Well it’s post Easter and usually by this time the BBC have treated us to the latest series of Doctor Who…
Unfortunately for all you Whovians out there though, this year The Doctor isn’t returning until Autumn 2012… Boo…
Fear not though… Here at GeekTown we have a solution to help get you over your Doctor Who hump!
Thanks to the lovely, wonderful people at BBCShop.com, we have a pile of Doctor Who & Sarah Jane DVDs for you to win!
The prizes are split into 3 groups:
Prize 1. Classic Who – Doctor Who: U.N.I.T Files Box Set & Doctor Who: The Sensorites
Doctor Who: U.N.I.T Files Box Set includes 2 stories. The first is ‘Invasion of the Dinosaurs‘, a story from towards end of the Jon Pertwee’s run as the 3rd Doctor. The tale opens with The Doctor and Sarah return to 1970s London only to find that the city has been evacuated due to the mysterious appearance of dinosaurs!
DVD extras include Audio Commentary from various actors and the director; Now and Then – a short documentary returning to the filming locations; People, Power and Puppetry – a documentary of the cast and crew looking back on the making of the story; A photo gallery, deleted scenes, and some cringe-worthy and thankfully short footage of Jon Pertwee at Devesham Smart’s Circus!
The second story in the set is ‘The Android Invasion‘ featuring Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor. The Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith land in the sleepy village of Devesham (he was aiming for London…), but it seems they maybe further off course than they thought… As they start to investigate, things seem very strange. Why all the coins freshly minted showing the same year? And why has that man thrown himself off a cliff for no reason? And why are those men in white suits shooting at us… using their fingers?…
DVD Extras include the documentaries ‘The Village That Came to Life’ – with cast, crew and local residents look back at the making of the story, and ‘Life After Who’ talking to producer Phillip Hinchcliffe about his career. The disc also includes a commentary, photo gallery, and randomly, a Weetabix advert for a Doctor Who themed promotion!
‘The Sensorites‘ is a William Hartnell story, where The Doctor and his companions land on a spaceship, which is apparently still moving, despite the fact that most of the crew seem to be dead. After managing to revive a couple of the surviving members, they explain, they are on an exploration mission from Earth to study the ‘Sense-Sphere’… The only problem is, having established an orbit around the sphere, it’s residents, the Sensorites, are refusing to let the ship leave…
Along with the usual Commentary and Photo Gallery, the DVD Extras include the documentaries ‘Looking for Peter’ where Comedian and Whovian Toby Hadoke goes in search of the enigmatic writer Peter R Newman; ‘Vision On’ – explaining what exactly a Vision Mixer does; and ‘Secret Voices of the Sense-Sphere’ where producer Clive Doig reveals the origins of the eerie Sensorite voices.
Prize 2. The Sarah Jane Adventures – The Complete Collection
Next we have The Sarah Jane Adventures – The Complete Collection, which (as you’d probably expect from the title) contains every episode from all 5 series of the award-winning Doctor Who spin-off, plus some extra special features!
Prize 3. The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
Here we have the latest outing by current Doctor Matt Smith, as he goes on his annual Christmas adventure! After being evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children (Lily and Cyril), are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world…
DVD Extras include 3 x 45 minute features commissioned by BBC America and only seen in the US, showcasing the favourite moments of all the series that feature Matt Smith as the Doctor, and the short prequel!
HOW TO WIN DOCTOR WHO/SARAH JANE DVDs!
Winning is extremely simple, and as usual, there are 2 ways to win:
1. Follow @Geektown and retweet the following message:
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2. Leave a comment below answering this question:
Why you would make a good companion for The Doctor?
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There will be 3 winners. 1st place gets to pick which of the prize lots they want. 2nd place gets next choice, and 3rd place gets which ever prize is left.
The competition closes on 4th May 2012 and is open to UK residents aged 18 or over. There will be 3 winners picked from entries on geektown.co.uk and Twitter. By entering you are agreeing to the rules of this competition. Full rules can be read here.