Release detailsBelow listed is some general details I have for this release, including if it is in my collection.
|Catalogue number||BBCDVD 2616|
|Title||Doctor Who - The Keys of Marinus|
|Cover condition||Near mint|
|Record condition||Near mint|
|BBC records label code||-|
|Distributed / printed by||2 entertain|
|Media genre||Dramas - Sci-fi View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Sci-fi.|
|Run-off codes / Shop bar codes||A0101330018-A911 27 IFPI L337|
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Release picturesBelow is all the cover (front, back, middle and inserts if applicable) and label pictures I have for this release.
TracksBelow is a list of tracks for this release.
|Side & track||Track and Artist||Length|
|A1||The sea of death||23.16|
|A2||The velvet web||25.17|
|A3||The screaming jungle||23.49|
|A4||The snows of terror||24.57|
|A5||Sentence of death||25.02|
|A6||The Keys of Marinus||25.10|
|A7||The sets of Marinus||9.24|
|A8||'Doctor Who and the Daleks' scans the entire set of Cadet Sweets cards, which feature a mini Doctor Who story (PDF)|
|A9||Radio Times billings articles and listings from this story's original 1964 transmission (PDF)|
|A11||Coming soon trailer||1.20|
|Total length of media 2:45:40.|
More informationBelow is further information captured for this release.
Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts
| Extra Notes Shown On Cover (If Any.)|
Carole Ann Ford
Francis De Wolff
Raf De La Torre
On a remote island of glass surrounded by a sea of acid, there is a machine that can remove evil from the minds of an entire population - the Conscience of Marinus. Fearful of its immense power falling into the wrong hands, its sole guardian has scattered the machine's operating keys across the planet.
The TARDIS crew arrive to find the island under attack by the evil Voord. Marinus' last line of defense - and its only hope - is the Conscience machine. The Doctor and his companions must undertake a deadly quest to recover the Keys of Marinus.
The Keys of Marinus marked the point at which Doctor Who production team turning their attention from launching the series to keeping it running week-in week-out.
Stpry editor David Whitaker had spent the latter half of 1963 putting together a selection of adventures sufficient for the series' initial set of fifty-two episodes. However, a last-minute reshuffle of stories meant that Terry Nartion's first Dalek tale was produced earlier in the run than originally planned. The Daleks introduced elements of action and adventure, as well as evil alien monsters - a combination which proved popular with the programme's viewers. Suddenly, more of the same was required - and quickly! Who better to provide it than the creator of the Daleks?
Nation was skilled in producing scripts rapidly, and fired off The Keys of Marinus in just four weeks. The story, consisting of several mini-adventures in vastly different settings, tested the technical skills of the production team to the full.
Nation's scripts also had to take into account of William Hartnell's two-week holiday during the recording of the serial. The keys of Marinus thus gives prominence to the Doctor's companions, and demonstrates that, in its early days, Doctor Who was very much an ensemble piece.
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