The Seeds of Death
 

No. 4 of 135 in the BBC classic series videos series
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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines & Wendy Padbury
By:Brian Hayles
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Editions:  UK UK (1st VHS) | UK UK (Betamax) | UK UK (2nd VHS) | Australia Australia (VHS) | US US (VHS)

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Edition: UK UK (1st VHS)
Released:  July 1985
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Deadly Ice Warriors, exploding seed pods and a lethal fungus are among the terrors in store in this feature-length space adventure. It is the 21st Century and Earth is totally dependent on T-Mat, a revolutionary form of instant travel. When the system breaks down the Doctor and friends make a hazardous journey to the relay station on the moon only to find that it has fallen into the hands of the Ice Warriors who plan to invade Earth. Using T-Mat the Ice Warriors transport seed pods to Earth which burst, disgorging a deadly Martian fungus. This spreads rapidly extracting vital oxygen from the atmosphere. Can the Doctor outwit the evil Ice Warriors and destroy the fungus in time to save a dying world?

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Edition: UK UK (Betamax)
Released:  July 1985
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Edition: UK UK (2nd VHS)
Released:  July 1987
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Nearly identical to the first UK VHS edition but with a few minor differences: most obviously the addition of the "U" video certificate to the front cover — video certification having been made mandatory in the UK in late 1985. This re-release also sports a new catalogue number (BBCV 4072, compared to the original BBCV 2019), and a new set of end credits, incorporating freeze frames from the story.

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Same as original UK VHS edition.

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
Released:  December 1987
Publisher:  BBC Video
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Edition: US US (VHS)
Released:  March 1990
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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Doctor Who battles a deadly Martian fungus

It is now the 21st Century and, in this feature-length adventure, Earth is completely dependent on "T-Mat", a revolutionary form of instant travel. When the system breaks down, Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) leads a dangerous expedition to the T-Mat relay station on the moon. There he finds that the relay station has fallen into the hands of the Ice Warriors who are planning an invasion of Earth! The Ice Warriors use T-Mat to transport seed pods to Earth. When the pods burst, they disgorge a deadly Martian fungus which spreads rapidly, extracting vital oxygen from the atmosphere. The only hope for a dying world is for the Doctor somehow to outwit the Ice Warriors and destroy the fungus before it's too late.


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