BBCDVD 2809A Doctor Who - The space museum


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Catalogue numberBBCDVD 2809A
Sleeve picturePicture of BBCDVD 2809A Doctor Who - The space museum by artist Glyn Jones from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleDoctor Who - The space museum
ArtistGlyn Jones
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label code-
Item deleted?Yes
Released1965
LabelBBC3
BBC3 label
Distributed / printed by2 entertain
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Sci-fi.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesA0101511585-A911 16IFPI L556 Sony DADC
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What type of seller was used?Amazon online shop

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Tracks

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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1The space museum23.38
A2The dimensions of time22.00
A3The search23.33
A4The final phase22.15
A5Defending the museum9.28
A6My grandfather The Doctor10.04
A7A holiday for The Doctor14.01
A8Photo gallery4.26
A9Radio Times billings [PDF]
A10Coming soon - Myths and legends1.34
Total length of media 2:10:59.

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Starring


William Hartnell
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

Written by


Glyn Jones

Produced by


Verity Lambert

Directed by


Mervyn Pinfield

Synopsis


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?

Background


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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