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#5: The Caves Of Androzani

Release date - June 2001



Back cover info:
"Arriving on the barren world of Androzani Minor, the Doctor and Peri find themselves embroiled in a long-running underground war.

Military troops mount an armed blockade whilst gunrunners bring in weapons for the sinister, masked renegade, Sharaz Jek. Meanwhile, lethal androids guard the caves, and a deadly creature lurks in the shadows, killing all in its path. At the heart of the conflict is a substance called Spectrox — the most valuable item in the universe... and the deadliest!

The very presence of the Doctor and Peri on Androzani sets in motion a chain of events that will have dramatic consequences for everyone involved. As the situation gets even more desperate, the Doctor realises time is running out — both for Peri and himself.

Will the Doctor make the ultimate sacrifice to save his young friend's life...?"


Special features
  • Commentary by Peter Davison (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri) and Graeme Harper (Director)
  • On Screen Production Notes
  • Original 'opening scene' version
  • Extended Scenes (Dur. 2.30)
  • Behind The Scenes: The Renegenration (Dur. 7.37) and Creating Sharez Jek (Dur. 5.06)
  • News Reports: 28/8/83 - BBC - 1:00 News (Dur. 0.24), 28/8/83 - BBC - 9:00 News (Dur. 1.24), 29/8/83 - South-East At 6 (Dur. 3.37)
  • Trailers (Dur. 0.33)
  • Photo Gallery

A 2-disc Special Edition of this story was later released as part of the 'Revisitations 1' box set.



Release date - October 2010



Back cover info:
"On the cave-riddled world of Androzani Minor, the Doctor and Peri inadvertently find themselves enmeshed in a war fought between the ruthless General Chellak and the sinister Sharaz Jek and his army of androids.

The duplicitous politician Morgus wants Chellak to execute the time travelers as spies, while the disfigured Jek sees to keep Peri forever hostage within his stronghold. But the Doctor soon realizes an even more gruesome fate awaits them — they have been infected with fatal spectrox toxemia, and there is no cure.

Hunted by both factions and with death just hours away, how far must the Doctor go in order to save his friend's life?"


Special features:
Disc 1
• Commentary with actors Peter Davison (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri) and Graeme Harper (Director)
• Information Text Subtitles
• Isolated Music Track
• Behind the Scenes - The Regeneration (dur. 7.53). This now features an optional commentary track with Peter Davison (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri) and Graeme Harper (Director)
• Behind the Scenes - Creating Sharaz Jek (dur. 5.04)
• Extended Scenes (dur. 4.12) - three extended scenes taken from the original film sequences and timecoded production tapes. The first of these has an optional commentary track with Peter Davison (The Doctor) and Graeme Harper (Director)
• Trailer (dur. 0.34)
• News (dur. 5.21) - a compilation of news reports and interviews about Peter Davison leaving the series.
• Coming Soon Trailer - The Seeds Of Doom (Dur. 0.52)

Disc 2
• Chain Reaction (dur. 36.04) - cast and crew look back at the making of the story
• Directing Who: Then & Now (dur. 11.44) - Graeme Harper talks about the different production techniques used on directing both Classic Who and Nu-Who
• Russell Harty (dur. 8.36) - Peter Davison and Colin Baker appear on Russell Harty's chat show in the week between Davison’s last episode and Baker’s first
• Photo Gallery

Easter Egg
Disc 1 - Go to 'episode selection' - Highlight 'Part 1' - 'Press 'Left' for logo - enter for original opening with the wobbly matte effect of the planet surface
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