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Coming to DVD The Underwater Menace

Coming to DVD The Underwater Menace

From the Restoration Team – Ace colourist Jonathan Wood grading extras for Moonbase and Underwater Menace. Our final DW DVDs!…

Forthcoming Classic Doctor Who DVD’s

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Forthcoming Classic Doctor Who DVD’s including The Tenth Planet, Terror of the Zygons, Scream of the Shalka, The Ice Warriors and more…

dvd-bbc-shop-2Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet

The TARDIS arrives in December 1986 at a South Pole Space Tracking station where the personnel, under the command of General Cutler, are engaged in trying to talk down a manned space capsule that has got into difficulty.

The base is invaded by a force of alien Cybermen. The Cybermen’s world, Mondas, is draining energy from Earth – once its ‘twin planet’ – and the situation will soon become critical

dvd-bbc-shop-1Doctor Who Terror of the Zygons

Another adventure for everyone’s favourite time-traveller.

Answering the Brigadier’s space/time telegraph, the Doctor (Tom Baker), Sarah and Harry arrive in the village of Tulloch, near Loch Ness. A series of attacks have taken place on local oil rigs, and many are blaming the legendary monster.

The Doctor discovers the creature to be the Skarasen – cyborg pet of invading aliens the Zygons. Their own planet having been destroyed and their spaceship crippled, these deadly shape-shifters are now intent upon taking control of the planet Earth.

dvd-bbc-shop-3Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka

The first official, fully animated Doctor Who story! Starring Richard E. Grant.

The TARDIS lands in a small English village in 2003, where the population are living in fear from a malevolent alien force.

With the help of UNIT and his new friend Alison, the Doctor discovers that a race called Shalka are residing underground, preparing to strip away the Earth’s ozone layer and embark on a full-scale invasion of the planet.

dvd-bbc-shop-4Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors

Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors – The classic Second Doctor adventure – complete at last with two animated episodes!

In the distant future, Earth faces a new Ice Age. While a dedicated team of scientists battle to hold the approaching glaciers at bay, a startling discovery is made deep within the ice… an alien warrior, frozen for millennia.

When the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive they soon discover Earth is under threat from the Ice Warriors – fearsome Martians intent on conquering our planet for themselves…

Doctor Who – The Monster Collection

Take a trip through time and space to meet creatures and enemies that always came back for more…


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  • Cyberleader1010

    September 6th, 2013 - 11:42pm

    It’s a shame the classic DVD line is ending but I suppose it had to finish sometime. All that’s left to say now is really…
    “It’s the end… but the moment has been prepared for…”

    RIP – Classic Doctor Who DVDs

    • Pug Dalek

      September 7th, 2013 - 12:28am

      Rip dr who classic DVDs 😥 🙁 😥 🙁 😥 🙁 doomsday cd plays and the end of the word

    • callumealesgmailcom

      September 7th, 2013 - 11:15am

      This may not be the End the Crusade is only missing two episodes so the hope is that one day they may animate that too.

  • hobbit dalek

    September 6th, 2013 - 7:15pm

    the bbc are getting lot of emails for the crusade let hope they animate it

  • JaffaCakes

    September 6th, 2013 - 5:01pm

    Oh no.. I knew it would have to happen, but the end of the classic Doctor Who DVDs. Sad days for all, sadder still for those in possession of all the existing ones (a number in which I count myself, thankfully, not one of). But this isn’t goodbye!

  • kiwi1963

    September 6th, 2013 - 10:32am

    I think they mean the last one for the foreseeable future unless they animate the crusade or more

  • PanDoricus

    September 6th, 2013 - 10:17am

    ‘Our final DW DVDs!…’

    I guess this then puts to rest all those rumors regarding missing episodes being found…

    • Anonymous

      September 6th, 2013 - 8:39pm

      Unfortunately not, the DVD team were the last to find out last time there was a discovery.

      We may still live in hope.

    • MasterKasterborous

      September 7th, 2013 - 9:03am

      Not exactly true; this tweet was posted by the Restoration Team and one of it’s members, Steve Roberts, was one of the first to know. In fact Ralph Montagu informed Steve before anyone on Wednesday 20 July 2011 that he had recovered Air Lock.

      However, others involved in the DVD production (for example) Dan Hall were not told until much later, in fact I believe I read somewhere not until after MBW.

  • Ian Gettings

    September 6th, 2013 - 8:16am

    You can also email BBC Worldwide – not sure of the address at moment to thank them for all the work they’ve done and politely ask them to consider animating other stories like Crusade.

  • Radburn

    September 6th, 2013 - 4:21am

    Good news!

  • Cyberleader1010

    September 5th, 2013 - 11:37pm

    I will probably pick up the Underwater Menace as I’d like to see the newly recovered episode 2 and also as it’s one of the final DVD releases.

  • Son of Skaro

    September 5th, 2013 - 10:50pm

    Where do we go from here? Is this really the end?

  • Pug Dalek

    September 5th, 2013 - 10:22pm

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo no old DVDs but 90 eps may be ture

  • skaroman

    September 5th, 2013 - 10:08pm

    I mean don’t challenge chance.

    • skaroman

      September 5th, 2013 - 10:08pm

      Sorry. Look at comment below.

  • skaroman

    September 5th, 2013 - 9:48pm


    Let’s just hope that the crusade and mission to the unknown receive the same treatment.

    Here’s an idea, since they are episodically consecutive, should they be released in a box set?

    And if so, what should it be called?

    • MasterKasterborous

      September 5th, 2013 - 9:56pm

      But sadly that’s not how the budgeting works; they’ll be separate. Other than they’re next to each other they don’t have a link so it would end up being like The Rescue/The Romans or The Space Museum/The Chase.

    • skaroman

      September 5th, 2013 - 9:58pm

      I mean the underwater menace and the moonbase in a box set together.

    • Fezmeister

      September 5th, 2013 - 10:01pm

      MasterKasterborous didn’t contradict that. He also explained why that won’t happen.

    • skaroman

      September 5th, 2013 - 10:07pm

      But they’re both Troughton episodes with half their episodes missing and animated and are consecutive.

      Remember that the only link between the space museum / the chase was only because of the at end of the space museum and the leading onto the chase.

      Don’t chance my dear fellow. Hm hm hm hm…

      (LOL Hartnell joke)

    • Anonymous

      September 6th, 2013 - 8:14am

      They could call it “the final end”

    • MasterKasterborous

      September 6th, 2013 - 6:24pm

      I know that the two I mentioned only have the ‘consecutive’ link but they were commissioned as Box Set releases. The Underwater Menace and The Moonbase have been commissioned as separate releases (only two animated episodes per release is currently possible) and cannot just be joined however nice an idea that would be.

  • Anonymous

    September 5th, 2013 - 9:39pm

    PLEASE do more I wanna see more animation work for the Moore interesting and unusual episodes for example the celestial toymaker , fury from the deep and web of fear what episodes would YOU want to see animated if you could choose 3?

    • RenegadeD

      September 6th, 2013 - 10:01am

      Power of the Daleks, The Web of Fear and Fury from the Deep 😀

    • CallumEales

      September 8th, 2013 - 11:10pm

      That’s easy.
      Wheel in space.

      and if I could choose one more.
      Power of the daleks

  • celestial toymaker

    September 5th, 2013 - 9:09pm

    Really shocked they r not doing anymore special editions and its so sad that the range coming to an end after all these years

  • Imaginethatnodoor

    September 5th, 2013 - 8:40pm

    So…. They’re animating the underwater menace??

    • Some bloke

      September 5th, 2013 - 10:52pm

      most likely, otherwise they wouldn’t be releasing it

  • dalekwho

    September 5th, 2013 - 8:15pm

    I think I know what happen to the missing episodes someone went back in time to save them not know that made them missing episodes.

  • Anonymous

    September 5th, 2013 - 7:34pm

    I hope they are just kidding about the final releases I mean there are still so many to release ( missing episodes ) and I can’t beleve they’re not gonna do anymore special edittions there are some that need re releasing such as earthshock,the mind robber,ghostlight and curse of fenric and I really want a release of the crusaders but i hope if these are the last I want them released in a box set p.s. I LOVE THE MOONBASE!!!!

    • Anonymous

      September 5th, 2013 - 7:38pm

      There are some corners of the universe which have bread the most terrible things…….

    • Some bloke

      September 5th, 2013 - 7:41pm

      what other missing episodes haven’t been released?

    • MasterKasterborous

      September 5th, 2013 - 7:44pm

      This is the final release they are currently down for; things might change bit we’ll have to wait and see.

    • HornsOfAzal

      September 6th, 2013 - 9:16pm

      If the docudrama is any good they should get david and co. to remake Marco Polo…..

    • MasterKasterborous

      September 6th, 2013 - 9:56pm

      However much I think that would be great as a special feature for me it has to have the original soundtrack and animation or reconstruction otherwise it’s too far removed from the original.

  • Callum Metcalfe

    September 5th, 2013 - 7:13pm

    I’m so excited about this release 🙂

  • WFK DVD Collector 13

    September 5th, 2013 - 6:19pm

    What about the crusade?

    It’s only missing episodes 2&4!!!

    Do they mean the final Troughton DVDs???

    They can’t just forget the crusade, it’s a very important DVD, as then we will have a complete classic season 2. And it’s only missing two episodes!!!

    • Some bloke

      September 5th, 2013 - 6:53pm

      I think they mean final as in final. I wish and hope they do, but by the sounds of it they don’t have the crusade planned 🙁

    • starshipalaska

      September 5th, 2013 - 7:13pm

      The Crusade episodes 1 and 3 are available as part of the Lost in Time DVD, with episodes 2 and 4 on the DVD as audio soundtracks.

    • Some bloke

      September 5th, 2013 - 7:42pm

      so… they did the same with the moonbase and yet they’re animating that, so why not crusades?

    • Jamiouse

      September 5th, 2013 - 8:36pm

      The Moonbase will make money because of the Cybermen, The Crusade on the other hand is an historical which aren’t as popular and I think don’t sell as well. It’s finances really.

    • skaroman

      September 5th, 2013 - 9:44pm

      But the reign of terror was historical and I thought it was one of the best historical adventures ever!

    • Jamiouse

      September 5th, 2013 - 9:56pm

      Reign was a ‘tester’ to see how the newly animated releases were recieved and I think possibily a tester to see how an animated historical sells.

    • WFK DVD Collector 13

      September 6th, 2013 - 9:18am

      Oh well life goes on… At lest we’re getting the underwater menace!

  • The TARDIS

    September 5th, 2013 - 6:10pm

    It would be nice if they were to slowly go through and fill in the gaps of missing ones, so slowly get through those with more missing episodes animated. It would be good to see, for example, one or two a year, so we may get to see the likes of The Daleks’ Masterplan on DVD, or The Power of the Daleks.

  • Joel Mole

    September 5th, 2013 - 5:35pm


  • drwhofan4ever

    September 5th, 2013 - 5:27pm

    not all the episodes are released yet are they?

    • Some bloke

      September 5th, 2013 - 5:32pm

      yes they would have been once these 2 have been released, unless they plan to animate ‘The Crusade’, then everything will have been released

  • Andrew

    September 5th, 2013 - 5:21pm

    What does it mean final?? are the stopping the dvds? BTW isnt all but episode 3 of the underwater menace missing? And theres only two episodes of the moonbade right? id love to see that one animated!

    • Some bloke

      September 5th, 2013 - 5:29pm

      no… at the end of 2011 they announced that they had found episode 2 of underwater menace and galaxy 4 episode 3, which means that underwater menace episodes 2 and 3 exist now. HOW COULD YOU HAVE NOT KNOWN THIS!

    • MasterKasterborous

      September 5th, 2013 - 7:08pm

      When this is released on DVD they’ll all be on DVD; so it’s not a huge surprise the range is coming to an end.

    • Andrew

      September 6th, 2013 - 11:21am

      wow, I didn’t know they found more, I hope that bloke who went on a journey found more episodes! And some of galaxy 4 has been found?!? I remember watching a documentry about it, didn’t think it would be found.

    • MasterKasterborous

      September 6th, 2013 - 6:26pm

      Only episode three of Galaxy 4 has been found. Despite rumours (there have always been rumours for the past 30 years mind) I think it’s pretty safe to say these are the only ones to have been recovered recently.

    • MasterKasterborous

      September 7th, 2013 - 9:05am

      And of course The Underwater Menace Episode 2, I meant that find as a whole but I don’t think that really cam across.

  • Cpl Hicks

    September 5th, 2013 - 5:12pm

    Excellent, I only have 49 of the Classic (available and coming soon) titles to collect!

  • drwhofan4ever

    September 5th, 2013 - 5:03pm

    yes what i wanted however it says these are the final DVDs does that mean no more DVDs are to be released

  • bsmith

    September 5th, 2013 - 5:00pm

    OMG can not wit for this to arrive so excited lol

  • LG

    September 5th, 2013 - 4:37pm

    YES,YES,YES! The Moonbase is great and the Underwater Menace is a very unique story.

  • Rassilon1

    September 5th, 2013 - 4:34pm

    Finally!Now just the nominees needs to come out.

    • Rassilon1

      September 5th, 2013 - 4:56pm

      Sorry, didn’t read it.


    September 5th, 2013 - 4:19pm

    Yes. That’s all I’m saying. Yes.

  • MasterKasterborous

    September 5th, 2013 - 4:19pm

    I just hope it’s being completed with animation; has got to be the reason it’s taken so long.


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