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DOCTOR WHO: SHADA WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER. Chris Parsons is happily engrossed in studying post-graduate physics at Cambridge, when one day he finds an old book, sitting on a dusty shelf in an ageing professor's library. Written in a language nobody can read and made of a paper that can't be torn, this is no ordinary book. And when it enters his life, everything changes for young Chris Parsons. Soon finding himself aboard an invisible space-ship, chased by monsters made of molten rock; aboard an alien prison on a distant planet and attacked by a horde of mind-control zombies. Chris also meets a strange man with a very long scarf who claims he can travel through time and space... in a police box. It's going to be a busy day for Chris Parsons.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoShada||Chris Parsons is happily engrossed in studying post-graduate physics at Cambridge, when one day he finds an old book, sitting on a dusty shelf in an ageing professor''s library. Written in a language nobody can read and made of a paper that can''t be torn, this is no ordinary book. And when it enters his life, everything changes for young Chris Parsons. Soon finding himself aboard an invisible space-ship, chased by monsters made of molten rock; aboard an alien prison on a distant planet and attacked by a horde of mind-control zombies. Chris also meets a strange man with a very long scarf who claims he can travel through time and space... in a police box. It''s going to be a busy day for Chris Parsons.||2:18:10||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoShada Announcement Trailer||This is the Shada Announcement Trailer.||0:22||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|102||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTaken Out of Time||Cast and crew look back on the making of ''Shada''. With actors Tom Baker and Daniel Hill, director Pennant Roberts, production manager Ralph Wilton, production assistant Olivia Bazalgette and design assistant Les McCullum.||25:35||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|103||HDVideoNow and Then||A return visit to Cambridge to compare and contrast the city locations as they appear in ''Shada'' with how they look today. Narrated by Richard Bignell.||12:40||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|104||HDClosed CaptioningVideoStrike! Strike! Strike!||Although by far the most high profile victim, ''Shada'' was by no means the only Doctor Who story to be affected by industrial action. BBC political correspondent Shaun Ley presents this 2012 documentary, featuring actress Nicola Bryant, director Paul Seed, Liberal Democrat peer Lord Addington, BECTU union president Tony Lennon and script editor and union rep Gary Russell.||27:44||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|105||HDClosed CaptioningVideoStudio Sessions - 1979||A compilation of raw footage from the studio recording of Shada. Shot at BBC Television Centre in November 1979.||44:33||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|106||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDialogue Sessions||In June 2017, the original cast of Shada reassembled in the sound studio for two days dialogue recording for the animated sections of the story. This is a compilation of some of the material recorded over those days. Featuring Tom Baker.||14:18||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|107||HDVideoStudio Shoot - 2017||A compilation of behind-the-scenes footage from the final live action shoot for Shada, recorded in September 2017.||6:05||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|108||HDVideoModel Filming||A compilation of behind-the-scenes footage from the model effects filming conducted for Shada in August 2017.||4:38||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|109||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDeleted Scenes||Two short scenes, originally intended for animation, were cut during production, for reasons of pacing. They are presented here from the raw studio sessions.||1:25||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|110||HDVideoTitle Sequence Films||The Doctor Who title sequence used on Shada was created in 1974 by BBC graphic designer, Bernard Lodge. As part of the 2017 completion of production on Shada all of the original film negatives for this title sequence were retransferred and digitally remastered in high definition. The sequence is presented here in full, with never before released test footage.||4:28||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|111||HDVideoLive Action Reference Footage||In order to help give the Shada animators the best possible reference from which to work, a number of scenes were acted out as live action scenes in a green-screen studio. It was the first footage to be shot on Shada for nearly 38 years.||2:49||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|112||HDVideo1979 Gallery||A collection of photographs taken during the original 1979 location filming and studio recording of Shada.||4:53||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|113||HDVideo2017 Gallery||A comprehensive gallery of drawings, artwork, photographs and other images related to the 2017 completion of Shada.||2:53||Series Only||View in iTunes|
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£16 seems a bit steep
Title says it all, would like to watch this, I’ve been a fan for rap years and Tom Baker was my Doctor, but cost doesn’t seem like value for money.
Excellent & Impressive
I watched this on the day of release, just meaning to have a quick look at the all-new extras, but I thought I’d have a look at the first few minutes of the main programme. 138 minutes later I was still sitting there, watching the credits - I was riveted from start to finish. It’s like a brand new story and it genuinely feels like watching it for the first time. The live (bulk of the) action is stitched together seamlessly with the new animation - and it doesn’t feel too jarring at first, in fact I didn’t notice it after a short while. All of this is helped with brand new incidental music throughout by Classic Who composer Mark Ayres, this makes a huge difference to bridge it all together in a very natural way. Additional live action scenes were also shot in September 2017 to polish it even further - they went as far as rebuilding / reconstructing the full-size 1979 TARDIS interior set and new model shots for some scenes. It looks great in HD, particularly the location film and it sounds amazing with a totally new surround mix. The animation is far from perfect but it does do the job, it’s quite similar to the style of The Power Of The Daleks, it’s not meant to be 21st century animation, it’s more in keeping with how budget TV animation was in 1979 - simple. The voices (by the original actors) blend seamlessly with their performances from 38 years ago. There are a lot of brand new extras, too many to mention but, the highlights are 45 minutes of raw studio footage from 1979 and an all new HD transfer of the clean opening and closing title/credits sequences including test footage. If you’ve ever had any interest in Shada and thought it a pity that it was never completed or been confused by previous versions, then I recommend getting this. You can tell a lot of thought, time and effort has gone into this production. It’s easily worth every penny. You get over 4 hours of material for £16 - excellent value when you compare that to 150 minutes of badly written, dire audio only ‘adventures’ released by Big Finish the day before, featuring David Tennant and Billie Piper for a whopping £35. 😱
15 Quid’s a bit steep.
Dont get me wrong, its a realy good story, but the price is just way too steep.
- HD Version
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 09 October 2017
- © 2017 BBC
- CCin English for some episodes