Genesis of the Daleks
 

No. 43 of 175 in the BBC classic series DVDs series
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Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter & Michael Wisher
By:Terry Nation
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (DVD) | Netherlands Netherlands (DVD)
Note:Subsequently re-released in UK & Australia as part of The Complete Davros Collection box set.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  April 2006
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  In July 2007, this DVD was one of 8 discs re-released in the UK with different cover artwork (in all cases, the discs and their contents were unchanged). The other DVDs which received the same treatment were Spearhead from Space, The Hand of Fear, Earthshock, The Five Doctors, Revelation of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks and The Movie.

Cover blurb:
The Doctor's own people — the Time Lords — have foreseen a time in which the Daleks dominate all other lifeforms in the universe. So disturbing is this possibility, that they break their own Laws of Time in an attempt to change the future. And who better to send on this quest than their own renegade number — the Doctor.

Unwillingly transported into the fields and trenches of a battle-exhausted Skaro, the Doctor must face his most dangerous mission ever — to prevent the Daleks from ever being created.

Special Features

  • Commentary by Tom Baker (The Doctor) Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Peter Miles (Nyder) and David Maloney (Director)
  • Genesis of a Classic A special 62-minute documentary, looking at the making of Genesis of the Daleks with contributions from many of the cast and crew of the story
  • The Dalek Tapes A 55-minute feature, which tells the story of Doctor Who's most iconic villains, as well as providing a history of the 'classic series' Dalek stories
  • Continuity Compilation A selection of off-air continuity announcements
  • Blue Peter An item from 1975 looking at a collection of Doctor Who models built by a viewer
  • Radio Times Billings Illustrations, articles and listings from Radio Times (DVD-ROM PC / Mac)
  • The Doctor Who Annual 1976 (DVD-ROM)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 8th March - 12th April 1975

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  May 2006
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Cover blurb:
Same as UK edition, except that The Dalek Tapes is listed as a 53-minute feature rather than 55.

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Edition: US US (DVD)
When:  June 2006
Format: 2 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
The Time Lords intercept the transmat beam from Earth to Nerva and strand the Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry on the planet Skaro in an era before the Daleks evolved. Before the travellers are to be allowed to return to the TARDIS, the Doctor must fulfill a daunting mission — to change the course of evolution itself.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio commentary by actors Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen and Peter Miles and director David Maloney
  • Genesis of a Classic — 60-minute "Making of" featurette
  • The Dalek Tapes — 53-minute documentary on Doctor Who's most iconic villains narrated by Terry 'Davros' Molloy and including rare footage Blue Peter and Vision [sic]
  • Blue Peter — 7-minute item featuring a collection of Doctor Who models built by a 16-year-old viewer
  • PC-ROM features 1976 Doctor Who Annual and Radio Times listings
  • Production Note Option
  • Continuity Announcements
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

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Edition: Netherlands Netherlands (DVD)
When:  May 2008
Format: 2 x DVD
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