Doctor Who -Dalek War: The 3rd Doctor Faces both The Master and The Daleks!
4-DVD set brings us both 'Frontier in Space' and 'Planet of the Daleks' this March
Posted by David Lambert
"Dalek War" features two linked six-part stories from Doctor Who's tenth season, involving two of the Doctor's greatest nemeses: The Master and The Daleks! This four-disc box set , packed with a host of fantastic special features, contains "Frontier in Space" and "Planet of the Daleks."
Story #067: Frontier in Space: When the TARDIS accidentally brings the Third Doctor and Jo aboard Earth cargo ship C982, they find it under attack. The crew perceive the Doctor, Jo and the attackers as Draconians, whose empire currently rivals Earth's for control of the galaxy. 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 identity of the far deadlier foe waiting in the wings...
Story #068: Planet of the Daleks: Injured after a shoot-out between his old nemesis (the Master) and the Ogrons (slaves to the evil Daleks), the Doctor sends a message to the Time Lords, asking them to pilot his TARDIS and follow the Daleks to their new base. After he slips into a coma, it falls to his assistant Jo Grant to explore the planet where the TARDIS finally materializes. She meets a party of Thals and is left in hiding aboard their crashed spaceship while they go to the Doctor's aid. On his recovery, the Doctor learns of their mission to destroy a party of Daleks sent here to discover the native Spiridons' secret of invisibility. Not only must the Doctor contend with the Daleks' new scheme, but he must try to stop them unleashing a plague that will exterminate all organic life. When a rescue ship of Thals arrive, they bring with them darker news still: somewhere on Spiridon 12,000 Daleks are waiting to emerge, and take what they believe is their rightful place as the Universe's supreme beings!
The BBC and Warner Home Video have announced the North American DVD release of Doctor Who - Story #067, 068: Dalek War. This 4-disc set featuring Jon Pertwee as the 3rd Doctor in both "Story #067: Frontier in Space" (6 episodes, 143 minutes) and "Story #068: Planet of the Daleks" (6 episodes, 140 minutes). Cost is $59.98 SRP, and the street date is March 2nd. Extras (per the Restoration Team's website) are listed below, and farther down is a look at the package art:
Bonus Material for Doctor Who - Story #067: Frontier in Space:
Commentary with actor Katy Manning, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks, moderated by Clayton Hickman.
Perfect Scenario: Lost Frontier: A new two-part feature from 'What Lies Beneath' producer Steve Broster and writer David Harley. 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 scenario-smiths. Looking for ideas to help him re-connect to his captive audience, Zed, a young scenario-smith, 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. Written by David Harley.
The Space War: cast and crew look back at the making of the story. Featuring actors Katy Manning, Vera Fusek and Michael Hawkins, visual effects designers John Friedlander and Mat Irvine. Produced by Steve Broster.
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. With his wife, Kismet Marlowe, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, director Christopher Barry, actors Katy Manning, Linda Thorson, Harry Towb, Frazer Hines, William Gaunt and Damaris Hayman, stunt coordinator Derek Ware. Narrated by Stephen Greif. Produced by John Kelly.
Stripped for Action: The Third Doctor: the ongoing series looking at the Doctor's comic book adventures reaches his third incarnation. With former Doctor Who Magazine editors Gary Russell and Alan Barnes, comic historians John Ainsworth and Jeremy Bentham, author Paul Scoones.
Subtitle Production Notes
DVD-ROM .PDF Material (Radio Times, etc.)
Coming Soon trailer
Bonus Material for Doctor Who - Story #068: Planet of the Daleks:
Commentary wth actors Katy Manning, Prentis Hancock and Tim Preece, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks.
Perfect Scenario: The End of Dreams: Continuing his search for inspiration, scenario-smith 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. Written by David Harley.
The Rumble in the Jungle: cast and crew look back at the making of the story. Featuring actors Katy Manning, Jane How, Bernard Horsfall and Tim Preece, director David Maloney and designer John Hurst. Produced by Steve Broster.
Multi-colorization: a look at the color restoration of episode three. With producer Barry Letts, Color Recovery Working Group leader James Insell, 2entertain commissioning editor Dan Hall and colorist Jonathan Wood. Narrated by Glen Allen. Produced by Ed Stradling.
Stripped for Action: The Daleks: the ongoing series looking at the Doctor's comic book adventures focuses on his deadliest foes: the Daleks! With TV producer Gerry Anderson, former Doctor Who Magazine editors Alan Barnes and Clayton Hickman, comic historian Jeremy Bentham and author Paul Scoones.
Blue Peter: two items from the childrens' magazine program, featuring an appeal for any information on the theft of two Daleks from the BBC and their subsequent return.