Win Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom on DVD!

Doctor Who: Seeds of Doom DVD

It’s another release of Tom Baker Doctor Who on DVD from BBC Home Video, Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

The Doctor (Baker) and Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) rush to investigate when scientists unearth two seedpods deep in the arctic permafrost. Soon the Doctor’s worst fears are confirmed: the pods house Krynoids, one of the most parasitic and dangerous life forms in the universe. One of the creatures has already infected a scientist, and now a hideous monster is rampaging through the base, intent on total destruction. When the second pod is stolen amidst the escalating carnage, it is transported into the hands of the insane botanist Harrison Chase (Tony Beckley), where he will allow the pod to split open from his mansion in England. Both the ruthless millionaire and the rapidly growing carnivorous Krynoid are intent on infecting and destroying the entire world. In addition to containing this classic adventure, the DVD contains bonus materials including audio commentary with actors Baker, John Challis, Kenneth Gilbert and Michael McStay, producer Philip Hinchcliffe, writer Robert Banks Stewart, replacement designers Roger Murray-Leach and Joggs Carnfield, and much more.

We’ve got three copies of it to give away. Want to win one? Naturally. Here’s how you do that. Enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you win. Good luck!
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By | 2017-09-24T22:42:59+00:00 March 14th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #49: The Spittle of Drama

Vick Vapour Rub

And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. You can’t say we didn’t warn you.

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Agenda:

  • Widge’s tit?
  • Leigh and her noises
  • By the way, it’s cold
  • Speak For Yourself, Shackleton
  • The Holiday Report
  • The expected Avatar rantfest
  • The even more expected Doctor Who rantfest
  • The obligatory Torchwood mini-rant (by comparison to the previous rantfests)
  • Doctor Who actor transitions
  • The Torchwood musical
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By | 2017-09-24T22:55:45+00:00 January 9th, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

Tom Baker Says

Tom Baker Says

I realize we’re late to the party on this…but I remember seeing something about this and I don’t think it was clear to me what the hell it was all about. But I got it now. Tom Baker is the voice of British Telecom for when you send text messages to a landline–for a limited time. It sounds damn good, considering–since he recorded phonetic root sounds, you can make him say literally anything you want.

So, of course, somebody had to go and build a website around abusing this with hilarious results. High points are hearing Baker recite from Full Metal Jacket and Pulp Fiction, not to mention his Rex Harrison take on “Video Killed the Radio Star.” Wonderfully twisted.

Can one of our UK readers please snag him saying “Need Coffee Dot Com” for us? It would be much appreciated…
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By | 2017-09-24T23:48:49+00:00 March 4th, 2006|Stimuli|0 Comments

Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor (1979) – DVD Review

Doctor Who The Armageddon Factor DVD cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Bob Baker and Dave Martin
Directed by: Michael Hayes
Starring: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, and John Woodvine

Features:

  • Commentary with Tamm, Woodvine, and Hayes
  • Pop-up production notes
  • Photo gallery
  • Who’s Who character and cast information

Released by: BBC Video
Region: 1
Rating: NR, suitable for most audiences
Anamorphic: N/A

My Advice: Own it

The Doctor and Romana are nearly finished with their task to recover the fragments of the Key to Time, but must make one more stop. They arrive at war-torn Atrios, engaged in a continuous nuclear exchange with the neighboring planet of Zeos. In short order, the Doctor discovers that nobody on Atrios has ever even seen anyone from Zeos, and begins to suspect that the ongoing war is a pointless exercise perpetuated by a half-mad general.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:01:11+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

Doctor Who: The Ark in Space (1975) – DVD Review

Doctor Who: The Ark Of Space DVD cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Robert Holmes
Directed by: Rodney Bennett
Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, and Ian Marter

Features:

  • Commentary by Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, and producer Philip Hinchcliffe
  • Interview with designer Roger Murray
  • New CGI model footage and 3-D Ark schematic
  • Pop-up production notes
  • Unused title sequence and 16mm model footage
  • Original BBC trailers and news report
  • Photo gallery
  • Who’s Who cast and character notes

Released by: BBC Video
Region: 1
Rating: NR, suitable for 12+
Anamorphic: N/A

My Advice: Own it.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:01:18+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet (1978) – DVD Review

Doctor Who The Pirate Planet DVD cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Douglas Adams
Directed by: Pennant Roberts
Starring: Tom Baker

Features:

  • Commentary with actor Bruce Purchase and director Roberts
  • Pop-up production notes
  • Photo gallery
  • Who’s Who cast and crew info

Released by: BBC Video
Region: 1
Rating: NR, suitable for most audiences
Anamorphic: N/A

My Advice: Rent it.

The Key to Time adventure continues in its second installment with The Pirate Planet. The Doctor and Romana set the TARDIS controls for the planet Calufrax, only to find themselves somewhere else entirely. Initially suspecting TARDIS malfunction, they eventually confront the even more disturbing fact that they are in the right place, but on the wrong planet–a planet that by all accounts shouldn’t even be there in the first place. This planet, Zanak, is full of superstitious citizens whose lives are full of material prosperity, but absolute subservience to their unseen Captain.

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By | 2011-03-18T00:05:54+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD Reviews|0 Comments