Release detailsBelow listed is some general details I have for this release, including if it is in my collection.
|Catalogue number||BBCDVD 2957|
|Title||Doctor Who - The ark|
|Artist||Paul Erickson / Lesley Scott|
|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||A01010705428-B911 02 IFPI L556 Sony DADC|
|My rating||Not set|
|Guest rating||Current average value is 3. |
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|What type of seller was used?||Amazon online shop|
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 steel sky||24.00|
|A5||All's Wells that ends Wells||13.16|
|A6||One hit wonder||4.36|
|A9||Radio Times listings [PDF]|
|A10||Coming soon - Kinda||1.15|
|Total length of media 2:20:54.|
More informationBelow is further information captured for this release.
Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts
William Hartnell (First Doctor)
Peter Purves (Steven Taylor)
Jackie Lane (Dodo Chaplet)
Eric Elliott - Commander
Inigo Jackson - Zentos
Roy Spencer - Manyak
Michael Sheard - Rhos
Kate Newman - Mellium
Ian Frost - Baccu
Stephanie Heesom, Paul Greenhalgh - Guardians
Edmund Coulter, Frank George, Ralph Carrigan, John Caesar - Monoids
Roy Skelton, John Halstead - Monoid Voices
Terence Woodfield - Maharis
Brian Wright - Dassuk
Eileen Helsby - Venussa
Terence Bayler - Yendom
Richard Beale - Refusian Voice
In the final days of Earth, the TARDIS lands on a massive spaceship carrying the last members of the human race to a new home beyond the solar system. The humans are not out of danger, however, as a deadly plague emerges from the most unlikely of sources: the common cold carried by the Doctor's companion, Dodo.
Put on trial for their lives, the TARDIS crew must find a way to repair the damage they have unwittingly caused - and face up to the davastating consequences ...
Does humanity have a future? This question, familiar to modern audiences concerned by environmental issues, was also one asked by previous generations of viewers. In the 1960s, the very real threat of nuclear war made the long-term prospects for human civilisation uncertain. Even if humanity avoided wiping itself out, it was also apparent that it would not be able to rely on the Earth's resources or the Sun's power forever.
The Ark (1966) was the first attempt by Doctor Who to imagine how humankind would survive the death of its home planet. In this story, we find the humans of the far future are surprisingly flawed and fragile; in its second half, we are shown a scenario in which their former servants, the Monoids, have taken control. It is a powerful and disturbing twist, reminiscent of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine (1965) and Pierre Boulle's Planet of the Apes (1963), Doctor Who would return to this theme.
Doctor Who would return to this theme many times - most notably in The Ark in Space (1975), The End of the World (2005), and Utopia (2007). The question raised by The Ark are still relevant today; their answers remain as elusive as the cure for the common cold.
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