Peladon Tales DVD

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Peladon Tales DVD

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Number of DVDs 3
DVD Number BBCDVD2744
Certification PG
Duration 250 minutes

Synopsis

The Curse of Peladon

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In the four-parter ‘The Curse of Peladon’ (1972), the Doctor (Pertwee) finally seems to have escaped his exile to Earth when he manages to transport Jo (Manning) in the Tardis to the planet Peladon. The pair are mistaken for Earth delegates at a conference to decide whether Peladon should join the Galactic Federation, and discover that someone is attempting to use the legendary royal beast of Aggador to trigger off a war

Episode etnry

The Monster Of Peladon

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In the six-parter ‘The The Monster of Peladon’ (1974), the Tardis arrives on the Planet of Peladon half a century after the Doctor’s first visit. The planet has now become of great tactical importance because of its focal position between warring factions. The Doctor and Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) have to act as peacekeepers between rival ambassadors and they must also find the truth behind ‘the spirit’.

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Special Features

The Curse of Peladon

  • Commentary by Katy Manning, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks and production assistant Chris D’Oyly-John. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
  • ‘The Peladon Saga – Part One’ (dur. 23′ 24″) – Cast and crew recall the making of both Peladon stories in this two part documentary from John Kelly. Part one opens with a look At The socio-political climate in the UK in the early seventies and its influence on the storylines. With actors Katy Manning, Donald Gee, Nina Thomas and Ralph Watson, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, production assistant Chris D’Oyly-John, sound designer Brian Hodgson, visual effects designer Peter Day, costume designer Sylvia James and make-up supervisor Elizabeth Moss. Narrated by David Hamilton.
  • ‘Warriors of Mars’ (dur. 14′ 54″) – a brief history of the Ice Warriors in Doctor Who by the people who designed and brought them to life. With actors Sonny Caldinez, Alan Bennion and Bernard Bresslaw (voice only), producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, director Michael Ferguson, make-up designer Sylvia James, sound designer Brian Hodgson and visual effects designer Peter Day. Narrated by Donald Gee.
  • ‘Jon and Katy’ (dur. 7′ 06″) – looking back at one of the most fondly remembered Doctor / Companion pairings in the show’s history – Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor and Katy Manning’s scatty UNIT agent, Jo Grant. With Katy Manning, Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks
  • Storyboard Comparison (dur. 2′ 16″) – Comparing visual effects designer Ian Scoones’ hand-drawn storyboards for the story’s opening sequence with the finished version as seen on screen

The Monster Of Peladon

  • Commentary by Nina Thomas, Donald Gee, Ralph Watson and Stuart Fell, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks and, for episode four only, a commentary by fans Rob Shearman, Mark Aldridge, Kate Du-Rose and Philip Newman. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
  • ‘The Peladon Saga – Part Two’ (dur. 22′ 08″) – Cast and crew recall the making of both Peladon stories. Part two looks At The characters and monsters featured in the stories. With actors Katy Manning, Donald Gee, Nina Thomas, Ralph Watson, Stuart Fell, Sonny Caldinez and Nick Hobbs, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, production assistant Chris D’Oyly-John, sound designer Brian Hodgson and make-up supervisor Elizabeth Moss. Narrated by David Hamilton.
  • Deleted Scene (dur. 1′ 42″) – a recreation of a deleted scene based on a surviving audio recording.
  • Where Are They Now? (dur. 2′ 27″) – David Jacobs interviews actress Ysanne Churchman, who provided the voice for alien ambassador Alpha Centauri in both Peladon stories, in this extract from the 1980 television series.
  • ‘On Target – Terrance Dicks’ (dur. 21′ 25″) – writer and script editor Terrance Dicks novelised many Doctor Who stories for the Target book range over the years. With Terrance Dicks, writers Paul Cornell, Gareth Roberts and David J Howe, and formerDoctor Who Magazine editor Alan Barnes. Featuring readings by Caroline John, Katy Manning and David Troughton.

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