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An Adventure in Space and Time [3 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2013]

  • SKU: 5747266
  • Release Date: 05/27/2014
  • Rating: NR
$19.99

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (47 out of 48)

    Special Features


    • The making of An Adventure narrated by Carole Ann Ford (the actress who played the first doctor's companion)
    • Deleted scenes
    • Recreated scenes using original Marconi cameras
    • PLUS bonus DVD featuring the very first Doctor Who adventure, "An Unearthly Child," with its own bonus content including the Mark Gatiss/David Walliams comedy sketch "The Pitch of Fear"

    Synopsis


    An Adventure in Space and Time
    This documentary chronicles the origin of the landmark British science fiction franchise Doctor Who from its inception in 1963 as an improbable creative collaboration between an inexperienced producer working against the gender-biased glass ceiling of the TV industry, and a frustrated actor who was tired of being type-cast as a tough guy. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jessica Raine
      Jessica Raine
    • Sacha Dhawan
      Sacha Dhawan
    • Lesley Manville
      Lesley Manville
    • Brian Cox
      Brian Cox



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Set for Doctor Who Fans

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      gene
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      This past year has seen the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. US fans of this long running British TV have grown exponentially with the reboot of the series in 2005 and with Matt Smith playing the latest incarnation of the Doctor. This BBC special movie goes back to the beginning and shows us the dramatic origins for the creation and success of Doctor Who against all odds - Verity Lambert (female producer), curmudgeonly actor William Hartnell (the original Doctor Who), and the 1st episode broadcast interrupted for coverage of US president John F. Kennedy assassination! This set contains the movie special on both Blu-Ray and DVD, along with several bonus features. Additionally, a separate bonus DVD with the very 1st Doctor Who adventure "An Unearthly Child" completes this set and makes it a great addition to add to your Doctor Who collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dr. Who is obviously loved by all involved

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      drwhofan
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      This film tells the story of how the iconic Dr. Who was started. It shows how racism and sexism in '60's U.K. were overcome by both the director and producer. There are some heart-tugging moments, especially with David Bradley's performance and the very wonderful surprise ending! My only real complaint is the lack of the Peter Davidson's "Five-ish Doctors" special. This would have been the perfect disc to include such a wonderful and humorous look at the 'other' Doctor's attempts to be included in the 50th anniversary special.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A superb Look at the longest running Sci-Fi Show

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      etale
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      Done to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, this Docudrama covers the creation of the series through the first Doctor's period. The brief appearance of the then current Doctor (Matt Smith) was a nice touch. Extras include a loving tribute to Hartnell, as well some reconstructions of scenes from the original series as well as Deleted Scenes. As an extra bonus, the set includes the very first Doctor Who story, An Unearthly Child, as well as the unaired pilot.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great little movie for Doctor Who fans

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      PJAL84
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      For any diehard Doctor Who fan this movie delivers. It's the story about how a minority director, a female producer and an eccentric veteran character actor created what is arguably the world's most popular science fiction show, ever. Well written and acted it is most definitely a feel good movie that takes you through the nascent early 60's period of Doctor Who and the difficulties in its creation. Well worth the watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice looking blu ray

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      Moviewatcher
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      A great look back at the genesis of one of the greatest science fiction television series in the history of the medium. The cast is picture perfect, each performance a sincere homage to the real life individuals they portray. Fans, new and especially old, will really enjoy this film. In the special features department, I really liked the "reenactments" of scenes from Dr. Who's first adventure, "An Unearthly Child". And a couple of surprises too!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Doctor Who-An Adventure in Time and Space DVD

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      DABEST
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      Since I don't have BBC America I was happy when this UK TV movie was released here on DVD and it does not disappoint. If you are a real fan of this show you will find this story as interesting and fun as the show itself. It shows how the concept came to be and a behind the scenes look at the William Hartnell and his performance as the Doctor. You also get the complete first story as well as an unaired version of the original pilot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie About the Origins of Doctor Who

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      luro
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      It was cool to see Argus Filch as the Doctor. If you enjoy great drama, and really are a big fan of Doctor Who, this one's worth getting and watching. If you think it's too pricey, it comes with the first 4 episodes to be aired which is personally engaging since the movie makes references to these episodes. Also, David Bradley's performance as Hartnell had resonated around the end of the movie.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      How the Doctor Who program was invented.

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      CAM554
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      The true story of how the series of Doctor Who was invented, and the trials the creators went through. Great laughs about how the insides of the iconic Tardis were created! Enjoyed seeing the Doctors through the years. Includes deleted scenes and a segment by Carol Ann Ford, who played the part of the First Doctor's companion.

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