Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Doctor Who Attack of the Cybermen DVD to include special appearance by Cyborg Kevin Warwick

Doctor Who Restoration

Since 1992, BBC Archives and BBC Video have been funding the restoration Dr Who episodes for transmission and video release.

The Attack of the Cybermen DVD to be released this March includes a bounty of extra commentary, including an interview with cyborg Kevin Warwick. From the Doctor Who Restoration Team Website, DVD extras include:

  • Commentary with actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Terry Molloy and Sarah Berger.

  • The Cold War (dur. 27' 26") - cast and crew look back at the making of the story in this documentary from John Kelly. With actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Terry Molloy and Sarah Berger, writer Eric Saward, director Matthew Robinson, continuity advisor Ian Levine and film cameraman Godfrey Johnson. Narrated by Stephen Greif.

  • The Cyber Story (dur. 22' 49") - Brendan Sheppard gives us a brief history of the Cybermen in the classic series. With director Morris Barry, writer Eric Saward, costume designers Sandra Reid and Dinah Collins, Cyberman actor Mark Hardy, voice artiste Roy Skelton and Professor Kevin 'Human Cyborg' Warwick.

  • Human Cyborg (dur. 8' 07") - an interview with Professor Kevin Warwick, who has used himself as a human guinea pig for cybernetic implant experimentation.

  • The Cyber-Generations (dur. 7' 48") - a gallery of Cyberman through the history of the series, set to music from their stories.

  • Trails and Continuity (dur. 3' 09") - BBC1 trails and continuity announcements from the story's first transmission.

  • Isolated Score - option to view the episodes with isolated music soundtrack.

  • PDF Material - Radio Times listings for 'Attack of the Cybermen' and 'The Invasion' (previously missed from that story's DVD release), plus a 1969 article from 'The Listener' magazine by Cyberman co-creator Kit Pedler in Adobe pdf format for viewing on PC or Mac.

  • Plus of course the usual Programme Subtitles, Subtitle Production Notes and Photo Gallery.

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