On a remote island of glass surrounded by a sea of acid there is a machine that can remove evil from the minds of an entire population - the Conscience of Marinus. Fearful of its immense power falling into the wrong hands its sole guardian has scattered the machine''s operating keys across the planet. The TARDIS crew arrive to find the island under attack by the evil Voord. Marinus'' last line of defence - and its only hope - is the Conscience machine. The Doctor and his companions must undertake a deadly quest to recover the Keys of Marinus...
Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series in television history and this fantastic box set premier's the very first three stories ever transmitted. William Hartnell stars as the first Doctor venturing through time and space thwarting evil where ever it rears its head. This release features the first 13 episodes plus the untransmitted pilot episode. Episodes comprise: 1. An Unearthly Child 2. The Cave of Skulls 3. The Forest of Fear 4. The Firemaker 5. The Dea
The second story of series two, Doctor Who--Dalek Invasion of Earth sees William Hartnell's Doctor in a six-part adventure pitted against his greatest nemesis, the Daleks. The Doctor, Susan (Carol Ann Ford), Ian (William Russell) and Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) arrive in the London of 2164, where the Nazi-like Dalek's have turned the remnants of the human race into slave workers or "Robomen", who unfortunately foreshadow Monty Python's hilarious "Gumbies". The Dalek's plan involves a vast mine in Bedfordshire and the final destruction of the human race, while pitted against them is a WWII-style resistance movement led by Dortmun (Alan Judd) and David Campbell (Peter Fraser). One of the most famous of all Doctor Who stories, Dalek Invasion of Earth features such iconic moments as a dalek emerging from the Thames, and a remarkable flight across London showing daleks crossing Westminster Bridge and patrolling Trafalgar Square and the Albert Memorial. Terry Nation's story is almost insanely ambitious for the budget, and while sets and effects are primitive, the location work is highly evocative. Lavishly remade for the cinema as Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150AD (1966), the plot here is more detailed, mercifully free of comic relief, and delivers a surprisingly sensitive ending to mark Carol Ann Ford's departure from the series. On The DVD: Doctor Who--Dalek Invasion of Earth is a comprehensive two-disc set with a generally excellent black-and-white 4:3 picture and mono sound. The highlight of Disc One is a warm and very informative commentary hosted by Gary Russell and featuring director Richard Martin (all episodes), producer Verity Lambert (5 episodes), Carol Ann Ford and William Russell (4 episodes each). There are optional subtitles for the episodes, as well as for the commentary, and further text titles giving detailed background information. Optional new CGI-effects shots have been added, which via seamless branching can be selected over the original 1964 model work. The new material obviously lacks authenticity, but looks about 1000 times better. Disc Two offers an abundance of extras including an amusing extract from Blue Peter (6 min) showing how to make edible Daleks. There is a photo gallery and some very poor quality Rehearsal Footage, but most fun of all is a 27 minute 1994 BBC spoof radio documentary which asks Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman?. Jane Asher plays Susan in an SF comedy as ingenious as it amusing and irreverent. This is a remarkable set, which belongs in any Who fan's collection. Gary S Dalkin
Take a trip through time and space to meet creatures and enemies that always came back for more... Doctor Who - The Monster Collection: The Daleks contains two exciting stories! The Daleks are the most feared race in the entire universe. The hideous mutant creatures contained inside almost indestructible casings conquer and exterminate wherever they go... The Daleks is a seven-part adventure first shown in 1963/64. Starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor it introduced the world to the Daleks for the first time. Asylum of the Daleks was first shown in 2012. The Eleventh Doctor played by Matt Smith falls into a Dalek trap and ends up on a dangerous mission for his oldest enemies.
Yes, The Five Doctors is the one that gathers together Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee, Baker and Davison, dumps them on some moorland and lets some of the Doctor's greatest enemies take potshots at them. Except, of course, that William Hartnell had sadly passed on by the time this series was made in 1983 (although his replacement Richard Hurndall does an excellent job) and Tom Baker was only featured as a patched-in cameo, apparently prevented from joining in by a temporal thingummy. However, this kind of creakiness comes with the territory and is soon forgotten. The assorted incarnations of the Doctor (together with a scattering of assistants) are drawn together through time and space to battle Daleks, Cybermen, Yeti--those weird androids which keep jumping into the air and disappearing--and many other old foes. They realise that they're on their home planet of Gallifrey and must eventually deal with the legacy of Rassilon, founder of the Time Lords. It's all great fun, of course, and the excellent chapter points on this DVD compensate for the rather self-indulgent lack of editing. --Roger Thomas
All reports confirm that the world is witnessing an unprecedented shower of meteorites - a once in a lifetime spectacle that must be seen. And seen it is by most of the world's population. Bill Masen lies in his hospital bed in frustration with his eyes bandaged. When he finally gets to remove them the following morning he discovers the previous nights' light show has blinded all those who saw it. He is one of the few people to still have their sight. But worse is to come. With the meteorite shower has come the spores of a man-eating alien plant form Triffidus Celestus. The fate of mankind is in the hands of a few in this classic 1962 adaptation of the John Wyndham novel.
""You cannot rewrite history not one line."" In the 15th Century civilisation is hardly civilised as the Doctor discovers when the TARDIS materialises in an ancient Aztec temple. When Barbara is mistaken for the reincarnation of the Aztec's High Priest Yetaxa she seizes the opportunity to put an end to the ceremonial rites of human sacrifice and save the Aztecs from self-destruction. The Doctor must somehow convince Barbara to let history follow its natural course and return
All reports confirm that the world is witnessing an unprecedented shower of meteorites - a once in a lifetime spectacle that must be seen.' Bill Masen lies in his hospital bed and listens to the radio broadcast in frustration - the bandages on his eyes are not meant to be removed until the following morning. When the time comes he is relieved to find he can see perfectly. But is soon to discover that he is one of the few people left in the world that can. The previous night's light show has blinded all those who watched. With the meteorites have come the spores of a man-eating alien plant form - Triffidus Celestus. Multiplying quickly they uproot themselves in search of a prey that stumbles helplessly in the dark. The fate of the world is in the hands of a few as the Triffids threaten the future of mankind in this classic adaptation of John Wyndham's sci-fi chiller.
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