Watch new DVD trailer for ’90s ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘Downtime’

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A brand new trailer has been unveiled for Downtime, a British sci-fi movie set in the Doctor Who universe.

Originally released on video in 1995, the 70-minute adventure sees Nicholas Courtney, Elisabeth Sladen, Deborah Watling and Jack Watling reprise their roles as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sarah Jane Smith, Victoria Waterfield, Professor Edward Travers respectively.

Downtime Nicholas Courtney

Downtime is finally released on DVD for the first time on Monday 16 November and is an unofficial sequel to the Second Doctor serials ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ and ‘The Web of Fear’.

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The official synopsis reads: “We follow The Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith of UNIT who investigate New World University; a sinister school run by old enemies Victoria Waterfield and Professor Travers. The technology obsessed University holds a gateway to Earth made by classic foe the ‘Great Intelligence’.

“Fighting alone this time – without their famous time-travelling scientific advisor – The Brigadier and Sarah Jane are hard pressed to decide who is friend or foe as they search for a missing Locus, which binds the Intelligence’s power. The battle is broadened when the Brigadier’s own family is threatened and UNIT faces a powerful new breed of Yeti!”

Downtime DVD final

Extras will include ‘Behind the Lens’, a behind the scenes look at the production with never before seen footage, and ‘Post Production’, a glimpse into the editing, sound and visual effects work.

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