Doctor Who The Collection Season 8 [Blu-ray]

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Doctor Who The Collection Season 8 [Blu-ray]

Doctor Who The Collection Season 8 [Blu-ray]

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Blue Peter - From November 1971 , a visit to the Television Centre scenery block and a look at scenery items being sold by the BBC - see if you can spot the Doctor Who doors! On the human colony Uxarieus, the colonists' crops are failing and a giant reptile appears to be killing them.

PDF Written Archive - A treasure trove of previously unreleased material including production paperwork, scripts for all four episodes, Ken Trew's costume designs and Radio Times cuttings. Paul Vanezis mentioned how for this set he tested “The ambassadors of death” to see if most of season 8s not so great looking episodes could be updated/cleaner and there was some success. For those that think the Master from recent New Who are the best they clearly need to see the Original Roger Del Gado who created this role and loved every minute he was onscreen battling with the 3rd Doctor Jon Pertwee. not a the great season by any means, a massive step down from season 14 I have always thought that Williams was a victim of things outside his control . The fast-paced action and contemporary horror on display is of the sort Doctor Who does best, and the adjustments implemented to the regular cast and the tone are demonstrably effective from the off.It’s a depressing story, set on a depressing planet which is again drawn out across two episodes more than it needed to be. The season marks the first appearance of the Master who goes on to make further appearances through the season in every serial as the main antagonist who is finally captured at the end of the season. Think for ones that have full episodes it will just be the links on their respective stories and for ones that are clip shows (tom and Colin) they will include the full thing. I have “clean” artwork on the other sets but the spine imagine for S8, S12 (2nd EDT) and S23 all contain the villains and as you say S8 is marginally higher and just seems bigger than the others.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Of the stories in Season 8, The Mind of Evil is the one that feels most like a hang-over from Season 7, with its earthy concerns of prison reform and mind control feeling much more like Liz Shaw’s cup of tea than Jo Grant’s. Decided to get the standard edition of this blu ray set as the limited editions are getting too expensive, you get exactly the same content on each disc, the only difference is a slimmer case and the booklet has less pages. For anyone such as myself who grew up reading Target novelisations and watching Doctor Who then it is difficult to quantify his significant impact. The Claws of Axos received two DVD releases, as the first was early in the range and could be superceded with improved restoration techniques and bonuses.Extras: Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1. Perhaps the weakest serial here but still enjoyable seeing amazingly Jo's first look and trip inside The Tardis due to The Doctor being exiled on Earth. During the release of the season, several comics were published to tie in to the events of the season.

But either way, we’ll always have this spanky collection of Season 8 – a quite literally masterful collection of episodes.

Sacha Dhawan for instance offers up insights and makes comparisons regarding his own performance as the Master when presented with the original portrayal. Broadcast in 1971, Season 8 of Doctor Who saw some subtle refinements to the gritty new format established for third Doctor Jon Pertwee the previous year. The script is a little thin on the ground and, as I mentioned earlier, is essentially a remake of Spearhead from Space with added bells and whistles. I’m sure they will add the other VHS years clips on the other boxsets just like their already doing with the pertwee years clips on the daemons disk and frontier in space disk. All of the ‘Making of’ featurettes are from the earlier releases and, seen in bulk, they haven’t all aged well.

Frankly it must be witchcraft, because unless four colour copies have suddenly materialised, then these recolourised episodes, with even more work on them, look in pristine condition. A Devils Weekend: Actors Katy Manning and John Levene take a very personal trip back to the picturesque village of Aldbourne, 50 years after they recorded the Doctor Who story The Daemons there. Could I ask if anyone who has bought the standard edition is experiencing what may be a fault with the discs? Battling Autons, Axons, an alien mind parasite and a mighty Daemon, the Doctor, Jo and UNIT must defend the Earth – and its future pioneers – in five action-packed adventures. The serial juxtaposes gothic trappings with the scenic English Village setting, throws in some engaging characters, and plenty of solid action by HAVOC, resulting in an occasionally silly but ever-entertaining story of devil worshippers, strange witchcraft and alien gargoyles.

And Colony in Space, whilst a tad overlong, has some clever social commentary about the dangers of colonialism peppered throughout its tale of sinister mining corporations and alien doomsday weapons. These Blu-Ray boxed sets aren’t for everyone; they’re a luxury item and to be perfectly honest, the material is of such a vintage that the difference in picture quality between DVD and Blu-Ray is negligible. When it was announced I was surprised it came so soon because of all restoration work it needed but they did a quality job. I’m watching The Daemons now I agree with Ken, massive improvement on the studio and some of the film too, parts are still a bit grainy but in terms of improvement it’s a great job. Even best case scenario this range is going to be going on until well past the middle of the decade, it would be very short sighted to drop a Troughton release now knowing the animation team are focusing on that era.

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