The Legacy Collection (Shada & More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS)
 

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Starring: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward & David Brierley
By:Douglas Adams
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | US US (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD)
Note:Box set containing the unfinished 1979 story Shada and the 1993 BBC documentary More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS, both previously released on VHS, plus the 2003 audio webcast of Shada starring Paul McGann, previously released on CD. Note that the video version of Shada in this box set is literally a remastered version of the 1992 VHS release (including the Tom Baker linking scenes, the Keff McCulloch score etc.) and contains no extra footage. A full animated reconstruction of Shada was subsequently released on DVD / Blu-ray in 2017.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  January 2013
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 3 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
Tom Baker stars in Shada — the legendary "lost" story written by Douglas Adams plus the lavish anniversary documentary celebrating 30 years of Doctor Who!

Blurbs for the two DVD cases inside the outer sleeve are as follows:

Shada (2 discs)

The Doctor, Romana and K9 receive a message from an old friend — a retired Time Lord living as a college professor in Cambridge. He's misplaced an ancient Gallifreyan artifact that could unlock the dark secrets of Shada — the lost prison planet of the Time Lords — and unless they find it before the crazed scientist Skagra, every sentient being in the universe is doomed.

This special DVD release features the legendary unfinished Fourth Doctor story, newly restored from original film negatives and studio recordings, with 1992 linking material from Tom Baker.

More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS (1 disc)

An extended version of a documentary first shown in November 1993 as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of everybody's favourite science-fiction series, Doctor Who.

Including contributions from Doctors Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, plus a whole gang of their companions, More than 30 Years in the TARDIS was a fitting tribute to a series that had ended in 1989. With many stunning recreations of classic scenes, this special documentary contains rare footage, deleted scenes and classic monsters as you've never seen them before.

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Edition: US US (DVD)
Title:  Shada / More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS
Released:  January 2013
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 3 x DVD
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Note:  BBC Worldwide decided to simply title this release Shada — however it still contains the same content as UK/Australia, i.e. More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS is also included.

Cover blurb:
The Doctor, Romana and K-9 receive a message from an old friend — a retired Time Lord living as a college professor in Cambridge. He's misplaced an ancient Gallifreyan artifact that could unlock the dark secrets of Shada — lost prison planet of the Time Lords — and unless they find it before the crazed scientist Skagra, every sentient being in the universe is doomed.

This special DVD release features the legendary unfinished Fourth Doctor story, newly restored from original film negatives and studio recordings, with 1992 linking material from Tom Baker, and the 1993 Anniversary Special More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Bonus BBCi/Big Finish Version (Flash format for PC or Mac) Animated webcast starring Eighth Doctor Paul McGann and Lalla Ward, produced in 2003
  • Taken Out Of Time Why Shada became the only Doctor Who story never to be completed, with Tom Baker (the Doctor), Daniel Hill (Chris Parsons) and director Pennant Roberts (25 mins)
  • Strike! Strike! Strike! Retrospective on how industrial action has impacted the series (27 mins)
  • Now And Then Location report (12 mins)
  • Being A Girl How women are represented in Doctor Who (29 mins)
  • Photo Galleries (10 mins)
  • More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS 1993 Anniversary documentary (90 mins)
  • Remembering Nicholas Courtney (26 mins)
  • Doctor Who Stories — Peter Purves (13 mins)
  • The Lambert Tapes — Part One Interview with the series' first producer Verity Lambert (10 mins)
  • Those Deadly Divas Kate O'Mara, Camille Coduri and Tracy-Ann Oberman with writers Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman (22 mins)
  • PDF Materials Radio Times Listings
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Never transmitted on TV, this unfinished story was intended to close Season 17 in January/February 1980. It was first released on VHS in 1992.

Cover image for The Legacy Collection (Shada & More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS)
Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
Released:  January 2013
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 3 x DVD
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