Be patient, dear reader. For time will bring you a most riveting BBC Home Entertainment Blu-ray and DVD combo that will have you reeling: An Adventure in Space and Time, available May 27, allow viewers to travel back in time more than 50 years to witness the creation of an icon–the birth of Doctor Who at the BBC. Not bad, this touching film from award-winning writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss and director Terry McDonough and executive producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner.
In addition to the film, the combo pack includes the very first Doctor Who story, An Unearthly Child, in its entirety. Packed with bonus features, this combo pack is an origin story for the uninitiated and a love letter for the fans. An Adventure in Space and Time premiered in November 2013 on BBC America as part of the channel’s celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary.
"An Space and Time is principally a human interest story you can enjoy even if you know nothing about Doctor Who,” says Mark Gatiss. “You’ll see the story of some amazing people who come together under extraordinary circumstances to create this wonderful thing that is still with us today.”
What do you get when you mix C.S. Lewis with H.G. Wells and sprinkle in a bit of Father Christmas? An alien Time Lord exploring space and time in a Police Box spaceship called the “TARDIS” (Time And Relative Dimension in Space). On November 23, 1963, a television legend began when the very first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast on BBC One. Actor William Hartnell (David Bradley) felt typecast by a succession of tough-guy roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert (Jessica Raine) was frustrated by the TV industry’s glass ceiling for women. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday afternoon drama filled with time travel and monsters. Allied with a brilliant creative team, including novice director Waris Hussein (Sacha Dhawa) and Head of Drama for the BBC Sydney Newman (Brian Cox), they went on to introduce the world to the longest running science fiction series ever. But all good things come to an end. How will Hartnell face leaving behind the part that has made him a hero to millions of children? And can the show survive without him?
Just wait, dear readers.
Bonus features include
· The very first Doctor Who adventure, An Unearthly Child, on a bonus disc with its own bonus content (including The Pitch of Fear, a sketch starring Mark Gatiss and David Walliams that takes a comedic look at the creation of Doctor Who
· The Making of the Adventure, a behind-the-scenes featurette hosted by Carole Ann Ford, the actress who played the First Doctor’s companion
· Deleted scenes
· William Hartnell: The Original featurette