Doctor Who - The Beginning Box Set DVD

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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

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Released
30 January 2006
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
BBC Worldwide Publishing 
Classification
Runtime
325 minutes 
Features
Box set, PAL 
Barcode
5014503188221 
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  • Doctor Who - The Beginning Box Set
    Massimo Luciani

    This boxset contains the first three adventures of the classic series with plenty of extras. The show started with a very low budget and it was originally meant for kids still the adventures plots are sophisticated and this is one of the reasons why Doctor Who became a success among adult audience too. In the first DVD there's "An Unearthly Child", the adventure that introduced the mysterious Doctor and his space-time machine: the Tardis. Two of the episodes are commented by members of the original crew and cast. The main bonus feature on this DVD is the untransmitted pilot episode in both edited and unedited version. In the second DVD there's "The Daleks", the adventure that introduced the infamous Doctor's arch-enemies. Three of the episodes are commented by members of the original crew and cast. The main bonus feature on this DVD is a documentary on the creation of the Daleks that explores the development of the most famous villains in the show. In the third DVD there's "The Edge of Destruction", an adventure composed of just two episodes all set within the Tardis with only the main cast present. This adventure looks like a stage show and was produced that way simply because there was no budget to do anything more so you get the impression that it was included in the boxset as an excuse to add a third DVD with room for several more bonus features: the most interesting is certainly the 55-minute documentary about the origin of the show that explains the choices that led to its birth through interviews to members of the original crew and cast. In other bonus features members of the original crew and cast talk about the production of the adventure "The Edge of Destruction", the Tardis and the creation of the original theme. There's also a condensed 30-minute version of the fourth adventure - "Marco Polo" - which is missing from the archives so a glimpse of the story is given through the existing production photos and the still existing soundtrack. This boxset is a must for all the people who want to discover the origin of a legendary programme and how it was born because you can get its original look and feel not only watching the adventures but also through the words of the people who were its protagonists in front and behind the camera.

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The first three adventures for the Doctor (William Hartnell) from the classic BBC television sci-fi series, including all 13 episodes. In the 'An Unearthly Child' episodes, the Doctor takes schoolteachers Ian (William Russell) and Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) back to the dawn of human history after they discover his TARDIS time machine. There, they become embroiled in a dangerous conflict between groups of cavemen who have lost the secret of making fire. In 'The Daleks' episodes, the team travel to the ravaged planet of Skaro, where the meet the pacifist race of Thals, and the evil mutant Daleks. When the Doctor interferes, the Daleks learn information vital to their survival and hatch a plan to wipe out the Thals. But, with the Doctor's help, the Thals start an attack that wipes out the Daleks completely. In the 'Edge of Destruction' episodes, the TARDIS is hit by a massive explosion and at first the Doctor suspects Ian and Barbara of sabotage. As it becomes clear that a mechanical fault has caused the problem and is sending the TARDIS hurtling towards destruction, the time machine itself is able to communicate with the crew and warn them of danger. The Doctor finally accepts Ian and Barbara as proper members of his crew. Episodes are: 'An Unearthly Child'; 'The Cave of Skulls'; 'The Forest of Fear'; 'The Firemaker'; 'The Dead Planet'; 'The Survivors'; 'The Escape'; 'The Ambush'; 'The Expedition'; 'The Ordeal'; 'The Rescue'; 'The Edge of Destruction'; and 'The Brink of Disaster'.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.The first three adventures for the Doctor (William Hartnell) from the classic BBC television sci-fi series, including all 13 episodes.In the 'An Unearthly Child' episodes, the Doctor takes schoolteachers Ian (William Russell) and Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) back to the dawn of human history after they discover his TARDIS time machine.There, they become embroiled in a dangerous conflict between groups of cavemen who have lost the secret of making fire.In 'The Daleks' episodes, the team travel to the ravaged planet of Skaro, where the meet the pacifist race of Thals, and the evil mutant Daleks.When the Doctor interferes, the Daleks learn information vital to their survival and hatch a plan to wipe out the Thals.But, with the Doctor's help, the Thals start an attack that wipes out the Daleks completely.In the 'Edge of Destruction' episodes, the TARDIS is hit by a massive explosion and at first the Doctor suspects Ian and Barbara of sabotage.As it becomes clear that a mechanical fault has caused the problem and is sending the TARDIS hurtling towards destruction, the time machine itself is able to communicate with the crew and warn them of danger.The Doctor finally accepts Ian and Barbara as proper members of his crew.Episodes are: 'An Unearthly Child'; 'The Cave of Skulls'; 'The Forest of Fear'; 'The Firemaker'; 'The Dead Planet'; 'The Survivors'; 'The Escape'; 'The Ambush'; 'The Expedition'; 'The Ordeal'; 'The Rescue'; 'The Edge of Destruction'; and 'The Brink of Disaster'.