The War Games
 

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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines & Wendy Padbury
By:Terrance Dicks & Malcolm Hulke
Rating:   9.4  (45 votes)  Vote here
Review:  What Doctor Who always did well...  Read more (6 in total)
Editions:  UK UK | Australia Australia | US US
Note:3 disc release, containing over 3 hours of extras. Details of the restoration process and DVD extras can be found at the Restoration Team Web site.

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Edition: UK UK
When:  July 2009
Format: 3 x DVD
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The TARDIS has materialised in a world of trench warfare, barbed wire and poison gas: the Western front, 1917. In the chaos and paranoia of the First World War, the Doctor and his companions are separated from their ship, captured and court-martialled. The death sentence swiftly pronounced.

But all is not as it seems. As the Doctor finds himself increasingly out of his depth and facing impossible odds, the only solution is the truly unthinkable. He must seek help from those he most fears — his own people, the Time Lords...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary by Frazer Hines (Jamie), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Philip Madoc (The War Lord), Jane Sherwin (Lady Jennifer), Graham Weston (Russell), writer Terrance Dicks and producer Derrick Sherwin
  • War Zone The making of The War Games
  • Shades of Grey A look back at black-and-white Doctor Who
  • Now and Then The locations of The War Games, forty years on
  • The Doctor's Composer Dudley Simpson discusses his first five years on Doctor Who
  • Sylvia James - In Conversation Make-up designer Sylvia James talks about her work on Doctor Who
  • Talking About Regeneration The Doctor's many lives discussed
  • Stripped for Action A look at the comic strip adventures of the Second Doctor
  • On Target - Malcolm Hulke A profile of the popular Doctor Who author and his novelisations
  • Devious A look at the legendary fan production
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • PDF Material
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
  • Easter Eggs

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 19th April - 21st June 1969

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Edition: Australia Australia
When:  September 2009
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Same as UK edition, but without the Coming Soon Trailer listed among the extras.

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Edition: US US
When:  November 2009
Format: 3 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
The TARDIS has materialized in a world of trench warfare, barbed wire and poison gas: the Western Front, 1917. In the chaos and paranoia of the First World War, the Doctor and his companions are separated from their ship, captured and court-martialed. The death sentence swiftly pronounced.

But all is not as it seems. As the Doctor finds himself increasingly out of his depth and facing impossible odds, the only solution is the truly unthinkable. He must seek help from those he most fears — his own people, the Time Lords.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary by actors Frazer Hines (Jamie), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Philip Madoc (The War Lord), Jane Sherwin (Lady Jennifer) and Graham Weston (Russell), writer Terrance Dicks and producer Derrick Sherwin
  • War Zone "Making Of" (36 mins)
  • Shades of Gray Retrospective on black-and-white Doctor Who (22 mins)
  • Now and Then Location report (9 mins)
  • The Doctor's Composer Dudley Simpson discusses his five years on the series (17 mins)
  • Sylvia James — In Conversation Interview with makeup designer (8 mins)
  • Talking About Regeneration (24 mins)
  • Time Zones Historians Martin Farr, Crispin Swayne, Lindsay Allason-Jones and Susan-Mary Grant discuss the reality behind the various time zones featured in this story (15 mins)
  • Stripped for Action — The Second Doctor Comic strip retrospective (14 mins)
  • On Target — Malcolm Hulke Profile of popular screenwriter and his Doctor Who novelizations (20 mins)
  • Devious A look at the legendary fan production (12 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (6 mins)
  • PDF DVD-ROM material
  • Production Note Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted April 19 - June 21, 1969



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