contains the first three stories about the First Doctor, William
Hartnell. These stories are "An Unearthly Child," "The Daleks," and
"The Edge of Destruction." Cleaned and remastered by the remarkable
Restoration Team, these episodes are the very heart and soul of an
institution. You can now revel in the details to see what is the
same and what has changed over these years. It's not just the
stories you get, though, but also a healthy bounty of bonus
Disc One, "An Unearthly Child":
Here we meet a crotchety and almost unlikable Doctor, who appears to
be nothing more than a wizened old man, but he has a big secret.
Also here is Susan, the Doctor's granddaughter, who travels with the
Doctor in a TARDIS—a fantastic machine that can journey through
space and time. Unwillingly brought along for the ride are
schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright. Their first
adventure will take them far into the past when cavemen struggled
Disc Two, "The Daleks":
History will show that Doctor Who cemented its iconic status in
this, its second story line. With the appearance of the diabolical
pepperpots known as the Daleks, fans tuned in by the millions,
hungry to watch the Doctor fight these menacing aliens. A children's
show that might not last more than thirteen episodes would instantly
transform into a bona fide hit.
Disc Three, "The Edge of Destruction":
In my opinion the weakest of the three stories yet heralded as a
great character piece that would lay groundwork for years to come,
"The Edge of Destruction" has the four travelers trapped inside the
TARDIS. Very odd things are afoot, the least of which is everyone's
altered behavior, and it appears that their journey through time and
space is about to come to an early and abrupt end.
You either love the Doctor or couldn't care less about his travels.
For the Whovian, this set is an honest must-own, containing his
earliest adventures and a wonderful abundance of bonus features. I
cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this set. There is nothing,
nothing, that should keep you from putting this one in your personal
The very first
3 Doctor Who stories ever transmitted in a 3-Disc set.
"An Unearthly Child"
Two schoolteachers, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright,
become concerned by the unusual behavior of their fifteen-year-old
student, Susan Foreman. When they follow her home, they meet her
mysterious grandfather, the Doctor, and find themselves unwilling
passengers on his time ship, the TARDIS...
The TARDIS lands in a petrified forest on an alien planet.
Determined to explore, the Doctor leads his companions into the
metal city, where they discover the danger of what will become his
deadliest enemies, the mutant Daleks.
"The Edge of Destruction"
In this completely TARDIS-based story, the crew find
themselves and their ship acting very strangely indeed. Blame runs
high for the Ship's unusual behavior, until the Doctor realizes the
TARDIS itself may be trying to warn them...
Creation of the Daleks
Doctor Who: Origins
Over The Edge
Marco Polo - a 30-minute version of the ‘lost’ fourth Doctor Who
by by Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentleman) and David Walliams
Inside look at
music video of the original theme music
Times billings documents