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Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead  starring David Tennant as the Doctor and Michelle Ryan as Lady Christina.


A jewel thief escapes her pursuers onto a red London double-decker bus that is then taken through a wormhole

to a barren desert world.  Fortunately for the passengers, the Doctor is also a passenger.  Unfortunately, the creatures

that rendered the planet barren are still there, and coming toward them, riding on the wind…



-         Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing impaired.

-         DTS HD stereo sound

-         16:9 Enhanced aspect ratio.

-         The disc boots up with trailers for other BBC Video DVD sets, but these are skippable with your remote.

-     1 60-minute episode, Planet of the Dead.  It is the first episode of  Doctor Who to be shot in high-definition (1080i).

-         Available in both high-definition (1080i) Blu-Ray or standard definition (480i) DVD.

-         Also contains a 60-minute edition of Doctor Who Confidential , the behind-the-scenes documentary that

covers the particularly arduous filming of this episode. This is in standard-definition only on both editions.

            -    There is no commentary track, nor any further bonus features.



This story is also available as part of The Complete Specials box set.  That version has all the same special features

that are in the standalone edition, plus one more, a Dolby 5.1 surround sound mix.


If one counts this series as a continuation of the original series, then this is story number 204, and episode

number 764.  Originally transmitted on April 11 2009 on BBC1 and BBCHD.