DVD NEWS: Classic Doctor Who DVDs Announced

BBC Home Video have announced that two vintage Doctor Who episodes will be released on DVD on September 17.

For fans of the old Doc, specifically the second one, Patrick Troughton, Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors has the spacey shamus landing on Earth to find its in the grips of a second ice age. But when scientists try to stop it, they discover an alien frozen in the ice and, of course, set him free (because, let’s be honest, if they hadn’t, this would’ve been a really short episode).

 

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Originally aired in 1967, this story is sadly one of many early Doctor Who tales that’s missing pieces. As a result, episodes two and three of this six-part story have been redone with new animation, while the intact episodes have been digitally remastered for this collection.

Aside from the story, this two disc set also includes a running commentary, a making-of featurette, and other extras. It will retail for $34.98.

For those who like their sci-fi to be even more colorful, Doctor Who: Scream Of The Shalka is a flash-animated adventure that was originally posted online at the end of 2003, and features actor Richard E. Grant (L.A. Story, Withnail And I) as the good Doctor.

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After landing the T.A.R.D.I.S. in a small English village, the Doctor finds that the residents are living in fear from a race of underground dwellers called The Shalka.

Aside from the ’toon, which has also been digitially remastered for this collection, this DVD also comes with a commentary by writer Paul Cornell, director Wilson Milam, and producer James Goss; two making-of featurettes called “Carry on Screaming” and “The Screaming Sessions”; cast and crew interviews from 2003; a history of the BBC’s website called “Interweb of Fear”; and other fun stuff. It will retail for $24.98.

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