "The E-Space" trilogy, episodes 112-114, (Full Circle, State of Decay & Warrior's Gate) and instead found: William Hartnell yrs 1962-1966 - An Unearthly Child, The Daleks (disc 1 of 2), and The edge of Destruction (disc 2 of 2). I had also reserved Jon Pertwee yrs 1970-1974,Dalek War ( a 4 disc set). Item ID: 0009215875353. Instead, I found: The Time Warrior (1 disc) episodes 67 & 68 (Frontier in Space & Planet of the Daleks). I still enjoyed watching all of these, but I was disappointed not to see what I was expecting to see. I received them at the West River Branch of the Elyria Library. I didn't take note of from which libraries the copies came from. All the same, always check at the desk before you walk away to be sure what you reserved is what you are actually getting.


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