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Information

Number of DVDs 4
DVD Number BBCDVD2614
Certification PG
Duration 283 minutes

Synopsis

Frontier In Space

Frontier In Space cover

It is the twenty-sixth century. Known space is divided between the great empires of Earth and Draconia. A fragile peace exists between the humans and the lizard-like Draconians, a peace that is put in jeopardy when each race claims that its cargo vessels are being raided by the other’s warships.

When the TARDIS accidentally brings the Doctor and Jo aboard Earth cargo ship C982, they find it under attack. As the ship is boarded, a strange pulsing sound fills the air. The crew believe their attackers to be Draconians, but the Doctor and Jo see only Ogrons – brutish, simian mercenaries who steal the cargo, including the TARDIS, and head off into space.

The Doctor’s investigations take him to Earth, the Moon and then to Draconia itself. He discovers that the Ogrons are employed by his sworn enemy, the Master, who is attempting to provoke a war between the space empires. The Doctor suspects the scale of the plan is too grand for the Master, but even he is shocked to discover the indentity of the far deadlier foe waiting in the wings

Episode entry

Planet Of The Daleks

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The TARDIS materialises in a hostile jungle on the planet Spiridon. Jo sets out alone to find help for the Doctor, who has fallen into a coma. She meets a party of Thals and is left in hiding aboard their crashed spaceship while they go to the Doctor’s aid. The Time Lord, now recovered, learns of their mission to destroy a party of Daleks sent here to discover the native Spiridons’ secret of invisibility.

Another Thal spaceship crash-lands in the jungle, and the survivors bring news that somewhere on Spiridon there is an army of ten thousand Daleks. Jo meanwhile meets a friendly Spiridon named Wester, who cures a deadly fungus disease that she has contracted.

It transpires that the Daleks’ army is frozen in suspended animation in a cavern below their base. The Doctor, with the help of the Thals, explodes a bomb in the cavern wall and thereby causes one of the planet’s natural ice volcanoes to erupt, entombing the army in a torrent of liquid ice.

The newly-arrived Dalek Supreme and his aides are left stranded on Spiridon as the Thals steal their ship and the Doctor and Jo depart in the TARDIS

Episode entry

Special Features

Disc 1 – 2 – Frontier In Space

  • Commentary by Katy Manning, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks, moderated by Clayton Hickman.
  • ‘Perfect Scenario: Lost Frontier’ – In the far future, the remaining population of an oxygen-depleted planet Earth lies in enforced stasis in The Field of Dreams, their minds kept active through the work of scenariosmiths. Looking for ideas to help him re-connect to his captive audience, Zed, a young scenariosmith, turns to the world of Doctor Who for inspiration… Featuring interviews with actors Katy Manning, Janet Fielding, Vera Fusek and Michael Hawkins, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, visual effects designers John Friedlander and Mat Irvine. With Rich Batsford, Mick Broster, Tony Broster, Henry Dunn and Paul Ewing, and the voices of Steve Broster, David Harley and Cathryn Miller.
  • ‘The Space War’ – Cast and crew look back at the making of the story.
  • ‘Roger Delgado: The Master’ – A biography of actor Roger Delgado, most famous for playing the Doctor’s arch-nemesis The Master from his introduction in 1971 until his tragic death two years later. Featuring previously unseen photographs, rare excerpts from his many BBC TV appearances and interviews with those who knew and loved him.
  • Stripped for Action: The Third Doctor – The ongoing series looking at the Doctor’s comic book adventures reaches his third incarnation.
  • Photo Galley, Coming Soon, Programme Subtitles, Subtitle Production Notes and PDF Materials

Disc 3 – 4 – Planet Of The Daleks

  • Commentary by Katy Manning, Prentice Hancock and Tim Preece, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks.
  • ‘Perfect Scenario: The End of Dreams’ Continuing his search for inspiration, scenariosmith Zed resumes his studies of twentieth century television’s Doctor Who. What he finds will have a profound effect on the lives of all of the remaining sleepers in The Field of Dreams… Featuring interviews with actors Katy Manning, Jane How, Janet Fielding, Bernard Horsfall and Tim Preece, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks. With Rich Batsford, Mick Broster, Tony Broster and Paul Ewing, and the voices of Steve Broster, David Harley and Cathryn Miller.
  • The Rumble in the Jungle – Cast and crew look back at the making of the story.
  • Multi-colourisation – A look at the colour restoration of episode three.
  • Stripped for Action: The Daleks – The ongoing series looking at the Doctor’s comic book adventures focuses on his deadliest foes – the Daleks!
  • Blue Peter – Two items from the childrens’ magazine programme, featuring an appeal for any information on the theft of two Daleks from the BBC and their subsequent return.
  • Photo Galley, Coming Soon, Programme Subtitles, Subtitle Production Notes and PDF Materials

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