Note: Unusually, this DVD release was US-only & hence lacks the same amount of extras & restoration that is the norm for UK releases.
DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:
The Ribos Operation: Commentary by actors Tom Baker and Mary Tamm
The Pirate Planet: Commentary by actor Bruce Purchase and director Pennant Roberts
The Stones of Blood: Commentary by actor Mary Tamm and director Darrol Blake
The Androids of Tara: Commentary by actors Tom Baker and Mary Tamm and director Michael Hayes
The Power of Kroll: Commentary by actors Tom Baker and John Leeson
The Armageddon Factor: Commentary by actors Mary Tamm and John Woodvine and director Michael Hayes
All DVDs also include: Pop-up production notes, Who’s Who and Photo Galleries
Note: Numbered limited edition of 15,000 copies. Contains much-improved restoration work and over 7 hours’ worth of new extras compared to the earlier US-only release — the same extras & restoration were also present on the subsequent US & Australian releases (below). See the Restoration Team site for an extensive article on the restoration work & extras contained in this box set, which include a PDF version of the 1979 Doctor Who Annual.
Plus 9 commentaries (over 16 hours)
Plus over 6 1/2 hours of additional special features
The Doctor, K9 and his new Time Lord friend, Romana are chosen to find the 6 segments of the Key to Time by the White Guardian. They use the core or the ‘tracer’ for them to land on the planets to find the segments — a lump of Jethryk, a shrunken planet called Caulfrax, the great seal of Diplos, part of a statue, the 5th has been eaten by the squid ‘Kroll’ and the final segment is a human being. Can the Doctor get the segments together before the universe is plunged into chaos?
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The Ribos Operation — (98 mins) Landing on the wintry planet of Ribos to locate the first segment, the Doctor and Romana are soon entangles with a pair of conmen.
The Pirate Planet — (100 mins) The search for the second segment brings Doctor [sic] and Romana to the planet Zanak, where a terrifying pirate captain controls the most destructive force in the galaxy.
The Stones of Blood — (95 mins) The search for the third segment of the leads the Doctor, Romana and K-9 to England and an ancient stone circle called the Nine Travellers.
The Androids of Tara — (97 mins) Romana assumes that the search for the fourth segment on the planet Tara will be simple, but nothing on Tara is as it first appears.
The Power of Kroll — (90 mins) The search for the fifth segment brings the TARDIS to treacherous swamps on the third moon of the planet Delta Magna, where a massive creature is stirring beneath the waters.
The Armageddon Factor — (147 mins) Only one piece remains to be found as the Doctor, Romana and K-9 arrive on Atrios, a planet locked a terrible war with its twin world Zeos. But Zeos is deserted, so who is behind the war?
DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:
Originally transmitted: September 2, 1978 - February 24, 1979
Note: Reissue of the 2007 UK box set, this time in a “non-limited” edition.