Clear some space on the DVD shelf: The Moonbase is finally getting its own DVD release! Sporting some rather gorgeous sleeve artwork from the estimable Lee Binding, The Moonbase looks to be similar in appearance to the ‘rebranded’ The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear DVDs, deprived of the usual TARDIS roundels that featured on previous releases, but looking good nonetheless.
This early Cyberman adventure starring Patrick Troughton will feature animated reconstructions in lieu of episodes 1 and 3, with episodes 2 and 4 included in their entirety. There will also be an audio commentary and a making-of featurette.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In 2070, Earth’s weather is controlled with ease from the Moon. When the TARDIS arrives at the Moonbase, the Doctor, along with his friends Polly, Ben and Jamie, is accused of starting a plague that is killing off the base’s crew. It’s not long, however, before the time travellers discover the true cause of the deaths – a powerful, unstoppable race that the Doctor has met before: the Cybermen.
Due for release in January 2014, this classic ‘base-under-siege’ adventure is a welcome edition to the classic series collection. Want to find out more about the menaces from Mondas’ second story? Well, Kasterborous has a handy guide…