Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection 10 Seasons 1978

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Season 16
(84) IMDb 7.9/10

5. The Pirate Planet: Part 1 TV-Y CC

The tracer has detected the second segment on Calufrax. On arrival, the travelers discover Calufrax and other planets have been 'jumped' for their mineral wealth by the planet Zanak. And the Doctor can't believe who is next on their list.

Starring:
Tom Baker, Mary Tamm
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
September 30, 1978

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Season 16

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure, International, Kids & Family
Director Pennant Roberts
Starring Tom Baker, Mary Tamm
Supporting actors Bruce Purchase, Andrew Robertson, Ralph Michael, David Sibley, David Warwick, Primi Townsend, Clive Bennett, Bernard Finch, Adam Kurakin, John Leeson, John Cannon, Tony Hayes, Ray Knight, James Muir, Brychan Powell, Clive Rogers, Derek Suthern, Colin Thomas
Season year 1979
Network BBC America
Producers Graham Williams
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 29, 2011
The season as displayed here is incomplete. Season 16 consists of: The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara, The Power of Kroll, and The Armageddon Factor.

This listing (on the date of this posting), was missing The Stones of Blood and The Androids of Tara (they are available at Amazon for purchase as DVDs apparently, or Netflix for rental)

This is a season that is referred to as the Key to Time story arc, and there are six pieces to the "key" only four pieces/story arcs are are listed here.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MikeChgo on June 30, 2013
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The Key To Time is a Dr. Who Classic, The episodes for two of the segments are missing. What a disappointment. It isn't the only season like this either. It seems they really aren't interested in giving you the full season to see. I know it isn't Amazon's fault, but if the Headline is Season XX then it should either have them all or it should say limited episodes only.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By I read alot on May 14, 2013
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4 episodes of the "Ribos Operation", 4 episodes of the Pirate Planet, 4 episodes of the Power of Kroll, and 6 episodes of the Armageddon Factor. This Starts off with the Doctor finding and eventually at the end using the "Key to Time". this is the most number of episodes you will get for your money. The quality of the color and audio are great. HOWEVER we don't get to see how the doctor gets the 2nd key to time and I remember also we got to see him and Romana put the key segments together. These episodes do not show anyone putting the pieces together. Otherwise i'd have given it 5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By guido on January 14, 2014
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Great to have these available on Prime. Easy to watch in downtime moments -- nice to have 20 minute episodes. Would be better if they flowed seamlessly into the next episode.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John S. Campbell on January 16, 2014
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Modern or classic Doctor Who, it just doesn't get any better. Classic Doctor Who may not have the splash of modern effects, but that's part of the charm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nice on December 23, 2013
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The show was a charming, revolutionary foundation for the reboot era. It had alot of the basic elements that the writers ending up perfecting after Russell T Davies took over. The Doctor's comedy lead type antics came from Tom Baker. The constant shushing of people, everybody saying "what?" all the time and taking the long way around tiny studio sets was a great use of a low budget. We also discovered the Doctor's name in the Key to Time episode through an encounter with Drax another Timelord from Gallifrey. He called him Feet or Feeta Sigma from the class of '92. Although the classic series was the foundation, the reboot is on another level and rather than charming, Davies and Moffat made it brilliant. Of course the advances in CG helped tremendously as well as bigger budgets. Once you get passed the low budget of the classic series, it is still great sci-fi.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric Schneider on December 27, 2013
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In episode #17 (part 1) listen for a bonus at the 2:26 mark, give or take a second. That being said, Tom Baker's Dr. was the best until the new 2005-present series. Historically in real time this is a 'post Star Wars' timeline. Keeping to the look and feel of Dr. Who was getting lost as the 80's progressed but this is still in the good phase of the show's run.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By edaddy on December 14, 2013
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OUT OF ALL THE DOCTORS IN THE ENTIRE SERIES, TOM BAKER IS BY FAR THE MOST IMPRESSIVE. CRAZY AND FAR OUT LOGIC ON A SET WITH THE WORST SPECIAL EFFECTS AND COSTUME DESIGN. STILL THE STORIES CONTAIN ENOUGH IMAGINATION TO TAKE THE VIEWER TO THE FUTURE AND TO WOULD-BE REALITIES. GREAT ENTERTAINMENT.
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