Serial: 5G  Episode Nos. 514, 515, 516, and 517.  Title: The Creature From the Pit

A distress call brings the TARDIS to the planet Chloris, where vegetation is everywhere and metal is scarce.  What metal there is all belongs to the Lady Adrasta, whose monopoly control of the only metal mine gives her a tyrannical power over all.  And yet she fears two things... a metal egg-shell that emitted the call the TARDIS homed on, and an enormous luminous green creature that inhabits the old pit of the mine.  She believes the Doctor and his friends can help her with both problems, and will force him to do so upon pain of his friend’s death...

This story sees the debut of David Brierley as the Voice of K9.

starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Lalla Ward as Romana, and David Brierley as the voice of K9. Written by David Fisher, Produced by Graham Williams, and Directed by Christopher Barry.

Originally transmitted from 27 October 1979 to 17 November 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 by actors Lalla Ward and Myra Frances (Adrasta),

               Director Christopher Barry, and Visual Effects Designer Mat Irvine.

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

   the story.

-   “Team Erato  A 15-minute documentary where the visual effects team and

               director Christopher Barry discuss what went wrong in the making of this

               story’s main monster.

-   “Animal Magic”  A 3-minute segment from another program recorded by

               Tom Baker during the making of this story where he talks to the audience

               about what creatures he’s met and how they compare to Earth animals.

-   Photo Gallery.  A 5-minute compilation of photo stills taken during production.

-   Extended Scene.  A 26-second scene that’s slightly longer than what was used

               in the finished program of the bandits looting Adrasta’s palace.

            - Coming Soon trailer for the stories The King’s Demons and Planet of Fire.

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

   PDF files containing the original 1979 Radio Times TV listings for this story.