Doctor Who: New Beginnings Collection

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Overview

These three stories saw the return of the Doctor's archenemy, the Master, as well as the transition from Tom Baker's Doctor to Peter Davison's. In "The Keeper of Traken," a distress call brings the Doctor Tom Baker to the tranquil planet of Traken, where a living statue poses a deadly threat 4 episodes, 98 minutes. In "Logopolis," the Doctor's Baker plan to enlist the help of Logopolis's mathematicians for a small favor becomes sidetracked when the Master's interference leads to disaster on a universal scale 4 ...
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Overview

These three stories saw the return of the Doctor's archenemy, the Master, as well as the transition from Tom Baker's Doctor to Peter Davison's. In "The Keeper of Traken," a distress call brings the Doctor Tom Baker to the tranquil planet of Traken, where a living statue poses a deadly threat 4 episodes, 98 minutes. In "Logopolis," the Doctor's Baker plan to enlist the help of Logopolis's mathematicians for a small favor becomes sidetracked when the Master's interference leads to disaster on a universal scale 4 episodes, 98 minutes. Peter Davison takes over as the Doctor in "Castrovalva," wherein his regeneration is failing and his last hope rests with Nyssa and Tegan, who struggle to steer the TARDIS to the titular remote haven 4 episodes, 96 minutes.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by actors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Anthony Ainley, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding and Matthew Waterhouse, writers Johnny Byrne and Christopher H. Bidmead and director Fiona Cumming; Being Nice to Each Other - a new 30-minute documentary on the making of the Keeper of Traken; The Return of the Master; Swap Shop - Sarah Sutton interview; A New Body at Last - a new 50-minute regeneration documentary; Nationwide - interviews with Tom Baker and Peter Davison; Pebble Mill at One - Peter Davison interview; BBC News Report - Tom Baker's wedding, Tom Baker's departure, Peter Davison's arrival; Being Doctor Who - Peter Davison; Directing Castrovalva - Fiona Cumming interview; The Crowded Tardis; Swap Shop, Blue Peter - Peter Davison interviews; Theme music video; Music-only option; Trailers and continuity announcements; DVD-ROM feature - 1982 Doctor Who annual, Radio Times and BBC Enterprises literature pdfs; Production notes subtitle option; Photo gallery; Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • UPC: 794051401328
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Mixed Media Set
  • Time: 4:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,397

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Baker Doctor Who
Peter Davison Doctor Who
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Doctor Who: The Keeper of Traken
1. Chapter 1 [4:47]
2. Chapter 2 [6:13]
3. Chapter 3 [6:08]
4. Chapter 4 [5:40]
5. Chapter 5 [1:14]
1. Chapter 1 [5:38]
2. Chapter 2 [6:24]
3. Chapter 3 [5:32]
4. Chapter 4 [4:56]
5. Chapter 5 [1:17]
1. Chapter 1 [4:47]
2. Chapter 2 [6:13]
3. Chapter 3 [6:08]
4. Chapter 4 [5:40]
5. Chapter 5 [1:14]
1. Chapter 1 [4:08]
2. Chapter 2 [6:36]
3. Chapter 3 [7:25]
4. Chapter 4 [5:39]
5. Chapter 5 [1:41]
Disc #2 -- Doctor Who: Logopolis
1. Chapter 1 [3:44]
2. Chapter 2 [7:46]
3. Chapter 3 [7:01]
4. Chapter 4 [4:46]
5. Chapter 5 [1:14]
1. Chapter 1 [4:24]
2. Chapter 2 [7:00]
3. Chapter 3 [6:57]
4. Chapter 4 [4:27]
5. Chapter 5 [1:15]
1. Chapter 1 [4:30]
2. Chapter 2 [7:02]
3. Chapter 3 [3:56]
4. Chapter 4 [7:49]
5. Chapter 5 [1:14]
1. Chapter 1 [4:20]
2. Chapter 2 [6:45]
3. Chapter 3 [7:06]
4. Chapter 4 [5:43]
5. Chapter 5 [1:13]
Disc #3 -- Doctor Who: Castrovalva
1. Chapter 1 [3:54]
2. Chapter 2 [6:08]
3. Chapter 3 [9:27]
4. Chapter 4 [3:29]
5. Chapter 5 [1:16]
1. Chapter 1 [4:11]
2. Chapter 2 [5:56]
3. Chapter 3 [5:11]
4. Chapter 4 [7:40]
5. Chapter 5 [1:15]
1. Chapter 1 [4:15]
2. Chapter 2 [7:17]
3. Chapter 3 [4:33]
4. Chapter 4 [6:14]
5. Chapter 5 [1:16]
1. Chapter 1 [4:39]
2. Chapter 2 [6:00]
3. Chapter 3 [5:58]
4. Chapter 4 [6:18]
5. Chapter 5 [1:16]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Doctor Who: The Keeper of Traken
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
      Part Three
      Part Four
   Scene Selection
      1
      2
      3
      4
   Special Features
      Sarah Sutton on Swap Shop
      The Return of the Master
      Being Nice to Each Other
      Trails and Continuities
      Photo Gallery
      Info Text: On/Off
      Doctor Who Annual
      Radio Times Listings
   Audio Options
      Commentary
      Isolated Music
      Feature Audio
   Subtitles
      On/Off
Disc #2 -- Doctor Who: Logopolis
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
      Part Three
      Part Four
   Scene Selection
      1
      2
      3
      4
   Special Features
      A New Body at Last
      Nationwide - Tom Baker
      Nationwide - Peter Davison
      Pebble Mill at One Peter Davison
      News Items
      Continuities
      Photo Gallery
      Info Text: On/Off
      Doctor Who Annual
      Radio Times Listings
   Audio Options
      Commentary
      Isolated Music
      Feature Audio
   Subtitles
      On/Off
Disc #3 -- Doctor Who: Castrovalva
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
      Part Three
      Part Four
   Scene Selection
      1
      2
      3
      4
   Special Features
      Swap Shop - Peter Davison
      Blue Peter - Peter Davison
      Directing Castrovalva
      Being Doctor Who
      The Crowded Tardis
      Deleted Scenes
      Continuities and Trailers
      Theme Music Video
      Photo Gallery
      Radio Times Listings
      Doctor Who Annual
      Info Text: On/Off
   Audio Options
      Commentary
      Isolated Music
      Feature Audio
   Subtitles
      On/Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    If you were a fan of DOCTOR WHO back in the 1980's and you lived in Maryland, then MPT was your home of DOCTOR WHO, and your daddy was Tom Baker... always. For years (and years) MPT would air the entire seven season run of Baker from ROBOT to LOGOPOLIS right up until Peter Davidson sat up tied in Baker's famous scarf and then regenerate again tomorrow back in Tom Baker... and it would begin again. For what seemed like forever DOCTOR WHO was just Tom Baker and it frustrated me to no end - leading me to believe that CASTROVALVA was a masterpeice of WHO fiction denied us. But, one day MPT announced that not only had they purchased the Davidson run, but the entire run of DOCTOR WHO as well... and there I was, at the end of LOGOPOLIS, Davidson sitting up tied in Baker's famous scarf and the next day...it was William Hartnell, and it was miles to go until LOGOPOLIS came around again. Don't get me wrong. Being able to view the DOCTOR WHO from the beginning was pure magic, but in the back of my mind, I was counting down until, finally, at long last... CASTROVALVA began... and once again, here I am and all it takes now is for me to hit PLAY for the show to begin. Times have changed, as to my view of the final two stories of Tom Baker and the first for Peter Davidson, they've changed as well, but not by much. THE KEEPER OF TRAKEN is a studio bound story high in design and simple in drama. The performances across the board are very good (with only Matthew Waterhouse not ready for prime time), and the story manages at once to be original, yet a copy as well. It doesn't take much to see where all this is heading and while that may sink most shows, here it frees you from having to pay too close attention, and simply enjoy the atmosphere - and TRAKEN has that in spades. From the casual, and comfortable, opening to the renewed battle between the Master and the Doctor, THE KEEPER OF TRAKEN is a solid peice of work. So much so that the Doctor manages to disappear from the story for a long while before you really miss him. LOGOPOLIS is a stunning mess. There's no two ways about it. It's one of the most original ideas the series has had, and yet, it does almost nothing with it. The story strays, having been burden with not only the weight of continuity issues, the reintroduction of Nyssa, the introduction of Tegan, the battle between the Master and the Doctor and finally, the end of Tom Baker's run on DOCTOR WHO. For a story under constant pressure (I mean, it is the literally the end of the universe we're talking about), it all comes across like a walk in the park. It's simply the silliest armageddon ever. CASTROVALVA follows on the heels of LOGOPOLIS, taking up the challange thrown down in the previous story in trying to make use of the idea that reality can simply be maintained, created and destroyed through math alone. And it almost works. What nearly kills the story is also one of its greatest strengths, and that's in the performances of the new TARDIS cast starting to work as a unit. Davidson was lucky enough to not have had to make his debut story until he had already made FOUR TO DOOMSDAY which meant he had a better idea and handle on just how this new Doctor was going to be played. It's breathing room he uses to great advantage here - but, it's given too much time, and what's left is not enough for the mystery behind Castrovalva. Davidson is good, but Anthony Ainley is better. The Master's final moments trapped inside Castrovalva are horrific and unsettling, leaving the last moments of the story with the Doctor in the saddle feeling a bit shallow. As usual 2 ENTERTAIN have gone out of there way to back up these stories with a host of excellent extras. Commentaries across the board are well done and informative. On THE KEEPER OF TRAKEN it's something of a shame that Ainley has so little to say on the topic of the Master and his time on DOCTOR WHO. Someone dropped the ball here by not sitting Ainley down with a professional

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