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As the Doctor and Sarah attempt to return to UNIT HQ, the TARDIS is thrown off course and materializes in 1911 at an old priory owned by Egyptologist Marcus Scarman. While excavating a tomb, the archaeologist became possessed by the spirit of Sutekh, the last survivor of the godlike Osirans. The Doctor and Sarah witness strange and deadly events as Sutekh, who has lain imprisoned in a pyramid for thousands of years, employs Scarman and a legion of robotic mummies in an elaborate scheme that may bring about the destruction of the world.
The popularity of this Tom Baker-era Doctor Who serial among fans led directly to its release on DVD (it ranked first in a Doctor Who magazine poll about stories to be released on disc), and once again, the WB/BBC DVD doesn't disappoint with a sparkling presentation and a wealth of supplemental features. The third serial in the thirteenth season (1975-1976) finds the Doctor and Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) on Earth in 1911, where an Egyptologist has come under the power of Sutekh, a powerful alien bent on unleashing worldwide destruction. The much-discussed "Gothic" sensibilities that producer Phillip Hinchcliffe and writer Robert Holmes brought to the series during this season are largely in effect here--mummies and sinister henchmen mix freely with robots and alien invaders--as are the quality of writing and acting that helped Doctor Who spike some of its highest ratings to date during this season. One of the series' strongest and most entertaining stories, Pyramids of Mars is undoubtedly a must-have for Baker and Who fans. --Paul GaitaSee all Editorial Reviews
It's amazing how 'Dr. Who' has become the premiere Speculative-Fiction/ SciFi television show of the 21st Century mainly due to its exemplary standards of top-quality writing and... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Book & Music thief, from HI
Tom Baker is the absolute BEST Doctor ever! The films are great and allow me to re-experience the Doctors adventures again as I once did when significantly younger. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Jim SciFy
The Collection is growing!!!!! Thank you for having this awesome story!Published 3 months ago by VictorSlim3D
Tom Baker is the first Doctor I ever saw, so naturally he is my favorite. Aside from my personal preference, he is also acknowledged as one of the best Doctors, embodying the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joseph M. Reninger
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Although Doctor Who originally aired on TV as a weekly serial, each VHS tape/DVD disc contains a complete story (unless stated otherwise in the product description). 'Pyramids of Mars' is a self-contained story.
Jul 30, 2009 by K. Kanitz | See all 3 posts
I read that the easter egg is found by highlighting "Osirian Gothic" on the extras menu, then hit the left arrow to highlight a hidden Doctor Who logo, then press enter to play the easter egg.
Jul 31, 2008 by M. K. Delorean | See all 2 posts