3 Blu-Ray

Doctor Who - The Macra Terror

Model: R-123348-8

SKU: 379029 Product ID: 904712

Format ‐ 3 Blu-Ray

Genre ‐ TV Sci-Fi

Rating ‐ PG

Consumer Advice ‐ Mild themes and animated violence

Release Date ‐ 17/04/19

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    The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his companions arrive on a human colony in the far flung future. The colony appears to be a giant recreational complex - a holiday camp for rest and relaxation. Everyone looks happy and carefree but all is not as it seems. The colony has been infiltrated and brainwashed by a race of giant parasitic crab creatures called the Macra. The Macra have only returned once since, 40 years later, coming face to face with the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman).

    The 4 x 25 min missing episodes, which were originally part of Doctor Who’s (now mostly lost) fourth season, have been animated for the first time.


    Director - Barry Letts

    Actors - Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling

    Film Genre - TV Sci-Fi

    Label - BBC

    Running Time - 92

    Aspect ratio - 1.78:1

    Region Coding - B (Blu-Ray)

    TV Standard - HD

    Rating - PG

    Consumer Advice - Mild themes and animated violence

    Year of Release - 1967

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - Blu-Ray


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for Any Whovian Library A great DVD especially since it was a missing episode. Great price guarantee . exceptional postal and delivery to my front door by courier. ... Any Whovian with a DVD library should know this is a must have to help fill in some of the missing episodes,
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lacklustre Animation I have to admit I am disappointed with this effort from the BBC. The story itself is a perfectly good example of an early Patrick Troughton episode, but the animation of it was just lazy. The characters had all the articulation and flexibility I would expect from something made in the 1970's - not 2019. I found the reconstruction of the episodes from still photos to be the more interesting version to watch - and the characters moved only fractionally less than in the animated version. Recommended for fans of Patrick Troughton only.
Date published: 2019-06-26
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