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Doctor Who: The Seeds Of Doom

Released on 25 October 2010

Featuring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen & Sylvia Coleridge

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

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Two alien seed pods are found buried in the Antarctic permafrost and the Doctor realises that they are from a Krynoid, a form of plant life that infects and transforms all animal life on planets upon which it becomes established. The Doctor must stop eccentric plant collector Harrison Chase from using the pods for wrong doing.

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 No touch pod could be dangerous

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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.

 Excellence

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One of the top 5 episode ever!!! This is during that classic period where baker produced some his greatest and the best doctor who episode's of all time. The new doctor who writer's should take note of how to write their new material which is terrible in relation to this magic. Chase the main villan is wonderful with his grey suit that looked like it could deflect bullets. Sarah Jane is as beautiful as ever and hardly moans at all during this classic masterpiece. 5 stars for a fantastic 2 disc set.

 Dangerous Seeds

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What a fantastic story. A great mixture of drama and comedy. Tony Beckly (camp Freddie in the original 'The Italian Job'), plays Chase, an insane ecologist who believes plant life should destroy all living creatures. When a mysterious seed/pod is found in antartica, Chase decides he must have it. John Challis (Boycie, from 'Only fools and horses') plays a convincing heavy. All the characters are well written and well played. Although this is supposed to be a children's show, this story is quite serious and adult. Tom Baker is fantastic in this story, blending comedy with a serious delivery, as The Dr faces many dangers. Elizabeth Sladen is wonderful as Sarah, facing danger in a gutsy manner, standing up to Scorby (John Challis) on many Occasions.
Great disc 2 extras, such as the 36 mins documentary called Podshock. I highly recommend this DVD to any Classic Dr Who fans

 Just the best

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After watching all the doctor who's this one is undoubtibly the best ever story, im not goimg to tell you the plot but this story is worth hundreds, amazing, great storyline, great characters, great enimies, great fights, love this so much.

 One of the very best

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OK - this is about is about as much fun as the series ever gets in my opinion! There's nowt wrong with this sort of plagarism as long as you rip off the classics - and do it well, of course! Nabbing ideas from Nigel Kneale and John W.Campbell this time, but reinventing them for a tea -time family audience with some panache. It would be nothing without the obvious enthusiasm of the cast and crew for the material. You'll believe in walking vegetable from space! Amaze as it towers over Chase mansion!
One of the very best, with Tom Baker and Lis Sladen at the top of their game. Here's one you could easy show to some young new Who fans to get them into the classic stuff.

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ActorsTom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Sylvia Coleridge, Mark Jones, John Gleeson, Alan Chuntz, Michael McStay, Ian Fairbairn, Harry Fielder, David Masterman, Seymour Green, Tony Beckley, Hubert Rees, John Acheson, Kenneth Gilbert & John Challis
DirectorDouglas Camfield
CertificatePG
Year1976
LanguagesEnglish
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.