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The Key to Time – Special Edition  starring Tom Baker as the Doctor, Mary Tamm as Romana,

            and John Leeson as the Voice of K9.

 

-         Available as a single digistack box set containing 7 discs for the suggested retail price of $99.98.

-         The individual stories are also available separately in single Amaray cases for $24.98 each, except

The Armageddon Factor which contains 2 discs and is priced at $34.98.  Descriptions of the individual

titles follow, but remember that everything in the individual titles is also on the discs in the box set.

The only thing you miss out on in the box set is the individual title covers.

 

Descriptions of the contents of each title in the set follow below. 

Extras and features that appeared on the 2002 editions are listed in italics.

 

Doctor Who: The Key to Time Special Edition starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Mary Tamm as Romana, and

            John Leeson as the Voice of K9. 

-         Available as a single digistack box set containing 7 discs for the suggested retail price of $99.98.

-         The individual stories are also available separately in single Amaray cases for $24.98 each, except

The Armageddon Factor which contains 2 discs and is priced at $34.98.  Descriptions of the individual

titles follow, but remember that everything in the individual titles is also on the discs in the box set.

The only thing you miss out on in the box set is the individual title covers.

-         The box set contains an 8-page booklet that contains the text details on one page each that are on the

back covers of the separate Amaray box releases, so you don’t miss out on any of that if you buy the box.

 

Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation Special Edition starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Mary Tamm as Romana, and

            John Leeson as the Voice of K9.  Guest starring Cyril Luckham as the White Guardian.

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

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

-         Commentary with actors Tom Baker and Mary Tamm

-         Production Notes subtitles.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout the story.

-     “A Matter of Time” 60-minute documentary about the whole of Graham Williams' producer-ship.

Features interviews with actors Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, John Leeson, Louise Jameson (Leela),

Lalla Ward (the second Romana), Paul Seed (Graff Vynda-K), writers Bob Baker, Dave Martin,

Gareth Roberts, David Fisher, Douglas Adams, script editor Anthony Read, visual effects designers

Colin Mapson and Mat Irvine, Doctor Who Appreciation Society Founder Jeremy Bentham,

Production designers Richard McManon-Smith and Dick Coles, directors Pennant Roberts,

Darrol Blake, Michael Hayes, Ken Grieve, and Christopher Barry, and Graham Williams’ widow

Jackie Williams.  Narrated by Toby Longworth.
-     “The Ribos File” 20-minute featurette about the making of The Ribos Operation.  Features interviews

with actors Mary Tamm, Paul Seed, Nigel Plaskitt (Unstoffe), and Prentis Hancock (Captain of the

Shrieves), stuntman Stuart Fell, and Doctor Who Magazine editor Clayton Hickman.
-      Continuities. 2 minutes of the intro and outros from the BBC broadcasts.
-      Season 16 Trailer. 40 seconds.
-      Photo Gallery. 6 minutes of stills. (Not the same ones as on the old set. This is true for all the discs.)

-      Radio Times Listings.  A pdf file on the disc of the TV listings for this story, readable by a computer. 

 

Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet Special Edition starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Mary Tamm as Romana, and

            John Leeson as the Voice of K9.

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

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

-     Commentary 1 with director Pennant Roberts and actor Bruce Purchase (the Captain)
-     Commentary 2 with actors Tom Baker and Mary Tamm, and script editor Anthony Read.

-         Production Notes subtitles.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout the story.

-         “Parrot Fashion” 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary.  Features interviews with writer Douglas Adams

(archival footage), Douglas’ brother James Thrift, Douglas Adams biographer Nick Webb, actors Mary

Tamm, Bruce Purchase, Primi Townsend (Mula), Rosalind Lloyd (Nurse/Xanxia), and John Leeson,

script editor Anthony Read, Visual Effects Designer Colin Mapson, Film Cameraman Elmer Cassey,

and Director Pennant Roberts.

-     Film Inserts, Deleted Scenes, and Outtakes. 13 minutes.  Over twenty deleted scenes, alternative

takes, or outtakes.  (Most of the ones from film inserts also appeared on the 2002 edition.)

-     “Weird Science” 17-minute spoof science show that takes the mickey out of the science in 70s s.f. shows.

Starring David Graham, Matthew Irvine, and STEVII the super-computer.
-     Continuities. 4 minutes.  (These are the BBC introductions and trailers for the episodes.)
-     Photo Gallery. 7 minutes.

-     Radio Times Listings.  A pdf file on the disc of the TV listings for this story, readable by a computer. 

 

Doctor Who: The Stones of Blood Special Edition starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Mary Tamm as Romana, and

            John Leeson as the Voice of K9.

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

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

-     Commentary 1 with actor Mary Tamm and director Darrol Blake
-     Commentary 2 with actors Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, and Susan Engel (Vivien Fey), and writer David Fisher.

-         Production Notes subtitles.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout the story.

-         “Getting Blood From the Stones” 27-minute making-of documentary.  Features interviews with actors Mary

Tamm, John Leeson, and Susan Engel, writer David Fisher, script editor Anthony Read, Doctor Who Magazine

Editor Clayton Hickman, SFX Magazine’s Steve O’Brien, and director Darrol Blake.

-         “Hammer Horror” 13-minute documentary looking at links between Hammer horror movies and Doctor Who.

Features interviews with actor Tom Baker, writers Terrance Dicks and Anthony Read, Shivers’ magazine’s

David Miller, and English Gothic magazine’s Jonathan Rigby.

-         “Stones Free” 9-minute documentary about the real life stone circle in the story, hosted by Mary Tamm,

where she talks to local historians about the site.

-      Deleted Scenes.  Two scenes taken out of Part Two.  2 minutes’ duration.
-      Continuities. 2-1/2 minutes.  (These are the BBC introductions and trailers for the episodes.)
-      Model World.  2-1/2 minute excerpt from a contemporaneous show that looked at the model work in this story.
-      Blue Peter. 6-minute segment from 1978 that spotlighted Doctor Who's 15th anniversary.
-      Nationwide. 9-minute segment from 1978, again about the anniversary. Interviews Tom Baker, Mary Tamm,

and Carole Ann Ford.
-      Photo Gallery. 8 minutes.

-      Radio Times Listings.  A pdf file on the disc of the TV listings for this story, readable by a computer. 

 

Doctor Who: The Androids of Tara Special Edition starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Mary Tamm as Romana, and

            John Leeson as the Voice of K9.

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

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

-         Commentary with actors Tom Baker and  Mary Tamm, and director Michael Hayes.

-         Production Notes subtitles.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout the story.

-    “The Humans of Tara” 20-minute behind-the-scenes documentary.  Features interviews with actors Mary Tamm,

Paul Lavers (Farrah), and Neville Jason (Prince Reynart), writer David Fisher, script editor Anthony Read,

and director Michael Hayes.
-    “Now and Then: The Androids of
Tara” 10-minute featurette on Leeds Castle in Kent, the primary location used

in the making of this story, spotlighting how it looked in 1978 compared to the present.
-    “Double Trouble” 11-minute featurette on the history of doubles in Doctor Who.  With interviews with Tom

Spilsbury of Doctor Who Magazine, and Paul Lang and Moray Laing from Doctor Who Adventures.
-    Photo Gallery. 8 minutes.

-    Radio Times Listings.  A pdf file on the disc of the TV listings for this story, readable by a computer. 

 

Doctor Who: The Power of Kroll Special Edition starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who and Mary Tamm as Romana.

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

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

-         Commentary with actors Tom Baker and John Leeson

-         Production Notes subtitles.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout the story.

-    “In Studio” 11 minutes of the raw studio recording taken from a surviving black and white videotape of the

session, featuring the making of two scenes from late in the story in the refinery control room.
-     Variations. 6-minute segment from a local news program that visited the location filming.
-    “There's Something About Mary” 10 minute featurette spotlighting Mary Tamm's year on the show, featuring

interviews with her.
-    “Philip Madoc: A Villain for All Seasons” 10-minute featurette about Philip Madoc's four roles in the series

and his one in the second Peter Cushing Dr. Who film, featuring interviews with Madoc himself.
-     Continuities. 3 minutes. (These are the BBC introductions and trailers for the episodes.)
-     Photo Gallery. 5 minutes.

-     Radio Times Listings.  A pdf file on the disc of the TV listings for this story, readable by a computer. 

 

Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor Special Edition starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Mary Tamm as Romana,

            John Leeson as the Voice of K9, and guest starring Valentine Dyall as the Black Guardian.

            2 discs.  

On Disc 1:

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

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

-     Commentary 1 with actors Mary Tamm and John Woodvine (the Marshal) and director Michael Hayes.
-     Commentary 2 with actors Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, and John Leeson.

-         Production Notes subtitles.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout the story.

-         PDF Files.  Two pdf files on the disc: one of the Radio Times TV listings for this story, and the 1979

Doctor Who Annual.  The files are readable by a computer. 

 

            On Disc 2:

-         “Defining Shadows" 16-minute making-of featurette, featuring interviews with writers Bob Baker and

Dave Martin, actors Lalla Ward (Princess Astra), Barry Jackson (Drax), Davyd Harries (Shapp),

designer Richard McManan-Smith, and director Michael Hayes.
-   Alternative/Extended Scene. 3 minutes from a black and white videotape of a scene that was truncated

a bit in the final edit in Part Three of the Doctor meeting up with Shapp on Zeos.
-   Directing Who. 8-minute featurette about Michael Hayes' three stories as the director (those were

The Androids of Tara, The Armageddon Factor, and City of Death), featuring an interview with Hayes

himself.

-   “Rogue Time Lords” 13-minute featurette about all the renegade Time Lords we've met down the years.
-   Pebble Mill at One. 8-minute interview with Tom Baker from 1979 tying in to the series hitting its 500th

episode as of Part One of this story.
-   Radiophonic Feature. 4-minute segment from Pebble Mill in 1979 that visited the BBC Radiophonic

Workshop.  Features interviews with Dick Mills and Brian Hodgson of the Workshop.
-   The New Sound of Music. 1-minute bit from the cutting room floor of that same BBC RW feature.
-   Merry Christmas, Doctor Who. Special 1-minute sketch recorded from the Armageddon Factor set where

K9 asks the Doctor what he most desires at Christmas... and then he has a look at Romana....
-   Continuities. 3 minutes.  (These are the BBC introductions and trailers for the episodes.)
-   Photo Gallery. 5 minutes.
-   Late Night Stories. Five children’s short story readings by Tom Baker for a short TV series.

Each is about 15 minutes. The titles are The Photograph, The Emissary, Nursery Tea, The End

of the Party, and Sredni Vashtar.
-   Easter Egg.  Highlight the blank area below to reveal the invisible text and find out what this is and where…

Highlight the “Continuities” selection on page 2 of the Special Features, then press the right arrow.

A Doctor Who logo will appear up in the top right corner.  Select this and you will see a reconstruction

of a technical fault that occurred during the original 1979 broadcast that interrupted the program for

a minute as the video playback machine jammed and they put up some music to cover the dead air.

 

The only things that were on the 2002 edition that are not in the Special Edition are the original photo galleries

(which were very minimal and have been replaced by much better ones on the special edition) and the Who’s Who

text file biographies of the principal cast members, which were discontinued from all releases some time ago.