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DVD 051: Spearhead from Space (Special Edition)

DVD 051: Spearhead from Space (Special Edition)

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Newly regenerated, the Doctor returns in the first color tv adventure. Exiled by the Time Lords to Earth, he finds himself working with UNIT to investigate an apparent meteor shower connected to strange events at a local plastics factory. The factory is manufacturing mannequins with a sinister purpose...

Special Features
Commentary 1 with actors Caroline John and Nicholas Courtney.
Commentary 2 with producer Derrick Sherwin and script editor Terrance Dicks.
Down to Earth (dur. 22' 39") - At the end of 1969, Doctor Who faced a very uncertain future. Ratings had slumped and Patrick Troughton had left the show. In a brave move, producer Derrick Sherwin re-invented the show as a fast-paced, Earth-bound color series for the seventies. Cast and crew look back at the making of this story and how a strike at the BBC studios inadvertently created the only classic series story to be made entirely on film. With actor Jon Pertwee, producers Derrick Sherwin and Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, costume designer Christine Rawlins and assistant script editor (and inadvertent Auton actor) Robin Squire. Narrated by Carl Kennedy.
Regenerations: From Black and White to color (dur. 18' 39") - 'Spearhead from Space' marked not only the arrival of a new Doctor but also the transition from black and white to color as the show moved into a new decade. This documentary looks at the challenges faced by programme makers during this period. With actors Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, producer Derrick Sherwin, script editor Terrance Dicks, directors Timothy Combe, Christopher Barry and Michael Ferguson, designer Roger Cheveley and graphic designer Bernard Lodge.
UNIT Recruitment Film (dur. 4' 48") - a spoof army recruitment film put together for BBC transmission during Doctor Who's 30th anniversary celebrations in 1993.
Trailers (total dur. 1' 40") - two trailers for the 1999 BBC2 transmission of the story and for 'Doctor Who Night' from the same year.
Easter Egg (dur. 0' 46") - an unused version of the title sequence.

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