Serial: 7K Episode Nos. 683, 684, and 685. Title: Silver Nemesis
earlier by the Doctor returns to the Earth, once again generating destruction in it's wake.
Inside the comet is the statue of Nemesis, formed in the shape of Lady Peinforte, a 17th century
witch who travels forward in time with the statue's arrow to seize control of it. She has
competition, however, from a group of South American Nazis in possession of the statue's bow,
and from a force of Cybermen who see the statue as the perfect weapon to enable them to
transform the Earth into their new base planet...
starring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace. Written by Kevin Clarke,
Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Chris Clough.
- All 3 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 Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred,
script editor Andrew Cartmel and director Chris Clough.
- Optional Dolby 5.1 sound mix. (The default is the original 2.0 stereo.)
- Isolated Music option. This plays the story with only the music soundtrack audible.
- Information Text subtitles option. Displays pop-up production trivia throughout
- “Industrial Action” A 33-minute featurette about the making of this story with
interviews with actors Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, and Gerard Murphy
(Richard), jazz musician Courtney Pine, stunt co-ordinator Nick Gillard,
writer Kevin Clarke, script editor Andrew Cartmel, and director Chris Clough.
- Deleted and Extended Scenes. A 23-minute package of 23 different scenes
deleted from the finished program to meet the timeslot.
- Trails and Continuity. A 6-minute package of the BBC’s trailers and introductions
for this story, including a special trailer called “8891 Royale” that was only
shown to the press (the music for which could also be heard on the “25th
Anniverary Album” which came out at this time)
- Photo Gallery. 8 minutes of still photos taken throughout the making of the story.
- PDF Materials. Place this disc into your computer and you’ll have access to
PDF files containing the original 1988 Radio Times TV listings for this story,
which include some extra articles about the show to tie in to the 25th anniversary.
- Coming Soon trailer for the forthcoming Time and the Rani.
*** When this story was released on VHS in the early 1990s, it came out as the
Silver Nemesis Extended Edition, where 11 minutes of the footage originally cut
from the finished episodes to fit the timeslot was rather crudely reinstated.
The version on this DVD is the broadcast version, without those 11 minutes put
back into the episodes. Most (but not quite all) of that material can be watched
in the deleted scenes package in the special features, along with some scenes that
were not reinstated. That VHS edition also contained a 60-minute documentary
that was live on set during the making of this show (very like Doctor Who
Confidential is nowadays on the new series). That documentary was made by
American PBS’ New Jersey Network, and has not been included on this DVD
as it was felt the rights clearances these days would be too expensive for this title.