Doctor Who: The War Machines (DVD)
A classic four-part adventure from William Hartnell's time as the first Doctor, The War Machines also features an early screen appearance for comedian MIke Reid, later to find fame with Runaround and Eastenders. The TARDIS arrives in London in 1966 and the Doctor and his assistant Dodo visit the Post Office Tower. There they meet Professor Brett who's invented a revolutionary new computer called the WONTAN (Will Operating Thought Analogue), which is capable of independent thought. Soon enough though, in the manner of newly sentient computers everywhere, the WONTAN decides that humans are inferior and that it's time for machines to rule over them. It sets about constructing a fleet of war machines to take over the world, using its hypnotic powers. Can the Doctor reprogram them before its too late? DVD Features Commentary with Anneke Wills and Director Michael Ferguson. Now and Then - Featurette. Blue Peter - A compilation of related articles from the popular children's magazine show. One Foot in the Past - Politician and ex-Postmaster General Tony Benn investigates the history of the Post Office Tower. WOTAN Assembly - A featurette explaining how the DVD was created from disparate sources, after the original series fell victim to overseas censorship in the Sixties. Coming Soon trailer/War Machine design plan/Photo gallery.
Running Time: 95 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 25 Aug. 2008