Starring: Jon Pertwee , Katy Manning
Directed by: Paul Bernard
Produced by: Barry Letts
Written by: Robert Sloman
Digitally remastered and new to DVD, The Time Monster features the return of the Master to DVD! Assuming the alias of Professor Thascales at the Newton Research Unit at Cambridge, he harbors his latest deadly plot to seize control of time itself. Can the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Jo (Katy Manning) thwart his terrible plan?
Item Number: 15690
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New to DVD! Digitally remastered Doctor Who classic The Time Monster! The Master is back! Assuming the alias of Professor Thascales at the Newton Research Unit at Cambridge University, he harbors his latest deadly plot to seize control of time itself. Can the Doctor and Jo thwart his terrible plan?
What secrets does the mysterious trident-shaped crystal hold? Why is the ancient city of Atlantis central to the Master's plan? And what mythical terror lies at the heart of the Maze? With time literally against them, the odds might just be too great for the time travelers.
The Master, in the guise of Professor Thascales, has constructed at the Newton Institute in Wootton a device known as TOMTIT - Transmission Of Matter Through Interstitial Time - with which to gain control over Kronos, a creature from outside time. The creature is summoned but the effect proves uncontrollable, so the Master flees.
The Doctor shuts TOMTIT down but the Master later reactivates it, using it first to ensnare Krasis, High Priest of the lost city of Atlantis, and then to attack UNIT forces by way of a series of timeslips. The Master takes Krasis back to Atlantis in his TARDIS in the hope of stealing the sacred Crystal of Kronos, with which he aims finally to dominate the creature. The Doctor follows with Jo but is unable to prevent his enemy from seducing Queen Galleia and staging a coup. Galleia turns against the Master when she learns that he has caused the death of her husband, King Dalios.
The Master then unleashes Kronos, destroying Atlantis. The two Time Lords escape in their respective TARDISes and confront each other in the time vortex. The Doctor threatens to trigger a 'time ram' - a devastating collision - but cannot bring himself to do it.
Jo, held hostage by the Master, has no such qualms, and operates the controls herself. The two TARDISes reappear in a strange void presided over by Kronos - who now appears as a beautiful female face.
The time ram has released Kronos, who agrees to return the Doctor and Jo to Earth. The creature plans to subject the Master to eternal torment, but the Doctor pleads on his behalf and he too goes free.
There is a new TARDIS interior set in this story, designed by Tim Gleeson.
Popular horror film star Ingrid Pitt stars as Queen Galleia.
Dave Prowse, later to play (but not voice) the masked Darth Vader in the Star Wars films, features in an equally incognito role as the Minotaur.
|The Doctor||---||Jon Pertwee|
|Brigadier Lethbridge||---||Stewart - Nicholas Courtney|
|Captain Mike Yates||---||Richard Franklin|
|Jo Grant||---||Katy Manning|
|Sergeant Benton||---||John Levene|
|Dr. Cook||---||Neville Barber|
|Dr. Percival||---||John Wyse|
|Dr. Ruth Ingram||---||Wanda Moore|
|Face of Kronos||---||Ingrid Bower|
Directed by Paul Bernard
Written by Robert Sloman
Produced by Barry Letts
Title Music by Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, arranged by Delia Derbyshire
Film Editing by Martyn Day
Costume Design by Barbara Lane
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