The Caves of Androzani
 

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Starring: Peter Davison & Nicola Bryant
By:Robert Holmes
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Editions:  UK UK | Australia Australia | US US (standard) | US US (special) | Germany Germany (limited) | Germany Germany (standard)
Note:Subsequently re-released in the UK and Australia with additional extras as part of the Revisitations 1 box set.

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Edition: UK UK
When:  June 2001
Format: 1 x DVD
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Arriving on the barren world of Androzani Minor, the Doctor and Peri find themselves embroiled in a long-running underground war.

Military troops mount an armed blockade whilst gunrunners bring in weapons for the sinister, masked renegade, Sharaz Jek. Meanwhile, lethal androids guard the caves, and a deadly creature lurks in the shadows, killing all in its path. At the heart of the conflict is a substance called Spectrox — the most valuable item in the universe... and the deadliest!

The very presence of the Doctor and Peri on Androzani sets in motion a chain of events that will have dramatic consequences for everyone involved. As the situation gets even more desperate, the Doctor realises time is running out — both for Peri and himself.

Will the Doctor make the ultimate sacrifice to save his young friend's life...?

Special Features

  • Commentary by Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant and Graeme Harper
  • On Screen Production Notes
  • Exclusive Footage and Behind The Scenes Documentaries
  • Trailer + News Features
  • Photo Gallery
  • Music Feature

This story was broadcast on BBC1 between 8th - 16th March 1984.

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Edition: Australia Australia
When:  January 2002
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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (standard)
When:  April 2002
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Contains an extra not present on the UK or Australian releases — "Who's Who", which consists of short text biographies of the main cast.

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This is the farewell story of Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor. The Doctor and Peri find themselves embroiled in an underground war soon after arriving on the barren world of Androzani Minor.

As they follow a mysterious trail into some nearby caves, they unwittingly violate General Chellak's military blockade and are summarily sentenced to death as gunrunners. An unexpected rescue by the actual gunrunners throws them into the clutches of the sinister Sharaz Jek, a masked renegade scientist who has gone underground, both figuratively and literally. Jek has amassed a force of lethal androids to guard his subterranean domain. For in the heart of the caves is a rich source of Spectrox — the most valuable commodity in the universe... and in its raw form, the deadliest!

Once the Doctor learns that the mysterious substance he and Peri handled in the caves was raw Spectrox, he realizes time is running out — for Peri as well as himself.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary by actors Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant and director Graeme Harper
  • Exclusive Footage and Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries
  • Pop-Up Production Notes Option
  • BBC Trailers and News Features
  • Music Only Option
  • Photo Gallery
  • Who's Who

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Edition: US US (special)
When:  February 2012
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  This is the same special edition (i.e. remastered and with additional extras) that was released in the UK and Australia in 2010 as part of the Revisitations 1 box set.

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On the cave-riddled world of Androzani Minor, the Doctor and Peri inadvertently find themselves enmeshed in a war fought between the ruthless General Chellak and the sinister Sharaz Jek and his army of androids.

The duplicitous politician Morgus wants Chellak to execute the time travelers as spies, while the disfigured Jek sees to keep Peri forever hostage within his stronghold. But the Doctor soon realizes an even more gruesome fate awaits them — they have been infected with fatal spectrox toxemia, and there is no cure.

Hunted by both factions and with death just hours away, how far must the Doctor go in order to save his friend's life?

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary by actors Peter Davison (the Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri) and director Graeme Harper
  • Chain Reaction Making of (36 mins)
  • Directing Who: Then and Now with Graeme Harper (12 mins)
  • Behind The Scenes — The Regeneration (8 mins) with optional commentary
  • Behind The Scenes — Creating Sharaz Jek (5 mins)
  • Extended Scenes (4 mins) with optional commentary
  • Russell Harty with Peter Davison and Colin Baker (8 mins)
  • News Reports on Peter Davison's departure (5 mins)
  • Isolated Music Score
  • Photo Gallery (5 mins)
  • PDF Materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture & sound quality

Originally transmitted March 8, 9, 15, 16, 1984

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Edition: Germany Germany (limited)
Title:  Die Höhlen von Androzani
When:  25 August 2017
Publisher:  Pandastorm
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  Limited edition "mediabook", only 1,500 copies produced.

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Edition: Germany Germany (standard)
Title:  Die Höhlen von Androzani
When:  13 October 2017
Publisher:  Pandastorm
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