Friday, March 02, 2007

That CSO Giant

The wonderful folks over at Doctor Who's "Restoration Team" have finally released information concerning the forthcoming Fourth Doctor and Sarah adventure "Robot" on DVD. The following information comes from the Team's official website, which you can view by clicking here.


It's been revealed that Elisabeth Sladen will indeed be joining Tom Baker for the DVD commentary - as will the episode's writer Terrance Dicks (who's latest 'Who book - "Made of Steel" - was released yesterday). As with previous Baker/Sladen commentaries, who's betting that it's once more going to be a killer commentary?

There's also a couple of special featurettes, on a release that describes itself as a "special edition" (and not a "vanilla" like last year's "The Sontaran Experiment"). The first of these is "Are Friends Electric?", a 39 minute documentary that looks at the introduction of Tom Baker's Doctor, and the making of "Robot". Contributions come from Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Philip Hinchcliffe, Berry Letts and director Christopher Barry, to name but a few.

On top of that, there's a look behind the scenes on how the onscreen titles were created in "The Tunnel Effect" - a 14 minute documentary. It features Bernard Lodge explaining all the tricks of the trade; so if you've ever been a fan of these particular onscreen titles, this release may just be for you!

I don't know why, but I get the feeling that not all of the special features for this story have been revealed to us. I dunno, for a "special edition" this feels pretty... 'bare'. If or when any further updates are amde, we'll keep you posted on; so don't go anywhere!

Look out for an interesting "DVD Guide" to all Sarah-Jane's already released DVDs next week.
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