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Unique ID Code: 0000011346
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Added on: 27/11/2000 08:23
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Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space (UK)

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The Jon Pertwee years 1970-74
Certificate: U
Running Time: 97 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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Exiled to Earth in the late 20th century by his own people - the Time Lords - the newly regenerated Doctor arrives in Oxley Woods alongside a shower of mysterious meteorites. Investigating these unusual occurrences is the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce - UNIT for short. Lead by Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, UNIT are soon called into action when people and meteorites start going missing. Most puzzling of all is the attempted kidnap of a strange hospital patient - a man with two hearts, who insists that he recognises the Brigadier...

The new doctor soon joins forces with his old friend, UNIT, and the recently recruited Dr Liz Shaw, but time is running out...

Irregular things are happening at a nearby plastics factory, while faceless creatures lurk in the woods. The Nestenes have arrived, and want to conquer the Earth...

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Photo Gallery
UNIT Recruiting Film
3 Trailers

Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Mono English

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: English

Directed By:
Derek Martinus

Written By:

Jon Pertwee

Music From:
Dudley Simpson

Derrick Sherwin


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9 / 10
This is a story that has benefitted greatly from the clean up operation that has been done on it. I had never been a particular fan of this story but the audio commentary by Nicholas Courtney and Caroline John (Brigadier & Liz Shaw)
and the onscreen production and information notes, made me look at this story in a new light. The sound (as to be expected for a programme 30 years old) is mono, but is very clear and the picture is excellent also, but what really makes this disc stand out is the number of extras included. There are photo galleries (included many unseen photos) trailers for the recent repeat, are short UNIT recruitment film, and even an "easter egg" (click on the `DOCTOR WHO` logo on the main menu screen!) I recommend this disc for both fans, and vintage television buffs alike!
posted by andyuk70 on 21/6/2001 20:02