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Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection (Shada/More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS) [DVD]

Tom Baker , Lalla Ward    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward
  • Writers: Douglas Adams
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: BBC
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AHHVQIG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,185 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

More than 30 Years in the TARDIS is an extended version of a documentary first shown in November 1993 as part of the 30th anniversary celebration about everybody’s favourite science-fiction series, Doctor Who.

Including contributions from Doctors Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, and a whole gang of their companions – it was a fitting tribute to a series that had ended in 1989. With many stunning recreations of classic scenes, the documentary contains rare footage, deleted scenes and classic monsters as you’ve never seen them before...

Special Features

·         Remembering Nicholas Courtney A look back at the life of Nicholas Courtney, who played the Brigadier in Doctor Who, recorded shortly before his death in 2011.

·         Doctor Who Stories – Peter Purves Actor Peter Purves talks about his time in Doctor Who in this interview originally shot for the BBC’s 2003 documentary The Story of Doctor Who.

·         The Lambert Tapes – Part One  Doctor Who’s first producer, Verity Lambert, looks back at the early days of the programme in this interview also shot for The Story of Doctor Who.

·         Those Deadly Divas Actresses Kate O’Mara, Camille Coduri and Tracy-Ann Oberman are joined by writers Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman to examine the role of the diva in Doctor Who.

  • Radio Times listings (DVD-ROM)
  • Programme Subtitles

·         Photo Gallery

·         Easter Egg

 

 

Doctor Who – Shada

 

By Douglas Adams

 

The Doctor, Romana and K9 receive a message from an old friend – a retired Time Lord living as a college Professor in Cambridge. He’s misplaced an ancient Gallifreyan artefact that could unlock the dark secrets of Shada – lost prison planet of the Time Lords – and unless they find it before the crazed scientist Skagra, every sentient being in the universe is doomed…

This special release features the legendary unfinished Fourth Doctor story, newly restored from original film negatives and studio recordings, with 1992 linking material from Tom Baker

Special Features

  • Bonus Animated Version Produced in 2003 for BBCi, this webcast of Shada features Eighth Doctor Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. In ‘Flash’ format, accessible via PC or Mac.
  • Taken Out Of Time A frank and revealing examination of why Shada became the only Doctor Who story never to be completed. Featuring Tom Baker (The Doctor), Daniel Hill (Chris Parsons) and director Pennant Roberts.
  • Strike! Strike! Strike! A look at how industrial action impacted Doctor Who over the years.
  • Now And Then Compare the Cambridge locations as they appeared in 1979 with how they look today.
  • Being A Girl A look at the representation of women in Doctor Who.
  • Photo Gallery Production photographs from the story.
  • Production Notes Optional text commentary giving a unique insight into the making of the story.
  • Coming Soon Trailer The trailer for the original transmission of Episode One.

·         Digitally remastered picture and sound

 

Product Description

A double helping of 'Doctor Who' treasures. Never aired on television due to a strike in 1979, and never fully completed, the six-part adventure 'Shada' traces the chase to recover a powerful book, the Artifacts of Gallifrey, stolen from retired timelord Professor Chronotis (Denis Carey). Skagra (Christopher Neame) is the evil despot responsible for this foul jiggery pokery. Original footage from this episode was used as the Fourth Doctor's involvement in 'The Five Doctors', before it was reassembled, with an older and portlier Tom Baker narrating the missing gaps. Also included is the BBC-produced documentary 'More Than Thirty Years in the Tardis', a compilation of clips spanning the first thirty years of the Doctor, including some never before seen on television, plus interviews with the many stars, writers, producers and designers.


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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The leftovers collection 18 Jan 2013
By Mr. R. W. Graham VINE VOICE
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Now that the Doctor Who dvds are nearly all out, this is a collection of bits and pieces that couldn't have been put on any other dvd release. Shada is the legendary unfinished Douglas Adams story that would have been broadcast in early 1980 if not for a strike. As some other reviews have said this boxset is really just a boxset of extras but there is still a lot to enjoy. Shada is barking mad and a lot of fun, seeing The Doctor and Romana and K9 in Cambridge visiting a mad old Cambridge proffessor who also happens to be a retired Time Lord who has misplaced a book that has the secrets of lost Time Lord prison Shada that an evil alien is after. Tom Baker provides linking material describing unfilmed scenes well and from the look of it Shada could have been a classic Tom Baker story if finished and broadcast as planned and there is also an animated finished version starring Paul Mcgann's 8th Doctor avaliable as well though you can only watch on PC format the animation is poor but story good fun and McGann proves as he has for Big Finish audios that he would have made a great Doctor if given a chance. More Than 30 Years In The Tardis is the 30th anniversary documentary very enjoyable with contributions from various past Doctors and companions. Definately a boxset for the die hard fans and completists only but very enjoyable if you decide to take a chance on it.
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76 of 92 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Just A Collection Of Extras 2 Jan 2013
By MV
Really nothing to get excited about here. This is definitely one for the die-hard collectors... People like me! I don't want to put people off buying this but, then I don't particularly have many positive things to say about it either. Those of you who are old enough to have watched and possibly collected the old Doctor Who VHS range and watched the sporadic 1990s celebrations and screenings on the BBC will know more or less what this product is. For the younger Doctor Who enthusiasts and the people who didn't get to buy these oddities the first time around, let me fill you in. 'Shada' is an incomplete Tom Baker story. Only location footage and a small amount of studio footage was shot for the story before production was cancelled due to a BBC strike. The story was never finished and left in the archives until the early 1990s when it was released on VHS with Tom Baker linking the significant gaps between scenes with on-screen narration. I never felt satisfied with this presentation. You do get an idea of what's supposed to be happening during the story but, there is very little to keep you engaged. After one viewing, it becomes something tedious and a bit of a disappointment. However, it does have historical interest in that you actually get to see a Doctor Who story that was never broadcast. Despite being revisited by the BBC last decade and remade as an audio adventure with a new cast and accompanying minimal animation for viewing and listening on the BBC web site only (which I believe is included here in DVD ROM format) the story is still - if not more confusing than ever. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Off-Cuts Collection 21 Dec 2012
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Now then, the debate of the century {not really but it feels like it at times} has been the un-inclusion of the 25,000 Ian Levine Shada animation. The forums and the fans that dwell within them have been set alight by this most gravest of tragedys. But for all my salt as a fan of Doctor Who, I just could not care less. Having finally gotten fed up of peoples bias opinions on the matter I finally went and read in detail the reasons behind it's non-inclusion. And in the end, it was never going to work so why on earth put so much effort into giving yourself a heart attack. I found out that Ian went ahead and spent 25k without proir agreement with the beeb or any sort of assurance that it would be professionally released. Hmmm...

Shada is a story that I have never been enamoured with, it was a product of it's time, mainly the disastrous 17th season and final year of Graham Williams tenure. Nearly all the stories that year were below par, save for City of Death. Shada, for me anyway, would have just been the icing on the cake. I have viewed the VHS version {and thusly the DVD version because that's all that is included, yes, a VHS to DVD straight copy!!! {with restoration of course}} many times and it just never grabs me. I suppose that is in part due to the fact that it is only half complete, but even if it was complete, I would have never been one of it's supporters. Don't get me wrong, I would have loved to have seen Ian's complete version included on this DVD, if only for something new to try and tempt me towards liking this so called "lost classic". But hey, since it's not going to happen, I'll just have to stick to the VHS version and thusly my disagreeable opinion of it.

Either way, you are probably wondering why I have given this DVD review a 5 star rating.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Exciting 15 Oct 2013
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This is a great value box set with two versions of Shada and a classic documentary. Its a great shame shada was never competed as it could easily have been one of the best Tom baker stories. What I didn't realize was that the animated version cannot be played through the DVD player, only a computer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
this was a very good dvd as it had extra footage not shown on original broadcast
Published 10 days ago by tommy
3.0 out of 5 stars Completing collection?
Not the most obvious pairing but useful for the completist. Good to have both the unfinished original and the Big Finish version of 'Shada' and the documentary was a useful summary... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Julian
3.0 out of 5 stars What's left of 'Shada' and surely it's 'More Than 50 Years In The...
I must admit I was pretty surprised by this box-set and what it contained. Of course I was delighted that `Shada' the original TV version (or what's left of it) was coming out on... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tim Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars Shada great, Tom great, animated version also cute
Worth the money - it's an interesting story idea and a moment of Who history with the strikes etc. The narrated bits don't get in the way of me enjoying the story and having... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Arthur's pal
3.0 out of 5 stars never seen until now
a lot of people will disagree with me, but I thought this story has been overhyped like most of the modern doctor who's and various movies that are out their. Read more
Published 4 months ago by fad
4.0 out of 5 stars A dated but good old review of doctor who
A good but dated dr who over all great for classic fans the clearing up of the picture is good and some good old memories form the 70/80
Would manly recommend for old fan but... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ath
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't know about this
I don't know about this, and I feel that 2 Entertain have actively stopped me making up my mind about this story. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Alex Lyon
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Because of a strike at the BBC, Shada was never fully produced, which is a real shame. The story was written by Douglas Adams who brought us The HickHikers Guide To The Galaxy and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Max Brierley
2.0 out of 5 stars Α Conscious Effort to bring Ian Levine's version to the forefront....
The product, such as it is, is a great way to obtain and archive "Shada" to your Doctor Who collection, a very neat way to update your VHS copy... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Alexandros Chatzipantelis
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
Average documentary and did not think much of Shada as patchy. Did not think Baker was a good towards the end of his era as that was when the 'classic' series lost it for me. Read more
Published 12 months ago by D Jones
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