This special edition of the third Doctor's first adventure pits the Doctor against a malevolent collective intelligence from outer space, and establishes his uneasy alliance with UNIT. Special Features include Audio Commentary, Photo Gallery, Production Notes and Theatrical Trailer.
Then, the Doctor and Ace seek a bit of diversion in a trip to the planet Segonax to see the Psychic Circus, but they soon discover that the show is not all it's cracked up to be. In fact, all the previous acts have 'died'.
BBC Home Entertainment and distributor Warner Home Video have today announced that on August 14th
they will release Doctor Who - Story #051: Spearhead From Space: Special Edition
, a 4-episode story running 97 minutes with various enhancements over the original 2001 DVD release...including optional English 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound. This 1970 production is the first story with Jon Pertwee as the 3rd Doctor, as well as Caroline John new companion Liz Shaw. The Nestene and the Autons are introduced, and Nicholas Courtney returns as UNIT's Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, becoming a show regular as of this installment.
On the same day the BBC releases the only unreleased-on-DVD story for Sylvester McCoy's 7th Doctor, when the 4-part 1988 production Doctor Who - Story #155: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
arrives in stores. He's joined by Sophie Aldred as companion "Ace" in this 98-minute adventure which includes popular Irish character actor T.P. McKenna as "Captain Cook." We don't have package art for Galaxy
yet, but Spearhead: SE
box art can be seen below. Both of these single-disc releases are priced at $24.98 SRP. Stay tuned for updates, including a complete list of bonus material.