This 1967 Doctor Who adventure with Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and his travelling companions Polly (Anneke Wills), Ben (Michael Craze) and Jamie (Frazer Hines) is out shortly on DVD. It’s 2070 and the TARDIS crew arrive on the Moon and set out to visit the Moonbase, a manned structure used to control the Earth’s weather through a device known as the Gravitron. All is not well on the Moonbase, however, with many of its crew suffering from a mysterious virus. It isn’t long before the base is quarantined, leaving the Doctor, Jamie, Polly and Ben to try to get to the bottom of events and to deal with the increasing threat posed by the Cybermen, who appear to have infiltrated the base. With two of the original episodes missing, animated reconstructions are used to complete the story.
The DVD contains:
Fully remastered Episodes 2 and 4.
Newly animated Episodes 1 and 3, using original off-screen soundtrack recordings.
Commentary on Episodes 2 and 4: a traditional commentary with actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Edward Phillips and Special Sounds creator Brian Hodgson.
Commentary on Episodes 1 and 3: a series of interviews featuring writer Kit Pedler’s daughters Lucy Pedler and Carol Topolski, archive interviews with producer Innes Lloyd, AFM Lovett Bickford, and Cyberman actors Barry Noble, Derek Chaffer and Reg Whitehead. Moderated and linked by Toby Hadoke.
Lunar Landing – cast and crew look back on the making of the story. With actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Reg Whitehead, production assistant Desmond McCarthy.
Photo Gallery – production, design and publicity photos from the story.
Coming Soon – a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
Radio Times listings.
Subtitle Production Notes.