Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Pyramids of Mars

DVD - 2004
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Dr. Who and Sarah travel back to 1911 where they try to stop Scarman and robot mummies from releasing the bringer of death to all mankind.
Publisher: [London] : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Warner Home Video, [2004]
ISBN: 9780790794075
0790794071
Branch Call Number: FIC Docto 6998mv 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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keeganlidkea
Apr 03, 2017

Without a dout this is the best classic doctor who story ever.

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Yavin
Jan 17, 2017

Pyramids of Mars is one of the best Doctor Who stories out there. Tom Baker is in fine form and Liz Sladen does well also. Yes, the effect aren't perfect, you can see a person in part of tomb sequences of episode four as well as someone's hand toward the end, but it's still darn good given the budget they had. Gabriel Woolf as Sutekh is really good and the actor who plays Laurence Scarman is Micheal Sheard (Admiral Ozzel in Empire Strikes Back and Hilter in the Last Crusade). Excellent story, acting, etc. If you're a fan of the Fourth Doctor and Sarah, then do yourself a favor and check this out. (Be aware that if you use subtitles, these are for the "Hearing Impaired" so they're not exact wording. If you want full subtitles, go with the Fourth Doctor Revisited for the story and the normal Pyramids of Mars DVD for special features. This might have been fixed in a special edition, but the WCLS doesn't have it if it exists.)

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zipread
Oct 05, 2014

Doctor Who: The Pyramids of Mars --- DVD --- 1975 BBC. Egyptian Mummies and a sarcophagus, possessed brothers and robots disguised as mummies --- this is a multi-episode story from the 1970’s. There are some who will appreciate this DVD even thought the special effects are far from special. Technically, except for colour, these episodes don’t have much to offer. Even the cast has been kept to a minimum. Some will find this enjoyable and some not. Tom Baker is the fourth Doctor: since then there have been eight more. If you're raised on one doctor making the transition from one to the other isn't the easiest in the world. (For my money, David Tennant was/is the best).

roadshowrigoletto Jan 23, 2012

Now this is the 'hangover television' of my youth. Saturday afternoons on NYC's WNYC Channel 31. It's just great good loopy fun and no one has gone back over it, again and again, attempting to have it make sense. It doesn't and it won't, George Lucas. Take the hint.

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mfobbs
Sep 24, 2010

A good classic Tom Baker romp as the Doctor, with Elisabeth Sladen playing Sarah Jane Smith, his companion.

To think this was made with the same budget and production time as a soap opera! They made the most of what they had. Riddles, a quite scary monster, and robot mummies combine to make this well worth the viewing time of anyone who appreciates Doctor Who. It's not the new polished series, but it's the root of it.

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Yavin
Jan 17, 2017

SARAH: What's the matter? You should be glad to be going home.
DOCTOR: The Earth isn't my home, Sarah. I'm a Time Lord.
SARAH: I know you're a Time Lord.
DOCTOR: You don't understand the implications. I'm not a human being. I walk in eternity.
SARAH: What's that supposed to mean?
DOCTOR: It means I've lived for something like seven hundred and fifty years.
SARAH: Oh, you'll soon be middle aged.
DOCTOR: Yes! About time I found something better to do than run around after the Brigadier.
SARAH: Oh, come on. If you're tired of being UNIT's scientific advisor, you can always resign.

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