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Published on May 26th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

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The Dominators on DVD

Starring Patrick Troughton, The Dominators follows the Second Doctor’s battles with a cruel alien race set on spoiling the Doctors holiday!

Doctor Who - The Dominators starring Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Wendy PadburyThe Dominators, self-acclaimed masters of the ten galaxies, and their robot servants, the Quarks, arrive on the planet Dulkis with evil intentions as the Doctor and his friends touch down for a peaceful holiday. Life is about to change dramatically for the pacifist Dulcians who, with no weapons on their planet, soon become enslaved to the Dominators.

The Dulcian Councillors, refuse to retaliate, however Cully, the rebellious son of their leader Senex, has already joined forces with the time travellers. The fight is on! The Doctor, Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Zoe (Wendy Padbury) join a handful of determined Dulcians bent on outwitting the Quarks and struggling to escape the violent brutality of the Dominators.

But the whole planet is doomed to become a mass of radioactive material – fuel for the enemy’s invasion fleet whose war mission will even spread to Earth unless the Doctor can devise an infallible plan…

The packshot can be seen on the right – click here for a hi-res version.

Extras are as follows:

* Audio Commentary with actors Wendy Padbury, Frazer Hines, Giles Block and Arthur Cox and make-up designer Sylvia James.
* Recharge and Equalise – cast and crew look back on the making of the story with actors Frazer Hines, Felicity Gibson, Giles Block and Arthur Cox, script editor Derrick Sherwin, co-writer Mervyn Haisman, designer Barry Newbery, make-up designer Sylvia James and Radiophonic Workshop designer Brian Hodgson.
* Tomorrow’s Times – The Second Doctor – a looks at Doctor Who’s contemporary media coverage in daily newspapers and other publications.
* Photo Gallery.
* Coming Soon.
* Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
* Programme subtitles.
* Subtitle Production Notes.

Packed with a host of fantastic extras, this classic five-part adventure is available on DVD from 12th July 2010, priced £19.99.

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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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