Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans

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Starring: Carole Ann Ford, Sophie Aldred & Michael Wisher
By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  UK UK (original) | UK UK (reissue)
Note:Unofficial Doctor Who spin-off drama, featuring the Sontarans. The drama was "novelised" as a New Adventure, and a soundtrack CD and "making of" documentary were also released.

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Edition: UK UK (original)
When:  November 1994
Publisher:  DreamWatch Media
Format: 1 x VHS PAL

Cover blurb:
The owners of the racing solar yacht Tiger Moth are incensed when their ship is fired upon and boarded during the Shakedown cruise en route to the first race. Lisa Deranne (JAN CHAPPELL), a prize-winning space yacht Captain, has to lead the rich and inexperienced consortium in a fight to the death against the meanest alien horde known to mankind...

Last seen on terrestrial television a decade ago, the Sontaran clone warriors are back, meaner and nastier than ever before!

Also struggling for survival are: mysterious self-made millionaire Kurt (BRIAN CROUCHER); the bitchy fashion diva Zorelle (CAROLE ANN FORD); spoilt planetary President's daughter Mari (SOPHIE ALDRED); her lazy, smooth boyfriend Nikos (RORY O'DONNELL); and old Robar, the ship's engineer (MICHAEL WISHER).

The crack team of warriors is led by Commander Steg (TOBY ASPIN) and his lieutenant, Vorn (TOM FINNIS), worthy additions to the Sontaran hall of fame.

This film is dedicated to the memories of scriptwriter ROBERT HOLMES and actor KEVIN LINDSAY who first donned the Sontaran warrior make-up more than 21 years ago.

Cover image for Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans
Edition: UK UK (reissue)
When:  June 1996
Publisher:  Reeltime Pictures
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  This edition also includes The Making of Shakedown documentary which was previously released separately on video.

Cover blurb:
The solar yacht Tiger Moth has a stowaway on board!

On the run from its mortal enemies, the Sontarans, it will do anything to survive...

Unfortunately, the Sontarans will do anything to destroy it...

Captain Lisa Deranne and her crew of rich misfits must band together or die as the clone warriors move in for the kill!

The Sontarans appeared in the BBCtv series Doctor Who for over a decade. Last seen on our screens in the 1980's, these popular monsters have returned — and nothing is going to stand in their way!

As a special bonus, we include for the first time The Making of Shakedown, a behind-the-scenes look at the production of this hour-long adventure story.

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