|Doctor Who - Shada
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|A0102060644-A911 13 IFPI L556 Sony DADC
A0102060726-A911 12 IFPI L556 Sony DADC
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|Track and Artist
|Shada - BBCi / Big Finish version
|Coming soon - The reign of terror
|Taken out of time - The making of Shada
|Now and then - Cambridge
|Strike! Strike! Strike! - Effects of strikes on Doctor Who
|Being a girl - An examination of the representation of women in Doctor Who
|Total length of media 1:50:36.
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Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor)
Lalla Ward (Romana)
David Brierley (Voice of K9 Mk. II)
Christopher Neame - Skagra
Denis Carey - Professor Chronotis
Daniel Hill - Chris Parsons
Victoria Burgoyne - Clare Keightley
Gerald Campion - Wilkin
Derek Pollitt - Dr Caldera
John Hallet - Police Constable
David Strong - Passenger
Shirley Dixon - Voice of the Ship
James Coombes - Voice of the Krargs
James Muir, Lionel Sansby, Derek Suthern, Reg Woods - Krargs
The doctor, Romana and K9 receive a message from an old friend - a retired Time Lord living as a college Professor in Cambridge. He's a misplaced an ancient Gallifreyan artefact that could unlock the dark secrets of Shada - the lost prison planet of the Time Lords - and unless they find it before the crazed scientist Skagra, every sentient being in the universe is doomed ...
This special DVD release features the legendary unfinished Fourth Doctor story, newly restored from original film negatives and studio recordings, with 1992 linking material from Tom Baker.
Cambridge, 1979.An invisible spaceship. A mind-eating sphere. A crazed scientist. A retired Time Lord. A lost Gallifreyan artefact. An ancient prison planet. A race across the universe ...
With the possible exception of Terrance Dicks, that list would give any writer a nervous breakdown. But so worked the mind of Douglas Adams, Doctor Who script editor, best-selling author and all-round genius. His barmy, no-holds-barred six-parter would have brought the seventeenth season of Doctor Who to a mad, epic conclusion.
But it was not to be. Strike action halted production of Shada and it was abandoned after the completion of location filing and one studio session. Fortunately, however, all the raw material was retained - meaning that, over thirty years later, we can enjoy a tantalising glimpse at what could have been.
There are many highlights in the existing footage; Tom Baker and Lalla Ward at the height of their Doctor/companion relationship, gorgeous location filming (beautifully restored for this DVD), a star turn from Denis Carey as loveable Professor Chronotis, terrific supporting duo Danial Hill and Victoria Burgoyne as Chris and Claire, and a delicious villain in Christopher Neame's Skagra - all revelling in Douglas Adams wonderfully energetic and witty script.
In 1980, incoming producer John Nathan-Turner considered the possibility of shooting additional material and screening a truncated Shada as Doctor Who's first Christmas Special.
It would have been perfect.
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