Friday, 14 September 2018

Doctor Who: Shada region 1 DVD now available

Doctor Who fans were given a treat last year when the lost Shada episode, written by Douglas Adams was reconstructed with animation to fill in all the missing gaps. However, Shada wasn't readily available to fans in the United States... until now!

Last November fans of Douglas Adams, Tom Baker, Doctor Who, or just of lost old television episodes were finally able to watch Shada with all of its scenes visualised. Though the UK population has had access to this episode's newest recreation for several months in DVD format, fans state side have not. Now US fans can finally purchase a region one DVD, allowing them to watch all 150 minutes of its legendary glory from the comfort of their sofas.
For the first time ever, BBC Worldwide will release a completed version of the previously unbroadcast 1970s Doctor Who story SHADA, written by Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) and featuring the return of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor!
In 1979,SHADA was set to be the celebratory end to the seventeenth season of Doctor Who. Critically acclaimed writer Douglas Adams had completed the script, Tom Baker’s Doctor was at the height of his popularity, and the series had bigger audiences than ever before. But a strike at the BBC in November 1979 interrupted production and the adventure was abandoned. The story became legendary among fans.
Shada (2 Discs) is currently available in region one format at the BBC Shop for $19.98.

More information about Shada can be read here.

Sources: [ BBC Shop , SyFy ]