Warner prepares Special Editions for Doctor Who

In other sci-fi news, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment is preparing to release a whole batch of Doctor Who releases over the next few months.

First up in August are two separate special editions releases:

Doctor Who: The Tomb Of The Cybermen: Missing from the BBC archive for more than 20 years, all four episodes of this story miraculously resurfaced in Hong Kong in 1992. The Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) visits the planet Telos with his companions Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling). There they encounter a party of archaeologists who cannot be dissuaded from excavating a tomb of the extinct Cyberman race.

The features on the disc include an audio commentary from Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a trailer, pop-up production notes and a photo gallery.

Doctor Who: The Ark In Space: The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) brings Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and a very skeptical Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) thousands of years into the future to a space station that holds the future of humankind in suspended animation.

The disc will contain an audio commentary from Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen and producer Philip Hinchcliffe a trailer;, pop-up production notes a photo gallery, unused model footage an interview with Tom Baker and designer Roger Murray-Leach and new CGI model footage.

Then in October come all six volumes of the “The Key to Time” series.

Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation: The Doctor and Romana trace the first segment of the Key to a remote planet plagued with ignorance, con artists, spies and 32-year-long winters. “The Key to Time” Volume #1.

Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet: Written by Douglas Adams. The Search for the Key’s second segment brings the Doctor and Romana to the well-heeled world of Zanak, whose inhabitants are blissfully unaware that space pirates are in charge. “The Key to Time” Volume #2.

Doctor Who: The Stones Of Blood: The search for the third segment of the Key leads the Doctor and Romana to the English countryside and an ancient stone circle called The Nine Travelers. “The Key to Time” Volume #3.

Doctor Who: The Androids Of Tara: Getting the fourth segment of the Key was the easiest part of the trip to Tara, which offers traveler a charming mix of chivalry and technology. “The Key to Time” Volume #4.

Doctor Who: The Power Of Kroll: Finding the fifth segment will be a muddy business. It’s hidden somewhere on the marshy third moon of Delta Magna, where the aboriginal Swampies worship a giant squid. “The Key to Time” Volume #5.

Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor: The last stretch of their quest brings the Doctor and Romana to Atrios, which may soon be destroyed before they can locate the sixth segment of the Key. “The Key to Time” Volume #6

All six discs come with an audio commentary, pop-up production notes, photo gallery and a Who’s Who.

The first two volumes will arrive on August 6th, and the six part series will arrive on October 10th. All eight volumes will be priced at $24.98 apiece. The six volumes in October will also be available as a box set for $124.98.

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