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Director:
Writer:
Douglas Adams (by) (original material)
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Release Date:
6 July 1992 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
This unfinished story from the television series "Doctor Who" (1963) was released on video with linking material from Tom Baker... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Quite Excellent See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Baker ... Doctor Who / Narrator

Lalla Ward ... Romana

Christopher Neame ... Skagra
Denis Carey ... Professor Chronotis

Daniel Hill ... Chris Parsons
Victoria Burgoyne ... Clare Keightley
David Brierly ... K9 / Computer Voice (voice) (as David Brierley)
Gerald Campion ... Porter (Wilkins)
Shirley Dixon ... Voice of Skagra's Ship

James Coombes ... Voice of Krargs
Derek Pollitt ... Professor Caldera (episode 4)
John Hallet ... Police Constable (episode 6)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graham Cole ... Krarg (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Krarg Commander / Krarg 3 (uncredited)
James Muir ... Krarg (uncredited)
Lionel Sansby ... Krarg (uncredited)
Derek Suthern ... Krarg (uncredited)
Reg Woods ... Krarg (uncredited)

Directed by
Pennant Roberts 
 
Writing credits
Douglas Adams (by) (original material)

Produced by
John Nathan-Turner .... producer (video release)
Graham Williams .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Fintan Sheehan 
 
Film Editing by
Tariq Anwar (original production)
 
Production Design by
Victor Meredith 
 
Costume Design by
Rupert Jarvis (original production) (as Rupert Roxburghe-Jarvis)
 
Production Management
John Nathan-Turner .... unit production manager
Ralph Wilton .... production manager
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rupert Jarvis .... costumes: original production (as Roxburghe-Jarvis)
 
Music Department
Ron Grainer .... composer: theme music
Dudley Simpson .... composer original production: uncompleted
 
Other crew
Douglas Adams .... script editor: original material
Olivia Hill .... assistant to director (as Olivia Bazalgette)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
110 min (VHS version)
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Certification:
UK:PG (DVD rating) | UK:U (VHS rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Never broadcast as part of "Doctor Who" (1963) because a strike interrupted production and it was never completed. Two short clips from the unfinished episode were used in the 1983 special episode "The Five Doctors". Years later, all available video footage was combined together for this special video release.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the scene where Skagra attaches the sphere to Professor Chronotis' head, the professor's eyeglasses are off his head during a close-up, then on again after a couple of camera shot changes that return to a close-up, all while his hands are empty and his arms are flailing about.See more »
Quotes:
Professor Chronotis:I am, I was, I will be Professor Chronotis. Oh dear, we Gallifreyans have never managed to come up with a satisfactory form of grammar to cover these situations.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013) (TV)See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Quite Excellent, 24 August 2001
Author: quixoticroger from England

This film, despite being incomplete (Due to a strike at the BBC I believe) really is quite excellent. The plot is compelling, and the cast is simply first class. Although the special effects are a little ropey (Not surprisng for TV sci-fi of the 1970's), that does not detract from the story in the slightest. This is partly because of the superb acting, as I mentioned earlier, but also because of the script, written by the late great Douglas Adams, of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' fame. Of particular interest to fans of film will be the unfinished nature of this film. Originally intended as a 6 part serial for 'Doctor Who', it was only partially completed, and is presented here with linking naration by Tom Baker, and a booklet of the script, complete with the unfilmed scenes. For anyone seriously interested in the production of TV and film, this is a must. But this would also sit well in anyones collection as a superb example of Science Fiction.

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