Serial: BB Episode Nos. 123, 124, 125, and 126. Title: The War Machines
The Doctor and Dodo return to
all around the world to solve complex problems...but WOTAN has decided to take over man as well. Through a hypnotic
exerts over humans, it begins construction of War Machines that will strike at
selected strong points as it conquers
This story sees the departure of
William Hartnell as Dr. Who,
Written by Ian Stuart Black from a story by Kit Pedler, Produced by Innes Lloyd, and Directed by Michael Ferguson.
- All four 25-minute episodes.
- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing impaired.
- Commentary track by actor Anneke Wills (Polly) and Director Michael Ferguson.
- “Now and Then” A 7-minute featurette looking at the locations used for the filming in 1966 and how they
look in the present-day.
- Blue Peter. A 16-minute featurette presenting three different segments from then-contemporary episodes of
the children’s magazine show Blue Peter. The first is a segment on the completion of the Post Office Tower.
The second is a segment where a War Machine invaded their studio. The third is a segment where they
present a school class that built its own Dalek
- “One Foot in the Past” An 8-minute featurette hosted by
shows us around the
what it’s still used for now.
- “WOTAN Assembly” A 9-minute featurette about the extensive restoration given to these episodes film prints.
- Information Text. Selecting this displays pop-up production notes trivia as the story plays.
- Photo Gallery with Info Text Option. Displays 4 minutes worth of production stills. New to this DVD is an option
to turn on descriptive captions as the stills play out.
- PDF Materials. Place this DVD into the DVD-ROM drive of a computer and you can look at two different PDF
files. One is the original Radio Times TV listings for this story. The other is a production design drawing
giving specifications to the independent contractor on how to build the War Machine for the story.
- 1 Easter Egg. Highlight the area of blank space below to see what it is and how to find it.
Go into the Episode Selection menu. Highlight the selection for Episode 2, and then press the right arrow
on your remote. A Doctor Who logo will appear. Click on this and you will see a 1 minute 35 mm film reel
that was shot on location of the War Machine attacking the army.
- The disc boots up with an ads for the Complete Fourth Series Box Set and for BBC America, both of which are
skippable with your remote.