BBCDVD 3377 Doctor Who - The Sensorites


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Catalogue numberBBCDVD 3377
Sleeve picturePicture of BBCDVD 3377 Doctor Who - The Sensorites by artist Peter R. Newman from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleDoctor Who - The Sensorites
ArtistPeter R. Newman
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label code-
Item deleted?No
Released1964
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 codesA0101891033-A911 02 Sony DADC
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Tracks

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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Strangers in space - Part 124.26
A2The unwilling warriors - Part 224.44
A3Hidden danger - Part 324.53
A4A race against death - Part 424.49
A5Kidnap - Part 525.47
A6A desperate venture - Part 624.29
A7Looking for Peter Toby Hadoke21.19
A8Vision on7.04
A9Secrets of the sense-sphere2.04
A10Photo gallery4.36
A11Teaser trailer
A12Radio Times listings [PDF]
A13Original design drawings [PDF]
A14Coming soon trailer - The Robots of death/The tomb of the Cybermen/The three doctors1.49
Total length of media 3:06:00.

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Starring


William Hartnell
William Russell
Jacqueline Hill
Carole Ann Ford
Stephen Dartnell
Ilona Rodgers
Lorne Cossette
John Bailey
Martyn Huntley
Giles Phibbs
Ken Tyllsen
Joe Greig
Peter Glaze
Arthur Newall
Eric Francis
Bartlett Mullins
Anthony Rogers
Gerry Martin

Written by


Peter R. Newman

Produced by


Verity Lambert

Directed by


Melvyn Pinfield and Frank Cox

Synopsis


The Doctor and his companions land on a spaceship orbiting a distant and mysterious world, where a human crew lie frozen somewhere between life and death. The planet is the Sense-Sphere, home of the Sensorites, beings of immense intelligence and power. Unable to leave, the Doctor and his companions must deduce the Sensorites' intensions: are they friendly, hostile, or frightened? And what is the deadly secret at the heart of the Sense-Sphere?

Background


There's a lovely moment in Planet of the Ood [2008] when the Doctor mentions that the Ood-Sphere is a near neighbour of the Sensorites' home world, the Sense-Sphere. You don't need to understand this reference to The Sensorites [1964] to enjoy the story - but on the other hand, it's more than a throwaway remark.
The Ood and the Sensorites share common characteristics: essentially intellectual and gentle beings, they reveal the true nature of the human beings who come into contact with them - for better and for ill. Far from being the 'bug-eyed monsters' that Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman wanted to avoid, The Sensorites moved the programme beyond a simple narrative of good humans [or humanoids] versus evil aliens. The fact that we are also given a tantalising hint of what the Doctor's home planet is like in The Sensorites reinforces the point: our hero is fond of humans, but he is not one of them. He stands for principles that are humane, but that transcend humanity itself.
Thoughtful, genteel, and afraid of the dark, The Sensorites were never going to be as popular as other Doctor Who aliens such as the Daleks, Cybermen, or Sontarans. Yet the issues explored in this story were arguably pivotal in the moral and ethical development of the Doctor's character, and of Doctor Who itself.

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