Published on June 10th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley
Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space Special Edition Blu-ray
Originally broadcast on BBC1 between 3rd-24th January 1970, this is the only adventure from the classic era of Doctor Who which can be remastered into true HD quality owing to all four episodes being shot on location on 16mm film..
Starring Jon Pertwee in his debut appearance as the Third Doctor, Caroline John as Liz Shaw and Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Spearhead from Space marked opening of Doctor Who‘s colour period, a brand new era for the show (with the Doctor now earthbound) and sees the first appearance of the Autons, controlled by the malevolent Nestene Consciousness.
Extra features on the disc are as follows:
- A Dandy and a Clown – exclusive documentary looks at the life and career of Jon Pertwee
- Carry On: the life of Caroline John – a tribute to the actress who played the Third Doctor’s companion
- Title sequence raw material
- Restoration comparison
- Programme subtitles
- Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
Available from 15th July with an RRP of £20.42, and available now from Amazon for just £15.56, Spearhead from Space in high definition is a classic Doctor Who experience that you just cannot miss!