Blu-ray/DVD: An Adventure in Space and Time

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 27, 2014
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $24.98
Studio: BBC/Warner

An Adventure in Space and TimeAn Adventure in Space and Time goes back to the beginning of British cult TV hit Doctor Who.

From award-winning writer Mark Gatiss (TV’s Sherlock) and director Terry McDonough (TV’s Clue), the biogaphy movie takes us back to Nov. 23, 1963, when the first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast on BBC One.

About an alien Time Lord exploring space and time in a spaceship the shape of a police box and called the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), the show brought together actor William Hartnell (David Bradley, Harry Potter movies), who had felt typecast by a run of tough-guy roles and wannabe producer Verity Lambert (Jessica Raine, TV’s Call the Midwife), who was frustrated by the TV industry’s glass ceiling for women.

In Saturday afternoon drama Doctor Who, filled with time travel and monsters, William and Verity found hope and challenges. Along with novice director Waris Hussein (Sacha Dhawan, After Earth) and BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman (Brian Cox, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), the team launched the longest-running science-fiction series ever.

An Adventure in Space and Time premiered on BBC America in November 2013 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

The Blu-ray DVD Combo pack carries these special features:

  • behind-the-scenes featurette “The Making of the Adventure,” hosted by Carole Ann Ford, who played the First Doctor’s companion
  • deleted scenes
  • Reconstructions
  • featurette “William Hartnell: The Original”
  • and a bonus disc with “An Unearthly Child,” the first Doctor Who adventure, and more extras, including “The Pitch of Fear,” a sketch starring Mark Gatiss and David Williams (TV’s Little Britain) taking a comedic look at the show’s creation.

Check out the movie’s fun teaser, then put this one on your must-see list:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.