Doctor Who - the Caves of Androzani.

by Terrance Dicks

Publisher: Target Bks. in London

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Edition Notes

SeriesDoctor Who library -- no.92
ContributionsHolmes, Robert, 1926-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22332177M
ISBN 100426199596

The TARDIS arrives on Androzani Minor, the source of a life-prolonging drug refined from a substance called spectrox. Production of the drug is controlled by Sharaz Jek, a facially deformed madman in self imposed exile, who blames Morgus, a powerful industrialist on Androzani Major, for all his misfortunes. “The Caves of Androzani” aired in four twice weekly parts from November 8 to 16, Although it’s been 35 years, here’s your warning: Spoilers! 1. The Spectrox Must Flow. The Doctor and Peri land on the desert planet Androzani Minor and somehow end up in the middle of a power struggle between warring factions on the planet. The Caves of Androzani was written before any of this happened. Indeed, it was transmitted before most of it happened. And yet it is almost the perfect Doctor Who story for this - a bitter tale of profiteering rivals savagely cutting each other’s throats to everyone’s harm. Contents[show] Commentary Commentary by Peter Davison (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Graeme Harper (Director). Recorded 25/09/ () Behind the Scenes: The Regeneration Previously unseen archive footage from the final studio recording session of this story, offering a unique insight on the regeneration from Peter Davison to Colin Baker. Complete with commentary from Peter Davison.

From the moment they land on the planet Androzani Minor, everything goes wrong for the Doctor and his new young companion, Peri. They become involved in the struggle between brutal gun runners, ruthless Federation troops, and the hideously mutilated Sharaz Jek, who lurks in the depths of the caves with his android : Terrance Dicks.   Directed by Graeme Harper. With Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant, Christopher Gable, John Normington. After escaping the vicious Magma creature, the Doctor is made a prisoner of the gun runners and taken to Androzani Major. The real Salateen takes an ill Peri back to Chellak/10().   The first archive release of a Doctor Who soundtrack since the Doctor Who British TV comeback, featuring music by British electronic composer Roger Caves of Androzani was Roger Limb's seventh of eight contributions to the series, and the first of his two very successful collaborations with director Graeme Harper. Broadcast in March , the 4 episodes showed the . The Caves of Androzani failed to win the best story in the annual season survey conducted by Doctor Who magazine, particularly surprising as this story is now consider by many to be the best one of the original series and certainly of any broadcast during producer's John Nathan Turner somewhat maligned period in charge of the s:

  What makes The Caves of Androzani stand out is that the Doctor’s and Peri’s very presence causes everything to escalate. Rather rapidly, too. In a review for Doctor .   The Caves of Androzani (episode four, 16 March ) SPOILER ALERT: We are discussing some of the Doctor Who adventures broadcast over the past 50 years. In this blog, we're looking at The Caves. Shop Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] at Best Buy. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. Price Match Guarantee/5(16). The Doctor as ‘vulnerable hero’ is not always the most satisfying of characterisations, but in ‘The Caves of Androzani’, Davison’s incarnation is both authoritative and heroic in the face of unfolding tragedy playing out on the planets of Androzani Minor and Major. The Doctor is .

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From the moment they land on the planet Androzani Minor, everything goes wrong for the Doctor and his new young companion, Peri. They become involved in the struggle between brutal gun-runners, ruthless Federation troops, and the hideously mutilated Sharaz Jek, who lurks in the depths of the caves with his android army/5.

The screenplay for Caves of Androzani was written by Robert Holmes, a masterful writer of Doctor Who (and episodes of many other tv stories over the years of his career). Caves of Androzani is a story that is brilliantly conceived and brilliantly executed. It has great place, time, setting, context, characters, narrative/5(8).

In the serial, the Doctor becomes Doctor Who - the Caves of Androzani. book in a war for control of the life-prolonging substance "spectrox" on the planet Androzani Minor, which is being fought between the ruthless businessman Morgus (John Normington) and the android builder Sharaz Jek (Christopher Gable).The Caves of Androzani was Peter Davison's last regular appearance as the Fifth Doctor, marked the first appearance of Directed by: Graeme Harper.

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Carol Publishing Group, Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Get this from a library. Doctor Who - the caves of Androzani. -- Landing on the planet Androzani Minor, Doctor Who and his new assistant, Peri, are caught between fierce gun runners, merciless Federation soldiers, and an android army.

Publisher's summary Edit Target Books edition Edit. From the moment they land on the planet Androzani Minor, everything goes wrong for the Doctor and his new young companion, Peri.

They become involved in the struggle between brutal gun-runners, ruthless Federation troops, and the hideously mutilated Sharaz Jek, who lurks in the depths of the caves with his android her: Target Books, W.H.

Allen. But "The Caves of Androzani" still does not capitalize on this idea well. The storyline should let the Doctor be the Doctor, who would naturally investigate, expose, comment on, and put an end to this scheme, thus drawing viewer attention to the most interesting aspect of the narrative.

The Caves of Androzani was the sixth and penultimate serial of season 21 of Doctor was the final regular appearance of Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and introduced Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor in the closing moments of part four.

It was also Graeme Harper's first credited Doctor Who directorial job. Widely praised by fans, Caves was voted the single best televised Doctor Who Director: Graeme Harper. Arriving on the Doctor Who - the Caves of Androzani. book world of Androzani Minor, the Doctor and Peri find themselves embroiled in a long running, literal underground war.

At the heart of the conflict is a substance called Spectrox - both valuable and deadly. The Doctor & Peri wind up being poisoned by the material, which is killing them slowly and painfully unless they can find a cure. InDoctor Who Magazine asked its readers to give their verdict on all Doctor Who stories that had been televised up to that point.

The winner. Beating Blink into second place, the year-old The Caves of Androzani took the top spot. Androzani is certainly one of the most “grown-up” Doctor Who adventures for some time.

The. DOCTOR: I can store oxygen for several minutes, Jek. Now, you must do everything you can to keep her temperature down until I get back. JEK: Doctor, wait. I have just one oxygen cylinder left. I used it when I went into the baking chambers of the refinery.

It will run out in minutes, but it might help. DOCTOR: Thank you. [Cave 26 yellow level]. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Based on the BBC television serial by Robert Holmes by arrangement with the British Broadcasting Corporation.".

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The Caves. of Androzani. 8th MARCH - 16TH MARCH (4 EPISODES) Since its initial release on DVD inThe Caves of Androzani has been voted the greatest Doctor Who story of all time by the readers of Doctor Who Magazine on more than one occasion, trouncing competition from even the revived series’ glossiest episodes.

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Scene 3 [] 4. Scene 4 [] 5. Scene 5 [] 6. Scene 6 [] 1. Scene 1 [] 2. Scene 2 [] 3. Scene 3 [] 4. Scene 4 [] 5. Scene 5. THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI "You're such a pain, Doctor." Buy this Dr Who DVD: UK US Buy this Dr Who DVD: UK: no video available US. People often ask us why, if the Fifth Doctor is our least favourite Doctor, this website is named after one of his stories.

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Doctor Who The Caves Of Androzani. This sought after Hardback novel is a 5th Doctor adventure by Terrance Dicks. The book is Ex Library but is in Good Condition with some general shelf wear/tear.

The pages are in crisp condition. (Please see photos) The book will be sent by standard post with tracking included. Directed by Graeme Harper. With Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant, Christopher Gable, John Normington. The Doctor and Peri get involved with drug running after landing on the twin planet of Androzani Minor and getting arrested as gun runners and targeted for execution.

Not before Peri stumbles into some highly toxic and lethal plant life/10(). Arriving on the barren world of Androzani Minor, the Doctor and Peri find themselves embroiled in a long-running underground war. Military troops mount an armed blockade whilst gunrunners bring in weapons for the sinister, masked renegade, Sharaz Jek.

It seems not a reaction too soon A Doctor Who fan tries to get his brother to be one too, and what better way than to watch every single story from the be. The Caves of Androzani failed to win the best story in the annual season survey conducted by Doctor Who magazine, particularly surprising as this story is now consider by many to be the best one of the original series and certainly of any broadcast during producer's John Nathan Turner somewhat maligned period in charge of the programme/5().

For The Caves of Androzani, the score is easily one of the very best of this period, if not Doctor Who altogether. There’s a rich sense of atmosphere given to so many scenes.

There’s a rich. The battle begins and there can only be one winner. Classic clip from the four-part story 'The Caves of Androzani' starring Peter Davison as the Doctor.

The Caves of Androzani is perhaps the most effectively tragic Doctor Who serial ever written, where Holmes’ grandiose and epic script elevates the slaughter to tragedy rather than relegating it to farce. There’s a sense of grand scale to all this, with the plot clear and logical.

Indeed, I think part of the reason that The Caves of Androzani works so very well is because, unlike the other.

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Buy Doctor Who and the Caves of Androzani: 5th Doctor Novelisation (BBC Dr Who) by Dicks, Terrance, Davison, Peter from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction/5(3). Doctor Who (Opening Theme) - BBC Radiophonic Workshop & Delia Derbyshire Androzani Minor Gun-Runners Morgus and Chellak Death Sentence Sharaz Jek Death Under the Red Cloth Androids Next Time It'll Be for Real Nobody Lives for Ever Spectrox Salateen Exile Clever Little Android Two Kilos, What a Deal The Magma Beast   The Fifth Doctor’s reign comes to an end in a story that is often, and quite rightly, described as his best.

Caves of Androzani is dark, gritty, full of complex characters, and has the normally a bit naff and polite Fifth Doctor going through hell and being a true hero.

Buy Doctor Who - The Caves Of Androzani on PAL. Available in used condition with free delivery in the UK. Barcode: Actors: Nicola Bryant, Peter Davison. Although not his final Doctor Who story, The Caves of Androzani is certainly one of his best, and the circumstances that surround it, the development of the Doctor and Peri that had to take place within it, and the overall quality of the production results in Caves standing out as the best story of the Fifth Doctor’s era.From the moment they land on the planet Androzani Minor, everything goes wrong for the Doctor and his new young companion, Peri.

They become involved in the struggle between brutal gun-runners, ruthless Federation troops, and the hideously mutilated Sharaz Jek, who lurks in the depths of the caves with his android army.