The Invasion DVD
Number of DVDs 2
DVD Number BBCDVD1829
Duration 200 minutes
The Invasion came out on DVD (complete with ReAnimations of the missing episodes).Tottenham Court Road tube hasn’t escaped either, with a special animated Cyberman display currently on the escalators. Resistance has never been more useless..
Escaping from the Land of Fiction, the Second Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe find themselves on 20th century Earth, where they assist Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and UNIT in their investigations of the suspicious operations of industrial leader Tobias Vaughn. They soon learn that Vaughn is working with an old enemy of the Doctor’s in their plan to invade and conquer Earth. After being betrayed by the Cybermen, Vaughn helps the Doctor to destroy them but is killed in the process.
- Commentary by Wendy Padbury, Frazer Hines, Nicholas Courtney and production assistant Chris D’Oyly-John on episodes two to eight, and animation director Steve Maher, BBC producer James Goss and audio restoration expert Mark Ayres on episode one
- ‘Flash Frames’ a featurette on the creation of the animated episodes
- ‘Love Off-Air’ an affectionate tribute to all those people who ever held a microphone quite near a TV speaker to capture the audio in the days before video recorders
- ‘Character Design’ a short featurette showcasing Steve Maher’s character design drawings and animation tests for the animated episodes
- ‘Evolution of the Invasion’ making of feature with cast & crew
- 1993 VHS Links – Nicholas Courtney’s links to camera from the 1993 VHS release, in which he fills in the story from the two missing episodes
- Photo gallery