Doctor Who - Colony in Sp... has been added to your Basket

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Fulfillment Next Day
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Doctor Who - Colony in Space [DVD] [1971]

4.3 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews

Price: £5.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Promotion Message Promotion Available 1 Promotion(s)

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
29 new from £5.22 2 used from £11.88


£5.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

  • Doctor Who - Colony in Space [DVD] [1971]
  • +
  • Doctor Who - The Mind of Evil [DVD]
  • +
  • Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos - Special Edition [DVD]
Total price: £18.98
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product details

  • Actors: Jon Pertwee, Roger Delgado, Nicholas Courtney, Katy Manning
  • Directors: Michael E. Briant
  • 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: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Oct. 2011
  • Run Time: 146 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005CW11AO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,801 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

The Time Lords discover that the Master has stolen their secret file on the Doomsday Weapon and decide to send the Doctor to retrieve it for them. The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Jo to the desolate planet Uxarieus in the year 2472. There they become involved in a dispute between some beleaguered colonists and the crew of an Interplanetary Mining Corporation (IMC) spaceship over the ownership rights to the planet. The Doctor learns that the indigenous Primitives and their High Priests worship a large machine tended by a creature called the Guardian.

Special Features
• Commentaries with cast and crew
• Documentaries
• Photo Gallery
• Coming Soon Trailer
• PDF Material and Production Information Subtitles
• Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Watching Doctor Who and Colony in Space was really like a trip in the Tardis for me...all the way back to 1971. This six part story commenced on BBC1 on 10 April 1971 at a time when Saturday tea time meant that virtually every child in Britain was gripped by Jon Pertwee's portrayal of Doctor Who.

Now in his 3rd incarnation, the Doctor was still getting used to his new assistant Jo Grant played by the ever-so-lovely Katy Manning and was clearly irritated at not being able to freely travel in his Tardis because the Time Lords (his own race of overbearing superiors) had grounded his time machine and exiled the Doctor to Earth as his punishment for "borrowing" one in the first place. Colony in Space was one of those unique stories during the Doctor's exile that actually saw him fly to an alien planet - in this case Uxarieus in the year 2472 - because the Tardis was being controlled by the High Council of the Time Lords on Gallifrey.

Although aware that he was being used as an inter-planetary puppet of the Time Lords, the Doctor's natural sense of curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers human colonists on Uxarieus whose very existence is threatened by savage natives and representatives of a ruthless mining corporation.

The Doctor and Jo face an even greater danger when they come face to face with the Master played by the brilliant late Roger Delgado. The Master impersonates the Adjudicator from Earth sent to sort out the disputes between the colonists and the mining corporation but in reality he is after a secret weapon hidden and looked after by the Guardian on Uxarieus - a planet that once had an advanced civilisation . The Master stole a top secret file from the Time Lords that informed him the whereabouts of this weapon.
Read more ›
2 Comments 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I only got to see Colony In Space for the first time quite recently and its fan reputation went before it -overlong, drab, bit of a runaround in a quarry... And yes, to an extent these criticisms are valid, but I still enjoyed it. For me, the DVD releases have benefited the Pertwee era most of all. As I watch the stories again and the accompanying extras, I'm appreciating the work that went into this experimental era.

This is Pertwee's first space adventure, which already (like The Mutants) makes it feel a bit special. The Doctor and Jo are sent to a colony in space (you see?) to stop the Master finding a doomsday weapon, but on the way get caught up in a dispute between colonists and an unscrupulous mining corporation. As another reviewer has stated, the doomsday weapon plot is actually the less successful of the two, but we do get some interesting-looking aliens (and a funny but cute puppet with a normal-sized head). Yes the visuals are fairly colourless but then that's the point - this is a tough, harsh vision of the future (like Frontios) where life is hard. Malcolm Hulke's writing is always strong as well as thought-provoking, and I have grown to love Jo Grant in recent years - here she has to deal with an unexpected trip to another planet. The Master was overused this season, but at least this time they let the plot develop for a bit before they bring him in to complicate matters for the Doctor.

Yes like most Pertwee six-parters (to be fair, most six-parters in general) there is padding, but watch it in installments and enjoy a bit more Pertwee in space...
11 Comments 26 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: 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.
2 Comments 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If there is an era of Doctor Who which has benefited most from the DVD restoration treatment, it must surely be Jon Pertwee's era as the Doctor. I must confess not being much of a fan of the 3rd Doctor prior to the stories of his era being released on DVD - many were in a terrible state picture wise, and the only way I had seen many was via UK Gold's omnibus format. Given many of his stories from his era are at least 6 episodes: with commercial breaks as well they seemed to go on for an eternity.

Here is Colony in Space restored then: looking crisp, but not perfect (from NTSC copies, remastered) and probably one of the most epic and ambitious stories in Jon's 5 years as the Doctor.

The story is classic Doctor Who fare: earth colonists facing greedy industrialists (The Intergaltic Mining Corporation). Interesting how here the miners are portrayed here as the villans: ignoring the views of the planet inhabitants for their own personal financial gain.

As ever, the Doctor champions the underdog, and foils the attempts by the Master to use his deadly weapon on the sun.

Many complain that this story is too grey: ironic for the 1st story to be made in colour and set in space. But perhaps that is the point: it's meant to be a harsh, drab, utilitarian version of the future for earth colonists in space. The choice of a clay pit, rather than the regular quarry, makes for an unusual and less formulaic landscape, and indeed the choice of vehicles and exterior set design for once makes you believe you are looking at something not of this world. Given we'd seen the 3rd Doctor earthbound for quite a while by this point, it makes for an interesting change.

The set design is enhanced by the direction, and the action packed sequences.
Read more ›
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all discussions...