The Seeds of Death
 

No. 4 of 144 in the BBC classic series videos series
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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines & Wendy Padbury
By:Brian Hayles
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Editions:  UK UK | Australia Australia | US US

Cover image for The Seeds of Death
Edition: UK UK
When:  July 1985
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Movie format. Released on VHS and Betamax. There are two versions of the VHS release: the original July 1985 release had the catalogue no. BBCV 2019, while the second (BBCV 4072) followed in July 1987 after video certification was made mandatory in the UK. The contents, cover blurb and cover design are identical — the only difference being that the latter version features the "U" video certificate, as shown in picture.

Cover blurb:
Deadly Ice Warriors, exploding seed pods and a lethal fungus are among the terrors in store in this feature-length space adventure. It is the 21st Century and Earth is totally dependent on T-Mat, a revolutionary form of instant travel. When the system breaks down the Doctor and friends make a hazardous journey to the relay station on the moon only to find that it has fallen into the hands of the Ice Warriors who plan to invade Earth. Using T-Mat the Ice Warriors transport seed pods to Earth which burst, disgorging a deadly Martian fungus. This spreads rapidly extracting vital oxygen from the atmosphere. Can the Doctor outwit the evil Ice Warriors and destroy the fungus in time to save a dying world?

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Edition: Australia Australia
When:  December 1987
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Cover blurb:
Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US
When:  March 1990
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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Cover blurb:
Doctor Who battles a deadly Martian fungus

It is now the 21st Century and, in this feature-length adventure, Earth is completely dependent on "T-Mat", a revolutionary form of instant travel. When the system breaks down, Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) leads a dangerous expedition to the T-Mat relay station on the moon. There he finds that the relay station has fallen into the hands of the Ice Warriors who are planning an invasion of Earth! The Ice Warriors use T-Mat to transport seed pods to Earth. When the pods burst, they disgorge a deadly Martian fungus which spreads rapidly, extracting vital oxygen from the atmosphere. The only hope for a dying world is for the Doctor somehow to outwit the Ice Warriors and destroy the fungus before it's too late.



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