|Catalogue number||BBCDVD 1354|
|Title||Doctor Who - The claws of Axos|
|Artist(s)||Bob Baker / Dave Martin|
|Cover condition||Near mint|
|Record condition||Near mint|
|BBC records label code||-|
|Distributed / printed by||BBC Worldwide Ltd|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Media genre||Dramas - Sci-fi|
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|Run-off codes / Shop bar codes||A0101597017-A911 18 IFPI L556 Sony DADC|
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|Side & track||Track and Artist||Length|
|A5||Deleted and Extended Scenes||26.58|
|A6||Now and Then - The Locations of The Claws of Axos||6.35|
|A7||Reverse Standards Conversion - The Axon Legacy||10.09|
|A8||Directing Who - Michael Ferguson on The Claws of Axos||14.43|
|Total length of media 2:46:39.|
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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts
David G. March
Debbie Lee London
A mysterious object approaches Earth, alerting the Doctor and UNIT that they face another possible threat from outer space. Are the gold-skinned aliens who claim to bring great gifts to humanity as peaceful and benevolent as they first appear? And why is the Doctor arch-enemy the Master on board their spaceship ... ?
Doctor Who during Jon Pertwee's tenure in the lead role is remembered mainly for the succession of alien nasties who tried to invade Earth week-in and week-out (and for 'Earth', read 'home counties England'). Other ingredients in the mix usually involved arch baddy the Master; the token good guys, UNIT; some manner of pompous, self important official; and Dad's favourite Jo Grant in a mini skirt. The Claws of Axos is about as typical adventure as Doctor Who produced in the early 1970s.
Perhaps because of the glut of by-the-numbers ingredients, it is sometimes easy to dismiss The Claws of Axos as a run-of-the-mill story. In reality, there is much to recommend it above its bedfellows. Although colour had come to Doctor Who the previous year, this story is made in COLOUR! Every costume, every set draws attention to the screen, in a psychedelic explosion of creativity. Jon Pertwee and Roger Delgado have, by now, eased into their roles of hero and arch-nemesis when on screen together, while Katy Manning is the epitome of the cute, screamy Doctor Who girl. And who can resist the lumbering red spaghetti monsters?
The story marks the first involvement of writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin with Doctor Who, and the next few years would see them become a mainstay of the writing team for the programme. The Claws of Axos underwent many revisions before it went into production, starting life as a 7-part story, with a lurid title The Vampire from Space, before all parties were happy with the story, and the cameras began rolling. Despite the awful, inconsistent weather the production team had to contend with on location, the end results offers a nice spin on the aliens-invade-Earth scenario that the series so often produced in this era.
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