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4.0 out of 5 stars
really good boxset, 12 Mar. 2014
As a fan of the William Hartnell years, I decided to go right back to the beginning so I got this boxset.
An unearthly child:
If I'm honest, this story isn't the best. However, the way they introduced the characters was very good. Starting off with a historic story was a smart move even if the cavemen where slightly unconvincing. This dvd has an unusual feature that I quite like, before the first episode, they show the transmitted pilot which although others disagree, I think is a good feature. as far as special features go, there is the commentary, information text, some comedy sketches and a photo gallery. Overall I would give this story 3 stars.
This is the first and one of my favorite dalek stories. This 7-part story looks very realistic for the time and budget, and the storyline is fantastic. Casting is very good as well as the sets of the dalek city. The production team went over budget with this story but it is definately worth it. Special features include audio commentary, information text, a documentary of the designing of the daleks and a photo gallery. Overall I would give this story 5 stars.
The edge of destruction:
This 2-part story is a money saver. It was written because they production team found they had a two week gap between the daleks and marco polo. Due to going over budget on the daleks, they couldn't go out of the set of the tardis. depite this, the story is very good with the four main characters acting fantastically. Because this story only has 2-25 minute episodes it has hour of special features. It has a documentary on the creation of doctor who, a documentary on creating the edge of destruction, a 25 minutes audio story of marco polo with lots of pictures, photo gallery, audio commentary and information text. Overall I would give this story 4 stars.
This box-set has hours of special features, all very interesting and worth watching. 5 stars for special features.
Value for money:
You defiantly get your moneys worth with this boxset, 3 discs, lots of special features. 5 stars for value for money.