Doctor Who: The UNIT Files Preview!

07 Dec

ADVENT DAY SEVEN: To celebrate advent, I’ll be adding new content to this blog every day in the countdown to Christmas; reviews, opinion pieces, short stories… that sort of thing! So make sure you pop back in between shopping, packing presents and nursing a headache.

In January 2012, two Classic Doctor Who stories, Invasion of the Dinosaurs and The Android Invasion, are coming to DVD, comprising The UNIT Files boxset.

Freaky happenings in The Android Invasion...

BBC Classic Doctor Who YouTube channel has been updated with a few videos previewing the upcoming releases, including this look at the Kraal costume from The Android Invasion:

Unfortunately, Invasion of the Dinosaurs is best known for its dodgy dinosaur models and – like many tales from the Pertwee years – some bad CSO. It’s a shame that these eclipse the story to some degree, but you can see what I mean here:

It’s still dramatic, tense and exciting though, so hopefully, everybody can see past the wonky T-Rex! Obviously, CGI can now achieve amazing things, so it’d be great to see some more dinosaurs on screen soon…


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