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Doctor Who - The Space Museum/The Chase [DVD]

William Hartnell , Jacqueline Hill , Mervyn Pinfield    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Maureen O'Brien
  • Directors: Mervyn Pinfield
  • Writers: Glyn Jones
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: 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: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Mar 2010
  • Run Time: 250 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0033PRJWQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,666 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Two classic multi-episode Doctor Who storylines from 1965, starring William Hartnell as the Doctor. In 'The Space Museum', the TARDIS and its occupants end up as an exhibit in a forgotten museum in the future. Episodes are: 'The Space Museum', 'The Dimensions of Time', 'The Search' and 'The Final Phase'. In 'The Chase', the travellers are forced to flee in the TARDIS when they learn that a group of time-travelling Daleks are on their trail with orders to exterminate them. Episodes are: 'The Executioners', 'The Death of Time', 'Flight Through Eternity', 'Journey Into Terror', 'The Death of Doctor Who' and 'The Planet of Decision'.

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gorgeous Little Fun-Bundle! 2 Mar 2010
This is a very good classic Doctor Who package. Fans have often said bad things about these two stories. I think they're great and make a nice change from serious classic B&W Doctor Who. They're very easy to watch and unlike other stories don't require firm, hard concentration. 2|Entertain have really upped the quality of the extras included. There's been a noticable jump up in the quality of the extras - and there's a lot of them. Unlike previous Classic Who releases we don't get cast and crew prattling on and on and on about tedious little details that would send even the most die hard fan into a coma. The extras on this release have been kept tight and to the point, they're interesting, enjoyable and informative. I particularly enjoyed the silent colour film featuring Shawcraft Models - who made most of the props and monsters (including the Daleks) in the 1960's. The picture quality of the episodes themselves look absolutely amazing, the restoration seems to have been undertaken with great care. The restoration team behind the remastering of these classic stories now have almost 20 years experience restoring old TV shows. The technology is improving all the time - and it shows with this release, which as I said before - looks better than anything before.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Dr Hartnell's House of Horrors" 19 Jan 2010
Neither story's a classic but they both have their moments. Space Museum starts off brilliantly with an excellent concept (well worth revisiting) the tardis crew slip a groove or jump a track in time, arriving in their personal future like ghosts unable to touch or interact with others. This is expertly laid out as they see themselves as exhibits in a Space Museum. Yes I know that's a spoiler but I think that much info would be on the disc cover. Moments like the simple effect of reversing a shot of a glass being dropped so it's jumping back into Vicki's hand somehow works and is creepy. A Dr Whodunnit (sorry)as they must find out how they end up that way & what can be done to avod it is set up as they properly arrive at an earlier time at the episode's end.
There's a backdrop of planet Xeros colonised by the warlike Moroks just to site their forgotten museum. The Moroks have bouffant wigs that would give Pertwee a run for his money & are rather well fed but that may be to convey that they are a race past their prime. Richard Shaw is v good as Lobos giving more than there is in the script. The rebel Xerons look like teenagers in space with mad eyebrows-watch for a young Jeremy Bulloch!
Eps 2-4 what started out so well becomes a run around and the story keeps taking 1 step forward then 1 step back e.g. having usefully established that not knowing what may cause their fate going back to the Tardis is not an option, the fact they don't know if they're avoiding or causing their fate is re-stated too often. Almost like saying the story's all rather pointless. I'm intrigued by Robert Shearman "defending the Museum" among the extras though.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Museum Visit and a Madcap Chase. 16 Jan 2010
By Armchair Pundit VINE VOICE
(Season 2.)
The Space Museum.
After a series of weird happenings aboard ship. The TARDIS appears to land on the planet Xeros, but when travelling through time and space, appearances can sometimes be deceptive.
As "Realtime" catches up, the Tardis crew realize they have been given a glimpse of their future fate.
They must change this future or face eternity as exhibits in the Morok War Museum...
Ep.1-"The Space Museum",-Wandering around the museum one of the exhibits catches their eye.
Ep.2-"The Dimensions of Time",-the Doctor plays mind games with a mind probe.
Ep.3-"The Search",-Vickie encourages the Xerosians to revolt.
Ep.4-"The Final Phase",-the Doctor is prepared for his, "exhibition", but the revolution is successful and the Tardis crew leave Xeros. With a device called a time space visualizer.
But across the gulf of space, evil exterminating eyes have been watching them.....
And this time they mean business!
Episode One is possibly the most intriguing episode in the programmes long history, it's a shame the remaining three episodes don't quite maintain episode ones intriguing premise.
After, "The Web Planet's" overspend of most of season two's budget, this was the story that had to, "cut cost's".
It does rather show, unfortunately.
5 Stars for Episode 1.
DVD extras.
Don't let the fact it's in Black and White put you off.
Airdate:- 24/4/65 -15/5/65.
The Chase
This story is six episodes, a madcap run-around of a story of which they did a lot in the sixties.(Check out the first two Beatle films).
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Chase 21 Nov 2013
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It's the one with Frenkenstein's Monster it it. Funny that, because the story is a bit like someone has scavenged a whole lot of fairly interesting-looking bits and stitched them together into a lumbering mindless monster.

It starts with the new gadget - the Time Space Visualiser - a great idea that lends you godlike perspective to see anything, anywhere, anywhen. Aside from the Beatles, the incidents viewed are the Gettysburg Address (that's 172 Pennsylvania Avenue, Gettysburg), and Shakespeare getting his commission to write Merry Wives of Windsor, thus proving that the big, hairy, lairy, rock star Shakespeare of from the Shakespeare Code is a shameful imposture. And then the TSV says 'Look out, the Daleks are after you', hence the chase.

First stop, Planet Aridius, where they try to get a Dalek to rise from the sand, just like the one did from the Thames - forgetting that the reason that the Foreign Legion buried Beau Geste up to his neck in sand is that it's a lot more difficult to get out of sand than out of water.

There are two Aridians and a Mire Beast, and even if one Aridian is Hywel Bennet, that's not very many. The Daleks blackmail the Aridians into handing over the TARDIS crew, but they escape by a ruse, and calling a Dalek 'Archie'.

Then they go to the Empire State Building for no very good reason, and there's a Hillbilly there named Morton Dill, who's about as funny as a Hillbilly on top of the Empire State Building.

Then they go to this sailing ship and, when the Daleks arrive, everyone jumps into the water, so that's why the ship is the Marie Celeste (even though there's so many stairs on board it would surely have been possible to hide below decks).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Doctor Who DVD
Like most of William Hartnell's stories this shows him as a great man doing a great job that made Doctor Who what it is today.
Published 9 days ago by Hogfather
4.0 out of 5 stars Basically a good story line
If you ignore the new series (from 2005) this is quite a good story. The Space Museum starts off well, but loses momentum in episodes 2,3 and 4. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ian Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars bargin
The Chase was brilliant it takes place on several planets but also see,s the departing couple leave great price william Hartwell at his best
Published 1 month ago by the reader
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless
who would not give the original dr who 5 stars. it's not what you expect as it starts in a junk yard. but dr who fans will pick it up.
Published 2 months ago by ron steward
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Who at its best!
I will begin with 'The Space Museum' - I can understand the criticism that it gets from fans, however, despite its flaws, it's a solid piece of science fiction which has its... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars A visit to the Space Museum and being chased by Daleks in time and...
I was really looking forward to this box-set containing these two classic `Doctor Who' stories from the William Hartnell years. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tim Bradley
4.0 out of 5 stars Museum to Chase
In the 'Space Museum', the Doctor does what he does best, not let anyone get the better of him. Having failed to obtain any useful information from interrogating the Doctor, the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alan Dyche
5.0 out of 5 stars :D
I have wanted this for quite a while and I finally got it and they are brilliant episodes, certainly some of the best out there!
Published 9 months ago by muzza1995
5.0 out of 5 stars indeed too
especially liked the 1st episode of the Space Museum & the last of the Chase, that is all folks, cheeio
Published 12 months ago by Richard Keen
5.0 out of 5 stars "...cleaned & enhanced by The Restoration Team... essential...
DOCTOR WHO - THE CHASE has been consummately cleaned & enhanced by The Restoration Team but I am continually bemused (nothing new there. Read more
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