Monday, September 3, 2012

Doctor Who-The Krotons DVD Review

The Krotons, the final full story of the Patrick Troughton era to be put to DVD is now available through BBC Warner Home Video.  The story starts when the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe land on a unnamed planet of a society that are called the Gonds which ever so often are given the chance to be a “companion” of the Krotons, a robotic society that were in essence, pulling out all the smart Gonds and leaving the rest to become slaves of the Krotons!  A weak story to start the writing career of the Great Who writer, Robert Holmes but is far better than the previous story from the beginning of the season “The Dominators”.   This disc has the usual extras, which the Who extras are the best!  There is an audio commentary with the late Phillip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus), and Gilbert Wynne (Thara), a making of documentary, a doc on Patrick Troughton and a photo gallery and a Coming Soon trailer.  All & all, a fair story. 


The video quality is great!  The performance was VidFired for the original video look.  The total story is approx. 88 minutes long.


Was originally recorded in Mono.  It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-  1.  “The Krotons”-with Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury (121 mins)
                    Episode One (23:00)
                    Episode Two (23:06)
                    Episode Three (24:13)
                    Episode Four (24:00)      


Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Phillip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus) and Gilbert Wynne (Thara)
            Second Time Around-Documentary about Patrick Troughton (52:21)
            Doctor Who Stories-Frazer Hines Pt 1 (17:27)
            The Doctor’s Strange Love (07:17)
            Photo Gallery (05:26)
            Radio Times Listing on DVD Rom
            Production text notes
            Coming Soon-(01:03)-The Greatest Show In The Galaxy

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