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1/23/2013 05:38:00 pm - Reported by John Bowman

The cover and contents of the forthcoming two-disc special edition DVD release of The Ark In Space in the UK have been finalised.

All four episodes have been newly remastered, using advances in technology and technique, and are supported by an expanded collection of bonus features.

The Ark In Space - Special Edition
Release date: 25th February 2013 (Available for pre-order)

Starring Tom Baker as the Doctor, with Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Ian Marter as Harry Sullivan
Written by Robert Holmes
Directed by Rodney Bennett

Broadcast: 25th January - 15th February 1975

The TARDIS arrives on the apparently deserted and deactivated space station Nerva, otherwise known as the Ark, orbiting Earth in the far future. There, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry discover the last survivors of the human race held in suspended animation, Earth having been evacuated thousands of years earlier when solar flares threatened to destroy all life. However, the Ark's occupants face a new threat in the form of the Wirrn - an invading insect life form.

Special Features
  • Commentary: With actors Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen plus producer Philip Hinchcliffe
  • A New Frontier: Making The Ark In Space
  • TV movie version: The 70-minute repeat compilation of the story that was broadcast on 20th August 1975
  • Dr Forever! – Love And War: A new documentary examining the Virgin/BBC Books range of novels produced during the show's hiatus. Interviewees include Russell T Davies and Mark Gatiss
  • Scene Around Six: 1978 news footage of Tom Baker's public appearances in Northern Ireland
  • 8mm location footage: Amateur film shot during Tom Baker's first story
  • Interview: With designer Roger Murray-Leach
  • Alternative title sequence and model footage
  • Optional CGI effects
  • Original BBC trailer
  • 3D technical schematics
  • Photo gallery
  • TARDIS Cam
  • Coming Soon trailer
  • Production information subtitles
  • Radio Times listings, Doctor Who Technical Manual, plus Crosse & Blackwell and NestlĂ© promotional material (Adobe PDF format)
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

UPDATE: 11th FEBRUARY: The release date - originally set for 18th February - has been pushed back a week to 25th February.