Serial: 5K  Episode Nos. 518, 519, 520, and 521.  Title: Nightmare of Eden

 

A hyperspace accident has caused two ships to collide and meld.  Answering the distress call,

the Doctor sets about finding a way to separate the ships again.  His efforts become hindered by

a passenger's machine that holds within its systems whole portions of worlds, and its unstable

interface with the collision zone that allows monstrous creatures from the machine to escape. 

To make matters worse, a fatally addicting drug is being smuggled on one of the ships, and the

smugglers will let nothing interfere with their run...

 

starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Lalla Ward as Romana, and David Brierley as the

Voice of K9.

 

Written by Bob Baker, Produced by Graham Williams, and Directed by Alan Bromly.

 

Originally transmitted from 24 November 1979 to 15 December 1979 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 with a rotation of contributors.  They are actors Lalla Ward

     and Peter Craze (Costa), writer Bob Baker, visual effects designer Colin Mapson,

     and make-up designer Joan Stribling.  Moderated by Toby Hadoke.

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

- The Nightmare of Television Centre.  A 13-minute featurette about the fractious making

     of this story, featuring most of the commentary track contributors as well as assistant

     floor manager Val McCrimmon.

- Going Solo.  An 8-minute interview with writer Bob Baker about how he tackled writing

     for the series on his own after 8 years of working in a partnership previously.

- The Doctor's Strange Love.  A 16-minute discussion between young professional writers

     Simon Guerrier (of Big Finish Doctor Who audios), Josie Long (British TV writer), and

     Joe Lidster (from The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood) about what they thought

     of this story.

- Ask Aspel.  An 11-minute interview with Lalla Ward from a British talk show in 1980.

- Photo Gallery.  Plays 6 minutes worth of still photos taken during the production.

- Coming Soon trailer for Dragonfire and The Happiness Patrol.  2 minutes.

- PDF Materials.  Place this disc into a computer and you can have a look at the Radio

  Times billing for this story from 1979.