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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best! Great DVD, 1 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Colony in Space [DVD] [1971] (DVD)
Running for six episodes, this story has drama, action and adventure. A really great storyline and great location work. There's time travel, alien world, fight scenes and explosions. What a brilliant Dr Who story. You may recognized many faces from this show, notably a very young Helen Worth (Gail from 'Coronation Street)

I vaguely remember the first broadcast, but when this was repeated on UK Gold in the early 1990s I was impressed by the story and production values.

The DVD may not have many extras but those that are featured are real gems.
IMC Needs You! is the making of Colony In Space really absorbing; the interviews from Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks and Katy Manning are well informative and entertaining also Michael Briant (Director of another Jon Pertwee classic 'The Sea Devils') and Graeme Harper (Classic/New Series Director). My only gripe is the cartoonish characters dipicted at the beginning of the programme I thought was rather silly and gimmicky.

'From the Cutting Room Floor' is probally worth the price of the DVD alone. This was absolutely fantastic!! that showed Jon Pertwee, Roger Delgado and others from unused film footage. Running for over 12 mins. Absolute gem!

The Photo Gallery was quite impressive with some great shots.

The coming soon trailer features a very impressive combined trailer for Invasion of the Dinosaurs and The Android Invasion. I think many people may watch this trailer again and again!

This DVD is a must buy. Fantastic viewing.
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Initial post: 4 Oct 2011 12:58:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Oct 2011 19:25:04 BDT
Matthew says:
I completely agree about the silly cartoonish characters at the beginning of 'IMC Needs You'. Unfortunately, I found 'From the Cutting Room Floor' a bit of a drag. This may have had something to do with the weird repetitive music accompanying the scenes!

Overall, the picture is a modest improvement on the VHS release. Only the outdoor scenes significantly benefit from the improvement.

Slightly shocked to see how much Katy Manning and Terrance Dicks have aged since the last DVD release. They were, however, as informative and entertaining as ever. Michael Briant was also great.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2014 14:19:52 GMT
Timelord007 says:
Great review Luke on a underated story which i enjoyed very much.

Can't beat the classics.
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