Serial: UUU Episode Nos. 356, 357, 358, and 359. Title: The Time Warrior
A spacecraft crashes near the castle of a robber baron in the Middle Ages, and the Sontaran Warrior within needs help with it's repair. Unable to obtain the technical expertise he requires, he ventures forward in time to the 20th century and begins kidnapping scientists. This attracts the attention of UNIT and the Doctor, who follows the trail back through time, unknowingly taking a young stowaway with him....
This story sees the debut of Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and is the first to feature the Sontarans.
starring Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who, Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, and Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Written by Robert Holmes, Produced by Barry Letts, and Directed by Alan Bromly.
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- All four 25-minute episodes of the story, with digitally restored pictures and sound.
- Graphical menus, episode selection, scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing impaired.
- Commentary track by actress Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), script editor Terrance Dicks, and producer Barry Letts.
- “Beginning the End” A new 30-minute documentary about the making of this story and the beginning of the break-up of
the Third Doctor’s era. Features new interviews with actors Elisabeth Sladen, Donald Palmear (Prof. Rubeish),
and Jeremy Bulloch (Hal the Archer), script editor Terrance Dicks, producer Barry Letts, and designer Keith Cheetham.
- Trails and Continuity. A 1-minute featurette of all the trailers for this story from the 1973/74 broadcast on the BBC.
- CGI Effects. Turning on this option will replace most of the video and model effects in this story with newly made computer-
generated ones. (The default setting is to play the story with the original effects.)
- Photo Gallery. A 9-minute featurette showing production still photos taken during the making of the story.
- Information Text. Turning on this option will play the story with production trivia subtitles appearing throughout the story.
- Doctor Who Annual and Radio Times Listings. Place this DVD into a computer’s DVD-ROM drive and you’ll be able to
access pdf files containing the 1974 Doctor Who Annual and the original Radio Times programming listings for this story.
- 2 Easter Eggs. Highlight the blank area below to see what they are and how to find them.On the main
1st Egg: On the main menu, highlight the Special Features button, then press the left arrow. A Doctor Who logo will appear.
Click on this and you will see a featurette that shows various bits of extra trivia about this story. It seems like
cutting-room floor scraps from the “Beginning the End” featurette.
2nd Egg: Go the second page of the Special Features menu. Highlight the “BACK” button and press the left arrow.
A Doctor Who logo will appear. Click on this and you will see 40 seconds of Terrance Dicks explaining the meaning behind
a particular photo of himself, Barry Letts, and Jon Pertwee on location.