The Claws of Axos Special Edition DVD
Number of DVDs: 2
DVD Number: BBCDVD3670
Duration: 96 minutes
Release Date: 22 October 2012
When a damaged spaceship containing beautiful humanoid creatures called Axons lands on Earth, The Doctor, Jo and UNIT are sent to investigate. In return for their help, the Axons offer the gift of Axonite, which would end world famine.
It all appears too good to be true so what secrets are the Axons hiding on board their ship? And why is The Doctor’s old enemy The Master involved?
The Claws of Axos Special Edition DVD has more special features than the previous DVD
Region 2 DVD
Commentary by Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates) and Barry Letts (producer).
Subtitles provide the viewer with cast details, script development and other information related to the production of the Claws of Axos.
Deleted and Extended Scenes
The original edited-but-annotated version of the studio recording which is included on this new release in its entirety. Option to view with text commentary.
Reverse Standards Conversion – The Axon Legacy.
Cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Paul Grist (Bill Filer), Bernard Holley (Axos) and Derek Ware (Pigbin Josh), director Michael Ferguson, co-writer Bob Baker and script editor Terrance Dicks. (26’41” | 16:9 | 2012)
Now and then
A look at the locations used in The Claws of Axos, contrasting how they appeared in 1971 with how they are now. Narrated by Katy Manning. (6’36” | 4:3 | 2005)
Director Michael Ferguson recalls his work on The Claws of Axos. (14’45” | 4:3 | 2005)
The entirety of the earliest surviving Doctor Who studio recording – complete with studio chatter, recording breaks and VT run-ups. (72’48” | 4:3)
Living with Levene
Intrepid comedian and Who fan Toby Hadoke heads to Salisbury to spend the weekend with one of Doctor Who’s most iconic and unusual actors. John Levene played Sergeant Benton on-screen for nearly a decade, but these days is a very enigmatic figure. Now Toby has 48 hours to really get to know the man and figure out what makes him tick. (35’11” | 16:9 | 2013)
Radio Times Listings
Episode listings about The Claws of Axos from Radio Times in Adobe PDF format for viewing on PC or Mac.
Production, design and publicity photos from the story, plus a peep inside the commentary booth. (10’57” | 4:3 | 2005)
Preview for The Legacy Collection. (2’15” | 4:3)