Vengeance on Varos
 

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Starring: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant & Nabil Shaban
By:Philip Martin
Rating:   6.8  (170 votes)  Vote here
Review:  Boring, silly and a rubbish enemy  Read more (5 in total)
Editions:  UK UK (standard DVD) | Australia Australia (standard DVD) | US US (standard DVD) | Australia Australia (special DVD) | UK UK (special DVD) | US US (special DVD)

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Edition: UK UK (standard DVD)
Released:  October 2001
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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On the planet Varos, prisoners and guards alike are subject to the severest forms of punishment, which are then broadcast to the masses as entertainment.

For the Doctor, Varos is the only hope for him to locate the rare mineral Zeiton-7, which powers his ailing TARDIS. But when he and Peri arrive, they are caught up in events beyond their control...

Freeing the rebel leader Jondar and incurring the wrath of the sinister alien Sil are just the beginnings of their ordeal. Hunted through the concealed terrors of the Punishment Dome, the Doctor becomes the subject of Varos's latest TV entertainment. But this is one show where he is not expected to survive beyond the cliffhanger...

Special Features

  • Commentary by Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Nabil Shaban
  • On-Screen Production Notes
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Extended/Deleted Scenes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Trailers

This story was broadcast on BBC1 between 19 - 26 January 1985

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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (standard DVD)
Released:  March 2003
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On the planet Varos, prisoners and guards alike are subject to the severest forms of punishment, which are then broadcast to the masses as entertainment.

For the Doctor, Varos is the only hope for him to locate the rare mineral Zeiton-7 to power his ailing TARDIS. Arriving on Varos, he and Peri are soon caught up in events beyond their control.

Freeing the rebel leader Jandar (Jason Connery) and incurring the wrath of the sinister alien Sil are just the beginnings of their ordeal. Hunted through the concealed terrors of the Punishment Dome, the Doctor becomes the subject of Varos's latest TV entertainment. This is one show where he may not survive beyond the cliffhanger.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary by Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Nabil Shaban
  • Extended/Deleted Scenes
  • Production Note Option
  • Photo Gallery
  • Behind-the-Scenes featurette
  • Trailers

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Edition: Australia Australia (special DVD)
Released:  September 2012
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  Remastered special edition, with additional special features in the same vein as the Revisitations box sets. Details of the special features can be found at the Restoration Team website.

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Cover image for Vengeance on Varos
Edition: UK UK (special DVD)
Released:  September 2012
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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The TARDIS is adrift. Deprived of a vital power source, the Doctor and Peri have one last hope — the planet Varos. But Varos is a dangerous place. Trapped in the dreaded Punishment Dome, the Doctor and Peri must fight for their lives — and save the starving population from the machinations of the villainous, reptilian Sil.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary with Colin Baker (the Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri) and Nabil Shaban (Sil)
  • 5.1 Sound Mix Brand-new optional sound mix
  • Nice Or Nasty? Cast and crew discuss the making of Vengeance On Varos
  • The Idiot's Lantern A look at how Doctor Who has incorporated the medium of television within its narrative
  • Tomorrow's Times — The Sixth Doctor
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes Over fifteen minutes of excised material, including previously unreleased footage exclusive to this Special Edition
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Alternative Music Clip
  • BBC News Coverage of Colin Baker's casting as the Doctor
  • Breakfast Time
  • Saturday Superstore
  • French & Saunders
  • Trailers & Continuities
  • Radio Times Listings & BBC Sales Sheet
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Isolated Music Score
  • Original Studio Production Audio
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Digitally Remastered Picture And Sound Quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 19th - 26th January 1985

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Edition: US US (special DVD)
Released:  September 2012
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Cover blurb:
The TARDIS is adrift. Deprived of a vital power source, the Doctor and Peri have one last hope — the planet Varos.

But Varos is a dangerous place. Trapped in the dreaded Punishment Dome, the Doctor and Peri must fight for their lives — and save the starving population from the machinations of the villainous, reptilian Sil.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary with actors Colin Baker (the Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri) and Nabil Shaban (Sil)
  • Nice or Nasty? Making Of with cast and crew (29 mins)
  • The Idiot's Lantern How Doctor Who has incorporated the medium of television within its narrative (7 mins)
  • Extended and Deleted Scenes (17 mins)
  • Behind the Scenes (4 mins)
  • Outtakes (3 mins)
  • Acid Bath Scene with Alternative Music (1 min)
  • BBC News Coverage of Colin Baker's casting (1 min)
  • Tomorrow's Times — The Sixth Doctor (13 mins)
  • Breakfast Time Colin Baker interview (5 mins)
  • Saturday Superstore with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and a surprise guest (15 mins)
  • French & Saunders Rare comedy sketch from the Doctor Who set (7 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (6 mins)
  • Trailers and continuity
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings, BBC sales sheet
  • New Optional 5.1 Audio Mix
  • Isolated Music Score in original mono or 5.1
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted January 19 - 26, 1985


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