The Seeds of Death
 

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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines & Wendy Padbury
By:Brian Hayles
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (standard DVD) | US US (special DVD)
Note:This story was also released in Italy, as part of L'Invasione (The Invasion) box set.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  February 2003
Format: 2 x DVD
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It is the late 21st century and mankind is totally dependent on T-Mat, a revolutionary form of instant travel. The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arrive to find that the sinister Ice Warriors plan to invade Earth, using T-Mat to transport deadly seed pods full of a fungus that will absorb the planet's oxygen. The Doctor must race against time to defeat the Martian invaders — or condemn the human race to suffocation...

Special Features

  • Commentary by Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Michael Ferguson and Terrance Dicks
  • Sssowing the Ssseedsss A newly-recorded 25 minute interview featurette on the Ice Warriors, featuring Alan Bennion, Sonny Caldinez, Bernard Bresslaw and Sylvia James
  • The Last Dalek Original 8mm home-movie footage of the filming of the lost classic The Evil of the Daleks, with a commentary by Michealjohn [sic] Harris and Peter Day
  • New Zealand Censor Clips Newly-discovered footage from the missing episodes of the Patrick Troughton stories The Web of Fear and The Wheel in Space
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • TARDIS-Cam No.5

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 25th January - 1st March 1969

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  May 2003
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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (standard DVD)
When:  March 2004
Format: 2 x DVD
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In the late 21st century, the human race has become totally dependent on T-Mat, a revolutionary form of instant travel. The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arrive on Earth just as T-Mat is suffering a malfunction. Sinister Ice Warriors from Mars have seized the lunar T-Mat station to launch an invasion of Earth. Their preliminary plan is to transport deadly seedpods that will unleash a fungus capable of absorbing the world's oxygen. The Doctor must race against time to defeat the invaders — or the human race will be doomed to suffocation.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary by actors Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, director Michael Ferguson and script editor Terrance Dicks
  • Sssowing the Ssseedsss New 25-minute featurette on the Ice Warriors, featuring Alan Bennion, Sonny Caldinez, the late Bernard Bresslaw and Sylvia James
  • The Last Dalek Original 8mm footage of the filming of the lost classic The Evil of the Daleks, with commentary by Michealjohn [sic] Harris and Peter Day
  • New Zealand Censor Clips Newly discovered footage from the missing episodes of The Web of Fear and The Wheel in Space
  • Production Note Option
  • Photo Gallery
  • TARDIS-Cam No. 6

Originally transmitted January 25 - March 1, 1969

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Edition: US US (special DVD)
When:  June 2012
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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 2011 as part of the Revisitations 2 box set.

Cover blurb:
By the late 21st century, mankind has become totally dependent on T-Mat to transport people, food and medicines around the world. When the system breaks down, Earth is soon crippled by global shortages. Traveling to the relay station on the Moon, the Doctor and his companions discover the horrific truth: the Ice Warriors have hijacked T-Mat, and intend to claim the planet for themselves.

Can the Doctor defeat the Martians before Earth is smothered in deadly fungus, and the human race is condemned to extinction?

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary with actors Frazer Hines (Jamie), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), director Michael Ferguson and script editor Terrance Dicks
  • Lords of the Red Planet History of the Ice Warriors, with Wendy Padbury, Frazer Hines, Michael Ferguson, Terrance Dicks, costume designer Bobi Bartlett and TV historian Richard Bignell (28 mins)
  • Sssowing the Ssseedsss Behind the scenes with Ice Warrior Sonny Caldinez, Ice Lord Alan Bennion and makeup designer Sylvia James (24 mins)
  • Monster Masterclass Michael Ferguson interview (3 mins)
  • Monsters Who Came Back For More! With Nicholas Briggs and Peter Ware (16 mins)
  • TARDIS-Cam No. 6 (1 min)
  • Photo Gallery (4 mins)
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted January 25 - March 1, 1969



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