Published on January 25th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley
Mara Tales DVD Cover
2entertain have released the final cover art for Fifth Doctor DVD boxset Mara Tales, which stars Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Matthew Waterhouse, with a handful of interesting guest appearances.
The boxset features the stories Kinda and Snakedance, and basically the adventures see Tegan (Janet Fielding) terrorised by a psychic entity, The Mara. Guest stars include Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly, Doc Martin), British movie star Richard Todd, Nerys Hughes (The Liver Birds), Adrian Mills (That’s Life, no really), Anna Wing (EastEnders), Simon Rouse (The Bill), Jonathan Morris (Bread), Brian Miller (Mr Lis Sladen) and others.
Here’s how Andrew Reynold’s described the episodes late last year:
In Kinda, Tegan falls under the spell of the Mara, tormenting a team of scientists studying the naive but telepathically gifted inhabitants the Kinda, who eventually free a scientist from the Mara after it jumps from Tegan, and with the Doctor banish the mara, now in the form ofÂ a giant snake, by using a circle of mirrors.
Snakedance sees TeganÂ hijacking andÂ landing theÂ TARDISÂ on the planet Manussa after become possessed by the Mara, where the Federatorâ€™s son Lon and his mother are preparing celebrations marking the five hundreth anniversary of the its banishment, seeking to manipulate the inhabitants minds in order to find the blue crystal- the device that first brought it into existence.
These are classics from the Peter Davison era, with superb scripts by Christopher Bailey.
Set for release on March 7th 2011 and with an RRP of Â£29.99, Mara Tales can be preordered from Amazon for just Â£17.93!