|Catalogue number||BBCDVD 2809A|
|Title||Doctor Who - The space museum|
|Cover condition||Near mint|
|Record condition||Near mint|
|BBC records label code||-|
|Distributed / printed by||2 entertain|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Media genre||Dramas - Sci-fi|
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|Run-off codes / Shop bar codes||A0101511585-A911 16IFPI L556 Sony DADC|
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|Side & track||Track and Artist||Length|
|A1||The space museum||23.38|
|A2||The dimensions of time||22.00|
|A4||The final phase||22.15|
|A5||Defending the museum||9.28|
|A6||My grandfather The Doctor||10.04|
|A7||A holiday for The Doctor||14.01|
|A9||Radio Times billings [PDF]|
|A10||Coming soon - Myths and legends||1.34|
|Total length of media 2:10:59.|
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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Maureen O'Brien (Vicki)
Richard Shaw - Lobos
Ivor Salter - Morok Commander
Salvin Stewart - Morok Messenger
Peter Diamond - Morok Technician
Lawrence Dean, Ken Norris, Salvin Stewart, Peter Diamond, Billy Cornelius - Moroks
Peter Sanders - Sita
Peter Craze - Dako
Jeremy Bulloch - Tor
Bill Starkey - Third Xeron
Michael Gordon, Edward Granville, Bill Starkey, David Wolliscroft - Xerons
Peter Hawkins - Dalek voice
Murphy Grumbar - Dalek Operator
The TARDIS lands on the planet Xeros, where a vast museum houses a collection of relics from the galactic conquests of the mighty Morok Empire. Whilst they are exploring, the Doctor and his companions make a disturbing discovery: their future selves are preserved in the museum as exhibits in a display case!
Now the time travellers face a terrible dilemma: how can they escape their fate, when every decision they could make could be taking them a step closer to their doom?
Glyn Jones was unfamiliar with Doctor Who when he was approached by David Whitaker to develop a storyline for the series in 1964. The resulting scripts were inherited by incoming editor Dennis Spooner, who was keen to contrast tone and narrative style from story to story. Spooner felt The Space Museum, sandwiched as it was between the series historical adventure The Crusade and Dalek romp The Chase, should be pitched as intellectual science fiction. Consequently, much of the humour was removed from Jones' initial draft, although the story still boasts some unexpected comedic highlights, such as the Doctor emerging from inside a Dalek.
In its opening episode, The Space Museum often feels more like The Twilight Zone than Doctor Who. The idea of the TARDIS 'jumping a time track' to grant the Doctor and his companions a glimpse into their own future is both intriguing and nightmarish, and challenges the idea of history being immutable, as established in earlier stories such as The Aztecs. Although at times it is somewhat hampered by its more traditional plot elements, the story raises thought-provoking questions about predestination and the dilemmas of travelling in the fourth dimension.
Under Dennis Spooner's guidance, Doctor Who was beginning to explore the possibilities of time travel outside the strict boundaries of straightforward 'historical tourism'. As a result, it is not evil alien oppressors in The Space Museum who prove to be the real enemy, but Time itself ...
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