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Published on August 4th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Seeds of Doom Coming to DVD!

Doctor Who classic The Seeds of Doom coming to DVD!

Following reports elsewhere online this week, Kasterborous have received confirmation from 2entertain of the impending release of the 1976 Doctor Who classic The Seeds of Doom!

Starring Tom Baker and Lis Sladen and hailing from the halcyon Philip Hinchcliffe era of the show, The Seeds of Doom is a 6 episode thriller in two parts. Kicking off in Antarctica, and the discovery of two alien plant pods, the action switches later on to the UK and the threat of global catastophe as the remaining aggressive Krynoid pod germinates and begins to turn plant-life against humanity…

Co-starring Tony Beckley (The Italian Job‘s “Camp Freddie”) as Harrison Chase, John Challis (Only Fools and Horses‘ “Boycie”) as Scorby and Mark Jones as Arnold Keeler/Krynoid voice, The Seeds of Doom also features a short appearance by Sylvia Coleridge as batty artist Amelia Ducat

In terms of pacing and direction, this is definitely one of Douglas Camfield’s best pieces of Doctor Who (in his last job on the show) and is a rarity in that despite being 34 years old the majority of the SFX are well integrated into the story. Despite a previous double-cassette release on VHS in 1994, the serial has long been on the wish-list of fans and topped the Doctor Who Magazine poll for most wished-for DVD in the most recent issue.

As you can tell, we’re pretty excited by the release of this episode, expected in late October, for which Tom Baker and John Challis have apparently recorded a commentary for.

While the cover art is yet to be released, you can pre-order The Seeds of Doom for just £14.99 on Amazon!

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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+.




3 Responses to Seeds of Doom Coming to DVD!

  1. Rick714 says:

    FINALLY!

  2. Carn says:

    Nice timing since we just got the Fourth Doctor figure in that same outfit in the 11 Doctors set :) Will add this dvd to the list of many others I will have to purchase when my income is greater and more regular.

  3. Andrew says:

    About time too. Watched the VHS just recently stands up very well. Seeing an evil Boycie is fascinating. John Challis and Tom Baker would be a blast in the commentary box. Wonder if we’re gonna get a Kyrnoid comeback in the TV series?

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