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Doctor Who: Dalek War, Stories 67-68 (Frontier in Space / Planet of the Daleks)

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Doctor Who: Dalek War (DVD)

The Third Doctor and Jo Grant face the combined might of the Daleks and the Master in these two classic 1973 adventures! Frontier in Space ― (6 eps, 143 mins) In the year 2450 the Doctor is arrested as a spy as the fragile peace between Earth and Draconia is threatened. Since the mid-1970s, episode three of Planet of the Daleks has only been available as a 16mm black-and-white recording, but for this DVD release it has been returned to full color!

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Special Features

Commentary by actors Katy Manning, Prentis Hancock and Tim Preece, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks

Making-of featurettes: The Space War (18 mins) / The Rumble in the Jungle (16 mins)

Perfect Scenario: Lost Frontier (30 mins) / The End of Dreams (30 mins)

Roger Delago: The Master (32 mins)

Multi-colorization How color was restored to Planet of the Daleks Episode 3 (11 mins)

Stripped for Action – The Third Doctor (16 mins) / The Daleks (14 mins)

Blue Peter Two items on the theft of two Daleks from the BBC (12 mins)

Photo Galleries (16 mins)

Easter eggs (3 mins)

Production Note Option

PDF materials (DVD-Rom – PC/Mac): Production design drawings, Radio Times Listings

Digitally remastered picture and sound quality


Product Details

  • Actors: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Roger Delgado
  • Directors: Paul Bernard, David Maloney
  • Writers: Malcolm Hulke, Terry Nation
  • Producers: Barry Letts
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • 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: 4
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 283 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VXEC9O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,666 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Doctor Who: Dalek War, Stories 67-68 (Frontier in Space / Planet of the Daleks)" on IMDb

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It was rare for Doctor Who in its original TV series to do something truly epic in scale. The two stories contained in this DVD box set, Frontier In Space and Planet Of The Daleks, is an example of when that happened. While two separate stories technically, these two linked stories make up a twelve part epic linked by the involvement of the Doctor's dreaded enemies the Daleks. While these two stories are by themselves a bit of a mixed bag, they are well presented here in this box set.

First off is Frontier In Space. While it is certainly true that it suffers from some of the padding evident in most six parters but, on the flip side, we get one of the most complete portraits of the future presented in any Who story. The result is that the story ahs a real epic feeling to it (albeit an low budget one) that travels across a large part of space including future Earth, a lunar penal colony and other places along the way. There's also the Draconians as well whose society might not be quite as fleshed out as the Human's but who remain one of the best designed of original series monsters (which makes one wonder why they never made any type of return at all). There's some nice moments from Jon Pertwee as the Doctor and Katy Manning as companion Jo Grant plus Roger Delgado's final appearance as The Master as well. While a tad bit too long and with some occasionally iffy model work Frontier is still a fine Who adventure.

This epic is concluded in the six part Planet Of The Daleks. This story had been referred to elsewhere by Dalek voice actor/audio storywriter Nicholas Briggs as being akin to "the Dalek's greatest hits" and that is a fair assessment.
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This double adventure, which stretches to 12 episodes in all, includes the final appearance of Roger Delgado as the Master. Otherwise, though, the two linked stories are of only middling interest despite some winning features.

In "Frontier in Space," Jo and the Doctor are forced to land the TARDIS on a 26th-century cargo ship returning to Earth. The ship is raided and its cargo and the TARDIS are stolen by what appear to be Draconians, highly civilized reptilian humanoids of a rival empire. Jo and the Doctor are arrested by Earth authorities as spies for the Draconians, who deny any piracy and countercharge that the humans of Earth are raiding their ships. So who is setting the two empires at each other's throats? Well, it's hard not to give away the "secret" when the word "Dalek" features so prominently on the box, but the Master is also involved, played by Roger Delgado in his last appearance before he would be killed in a tragic auto accident in Turkey in June 1973.

"Frontier" includes primitive model work in the spacecraft scenes and relatively unimaginative sets in the studio shots. Much more interesting is the clever use of location shooting outside Royal Festival Hall, whose modernist concrete structure is used to depict a futuristic Earth prison, and at a BBC director's ultramodern private home in Highgate, which serves as the Draconian embassy. The costume design, particularly for the Draconians, is first rate, and the character acting by Michael Hawkins as General Williams and Vera Fusek as President of Earth is also top notch. The abrupt plot resolution in Episode Six, however, leaves too many loose ends (the fate of the Master, for instance) as the story transitions into "Planet of the Daleks.
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These two stories form a very loosely connected duo of twelve episodes total joined essentially by the presence of Daleks. In Frontier in Space, the Earth has a interplanetary federation which has run up against the empire of aliens known as Draconians. The "Dragons" as they are derisively called are pretty well realized for Doctor Who aliens, being humanoids with prosthetic appliances and makeup making them into interesting cone-headed people with scales. They have fought a war with humans, and as a result there is now peace and a mutually agreed upon "frontier" between the two space-faring races. A familiar villain wants to upset this balance of power for his own gain. Can the humans and Draconians overcome their prejudice and past problems to work together to defeat the threat?

"Planet of the Daleks" features the infamous Daleks using a jungle planet to raise a secret army of conquest. Their enemies from Skaro, the Thals, have followed them there to stop their evil plans. Interestingly, the Thals are a peace-loving people at this stage of their development, who have to put pacifism away to thwart the Daleks. The Daleks are almost ready to release their army of tens of thousands when the Doctor and Jo arrive and begin to aid the Thal party in their secret mission against impossible odds! The setting of the jungle planet for a Dalek story is particularly well realized for Doctor Who, and has some nice effects. The Daleks are a favorite enemy and there are a number of morals to this story that are explored as it unfolds.

The special effects for this story are pretty decent, but I didn't particularly like the CGI-heavy two part-fictionalized commentary that tried too hard to explore the meaning of the episodes in their time. Otherwise, there are the usual DVD extras and interviews from a Third Doctor episode. All in all this is a pretty good boxed duo, which I recommend to get a good perspective on the Third Doctor's off-earth adventures.
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