In response to the positive feedback on our Lost in Time series of alternate commentaries, the MMM team has returned to that particular well and produced another commentary for a story that unfortunately only has one episode remaining in the BBC Archives – Evil of the Daleks.
We join the action in episode 2 with the Doctor and Jamie following a series of clues which has led them to the shop of the mysterious Theodore Maxtible, who seems to have some very unwelcome house guests.
Sit back and relax and enjoy the MMM Team’s look at a story, that despite the shoddy treatment it has received from the BBC is nonetheless regarded as one of the best Dalek stories ever produced. Let us know your thoughts on this and our other Lost in Time episodes on the comments section.
A break this week with our alternating podcast/commentary release schedule – Podcast 33 will be released next week on the 22nd March.
MMM Commentaries is proud to present a commentary for the first episode of a story that put Doctor Who on the map as it were – The Daleks episode 1 – The Dead Planet.
The ship has arrived in a petrified forest on an apparently dead planet. Exploring, the travellers see a fantastic city in the distance. The Doctor wants to investigate further, but Ian and Barbara veto this idea, insisting that they return to the TARDIS. The old man eventually gets his own way by resorting to a trick: he claims that one of the ship’s vital components, a fluid link, needs refilling with mercury, and that the only place this might be found is the city.
Join David as he talks you through an intimate and informative journey through an episode which gave us our first glimpse of the enemies that have become arguably the most iconic alien creature in sci-fi history.
The fifth and final release from our Lost in Time series of alternate DVD commentaries is now available. The Faceless Ones episode 1 finishes what has been one of our most successful MMM projects. We have barely scratched the surface of what this excellent DVD box set has to offer, so rest assured we will be revisiting it very soon. Let us know if there are any particular episodes you want us to cover in the next batch.
Look out for a brand new MMM podcast and an exciting new commentary in the next week.
The Celestial Toymaker episode 4 is the third from our Lost in Time series now available for download. Sneer and throw your popcorn at the screen as the evil Toymaker forces the Doctor to win an unwinnable game to secure the release of his beloved TARDIS.
Thank you for all the wonderful feedback about this latest MMM project. It’s our most talked about series of releases since our Star Wars Marathon from November 2005. Keep the comments coming everyone, it’s much appreciated.
The second in our Lost in Time series of commentaries is now available – The Dalek Masterplan episode 5. The rulers of the galaxy are meeting, Mavic Chen is scheming, and the Daleks are steaming. Lost to Doctor Who fans for many years, this episode finally reveals just how do you make a seaweed creature with a personality.
We are proud to bring you the first of five very special commentaries over the next few weeks, as part of our Doctor Who – Lost in Time project.
In the days before VHS and the booming home sales market for material the BBC decided that nobody wanted these old black and white episodes gathering dust in their vaults, so they started a systematic process of destroying these old episodes, Doctor Who amongst them.
It wasn’t until the early 70s when the efforts of determined fans like Ian Levine stopped this incredibly shortsighted practice and these classic episodes were left further unmolested. It was only through the diligent efforts of such fans and a now enlightened BBC that other copies of these destroyed episodes were uncovered around the world.
But even with these valiant efforts, many older Doctor Who stories remain incomplete, in some cases no episodes exist at all. What the Lost in Time DVD boxset does is collect these orphaned episodes together in one release for all of us to enjoy.
So the MMM Lost in Time project is about providing commentaries for the episodes on this release that were not graced with an officially released commentary. Join the team as we tackle the first of these gems – The Crusade episode 1 – otherwise known as The Lion.
Keep an eye out over the coming weeks as we delve further into this DVD collection – a collection that should be on every sci-fi fans shelf and present to you some fascinating insights into these sadly incomplete and neglected stories.
Starting in July 2006, the MMM Team will be taking it upon themselves to provide some alternate commentaries for the excellent Doctor Who – Lost in Time boxset – a collection of single episodes from the B&W era of Doctor Who. The Lost in Time boxset attempts to bring together for the first time all these orphaned episodes in one outstanding release