Meglos
 

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Starring: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, John Leeson & Jacqueline Hill
By:John Flanagan & Andrew McCulloch
Rating:   6.3  (15 votes)  Vote here
Review:  A Prickly Story  Read more (2 in total)
Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | US US (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD)
Note:From this release onwards, the BBC aligned all their classic Doctor Who DVD releases, so they happened (mostly) within 1 month for UK, US and Australia instead of being spread across several months as happened previously.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  January 2011
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
On Tigella, two opposing factions are irrevocably divided over one fundamental issue: the Dodecahedron, a mysterious artefact which provides the entire planet's energy. With the Savants and the Deons locked in a crippling stalemate, and their civilisation on the brink of collapse, the Tigellan leader Zastor seeks the Doctor's help. But the Doctor and Romana have been trapped aboard the TARDIS in a timeloop by Meglos, the last of the Zolpha Thurans, who will stop at nothing to steal back the awesome power of the Dodecahedron...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary by Lalla Ward (Romana), Christopher Owen (Earthling), John Flanagan (writer), Paddy Kingsland (composer) and Peter Howell (composer)
  • Meglos Men Writers John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch meet with script editor Christopher H. Bidmead
  • The Scene Sync Story A look at the pioneering technique used to create many of the story's shots
  • Jacqueline Hill — A Life in Pictures A look at the life of Jacqueline Hill, with husband Alvin Rakoff, Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert and actors William Russell and Ann Davies
  • Entropy Explained
  • Isolated Score
  • Radio Times Billings (PDF DVD-ROM — PC/Mac)
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 27th September — 18th October 1980

Cover image for Meglos
Edition: US US (DVD)
Released:  January 2011
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
On Tigella, two opposing factions are irrevocably divided over one fundamental issue: the Dodecahedron, a mysterious artifact which provides the entire planet's energy. With the Savants and the Deons locked in a crippling stalemate, and their civilization on the brink of collapse, the Tigellan leader Zastor seeks the Doctor's help. But the Doctor and Romana have been trapped aboard the TARDIS in a time loop by Meglos, the last of the Zolpha Thurans, who will stop at nothing to steal back the awesome power of the Dodecahedron.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary by actors Lalla Ward (Romana) and Christopher Owen (Earthling), co-writer John Flanagan and composers Paddy Kingsland and Peter Howell
  • Meglos Men Writers John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch meet with script editor Christopher H. Bidmead (18 mins)
  • The Scene Sync Story Behind-the-scenes on a pioneering technique used to create many of this story's shots (12 mins)
  • Jacqueline Hill — A Life in Pictures Profile featuring husband Alvin Rakoff, Verity Lambert, William Russell and Ann Davies (14 mins)
  • Entropy Explained (5 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (4 mins)
  • Isolated Music Score
  • Production Note Option
  • PDF materials (DVD-Rom — PC/Mac): Radio Times Listings
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Entropy Explained contains strobe lighting

Originally transmitted September 27 - October 18, 1980

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
Released:  January 2011
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
On Tigella, two opposing factions are irrevocably divided over one fundamental issue: the Dodecahedron, a mysterious artefact which provides the entire planet's energy. With the Savants and the Deons locked in a crippling stalemate, and their civilisation on the brink of collapse, the Tigellan leader Zastor seeks the Doctor's help. But the Doctor and Romana have been trapped aboard the TARDIS in a timeloop by Meglos, the last of the Zolfa-Thurans, who will stop at nothing to steal back the awesome power of the Dodecahedron...

Special Features

  • Commentary by Lalla Ward (Romana), Christopher Owen (Earthling), John Flanagan (writer), Paddy Kingsland (composer)
  • Meglos Men Writers John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch meet with script editor Christopher H Bidmead
  • The Scene Sync Story A look at the pioneering technique used to create many of the story's shots
  • Jacqueline Hill - A Life in Pictures A look at the life of Jacqueline Hill, with husband Alvin Rakoff, Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert and actors William Russell and Ann Davies
  • Entropy Explained
  • Isolated Score
  • Radio Times Billings (PDF DVD-ROM - PC/Mac)
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digitally remastered pictures and sound quality


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