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Published on February 20th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Myths and Legends Extras Confirmed

2entertain have confirmed a vast selection of extras on the upcoming Myths and Legends classic Doctor Who DVD box set release.

Featuring 1972 serial The Time Monster, 1978′s Underworld and The Horns of Nimon from 1980, Myths and Legends is released March 29th 2010.

The Time Monster sees UNIT called into monitor the initial trials of a device called TOMTIT – the Transmission Of Matter Through Interstitial Time – at the Newton Institute at Wootton. Created by the enigmatic Professor Thascales, TOMTIT’s demonstration causes unexpected time anomalies…

Underworld takes us onboard a Minyan space craft, the R1C, commanded by a man named Jackson. Jackson and his crew are on a long quest to recover the Minyan race banks from a ship called the P7E which left their planet centuries ago. The Doctor helps to free the R1C after it becomes buried in a meteorite storm, but then it crashes into another newly-formed planet.

The Myths and Legends DVD box setIn The Horns of Nimon we journey to the great maze of the Power Complex where the dreaded Nimon dwells, a fearsome monster with immense scientific powers. The Nimon has promised to restore the Skonnan Empire to its former glory, but first it demands sacrifice – youths and maidens from the peaceful planet Aneth.

The Time Monster

  • Commentary – with actors John Levene and Susan Penhaligon, producer Barry Letts, production assistant Marion McDougall, modern British television writers Graham Duff, Phil Ford, Joe Lidster and James Moran, moderated by Toby Hadoke.
  • Between Now… and Now! – Professor Jim Al Khalili looks at the science behind ‘The Time Monster’. With producer Barry Letts, actors Katy Manning and Richard Franklin.
  • Restoration Comparison – a brief ‘before and after’ comparison of the picture restoration process
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon
  • PDF Material – Radio Times in Adobe pdf format for viewing on PC or Mac.
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Subtitle Production Notes

Underworld

  • Commentary – with actors Tom Baker and Louise Jameson, co-writer Bob Baker.
  • Into the Unknown – a look at the complex production of this story, with particular emphasis on the reasons for, and difficulties in achieving, the bluescreen virtual studio sets. With script editor Anthony Read, writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin, actors Jonathan Newth and Norman Tipton, designer Dick Coles and video effects designer AJ ‘Mitch’ Mitchell, with rare convention footage of producer Graham Williams.
  • Underworld – In Studio – using timecoded Shibaden and U-matic video recordings, we are given a rare glimpse inside the studio during the recording of this story, much of which involved the use of bluescreen virtual studio techniques.
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon
  • PDF Material – Radio Times listings in Adobe pdf format for viewing on PC or Mac.
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Subtitle Production Notes

The Horns of Nimon

  • Commentary – with actors Lalla Ward, Janet Ellis and Graham Crowden and writer Anthony Read.
  • Who Peter – Partners in Time – since the birth of Doctor Who in the sixties, it has shared an almost symbiotic relationship with the long-running BBC children’s magazine show ‘Blue Peter’. In this special documentary, some of those involved look back over the history of that relationship.
  • Read the Writer – Anthony Read, writer of ‘The Horns of Nimon’, looks back at the production of the story.
  • Peter Howell Music Demos – in 1980, incoming producer John Nathan-Turner asked Radiophonic Workshop composers for demos of their music over the beginning of episode two of ‘The Horns of Nimon’. Only Peter Howell’s demo is known to exist and is presented here.
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon
  • PDF Material – Radio Times listings and studio floor plans in Adobe pdf format
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Subtitle Production Notes

The Myths and Legends box set has an RRP of £49.99, but is available for pre-order from Amazon for just £33.48!

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About the Author

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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