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Commentary by Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant and Graeme Harper
On Screen Production Notes
Exclusive footage and Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries
Trailer and News Features
Freely borrowing from The Phantom of the Opera and Dune (David Lynch's film adaptation was made the same year) Robert Holmes' script shares concerns with his more satirical Doctor Who story, "The Sun Makers". This time everything is concentrated on delivering a breathlessly paced action thriller, the relentless death and destruction unfolding more like a PG-rated Sam Peckinpah film than BBC family drama, making Davison's heroic pacifism all the more effective.
On the DVD: The disc is packed with features, from an eight-minute look at the creation of Sharez Jek narrated by Christopher Gable, to seven minutes of raw camera footage from Peter Davison's Doctor's transformation into Colin Baker's timelord. There are three BBC TV news reports on Davison's decision to leave the programme, and a BBC trailer for the first episode. In addition to a photo gallery, the entire first episode is included twice, as originally transmitted, and in a version with improved special effects. There are subtitles offering behind-the-scenes information and two additional audio options. The isolated musical score by Roger Limb may only interest the most hardcore fans, but the three-way commentary track with Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant and director Graeme Harper provides plenty of nostalgic reminiscences. Limited by the fact that the programme was shot on (professional) video, the DVD has picture quality no better than a good VHS tape, while the audio is clear, undistorted mono.--Gary S Dalkin
A story that is rated a CLASSIC by so many people. Probably one of the greatest Davison stories from his run as The Doctor.Published 5 months ago by Harry VanHoudnos
While Peter Davison's run was sort of a mixed bag, he certainly went out with a bang. The Caves of Androzani stands as probably the best regeneration episode to date (if you don't... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gatekeeper197
THE best Davison story, and in fact one of the best Doctor Who stories ever made. This was another isolated example of how Davison could handle the darker tales, and ones that... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr K Shepherd
Enjoyed this- this was a classic, and dealt with the changeover from Peter Davison to Colin Baker. Enjoyed seeing Nicola Bryant as well. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Greg Chapman
You can feel for Peter Davison; after two years of Dr Who, Pat Troughton tells him 'Quit after three years', he thinks 'Well, the scripts have been a bit crap, so I will', so he... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Alex Lyon
"The caves of Androzani" and "Eathshock" are easily Peter Davison's best stories in my opinion and what a great way to finish off the Peter Davison years with this gripping... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mrs. Marilyn A. Rice
With the help of a corrupt industrialist, Sharaz Jek plots to return himself to power.
Part 1: Gunrunners on Androzani Minor are supplying the unhinged android-builder,... Read more