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Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation - Story 98 - The Key to Time Series Part 1

Special Edition


4.3 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation - Special Edition (No. 98) (DVD)

Having left Leela on Gallifrey, the Doctor and K9 Mark II dont remain footloose for long. The TARDIS is soon intercepted by the White Guardian. The White Guardian sets the Doctor on an urgent mission to locate the six segments of the Key to Time, which are well disguised and hidden in odd corners of time and space. Once assembled, the Key will allow the White Guardian to restore balance to a universe descending into evil and chaos. To assist the Doctor the White Guardian has appointed Romana, fresh out of the Time Lord Academy and none too well traveled. Despite an initial bout of “negative empathy,” the Doctor and Romana trace the first segments signal to Ribos, a remote, backward planet that suffers from 32-year winters. There they are surprised to meet other interplanetary travelers, who include two conmen, Garron and Unstoffe, and the Graff Vynda-K, a warlord in the market for an inexpensive planet.


Special features

Commentary by actors Tom Baker (The Doctor) and Mary Tamm (Romana)
A Matter of Time: A new documentary exploring Graham Williams' three-year tenure as Doctor Who's producer and The Key to Time as a whole, with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson (Leela), Lalla Ward (Princess Astra/Romana), John Leeson (K-9), plus new series writer Gareth Roberts
The Ribos File: Making-of with Nigel Plaskitt (Unstoffe), Paul Seed (The Graff Vynda-K), and Prentis Hancock (Captain)
Season 16 trailer
Photo gallery
Production note option
DVD-ROM PC/MAC feature: Radio Times billings

Product details

  • Actors: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, John Leeson, Iain Cuthbertson
  • Directors: George Spenton-Foster
  • Writers: Robert Holmes
  • Producers: Graham Williams
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B001K2KMAA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,108 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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