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Thursday, 23 January 2014

"Web of Fear" DVD Details

Due for release 24 February, as we knew, for £13.99. The BBC Shop is doing pre-orders now, selling it with an "exclusive slipcase cover" to match the "Enemy of the World" release. Here's the write-up.

"The second serial in the infamous "missing episodes", recovered from far flung TV out-posts and lovingly remastered and pressed to disc for you to collect and keep, Web of Fear sees the second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) meet Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, who goes on to be known as the Brigadier, for the first time."

"Featuring robot Yeti, London Underground, The Great Intelligence and of course companions Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling), this recovered story arc was deemed so scary that it was preceded by the following message, delivered by the Doctor sitting in one of the London Underground sets and saying:

‘Thank goodness… Oh, it's you... I thought for one moment it was... I'll just sit down for a minute.
I'm glad I met you as a matter of fact; there's something I want to tell you.
'When we start out on our next adventure – Jamie, Victoria and I – we meet some old friends.
Yes, and we also meet some old enemies. Very old enemies.
The Yeti as a matter of fact. Only this time they're just a little bit more frightening than last time.
So I'll warn you that if your Mummy or Daddy are scared, you just get them to hold your hand.
[sound of gunfire]
'Here we go again. I've got to go. See you soon – I hope!'

Like so.

"Doctor Who News" has a few more snippets - it comes with a reconstruction for the missing episode, presumably the Loose Cannon one since that seems to have gone walkies from Youtube. That means it'll be quite good quality. And you might as well buy it through their Amazon account if you're from Australia or New Zealand, as the BBC Shop is having odd rights restriction problems selling it there.

Else you can just wait until it's in the shops.

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