The Time Warrior
 

No. 13 of 145 in the BBC classic series videos series
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Starring: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen & Nicholas Courtney
By:Robert Holmes
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Editions:  Australia Australia (VHS) | UK UK (VHS) | US US (VHS)
Note:This was the last Doctor Who video release in "movie format" — i.e. with the invdividual episodes edited together to form one long "movie". All future releases were in the original episodic format.

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
When:  March 1989
Format: 1 x VHS
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Note:  One of only 4 videos which were released in Australia before any other countries (and hence have a different cover to the UK & US releases) — the others are: The Ark In Space, Terror of the Zygons and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
Amusingly, whoever wrote the back cover blurb doesn't seem to have heard of "spoilers" and accordingly gives away the entire plot! (The same is true of the Aussie release of The Ark in Space)

Cover blurb:
Linx, an alien Captain of the Sontaran race, lands his starship crippled by the Rutans, in medieval times outside a castle belonging to the robber chief, Irongron. Irongron offers shelter in exchange for modern weapons. Linx uses his time machine to reach the 20th Century to steal scientists and equipment to repair his starship. The Doctor, accompanied by a stowaway, journalist Sarah Jane Smith, who is investigating the disappearance, uses tracking instruments to find Irongron's castle. The Doctor is captured and interrogated by Linx, who discovers he is a Time Lord. Despite the resistance of a robot knight built by Linx, Irongron's castle eventually falls. Linx is killed by a local archer and his spaceship blows up.

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Edition: UK UK (VHS)
When:  June 1989
Format: 1 x VHS
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Cover blurb:
A terrifying combination of past and future threatens the entire human race and plunges the Doctor and Sarah into a chilling race against time...

Top scientists are vanishing and the Doctor, hot on the trail, finds himself in the middle ages in not-so-merrie England. Linx, a warlike Sontaran fleet commander, has crash-landed near a medieval castle and is providing the feuding Irongron with advanced weapons that could totally change the course of human evolution. He is also using the kidnapped scientists to repair his stricken ship. His sole ambition is to return to his squadron. Nothing will stop him.

As Irongron prepares to do battle the Doctor makes his move. Can he save the doomed scientists, outwit Irongron and stop Linx completing his catastrophic plan? The future of mankind is in his hands...

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Edition: US US (VHS)
When:  April 1991
Format: 1 x VHS
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Cover blurb:
Doctor Who Travels Into the Past to Save the Future

A terrifying clash between the past and future threatens the entire human race and plunges the Doctor and Sarah into a chilling race against time...

When top scientists begin to mysteriously vanish, Doctor Who finds himself headed back in time to the middle ages and not-so-merry England. Linx, a war-loving Sontaran fleet commander, has crash-landed near a medieval castle and is supplying the feuding Irongron with advanced weapons that could totally change the course of human evolution. He is also using the kidnapped scientists to repair his ship. Linx is determined to return to his squadron... and nothing will stop him.

As Irongron gets ready for battle, the Doctor makes his move. Can he save the doomed scientists, outwit Irongron and stop Linx from completing his catastrophic plan? The future of mankind is in his hands...



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