5 No touch pod could be dangerousHumanLeaguefan | 14/09/2010 | See all HumanLeaguefan's reviews (218)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Top 100 Books Reviewer I suspect when synth pop outfit The Human League penned the instrumental B side to their early 1981 single Boys and Girls to commend the lead actor for all he had done for Doctor Who they were no doubt thinking about this extremely tense rather unsettling and excitingly engaging story. As definitely one of the archetypal Tom Baker era stories this has to be considered as one of the few remaining true classics yet to be released on DVD and it ostensibly feels like two linked stories for the price of one. You initially have two parts where it is the base under siege premise as a research station in the snowy wastes of Antarctica. We then predominately relocate for the remaining four parts to the mansion and grounds of rich and eccentric botanist Harrison Chase played with suitably memorable insane zeal by actor Tony Beckley. I would also praise future sitcom star John Challis who so memorably plays the unscrupulous henchman Scorby. Stealing the show despite only appearing in only three brief scenes Sylvia Coleridge is an absolute delight as eccentric painter Amelia Ducat whom has probably the most amusing line of the entire story. Aside from a cast offering some fine dramatically believable performances there is a marvellous filmic glossy quality to the location filming coupled with effective emotive incidental music thanks in part to the genius of director Douglas Camfield. Again another fine enticingly fascinating commentary team is on offer whilst looking through the range of special features on the second disc aside from the obvious making of item (here it is titled Podshock and weighs in at 37 mins) I am pleased that we have an approx 9 min Now and Then feature looking at the stories locations. This title certainly provides a perfect opportunity to talk with composer Geoffrey Burgon over the 10 mins of the Playing In The Green Cathedral item regarding his career in Doctor Who and no doubt this story in particular. I am surprised that the Photo Gallery is barely 5 mins in length but considering the wealth of images we have had this year for other titles I am not overly disappointed. There is no doubt in my mind that by combining the polished prints of the episodes sitting along such a pleasingly informative and enjoyable range of extras that this is a fantastic fully comprehensive painstakingly assembled DVD release that makes it an essential addition to your collection. Highly recommended.