The Krotons
 

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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines & Wendy Padbury
By:Robert Holmes
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | US US (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD)

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  July 2012
Format: 1 x DVD
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When the TARDIS arrives on the planet of the Gonds, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe discover a world ruled and enslaved by the Krotons. The brightest Gonds are always chosen to serve as companions of the Krotons and are never seen again. The Doctor and his companions decide to put a stop to their rule — but in doing so, inadvertently unleash the true power and terror of the Krotons instead...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary with actors Philip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus) and Gilbert Wynne (Thara), assistant floor manager David Tilley, make-up designer Sylvia James, costume designer Bobi Bartlett and special sounds designer Brian Hodgson. Moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • Second Time Around Looking back over Patrick Troughton's tenure as the Second Doctor
  • Doctor Who Stories — Frazer Hines (Part One) Actor Frazer Hines reminisces about his time on the series in an interview originally recorded in 2003 for the BBC's Story of Doctor Who
  • The Doctor's Strange Love Writers Joseph Lidster and Simon Guerrier take an affectionate look at The Krotons
  • Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM)
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 28th December 1968 - 18th January 1969

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Edition: US US (DVD)
When:  July 2012
Format: 1 x DVD
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When the TARDIS arrives on the planet of the Gonds, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe discover a world ruled and enslaved by the Krotons. The brightest Gonds are always chosen to serve as companions of the Krotons and are never seen again.

The Doctor and his friends decide to put a stop to their rule — but in doing so, inadvertently unleash the true power and terror of the Krotons instead...

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary with actors Philip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus) and Gilbert Wynne (Thara), assistant floor manager David Tilley, make-up designer Sylvia James, costume designer Bobi Bartlett and special sounds designer Brian Hodgson, moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • Second Time Around Retrospective documentary On Patrick Troughton's tenure as the Second Doctor (52 mins)
  • Doctor Who Stories - Frazer Hines (Part 1) From an interview originally recorded in 2003 for the BBC's Story of Doctor Who (17 mins)
  • The Doctor's Strange Love Fans' point of view with writers Joseph Lidster and Simon Guerrier (7 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (5 mins)
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted December 28, 1968 - January 18, 1969

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  August 2012
Format: 1 x DVD
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Same as UK edition, but without the Coming Soon Trailer listed among the extras.



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