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Doctor Who: Shada

SKU: 16988

Quick Overview

Written by Douglas Adams as his final contribution to Doctor Who, Shada was envisaged as a Time Lord story without a Gallifreyan setting. It sees the Doctor bringing Romana to present-day Earth to visit Professor Chronotis, an elderly Time Lord who absconded from Gallifrey and now lives a quiet academic life at St Cedd's College in Cambridge. Also seeking Chronotis is a scientist called Skagra who has a device, in the form of a floating sphere, with which he intends to steal the Professor's mind and thereby learn the location of a book entitled The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Skagra eventually succeeds in obtaining the book, which has been borrowed from the Professor's study by a student named Chris Parsons. He then kidnaps Romana and hijacks the TARDIS.

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The Doctor, Romana and K-9 receive a message from an old friend – a retired Time Lord living as a college professor in Cambridge. He’s misplaced an ancient Gallifreyan artifact that could unlock the dark secrets of Shada – 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, and the 1993 Anniversary Special More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS.


6 incomplete epsiodes

Special Features include:  (261 mins)

  • Shada Flash version for PC or Mac with Paul McGann and Lalla Ward
  • Taken Out of Time Making Of (25 mins)
  • Now and Then Location report (12 mins)
  • Strike! Strike! Strike! (27 mins)
  • Being a Girl Women in Doctor Who (29 mins)
  • Photo Galleries (11 mins)
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production      Note Subtitles
  •  Digitally remastered picture and sound      quality
  •  More      Than 30 Years in the TARDIS (87 mins)
  •  Remembering Nicholas Courtney (26 mins)
  •  Doctor Who Stories – Peter Purves (13 mins)
  • The Lambert Tapes – Part One (10 mins)
  • Those Deadly Divas with Kate O’Mara, Camille Coduri       and Tracy Ann Oberman (22 mins)

3 discs


Additional Information

SKU 16988
Original Air Date N/A
Starring No
Format DVD
Brand Doctor Who
Genre Science Fiction
Run Time About 1 3/4 Hours
Number of Discs 3
Region 1
Character Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker
Series/Season No
Release Date Jan 8, 2013
Special Features No
UPC Code 883929282241

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