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Doctor Who DVDs Out Today

Hi, friends, Kanderson here, quickly writing to tell you of some more Classic Who stories debuting on DVD in the States today.

First, the Patrick Troughton story “The Dominators.” It’s been out in Region 2 for awhile, but now Region 1 has it. This five-part serial began Troughton’s third and final season. So precious few Second Doctor stories still exist so it’s always worth checking them out. Extras include a cast and crew commentary, a making-of featurette, and a small feature about the press reaction to the Patrick Troughton era.

The other is “Meglos,” the four-parter from Tom Baker’s seventh and final season. This is the last serial to be released from season 18 and continues the theme of entropy begun in the Leisure Hive and following on in the E-Space Trilogy. This also marks the first instance of synchronized releasing, meaning we in North America get the dvd on or around the same day as the UK. It’s new for everybody! Extras on this disc include, commentary, making-of, a retrospect on actress Jacqueline Hill, and a small feature with script editor Christopher H. Bidmead explaining the concept of entropy. Actual science content, folks.

I suggest you check ‘em out!