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#2: The Robots Of Death

After a period of almost 12 months, the second DVD is released

Release date - November 2000

Back cover info:
"On a distant, barren planet, Storm Mine 4 trawls across bleak deserts and through fierce duststorms in search of rare and valuable metals. Onboard the Sandminer is a small skeleton crew, who alternate between indulgent relaxation and skilled mining work. The mundane, day-to-day duties of the mine are attended to by a much larger complement of servile robots.

This is a society that is dependent on robots for all areas of life, the people comforted by the knowledge that the strictest safeguards are built into each and every robot's programming. So when one of the Sandminer crew is murdered, suspicion falls on two new arrivals...

The Doctor and Leela arrive on board, and are immediately accused of being the suspects. But the Doctor deduces that the killer is possibly not human. More deaths occur — can he persuade the remaining crew members that the killer may be a robot?

This story was broadcast on BBC1 between 29th January - 19th February 1977"

Special features:
Commentary with Chris Boucher (writer) and Philip Hinchcliffe (producer)
Continuations (dur. 0.30)
Comparison Scene From Episode 1 (dur. 1.14)
Mute Model Test Shoots (dur. 7.34)
Continuity Slide - Season 14 (dur. 0.17)
Photo Gallery
Studio Plans

A Special Edition of this story was later released as part of the 'Revisitations 3' box set.

Release date February 2012

Back cover info:
"The TARDIS, carrying the Doctor and his new companion Leela, arrives aboard a huge sandminer on a deserted world. The small human crew relies almost entirely on robots to carry out their every task and whim while they mine the planet's rich minerals.

Suddenly, one by one, members of the team start to disappear. The time travelers discover that someone or something is murdering the crew — but, of course, nobody believes it could be the robots."

Special features:
• Commentary 1 - original release commentary with Philip Hinchcliffe (producer) and Chris Boucher (writer)
• Commentary 2 - new commentary with Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Pamela Salem (Toos), and Michael E. Briant (director)
• Subtitle Production Notes
• The Sandmine Murders (dur. 32’ 23”) – cast and crew look back at the making of the story
• Robophobia (dur. 11’ 47”) – Toby Hadoke takes a humorous look at the history of robots, with particular reference to their appearances in Doctor Who
• Studio Sound (dur. 0’10” caption + 1’ 15”) – example of a studio scene before the Robot voice effects were added
• Model Shots (dur. 0’10 caption + 7’ 34”) – black and white timecoded recording of the original model insert film
• Studio Floor Plan – interactive look at the studio layout via the original floorplan drawings
• Continuity (dur. 0’ 20”) – off-air continuity for the first episode’s original transmission
• Coming Soon trailer for 'The Face Of Evil' (dur. 1.27)
• Photo Gallery.
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