The Claws of Axos
 

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Starring: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Roger Delgado & Nicholas Courtney
By:Bob Baker & David Martin
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Editions:  UK UK (standard DVD) | Australia Australia (standard DVD) | US US (standard DVD) | UK UK (special DVD) | Australia Australia (special DVD) | US US (special DVD)
Note:An alternative audio commentary is also available on CD.

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Edition: UK UK (standard DVD)
Released:  April 2005
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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A mysterious object approaches Earth, alerting the Doctor and UNIT that they face another possible threat from outer space. Are the gold-skinned aliens who claim to bring great gifts to humanity as peaceful and benevolent as they first appear? And why is the Doctor's arch-enemy the Master on board their spaceship...?

Special Features

  • Commentary by Barry Letts (Producer), Katy Manning (Jo Grant) and Richard Franklin (Mike Yates)
  • Behind The Scenes A 25-minute selection of studio material from the making of this story, including footage that was cut from the finished programme, with optional information subtitles
  • Now and Then A look back at the Dungeness locations used for this story, contrasting them with how they appear today
  • Reverse Standards Conversion - The Axon Legacy A 10-minute documentary which looks at the restoration of this story for DVD
  • Directing Who Michael Ferguson talks about his work on The Claws of Axos
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 13th March - 3rd April 1971

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Edition: Australia Australia (standard DVD)
Released:  June 2005
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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (standard DVD)
Released:  November 2005
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A mysterious object approaches Earth, alerting the Doctor and UNIT that they face another possible threat from outer space. Are the gold-skinned aliens who claim to bring great gifts to humanity as peaceful and benevolent as they first appear? If so, why is the Doctor's archenemy, the Master, on board their spaceship?

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio commentary by actors Katy Manning and Richard Franklin and producer Barry Letts
  • Behind The Scenes — A 25-minute selection of studio material from the making of this story, including footage that was cut from the finished program, with production note option
  • Now and Then — A look back at the Dungeness locations used for this story, contrasting them with how they appear today
  • Reverse Standards Conversion: The Axon Legacy — A 10-minute documentary which looks at the restoration of this story for DVD
  • Directing Who — Michael Ferguson talks about his work on the The Claws of Axos [sic]
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Note Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

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Edition: UK UK (special DVD)
Released:  October 2012
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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When a damaged spaceship containing beautiful humanoid creatures called Axons lands on Earth, the Doctor, Jo and UNIT are sent to investigate. In return for their help, the Axons offer the gift of Axonite, which would end world famine.

It all appears too good to be true — so what secrets are the Axons hiding on board their ship? And why is the Doctor's old enemy the Master involved?

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and producer Barry Letts.
  • Axon Stations! Cast and crew look back at the making of the story.
  • Now & Then A look at the locations used in The Claws of Axos, contrasting how they appeared in 1971 with how they are now. Narrated by Katy Manning.
  • Directing Who Director Michael Ferguson recalls his work on The Claws of Axos.
  • Studio Recording The entirety of the earliest surviving Doctor Who studio recording — complete with studio chatter, recording breaks and VT run-ups.
  • Living with Levene Toby Hadoke spends a weekend with actor John Levene
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • 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 13th March — 3rd April 1971.

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Cover blurb:
When a damaged spaceship containing beautiful humanoid creatures called Axons lands on Earth, the Doctor, Jo and UNIT are sent to investigate. In return for their help, the Axons offer the gift of Axonite, which would end world famine.

It all appears too good to be true — so what secrets are the Axons hiding on board their ship? And why is the Doctor's old enemy the Master involved?

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and producer Barry Letts
  • Axon Stations! Making Of with cast and crew (26 mins)
  • Now & Then Location report narrated by Katy Manning (6 mins)
  • Directing Who Interview with Michael Ferguson (14 mins)
  • Studio Recording Earliest surviving Doctor Who studio recording — complete with studio chatter, recording breaks and VT run-ups (73 mins)
  • Living With Levene Toby Hadoke spends a weekend with actor John Levene (35 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (11 mins)
  • Deleted And Extended Scenes (27 mins)
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted March 13 - April 3, 1971


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