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Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace [DVD]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 15)

    Special Features


    • A Fishy Tale - Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Cathering Howe, assistant floor manager Gareth Gwenlan, production assistant Berry Butler and writer Robert Shearman look back at the making of this controversial story. Narrated by Peter Davison.
    • Commentary with Patrick Troughton's son Michael (Episode 1), actors Anneke Wills (Polly), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Cahterine Howe (Ara), special sounds supervisor Brian Hodgson and floor assistant Quentin Mann (Episodes 2 & 3), and archival material from Patrick Troughton, directors Julia Smith and Hugh David, and producer Innes Lloyd. (Episode 4). Moderated by Toby Hadoke
    • Photo gallery
    • The Television Centre of the Universe - Part Two

    Cast & Crew


    • David Tennant - The Doctor
    • Freema Agyeman - Martha Jones
    • Christopher Eccleston - The Doctor
    • Billie Piper - Rose Tyler
    • William Hartnell - The Doctor



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

    93%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Remarkable ending for the First Doctor

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      TheDoQtor
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      Despite this program being produced in 1966,England, it still holds up as a creepy and effective story. Episode 4 of 4 is animated since the original print for the fourth episode has been lost in time (if only the BBC knew how important it would be to save Who from the furnace). Those who are Sci Fi fans would love this title, especially since the Cybermen were the precursor to the Borg from Star Trek TNG. The atmosphere combined with some very decent acting from a multi-cultural cast make this a wonderful example of science fiction. The budget for the production was slim, however this did not stop the designers and writers from creating a story that still holds up today. This DVD is filled with wonderful extras, Coming attractions, and restored original episodes from the First Doctor era.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A solid farewell to the Original Doctor

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      Dave246810
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      First off, the description is wrong, this is only a 2 disc set. There has never been a 3 disk version available. Outside of that, this is a great story. The Doctor (William Hartnell) and his companiions Ben and Polly arrive in Antarctica in 1986 just in time for the Cybermen to arrive on Earth. The special features, like all Doctor Who DVDs are extraordinary, including production notes, commentaries and much, much more. Sadly, most of the final episode does not exist in the BBC archives, so it is represented here as an animated form, alongside the version released for video cassette many years ago. I highly recommend this to any fan of Doctor Who, or for someone just getting into the 1960's era of the show.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Lost And Found

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      Buffyann
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      In the 1970s, the BBC cleared out their program archives, resulting in the loss of many Doctor Who stories from the 1960s. For decades, only episode 3 of this 4-part story survived in the archives until 2011, when a private collector, who had no idea he owned the only surviving copy of episode 2, returned it to the BBC. Both episodes (the earliest surviving with the 2nd Doctor) are presented here, with episodes 1 and 2 replaced with stills synced up to the surviving soundtrack. Definitely worth watching as a rare example of early Doctor Who!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      doctor who classic

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      aoaries
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      This Doctor Who story is the 2nd Doctors first encounter with the cybermen since regenerating in the story The 10th Planet, Which was the first ever cybermen story and the last for the first Doctor played by William Hartnell. a few episodes are animated though because original footage has been lost and all they had was the audio to work with, but they did wonders with making the animation match the footage they have for the other episode. all in all a must have for any Doctor Who fan.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great classic Doctor Who

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      JayBee1030
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      If you are a fan of Doctor Who, this is a great DVD to see one of the formative early appearances of the Cybermen interacting with one of the greatest Doctors (the Second Doctor played by Patrick Troughton). The program itself is delightful and the special features that the BBC includes on each Doctor Who disk are much appreciated. Highly recommended for all fans of Doctor Who.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The end?

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      tyladog
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      The final episode for the very first Doctor, William Hartnell. This one should be in everyone's Dr. Who collection. Up until several years ago, the regeneration scene was lost. Luckily it was found in a copy owned by a local grade school. Buy this now!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Available At Last!

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      tyladog
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      Recently restored footage lets us check out this cool story. 2 of the episodes are complete while 2 are animated. Seeing as so many of the Patrick Troughten episodes are either missing or incomplete, it's great that we have this at all.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

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      tyladog
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      Patrick troughten's stories are all so good that it's a shame so many of them are missing. Episodes 1 and 3 are missing & recreated on this one. Still, his run as the Doctor is still great and this serial is no exception.

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