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Published on July 24th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

Key to Time Boxset Extras Revealed pt2

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The Androids of Tara: The tracer brings the TARDIS to the planet Tara. Romana finds the fourth segment disguised as part of a statue, but is then taken prisoner by Count Grendel of Gracht.

Extras Include:

* Commentary – With Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and director Michael Hayes.

* The Humans of Tara – cast and crew look back at the making of this story.

* Now and Then – The Androids of Tara – comparing and contrasting present day locations as they are now with how they appeared in the story.

* Double Trouble – a brief history of ‘doubles’ in Doctor Who.

* Photo Gallery, Coming Soon, Radio Times Listings, Programme subtitles, Subtitle Production Notes.

The Power of Kroll: The search for the fifth segment of the Key to Time lands the Doctor and Romana in danger. The Doctor is shot and Romana is kidnapped.

Extras Include:

* Commentary – With Tom Baker and John Leeson.

* In Studio – a fascinating glimpse inside the studio recording of the story, recovered from timecoded monochrome production recordings.

* Variations – a BBC local news programme visits the story location during filming.

* There’s Something About Mary – Mary Tamm looks back at her single-season starring role as the Doctor’s companion.

* Philip Madoc – A Villain for All Seasons – a retrospective of actor Philip Madoc’s numerous roles as a Doctor Who villain down the years.

* Continuities – off-air continuity links from the story’s original BBC1 transmission.

* Photo Gallery – design, production and publicity stills for the story.

* Coming Soon, Radio Times Listings, Programme subtitles, Subtitle Production Notes.

The Armageddon Factor: The search for the Sixth (and last) Segment of the Key to Time bring the Doctor, Romana and K9 to the planet Atrios, where they encounter a interplanetary war and Princess Astra.

Extras Include:

Disc 1

* Commentary 1 -With Mary Tamm, John Woodvine and director Michael Hayes.

* Commentary 2 – With Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and John Leeson.

* Coming Soon, 1979 Doctor Who Annual, Radio Times Listings, Programme subtitles, Subtitle Production Notes.

Extras Disc

* Defining Shadows – cast and crew look back at the making of this story.

* Alternative / Extended Scene – taken from a timecoded monochrome studio recording.

* Directing Who – Michael Hayes looks back on his directing career on Doctor Who.

* Rogue Time Lords – a potted history of errant Time Lords.

* Pebble Mill at One – Tom Baker interviewed on the long-running lunchtime magazine show in 1978.

* Radiophonic Feature – a Pebble Mill at One interview with Dick Mills and Brian Hodgson looking at Radiophonic music and effects in Doctor Who.

* The New Sound of Music – sound effects supremo Dick Mills talks about creating a Doctor Who sound effects in this extract.

* Merry Christmas, Doctor Who- a special Christmas sketch, recorded on the set of ‘The Armageddon Factor’ for the BBC Christmas Tape that year.

* Continuities – off-air continuity links from the story’s original BBC1 transmission.

* Photo Gallery.

* Late Night Story – Tom Baker reads five spine-chilling stories from this 1978 series – The Photograph, The Emissary, Nursery Tea, The End of the Party and Sredni Vashtar.

* Easter Egg.

This really is one to watch out for, a veritable prize of six segments, like the Key to Time itself…

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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