Serial: Q  Episode Nos. 68, 69, 70, and 71.  Title: The Space Museum

Time, like space, although a dimension in itself, also had dimensions of its own.  The TARDIS crew come to learn this
firsthand when a malfunction of their ship shows them a glimpse of a horrible and possibly inescapable future where they are
made into dead exhibits in a forgotten space museum of a dying colonial empire....

 

starring William Hartnell as Dr. Who, William Russell as Ian Chesterton, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright, and Maureen O'Brien

as Vicki.  Written by Glyn Jones, Produced by Verity Lambert, Directed by Mervyn Pinfield.

Originally transmitted from 24 April 1965 to 15 May 1965 on BBC1.

Serial: R  Episode Nos. 72,73,74,75,76, and 77.  Title: The Chase

The Daleks are determined to destroy the Doctor once and for all, and to this end they send an execution squad after the

TARDIS in their very own time machine with orders to pursue it no matter where it may go, be it a desert world,
the
Empire State Building, a haunted house, or a jungle.  Where can the Doctor escape to when the Daleks can follow
him anywhere in eternity?

 

This story marks the departure of William Russell as Ian Chesterton and Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright, and the debut
of Peter Purves as Steven Taylor.

 

starring William Hartnell as Dr. Who, William Russell as Ian Chesterton, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright,  Maureen O'Brien

as Vicki, and Peter Purves as Steven Taylor.  Written by Terry Nation, Produced by Verity Lambert, Directed by Richard Martin.

 

Originally transmitted from 22 May 1965 to 26 May 1965 on BBC1.

 

DVD Features:

On Disc 1:

            - The Space Museum  All 4 episodes, digitally remastered and restored.

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

- Optional commentary track by actors William Russell, Maureen O’Brien and Peter Purves, and writer Glyn Jones.

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

- “Defending the Museum  A 9-minute featurette where new series writer Robert Shearman sticks up for this

            sometimes-maligned story.

- “My Grandfather, the Doctor  A 10-minute featurette where William Hartnell’s real-life granddaughter,

            Jessica Carney, tells us her memories of him and growing up with the Doctor as her real grandfather.

- “A Holiday for the Doctor  A 14-minute featurette about how the regular cast members were written out of

            various episodes throughout the 1960s for holidays or illness.  Presented by a man in drag.

- Photo Gallery.  A 4-minute slide presentation of photos taken during production of the story.

- Coming Soon. A trailer for the three other July DVD titles.

- PDF Materials.  Place this disc into your computer and you’ll have access to PDF files containing the following:

            - The original 1965 Radio Times TV listings for this story.

 

On Disc 2:

            - The Chase     All 6 episodes, digitally remastered and restored.

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

- Optional commentary track by actors William Russell, Maureen O’Brien and Peter Purves, and director Richard

Martin.

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

- “Cusick in Cardiff  A 13-minute featurette where original Dalek designer Raymond Cusick is given a tour

            around the sets in Cardiff on the new Doctor Who circa spring 2008.

- Coming Soon.  A trailer for the three other July DVD titles.

- PDF Materials.  Place this disc into your computer and you’ll have access to PDF files containing the following:

- The original 1965 Radio Times TV listings for this story.

On Disc 3:

- “The Thrill of the Chase  A 10-minute featurette interview with director Richard Martin.

- “Last Stop White City  A 13-minute featurette about the departure of companions Ian Chesterton and

            Barbara Wright.  Featuring interviews with actor William Russell, director Richard Martin, and others.

- “Daleks Conquer and Destroy  A 23-minute featurette about the Daleks and how they came to be in the TV series.

Features interviews with original designer Raymond Cusick, producer Verity Lambert, new series writer

Rob Shearman, director Richard Martin, new series designer Matthew Savage, visual and model effects

designer Mike Tucker,  actress Carole Ann Ford, and Dalek Voice actor Nicholas Briggs.

- “Daleks Beyond the Screen  A 22-minute featurette about the Daleks’ impact beyond the TV series in other

media and merchandising.  Features mostly the same interview subjects as “Daleks Conquer and Destroy”

- “Shawcraft – the Original Monster Makers  A 17-minute featurette about the company Shawcraft Models, who

made most of Doctor Who’s special props, models, and visual effects in the first four seasons, including the

TARDIS console and the Daleks. 

- “Follow That Dalek” A 12-minute color film shot at Shawcraft Models in 1967 showcasing their wares, including

many of the props and monsters they had or were making for the series at the time.  For many of these

props, it’s the only photographic material that exists of them in color.  This film was only recently unearthed.

-  Give-A-Show slides.  A 12-minute slideshow presentation.  These are a series of fourteen different 8-panel comic

strips that were sold as slides for use in projectors that children would usually show on their bedroom walls.

They were originally sold around the time of broadcast of The Chase.  North Americans may remember

the ViewMaster slides and projectors that were similar to this.

-         Photo Gallery.  A 5-minute slideshow of stills taken during production of the story.