The BBC have released the cover art and confirmed the package contents for the release of the Jon Pertwee story The Time Warrior, which sees the Doctor meeting both Sarah Jane Smith and the Sontarans for the first time…
This release marks the first time the story has been made available to the public since 1990, when the story was released in movie form on VHS. It concerns the tale of scientists going missing, reports of a ghostly apparition, and the effects of modern weapons on simple Middle Ages folk. Released on September 3rd, the DVD contains the following:
* Commentary – with Elisabeth Sladen, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks
* Beginning the End – a ‘Making Of’ featurette partially shot on location at Peckforton Castle, with contributions from Elisabeth Sladen, Donald Pelmear, Jeremy Bulloch, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks and designer Keith Cheetham. Narrated by Simon Ockenden
* Optional new CGI Effects
* 1974 Doctor Who Annual pdf
* Radio Times listings pdf
* Photo Gallery
* Coming Soon trailer
* Trails and Continuity
The Time Warrior is available from Amazon for just Â£12.98.
In other, slightly more unusul news, The Spoof has parodied Doctor Who once more, this time claiming that:
A breach of security… has scuppered the corporation’s plans for the Dr Who Christmas special.
The show was set to unveil the Dr’s newest nemesis in the shape of “The Clocky Type Blokes of Arseos”
It seems that David Tennant was none too happy about it either:
“I’m devastated by this. How could they do that to us? They’ve ruined the new show. The bastards” He was then led away sobbing uncontrollably to a waiting tardis before being dematerialised off into outer space somewhere.
And Billy Piper, the Scottish Timelord’s erstwhile sidekick commented:
“For somebody to stitch us up like this is proper bang out of order like”
They seem to have caught Rose’s speech patterns perfectly…