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22.02.02

Doctor Who - The Ark in Space DVD
The fourth and most popular Doctor, Tom Baker, is launched into space and thousands of years into the future for a claustrophic adventure onboard a mysterious space station in this digitally-remastered DVD release of The Ark in Space.

The TARDIS arrives on the apparently abandoned space station, Nerva, otherwise known as the Ark, which is orbiting the Earth. On board, the Doctor and his two assistants, Sarah and Harry, make a gruesome discovery about the ship's cargo. Far from being abandoned, the ship carries the last survivors of the human race who are being held in suspended animation following the near destruction of all life on the planet.


They soon discover that the human bodies have not been left entirely alone during their long sleep. An insect-like alien has invaded the Ark, penetrating the flesh and threatening the lives of all the humans on board. The Doctor decides that the only option is to reactivate the station's systems, which in turn causes the humans to awake from suspended animation.
This tautly-paced adventure had children scurrying behind the sofa and Mary Whitehouse reaching for the phone when it was first broadcast in 1974, ahead of the hugely-successful film Alien, which later pursued a similar theme.


Additional features on the DVD include a commentary by Tom Baker, actress Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah) and one of Doctor Who's most successful producers, Philip Hinchcliffe; a specially-recorded interview with the designer of The Ark in Space, Roger Murray-Leach; a news interview with Tom Baker while filming Doctor Who in Wookey Hole; a 3-D technical schematic of the Ark plus new and newly-remodelled special effects. Also included are an early unused version of the new Tom Baker title sequence, a brand-new model sequence from BBCi's TARDIS-cam feature, and a photo gallery showing rare and previously unpublished photographs from the original recording.


RELEASE DATE: APRIL 8TH 2002 PRICE: £19.99
CAT. NUMBER: BBCDVD 1097 CERTIFICATE: PG
GENRE: SCIENCE- FICTION RUNNING TIME: 100 MINS APPROX



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