Serial: EEE Episode Nos. 279, 280, 281, and 282.. Title: Terror of the Autons
The last surviving Nestene energy unit is stolen by the Master, a rival Time Lord and the Doctor's
greatest adversary. He acts as the Nestene's new agent on Earth to prepare the way for a second
invasion attempt, once again using the killer Auton plastic robots as well as other devices of his
own design. The question is, can the Doctor and UNIT track him down and stop his plans in
time to save the world?
This story sees the debut of the Doctor's archenemy the Master, played by Roger Delgago.
It also marks the debut of aty Manning as Jo Grant and Richard Franklin as Captain Yates.
starring Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who, Roger Delgado as the Master, Nicholas Courtney as
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Katy Manning as Jo Grant, Richard Franklin as Captain Yates,
and John Levene as Sergeant Benton..
Written by Robert Holmes, Produced and Directed by Barry Letts..
- 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 Katy Manning and Nicholas Courtney, and
producer/director Barry Letts. (This was recorded several years ago, and since
then Courtney and Letts have sadly passed away.)
- Information Text subtitles option. Displays pop-up production trivia throughout
“Life on Earth” A 34-minute featurette about this era of the series that saw the Doctor
exiled to Earth, which compares and contrasts this with the approach the new series
took when bringing the series back to TV in recent years. Features interviews with
producer/director Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, actors Jon Pertwee,
Katy Manning, and Richard Franklin, and new series producer Phil Collinson.
- “The Doctor’s Moriarty” A 19-minute featurette about the introduction of the Master
to the series here as well as an overview of his subsequent appearances. Features
Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks, Katy Manning, script editor Christopher H. Bidmead,
and new series-era writers Robert Shearman and Joseph Lidster.
- “Plastic Fantastic” An 11-minute featurette about the history and advance of plastic into
daily life and how easily that can be turned to horrific effect as in this story.
- Photo Gallery, 9 minutes of still photos taken during the production.
- PDF Materials: the Radio Times listings, and also two more files each containing the
1971 promotional Doctor Who materials used by Nestle for a series of chocolate
bars and Kellogg’s with Sugar Smacks.
- Coming Soon Trailer for the forthcoming DVD of Frontios.