Doctor Who - The Key to Time Box Set (Re-issue) [DVD] 
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The Key to Time starring the much loved Tom Baker is a multi-story box set containing the six linked stories comprising Doctor Who's 16th season along with a huge array of extras contained on seven discs released September 24th priced £69.99.
In The Key to Time, the Doctor and his new companion, the elegant and sharp-witted Time Lady Romana (Mary Tamm) are dispatched by the White Guardian to recover the six segments of the Key of Time, a powerful device with the ability to stop time.The Doctors and Romans’ mission is to find the six segments before the evil Black Guardian discovers them.
Uniting six complete stories across a full series of Doctor Who in one quest, the Key To Time saga is an ambitious, sometimes too ambitious, piece of television that nonetheless has plenty within it to recommend it.
Starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who he's given a quest by the White Guardian to track down the six constituent parts of the Key to Time. Thus, each of the six stories sees the Doctor and Mary Tamm's Romana hunting down one of the segments.
In many ways showing the highs and the lows of Doctor Who in the late 1970s, the Key To Time has some very distinct highlights. The Pirate Planet, for instance, is a cracking story in its own right (written by Douglas Adams), and we're also fans of The Androids Of Tara and the story that wraps the saga up, The Armageddon Factor. Ironically, it all gets off to a low start with the tepid The Ribos Operation, while The Power Of Kroll is just silly. Even by Doctor Who standards!
Nonetheless, this is a significant and very worthy entry in the Doctor Who canon, with both Tamm and Baker on top form. There's also some cracking episodes within the Key to Time, and a real feeling of risks being taken with a long-running property. --Jon Foster
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The Robos Operation- 4.5/5 A Comedy. A great way to start your journey
The Pirate Planet- 3/5 An over the top Pirate - and treasure littering the streets (My least favourite of the series)
The Stones of Blood- 5/5 Scfi & Occult. (My favourite out of the series)
Androids of Tara- 4/5 A Prisoner of Zenda feel to this story.
The Power of Kroll- 4/5 A giant octopus monster. Watch out for the voice of K9 making a rare appearance on screen (K9 is left in the TARDIS)
The Armageddon Factor- 4/5 A tale of war, love and destiny.
Tom Baker - The Doctor
Mary Tamm - Rommana
John Leeson - K-9
(The Ribos Operation ranked 105th in Doctor Who Magazine's Mighty 200 pol)
(The Pirate Planet ranked 109th in Doctor Who Magazine's Mighty 200 pol)
(The Stones of Blood ranked 67th in Doctor Who Magazine's Mighty 200 pol)
(The Androids of Tara ranked 95th in Doctor Who Magazine's Mighty 200 pol)
(The Power of Kroll ranked 174th in Doctor Who Magazine's Mighty 200 pol)
(The Armageddon Factor ranked 168th in Doctor Who Magazine's Mighty 200 pol)
I hadn't seen any of these stories since they were originally braodcast, Kroll certainly frightened me as an eight year old!
Each story stands up in it's own right, some as will always be the case being better than others, my favourite being the Androids of Tara.
Also a reminder of how good and striking an actress the late Mary Tamm was, a shame that she didn't carry on in the role.
Any Dr Who should enjoy this!
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