The End of the Universe Collection
 

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Starring: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee & Tom Baker
By:Peter R. Newman, Dennis Spooner, Donald Cotton & Malcolm Hulke
Rating:   6.2  (5 votes)  Vote here
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Edition: US US (VHS)
Released:  October 2003
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 13 x VHS NTSC
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Note:  US-exclusive VHS box set collecting the last 11 complete Doctor Who TV stories which at that stage had yet to be released on video in North America. Each of the stories in the box set was also simultaneously released to buy separately: The Sensorites, The Reign of Terror (also including orphaned episodes from The Faceless Ones and The Web of Fear), The Time Meddler, The Gunfighters, The Ambassadors of Death, The Mutants, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, The Invisible Enemy, The Creature From the Pit, The Horns of Nimon and Meglos.

Cover blurb:
On November 23, 1963, the BBC launched the world's longest running science fiction television series when it aired the premiere episode of Doctor Who. To celebrate the Doctor's 40th Anniversary, BBC Video presents the largest Doctor Who video collection ever assembled.
On home video for the first time, these eleven adventures span 16 of Doctor Who's 26 seasons.
With four Doctors, 19 companions, 56 episodes and 46 cliffhangers, fans will agree that this cosmic collection is "bigger on the inside."


The Sensorites
STARRING WILLIAM HARTNELL
The TARDIS arrives on board a spaceship in orbit around a planet called the Sense-Sphere. The alien Sensorites have trapped the ship's human crew in a state of semi-permanent paralysis. (6 eps)

The Reign of Terror
STARRING WILLIAM HARTNELL
The TARDIS materializes near Paris in 1794 — one of the bloodiest years of the French Revolution. The Doctor and his companions, Susan, Barbara and Ian, soon become involved in efforts to rescue prisoners from the guillotine. (4 eps)

PLUS BONUS EPISODES STARRING PATRICK TROUGHTON
The Faceless Ones, Episodes 1, 3
Soon after the TARDIS arrives at Gatwick airport in 1966, Polly and Ben vanish. The Doctor and Jamie learn that Polly and Ben are just two of many young people who have recently disappeared.

The Web of Fear, Episode 1
The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria find the London Underground teeming with Yeti in the story that introduced UNIT.

The Time Meddler
STARRING WILLIAM HARTNELL
The TARDIS arrives on an English coastline in the year 1066. Exploring, the Doctor discovers that one of his own people, the Monk, is conspiring to tamper with the odds in the upcoming Battle of Hastings. (4 eps)

The Gunfighters
STARRING WILLIAM HARTNELL
The TARDIS arrives in the town of Tombstone. The Doctor, having hurt a tooth eating candy, visits the local dentist, Doc Holliday, just as Doc's feud with the Clanton family is escalating. (4 eps)

The Ambassadors of Death
STARRING JON PERTWEE
The Doctor joins UNIT's investigation into the mystery surrounding Mars Probe 7. The three astronauts on board have made no communications since the capsule started back from Mars seven months ago. (7 eps)

The Mutants
STARRING JON PERTWEE
The Time Lords send the Doctor and Jo into the 30th Century, to a Skybase orbiting the planet Solos. Solos is due to gain independence from Earth's waning empire, but its Marshal is determined to prevent this, despite the high occurrence of mutations in its native population. (6 eps)

Invasion of the Dinosaurs
STARRING JON PERTWEE
The Doctor and Sarah Jane return to 20th-Century London to find it has been evacuated due to the unexplained and random appearance of prehistoric monsters. (6 eps)

The Invisible Enemy
STARRING TOM BAKER
The Swarm, a space-borne intelligence with grandiose ambitions, infiltrates the TARDIS and infects the Doctor. The only hope may be to miniaturize clones of the Doctor and Leela and inject them into the Doctor's body to search and destroy the nucleus. (4 eps)

The Creature From the Pit
STARRING TOM BAKER
The Doctor and Romana receive a distress signal and arrive on Chloris, a lush, verdant but mineral-poor world. All metals are controlled by its ruler, Lady Adrasta, who keeps order with the aid of her Huntsman and his wolfweeds — mobile balls of vegetation. (4 eps)

The Horns of Nimon
STARRING TOM BAKER
A Nimon has promised the planet Skonnos that he will restore it to its former greatness. In return the Skonnans must provide young sacrifices and radioactive crystals, both of which they plunder from the nearby planet Aneth. With the TARDIS immobilized for repairs, the Doctor and Romana encounter a Skonnan spaceship, and soon find themselves doomed to enter the Nimon's labyrinthine power complex. (4 eps)

Meglos
STARRING TOM BAKER
The Doctor is invited to visit the planet Tigella by its leader, Zastor, whose peoples are splitting into two opposing factions, the religious Deons and the scientist Savants. The TARDIS is intercepted by the megalomaniacal xerophyte Meglos... (4 eps)


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