UPDATE: The BBC has now released the official packshot for the upcoming Shada disc release. It looks like this…
The 1979 Doctor Who story Shada is one of the more infamous in the history of the show. Douglas Adams wrote it, and Tom Baker starred. Filming duly began in late 1979, but it was soon brought to a halt by a strike at the BBC. With the studio sequences left unfinished, the story was abandoned. And whilst it’s been released in incomplete form on disc and video, there’s always been a sense that it’s a lost classic.
However, after their success with bringing The Power Of The Daleks back to life, BBC Worldwide has announced that it’s plugged the gaps in Shada with animation, brought Tom Baker and Lalla Ward in for voiceover work, and a completed version of Shada is now set for release on November 24th. That’s when the digital download version will be available, and then it’ll also be on disc from Monday December 4th.
Furthermore, special features for the disc release have also been confirmed. They are as follows…
- Taken Out of Time (25′ 39″)
- Now and Then (12′ 45″)
- Strike, Strike, Strike! (27′ 50″)
- Studio Sessions – 1979 (44′ 38″)
- Dialogue Sessions (14′ 16″)
- Model Filming (04′ 36″)
- Deleted Scenes (01′ 22″)
- Title Sequence Films (TBC)
- Live Action Reference Footage (02′ 48″)
- 1979 Gallery (04′ 50″)
- 2017 Gallery (02′ 52)
Preorders are open now…