Another classic Doctor Who story is released on DVD that not only
boasts a plethora of special features but also improved video and
audio quality. Doctor Who Inferno stars Jon Pertwee as the Doctor
who reigned during the years of 1970 to 1974 with the current story
featuring more intrigue and space adventure than you can poke a
The story revolves around a secret project on Earth that is
attempting to harness the power of the planet by drilling into the
core. However when the Doctor hears about this new project, he is
extremely concerned that this may be quite destructive towards the
planet. As he investigates, both he and his companion Liz Shaw
(Caroline John) are thrown into a parallel universe that creates a
real dichotomy for our good Doctor, not to mention some truly
powerful story concepts. It's great to see "darker" versions of Liz
and the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney)
must admit that I love parallel stories and this alternate universe
is quite the polar opposite of where the Doctor had just came from.
Best of all, writer Don Houghton creates some great characterisation
for not just Doctor but the supporting characters with some great
action sequences. At times, the story does bog down with the
metaphysical aspect of parallel universes but when the action heats
up, so does the story. This collection features all 7 episodes of
Inferno and is easily one of the best Doctor Who Pertwee stories.
There's a ton of extras included in this release from insightful
featurettes, commentary, interviews with key members of the Doctor
Who Cast and some great behind the scenes to help get your Doctor
Who fix. A special mention should be made about the video and audio
quality that even though it is dated, has been considerably
addressed from the original analog release.
Definitely a must have for fans of Doctor Who!
Can You Hear The Scream?
Hadoke versus HAVOC
Doctor Forever! - Lost in
the Dark Dimension
The UNIT Family - Part One
Visual Effects Promo Film
Pertwee Years Intro
Doctor Who 1971 Annual
Radio Times Listing