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Published on December 13th, 2013 | by Alex Skerratt

The Moonbase DVD Artwork Revealed

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


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8 Responses to The Moonbase DVD Artwork Revealed

  1. avatar Mark P says:

    I assume this DVD will have a reversible cover with the inside one having the TARDIS roundels – as found on earlier releases – as with the latest Spearhead blu-ray and Enemy DVD.

  2. avatar Howard Railton says:

    It will be a nuisance if they arbitrarily drop the roundels, it wont fit in with the rest of the set. After all, the latest TARDIS set is a miserable place without them as all the Doctors seem to agree in the anniversary special. For 49 years roundels have been the iconic identifying feature of the TARDIS, so Moffat drops them in favour of: nothing very interesting.

    • avatar Philip Bates says:

      Pickwoad designed it, and it’s sort of got roundels, arguably. I know what you mean, but let’s not blame Moffat. I love most of Pickwoad’s designs, and this TARDIS has certainly grown on me a lot.

    • You call those mucky holes in the Eccleston/Tennant TARDIS roundels?

      Can’t help thinking you’re unfairly blaming Moffat here. And where were the roundels in the TVM?

  3. avatar Ian says:

    The new design is way more striking than the old ones. Really couldn’t care less about them being different to the old ones if the new one is better!

  4. avatar IGettings says:

    These new covers demonstrate how bad the roundel ones were – a travesty that we had to put up with them for so long.

  5. avatar Pete da Cald says:

    I agree the new covers look fantastic and make the round elder covers look claustrophobic, childish and cheap. I never liked the rounded cover mandate (tho I love the TARDIS rounders in the TARDIS – the museum curator scene walls just scream for inclusion – or was that a hint the museum was the Curators TARDIS?). The DVDs look far better w/o them and more inviting for new viewers to pick up. Certainly having an alternate reversible cover with them for those who do like them is the best approach of all, and should continue. It can’t cost much to simply make a version with them overlaying the top of the brilliant and beautiful artwork especially of the past few releases and print it on the back of the main cover insert allowing consistency with those loyal customers with library collections – keep both versions, please the max number of customers therefore maxing sales!

  6. avatar SillyTilly says:

    Just wondering where you got the info about it following the same cover style of Enemy and Web from. I know a cover has been doing the rounds but this is fan made (all bar the artwork by Lee.) The image posted on Lees Facebook page is just minus the template.
    I’ll be surprised if this ends up being outside the roundel template

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