Serial: 5Y  Episode Nos. 568, 569, 570, and 571.  Title: Kinda


The jungle paradise planet Deva Loka is home to a mental serpent that possesses Tegan's mind

in a dream.  It then tries to foment war between the natives of the planet and the human colonization

expedition set up in a dome nearby.  With the human in charge going completely insane as well,

will the Doctor be able to stop the cycle of destruction from starting?


starring Peter Davison as the Doctor, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa,

and Janet Fielding as Tegan.


Written by Christopher Bailey, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Peter Grimwade.


Originally transmitted from 1 February 1982 to 9 February 1982 on BBC1.

DVD Features:


- All 4 episodes of the story, digitally remastered and restored.

- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for

   the hearing impaired.

- Optional commentary track by actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Matthew

            Waterhouse, and Nerys Hughes (Todd).

- Information Text subtitles option.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout

   the story.

- Isolated Music option.  Selecting this will play the story with only the music soundtrack


- “Dream Time  A 34-minute behind-the-scenes making-of featurette which interviews

            script editors Christopher H. Bidmead, Antony Root, and Eric Saward, writer

            Christopher Bailey, director Peter Grimwade, actors Janet Fielding, Adrian

            Mills (Aris), Nerys Hughes, and Simon Rouse (Hindle), production designer

            Malcolm Thornton and new series writer Robert Shearman.

- “Peter Grimwade – Directing With Attitude.”  A 23-minute feature on this story’s director

            featuring interviews with the man himself (from 1987), Eric Saward, Malcolm

            Thornton, Nerys Hughes, Janet Fielding, Christopher Bailey, story consultant

            Ian Levine, production assistant Margot Hayhoe, production secretary Jane Judge,

            Editor of the novelisations Nigel Robinson, and presented by actor Mark Strickson


-  Deleted and Extended Scenes.  A 15-minute package of 28 deleted and extended

            scenes from the first two episodes (which had run very long).

- CGI Effects Option – replaces the “of it’s time” giant snake at the end of the story with

            a modern CGI version.

- CGI Effects Comparison – a featurette that plays the two versions of the giant snake

            sequence side-by-side

- Trails and Continuity.  A 4-minute package of the trailers the BBC ran with the original

            1982 broadcast.

- Photo Gallery,  5 minutes of still photos taken during the production.

- PDF Materials: the Radio Times listings

- Coming Soon Trailer for the Revisitations 2 box set the UK will be getting later in the

            year, which is a bit odd as the titles in it won’t be coming out in this form in North

            America, nor will they be “coming soon.”