Wednesday, 22 June 2005

The Web Planet DVD


June 22, 2005 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
Details have now been revealed for the forthcoming DVD release of The Web Planet, the First Doctor serial starring William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell and Maureen O'Brien, due out in the UK in September. According to anarticle now available on the Restoration Team website, the disc will feature a commentary by producer Verity Lambert, director Richard Martin and stars William Russell and Martin Jarvis, with Gary Russell moderating; a making-of featurette called "Tales of Isop" produced by Andrew Beech and edited by John Kelly, which features the four production people in the commentary, plus Maureen O'Brien (interviewed in France), Sonia Markham (make-up) and John Wood (designer); a reading by William Russell of the short story "The Lair of Zarbi Supremo" from the first Doctor Who annual (with the entire annual being made available on the disc in Adobe PDF format); an alternate soundtrack in Spanish for episode six; plus production notes and photo gallery. (The new DWM announces two short stories but it was cut back after the magazine went to print to one.) All six episodes have been remastered from the negatives and VidFIRE processed. (Thanks to the Restoration Team and DWM)