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Doctor Who The Moonbase DVD

Doctor Who The Moonbase DVD

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The TARDIS arrives in 2070 on the Moon, where a weather control station under the command of a man named Hobson is in the grip of a plague epidemic – in reality the result of an alien poison planted by the Cybermen.

Jamie is knocked unconscious and lapses into a delirium, leaving the Second Doctor, Ben, and Polly to fight off a massive Cyberman attack.


Doctor Who’s first Cyber-sequel comes to DVD in early 2014, with with two missing episodes reanimated. The Second Doctor must save the Earth as the Cybermen commence their attack on The Moonbase.

  • Fully remastered Episodes 2 and 4.
  • Newly animated Episodes 1 and 3, using original off-screen soundtrack recordings.
  • Commentary on Episodes 2 and 4: a traditional commentary with actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Edward Phillips and Special Sounds creator Brian Hodgson.
  • Commentary on Episodes 1 and 3: a series of interviews featuring writer Kit Pedler’s daughters Lucy Pedler and Carol Topolski, archive interviews with producer Innes Lloyd, AFM Lovett Bickford, and Cyberman actors Barry Noble, Derek Chaffer and Reg Whitehead. Moderated and linked by Toby Hadoke.
  • Lunar Landing – cast and crew look back on the making of the story. With actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Reg Whitehead, production assistant Desmond McCarthy.
  • Photo Gallery – production, design and publicity photos from the story.
  • Coming Soon – a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
  • Radio Times listings.
  • Programme subtitles.
  • Subtitle Production Notes.












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  • booboo

    March 8th, 2015 - 9:34am

    season sets, Doctor sets etc, who knows

    or maybe they know something we dont

  • Prof Horner

    February 25th, 2015 - 11:24am

    So The Underwater Menace has been removed from the schedule for 2015. A year has gone by since The web of fear . With no sign of any more lost stories turning up. So what is going on? Anybody got any new info?

    • booboo

      February 25th, 2015 - 11:29am

      I suspect that behind the scenes BBC Worldwide are looking at the next phase for the range, be it box sets, seasons or whatever.

      We also have the BBC archive being worked on and we dont know what plans they have for that.

    • Biggest mistake

      July 12th, 2015 - 11:47pm

      Under water menace. this is a bit strange that thave said they cancelled it after waiting a year for it to come out

  • prof horner

    October 7th, 2014 - 8:44pm

    Just watched Planet of the giants .I pick it up in Leeds market for three pounds. Is there any news on the missing episodes?

  • Doctor RevWho

    August 26th, 2014 - 2:50am

    When Underwater Menace (eventually) gets released, there will be two classic Who episodes within BBC budget to receive animated episodes; The Crusade and Mission to the Unknown.

    I’ve no idea if the BBC has any plans to release them, but I’d love to see them released.

    If they release the Crusade, we’ll have the complete second season of Doctor Who avaliable to us on their own DVDs.

    I think if any of the two will be released, it will be Mission as there is already a full animation available online by Ian Levine that they can use. Let’s hope so

    • gordon

      August 29th, 2014 - 1:03am

      It seems unlikely underwater menace will be animated and from the recent comments from those involved with the classic who dvd range its unlikely those involved with commissioning DVDs are interested in animating any classic who episodes. The main champion for animation was Dan hall and he no longer works on the range

  • sammyboi101

    June 19th, 2014 - 8:28am

    Any news on The Underwater Menace? If not then I am starting to doubt whether it is coming out on DVD!

    • Dalek1234

      June 19th, 2014 - 8:45am

      good things come to those who wait…

    • gordon

      June 23rd, 2014 - 8:21am

      The bbcww dvd enquiry line said its in production so Defo not canceled

  • Prof Horner

    May 2nd, 2014 - 10:42am

    So DM are claiming that Underwater Menace is been released later this year with the missing first and last episodes reconstructed using audio soundtracks. They may have got a way with it with episode 3 the web of fear, but how can they release this story like this? But they are also claiming that their are no more missing episode have been found. This is the same people who said the same thing last summer. This is the first post I have sent on my (nearly)new laptop after the old one went west a month ago.

    • gordon

      May 3rd, 2014 - 10:31am

      It was exactly the same thing that was said about ice warriors and tenth planet before animation was anounced for them. What is animation? Its a form of reconstructing the episodes. Makes no sense that they have budgeted animation for this release (planet 55 did have a producer listed for menace which tells me they have budgeted animation for this release). Steve roberts is still maintaining planet 55 being busy with higher paying and more imminent projects are the reason for the hold up

  • prof horner

    March 28th, 2014 - 3:44pm

    Just read the sad news of the passing of Derek Martinus. Two great directors lost recently ,lets hope that power and evil of the daleks are returned soon. rip Derek.

    • the astronaut of death

      March 28th, 2014 - 3:45pm

      Yes rip Derek. 🙁

    • sammyboi101

      March 28th, 2014 - 5:26pm

      RIP Derek Martinus


    • skaroman

      March 30th, 2014 - 10:58am

      Derek Martinus:

      I’ve had many faces before, but I will always remember when the director was me…

  • prof horner

    March 20th, 2014 - 11:13am

    Thank you booboo, I wonder when we will get hear Nigel robinsons unearthly child?

  • prof horner

    March 20th, 2014 - 10:35am

    We all know how well the missing stories dvds have sold ,but how well has the moonbase has sold? And does any one know what is happening with regards to audiobooks?

    • booboo

      March 20th, 2014 - 10:54am

      audio books have a new home (Random House Audio) but they have yet to announce any future plans

  • skaroman

    March 17th, 2014 - 5:40pm

    Anyone have any news on Underwater Menace?

    • sammyboi101

      March 19th, 2014 - 3:04pm

      No, sorry.

      Somebody else might.

    • gordon

      March 20th, 2014 - 8:24pm

      end of the year hopefully was what Steve Roberts said last month

    • skaroman

      March 23rd, 2014 - 10:59am

      Thanks for the (somewhat little) info

  • Anonymous

    February 15th, 2014 - 12:41pm

    Web of fear next on DVD

  • ellesse

    February 11th, 2014 - 12:25pm

    Thoroughly entertaining fun. I was not disappointed with this and really enjoyed the animated episodes – wish all lost episodes could be done to this standard.

    DVD extras would have been nice, a commentary at least. That aside, no faults with this at all, glorious quality footage as if filmed recently and fantastic animation.

    • MasterKasterborous

      April 15th, 2014 - 11:57am

      There was DVD extras and a commentary…


    February 11th, 2014 - 12:10pm

    This story scared the living daylights out of me when I was a wee lad, I doubt if it’ll have the same effect on the adult me but still looking forward to seeing it again.

    • sammyboi101

      February 11th, 2014 - 2:58pm

      It is really creepy and one of the best Cybermen stories!