Serial: 4D  Episode Nos. 398, 399, 400, and 401.  Title: Revenge of the Cybermen

 

The Doctor and his friends return to Nerva Beacon to find most of the crew dead of what the crew

believes is a plague.  It doesn't take the Doctor long to discover that it is in fact poison being spread

by Cybermats sent by the Cybermen, for nearby Nerva is all that remains of Voga, the Planet of

Gold that supplied the arsenal that led to the defeat of the Cybermen in a vast war.  It's destruction

is the first step in their campaign to again conquer space...

 

starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, and Ian Marter

as Harry Sullivan.  Written by Gerry Davis, Produced by Phillip Hinchcliffe, and

Directed by Michael E. Briant.

 

Originally transmitted from 19 April 1975 to 10 May 1975 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 Elisabeth Sladen and David Collings

(Vorus), producer Philip Hinchcliffe and production designer

Roger Murray-Leach.

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

   the story.

-   “The Tin Men and The Witch” A new 25-minute featurette about the making

   of the story featuring interviews with producers Philip Hinchcliffe and Barry

   Letts and director Michael E. Briant.

-   Location Report.  A 6-minute segment from a contemporary news magazine

   program that interviewed Tom Baker during the location shooting in the caves

   for this story, before he’d debuted to the British public.  This interview was also

   seen on the DVD of The Ark in Space.

-   Cheques, Lies, and Videotape”  A 28-minute featurette about the Doctor Who

   black market” of videotape trading during the 1980s in Britain when repeat

   showings of older episodes were few and far between.

-   Photo Gallery.  5 minutes of still photos taken during the making of the story.

-   Coming Soon Trailer.  A 40-second trailer for the forthcoming release of

Time and the Rani.

- PDF Materials.  Place this disc into your computer and you’ll have access to

   PDF files containing the original 1975 Radio Times TV listings for this story.

-   1 Easter Egg.  Highlight the blank area below to see what it is and where to find it.

o       Go to the Special Features menu, highlight “Cheques Lies and Videotape”

and press the left arrow.  A Doctor Who logo will appear.  Click on this

and you’ll see the outgoing animated BBC Video logo from the original

1983 VHS release of this story (the first ever Doctor Who VHS).