Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom

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Overview

The Ice Warriors introduced during Doctor Who's fifth season are back in the six-episode "The Seeds of Death, which launched its original BBC run on January 25, 1969. The Doctor Patrick Troughton and his friends materialize in the 21st century, when Earth's transportation system is entirely dependent on a teleportation system called T-Mat. After this system mysteriously breaks down, the Doctor tries to find out why -- and in so doing, crosses paths with some old enemies. "The Seeds of Death, Episode 1" was ...
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Overview

The Ice Warriors introduced during Doctor Who's fifth season are back in the six-episode "The Seeds of Death, which launched its original BBC run on January 25, 1969. The Doctor Patrick Troughton and his friends materialize in the 21st century, when Earth's transportation system is entirely dependent on a teleportation system called T-Mat. After this system mysteriously breaks down, the Doctor tries to find out why -- and in so doing, crosses paths with some old enemies. "The Seeds of Death, Episode 1" was written by Brian Hayles.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by actors Tom Baker (the Doctor), John Challis (Scorby), Kenneth Gilbert (Dunbar) and Michael McStay (Moberley), producer Philip Hinchcliffe, writer Robert Banks Stewart, designer Roger Murray-Leach and Joggs Camfield (son of director Douglas Camfield); Podshock making of (37 mins); Playing in the Green Cathedral Geoffrey Burgon's music score (10 mins); Stripped for action featurette on the fourth Doctor's comic strip adventures (20 mins); Now and Than film locations (9 mins); So What Do You Do Exactly? Graeme Harper explains the roles of production assistant and production unit manager (14 mins) ; Trailers and continuity (1 min) ; Photo gallery (4 mins); Isolated music score ; PDF materials: Radio times listings, Douglas Camfield's paper edit ; Production notes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2011
  • UPC: 883929166961
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,461

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom - Disc 1
1. Chapter 1 [5:09]
2. Chapter 2 [4:47]
3. Chapter 3 [1:29]
4. Chapter 4 [4:05]
5. Chapter 5 [7:48]
6. Chapter 6 [:51]
1. Chapter 1 [5:01]
2. Chapter 2 [4:11]
3. Chapter 3 [6:27]
4. Chapter 4 [3:38]
5. Chapter 5 [3:59]
6. Chapter 6 [:52]
1. Chapter 1 [4:05]
2. Chapter 2 [4:23]
3. Chapter 3 [5:00]
4. Chapter 4 [4:44]
5. Chapter 5 [5:48]
6. Chapter 6 [:52]
1. Chapter 1 [5:03]
2. Chapter 2 [3:42]
3. Chapter 3 [3:34]
4. Chapter 4 [5:43]
5. Chapter 5 [5:31]
6. Chapter 6 [:52]
1. Chapter 1 [6:13]
2. Chapter 2 [2:59]
3. Chapter 3 [3:42]
4. Chapter 4 [5:21]
5. Chapter 5 [5:58]
6. Chapter 6 [:53]
1. Chapter 1 [5:49]
2. Chapter 2 [3:39]
3. Chapter 3 [4:00]
4. Chapter 4 [4:17]
5. Chapter 5 [3:15]
6. Chapter 6 [:52]
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Disc #1 -- Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom - Disc 1
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 1: Part One
      Episode 2: Part Two
      Episode 3: Part Three
      Episode 4: Part Four
      Episode 5: Part Five
      Episode 6: Part Six
   Scene Selection
      Episode 1
      Episode 2
      Episode 3
      Episode 4
      Episode 5
      Episode 6
   Special Features
      Audio Options
         Feature Audio
         Commentary
         Isolated Score
      Info Text on
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   Subtitles
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Disc #2 -- Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom - Disc 2
   PodShock
   Now and Then
   Playing in the Green Cathedral
   So What Do You Do Exactly?
   Subtitles
      Subtitles on
      Subtitles off
   Stripped for Action the Fourth Doctor
   Trail and Continuity
   Photo Gallery
   PDF Materials
   Coming Soon
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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    Brilliant homage to the 50's classic The Thing

    (Note: The BN Editorial description is for Troughton's Seeds of Death, not the Baker story, Seeds of Doom. My review is for the Baker story, Seeds of Doom.) I've been waiting for a remastered version of this great Tom Baker/Elisabeth Sladen story for a long time! The first few episodes are a nice homage to the 1951 classic, The Thing From Another World, with James Arness and Paul Frees (you actually get to see Frees act rather than just hear him as a voice artist), only this time the alien is found in the Antarctic rather than the Arctic. Baker and Sladen had a terrific Doctor-Companion rapport, just as sparkling (or perhaps moreso) than the Jon Pertwee-Katy Manning and Jon Pertwee-Lis Sladen eras, and this episode crackles with that almost off-the-edge-of-scariness-into-horror that makes Who so brilliant, scary but not gut-wrenchingly so (I was thinking of the scenes with the automatic compost-mulching machine--just you wait!).

    As always, you see more than a few famous British actors having fun with their guest starring roles. Stage and film actor Sylvia Coleridge plays the delicious character, Amelia Ducat (note the spelling of her name), a scatter-brained but brilliant painter of all things floral, and her rejoinder "it's not "Duck-it, it's "doo-CAH" is so prescient of the later Hyacinth Bucket turn, "it's not "Buck-it," it's boo-KAY." The story is that wonderful blend of drama, action/adventure, horror, comedy, satire, and wit that Who does best. The Douggy Canfield style of directing is superb for this story, and the locations and design are terrific. (Designed by Roger Murray-Leach, of course they're terrific!)

    The extra features disc is good, but I would have loved some commentary by the late Lis Sladen. (Hopefully, the new Sarah Jane Adventures DVDs will be packed with commentary from her about her life and her character in the Whonoverse, both from the classic series of 1970's Doctor Who and from the 21st century "Adventure Series" in which she starred.) Audio commentary by Tom Baker (MY doctor), Kenneth Gilbert (who plays Dunbar, the good-bad guy), and John Challis (who plays Scorby, the really bad-bad guy) is terrific. All in all, a very, very satisfying episode from the Tom Baker/Elisabeth Sladen era and Classic Doctor Who.

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