Originally screened in 1977, Doctor Who
– Invasion of Time stars the delightful Tom Baker as our good hero
in this 6-part classic has the Doctor joining forces with darkness.
It begins with the Doctor making a deal
with a strange race of aliens known as the Vardans in order to gain
dominance on Gallifrey, the planet of Time Lords. Tom Baker once
again makes the show quite entertaining and has always been my
favourite actor to play the doctor.
The series contains some classic Doctor Who moments such as the
Doctor ordering K9 to keep Leela (Louise Jameson), his companion
away so that his plans are not discovered. Even today, an angry Tom
Baker is a sight to be remembered and feared.
Without spoiling this classic story, the Doctor attempts to usurp
power on Gallifrey as Leela leads the resistance to prevent the
planet to be overrun by the Vardans and the Sontarans.
Doctor Who – Invasion of Time features
your traditional Doctor Who BBC special effects that at times is
quite laughable but one cannot help but feel at one with the superb
acting and great locales in this current storyline that easily
immerses you into this wondrous universe.
The special features of this DVD are
great and features commentary by Louise Jameson, Matt Irvine (Script
Editor) and John Leeson (K9) who brilliant steps back into this
unique character. With a variety of other special features, the
distributors have once again gone above and beyond but at the end of
the day, this is definitely a disc for Doctor Who fans only.
Commentary by Louise Jameson (Leela),
John Leeson (K-9), Anthony Read (Writer)
and Mat Irvine (Visual Effects Designer)
- Out of
Time: The cast and crew look back at the
making of this story, featuring Chris
Tranchell (Andred), Milton Johns
(Castellan Kelner) and Colin Mapson
(Visual Effects Designer)
Rise and Fall of Gallifrey: A look at
how the portrayal of the Time Lords and
their home planet has changed over the
Elusive David Agnew Script editors
Terrance Dicks and Anthony Read try to
find out who really wrote The Invasion
Scenes From the film sequences for Parts
Five and Six
Optional CGI Effects
Continuity BBC1 continuity announcements
Times Billings Listings from Radio Times
Production Information Subtitles