The E-Space Trilogy

A boxed set containing three stories telling the tales of the TARDIS' marooning in the universe of E-Space...  

Serial: 5R  Episode Nos. 540, 541, 542, and 543.  Title: Full Circle

After passsing through a spatial disruption, the TARDIS lands on a planet that the scanner says is Gallifrey.  It is in reality
Alzarius, a world entering a dangerous time known as Mistfall to the people living there from the nearby crashed Starliner.
When Mistfall comes, creatures leave the swamps and attack those from the Starliner, and they now include the Doctor and
Romana in their rampage of chaos...

This story sees the debut of Matthew Waterhouse as Adric.

starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Lalla Ward as Romana, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, and John Leeson as the Voice of K9. Written by Andrew Smith, Executive Produced by Barry Letts, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Peter Grimwade.

Originally transmitted from 25 October 1980 to 15 November 1980 on BBC1.

DVD Features:

-         All four 25-minute episodes with full restoration treatment.

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

-         Optional commentary track with actor Matthew Waterhouse, writer Andrew Smith, and

Script Editor Christopher H. Bidmead.

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

-         Isolated Music option.  Plays the story with only the music soundtrack playing by itself.

-         “All Aboard the Starliner  24-minute featurette about the making of the story, featuring

interviews with actors Lalla Ward, John Leeson, George Baker (Login),

Bernard Padden (Tylos), writer Andrew Smith, script editor Christopher H. Bidmead,

film cameraman Max Samett, and an archival interview with director Peter Grimwade.

-         “K9 in E-Space”  A 5-minute featurette about K9’s final three stories of the classic series,

featuring interviews with Christopher H. Bidmead, Lalla Ward, Andrew Smith, John Leeson,

and writer Terrance Dicks.

-         “Swap Shop”  An 8-minute segment from a 1980 edition of Multi-Coloured Swap Shop where

Matthew Waterhouse was interviewed shortly after getting the part of Adric.

-         “E-Space: Fact or Fiction?”  A 15-minute featurette narrated by Sophie Aldred speculating

on the real-life possibilities of there being other universes.  Features interviews with

Doctor Who cast and crew, other science fiction authors, and real scientists, including

Sir Patrick Moore. 

-         Continuity.  3 minutes of the BBC’s introductions and trailers for the episodes on their original

1980 broadcasts.

                        -     Photo Gallery with Info Text option.  6 minutes of still photographs from the production, now with

                                    the option to display descriptive captions as subtitles.

-         Radio Times Listings.  PDF files for your computer containing the original Radio Times TV

listings for this story, as well as some contemporaneous articles about it they ran.
 


 
 

Serial: 5P  Episode Nos. 544, 545, 546, and 547.  Title: State of Decay

Searching for a way out of E-Space, the Doctor lands the TARDIS on a planet with but one village near a fortress-like
Tower.  In the Tower live the Three Who Rule, oppressive Lords over all the villagers who grind them to the limit to serve
a greater master who has given the Lords the eternal life that of vampirism.  Now the Great One is ready to
awaken after a thousand years of slumber, and only the Doctor can stop it from once again terrorizing the entire universe.

starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Lalla Ward as Romana, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, and John Leeson as the Voice of K9. Written by Terrance Dicks, Executive Produced by Barry Letts, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Peter Moffatt.

Originally transmitted from 22 November 1980 to 13 December 1980 on BBC1.

DVD Features:

-         All four 25-minute episodes with full restoration treatment.

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

-         Optional commentary track with actor Matthew Waterhouse, Writer Terrance Dicks, and

Director Peter Moffatt.

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

-         Isolated Music option.  Plays the story with only the music soundtrack playing by itself.

-         “The Vampire Lovers  20-minute featurette about the making of the story.  Features interviews

with actors Lalla Ward, John Leeson, and Clinton Greyn (Ivo), Writer Terrance Dicks,

Script Editor Christopher H. Bidmead, Designer Christine Ruscoe, and Director Peter Moffatt.

-         Film Trims.  5 minutes of silent film from the modelwork sessions of the Tower and the Great Vampire.

-         “Leaves of Blood”  17-minute featurette about the historical depiction of vampires in literature

including interviews with historians and published authors such as Kim Newman.

-         “The Blood Show  10-minute featurette about blood itself and its uses in our diets.  Has nothing

t     o do with Doctor Who.

-         “The Frayling Reading”  5-minute featurette where Sir Christopher Frayling analyzes where

State of Decay fits into the more general mythology of vampires.

-         Continuity.  4 minutes of the BBC’s introductions and trailers for the episodes on their original

1980 broadcasts.

                        -     Photo Gallery with Info Text option.  6 minutes of still photographs from the production, now with

                                    the option to display descriptive captions as subtitles.

-         Radio Times Listings.  PDF files for your computer containing the original Radio Times TV

listings for this story, as well as some contemporaneous articles about it they ran.

 


 
 
 
 
 

Serial: 5S  Episode Nos. 548, 549, 550, and 551.  Title: Warriors' Gate

There is a place that is nowhere, where the Time Winds blow, where universes of time and space meet.... it is called the
Gateway.  It is in this place where a ship with a human crew and lion-like time-sensitive slaves called Tharils has become
marooned between the time lines.  A Tharil called Biroc escapes and hijacks the TARDIS here too, leading the Doctor
towards the way out of E-Space, and, he hopes, his people toward freedom....

This story sees the departure of Lalla Ward as Romana and John Leeson as the Voice of K9.

starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Lalla Ward as Romana, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, and John Leeson as the Voice of K9. Written by Steve Gallagher, Executive Produced by Barry Letts, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Paul Joyce.

Originally transmitted from 3 January 1981 to 24 January 1981 on BBC1.

DVD Features:

-         All four 25-minute episodes with full restoration treatment.

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

-         Optional commentary track with actors Lalla Ward and John Leeson, Visual Effects Designer

Mat Irvine, Script Editor Christopher H. Bidmead, and Director Paul Joyce.

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

-         Isolated Music option.  Plays the story with only the music soundtrack playing by itself.

-         “The Dreaming  27-minute featurette about the making of the story.  Features interviews with

Actors Lalla Ward, John Leeson, David Weston (Biroc), and Clifford Rose (Rorvik),

Writer Steve Gallagher, Script Editor Christopher H. Bidmead, Visual Effects Designer

Mat Irvine, and Director Paul Joyce.

-         “The Boy With the Golden Star”  20-minute interview with Matthew Waterhouse covering all

of Adric’s stories in the series.

-         Lalla’s Wardrobe”  A 19-minute featurette about the various outfits worn by Lalla Ward as

Romana throughout the series, with interviews with Ward herself, classic series costume

designer June Hudson, new series costume designer Louise Page, writers Nev Fountain and

Jonathan Morris, and some ordinary girls in the street.

-         Extended and Deleted Scenes.  4 minute assembly of eight different scenes that were trimmed

or removed altogether from the finished story.

-         Continuity.  2 minutes of the BBC’s introductions and trailers for the episodes on their original

1981 broadcasts.

                        -     Photo Gallery with Info Text option.  6 minutes of still photographs from the production, now with

                                    the option to display descriptive captions as subtitles.

-         Radio Times Listings.  PDF files for your computer containing the original Radio Times TV

listings for this story, as well as some contemporaneous articles about it they ran.