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Invasion of the Cliposaurus


Following in the quaking footsteps of Novembers announcement that Invasion of the Dinosaurs is heading to DVD in January the BBC have release a series of clips from the serial via the BBCClassicDoctorWho YouTube channel.

Written by the legendary Malcolm Hulke Invasion is perhaps best known for its woeful dinosaur effects to the detriment of some fine direction by Paddy Russell, a strong environmental message and perhaps what was the worse cockney accent uttered by the Doctor this side of ‘Barcelona’.

Invasion of the Dinosaurs will be released on DVD as part of the forthcoming UNIT-centric DVD box set which will feature two versions of the once deleted first episode. Both a fully restored episode one using the archival black and white film print and an imperfect colour variation offering a general impression of what the original broadcast would have been like are included.

There appears to be have been no CGI enhancement for the dinosaur model work which is a shame – hopefully there will be a new dinosaur tale to be told in the future.

 



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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.


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