Monday, 21 March 2016

'DOOMWATCH' FINALLY COMES TO DVD



Groundbreaking classic British sci-fi series Doomwatch originally aired on the BBC from 1970 – 1972 and at its peek, attracted in excess of 13.6 million viewers and spawned two film adaptations. Although in huge demand, it has never before been available on DVD, until now... Thanks to Simply Media Doomwatch Series 1-3 makes its long awaited DVD debut.

Not all of the episodes made it but the ones that still exist come to DVD as Doomwatch Series 1-3 The Remaining Episodes on 4 April 2016. The available episodes will be released in a stunning seven-disc box set, together with unseen episode ‘Sex and Violence’ and the BBC documentary ‘The Cult of Doomwatch’.


The cult series is the brainchild of Kid Pedler and Gerry Davis, the men responsible for Doctor Who’s iconic Cybermen, and follows government agency The Department of Measurement of Scientific Work AKA Doomwatch, as they fight to protect mankind from all manner of horrifying technology and experiments gone wrong.

The team lead by Dr. Spencer Quist (John Paul – A Countess from Hong Kong), alongside Colin Bradley (Joby Blanshard – The Brothers), Toby Wren (Robert Powell – The Detectives), and Dr. Fay Chantry (Jean Trend – Z Cars), must battle hyper intelligent rats, toxic waste, plastic eating bacteria, mind destroying sound waves and genetic mutations from day to day – all the while confronted with volatile corporations, their own unsupportive government superiors and ever changing dynamics within the team.

Set in a time of public fascination with the perils of science and technology, Doomwatch offers a glimpse of real scientific concepts, that are still relevant today and explores the moral dilemmas faced by those left to pick up the pieces when things inevitably go wrong.

A must for any discerning sci-fi and classic TV fan.


30 comments:

  1. My fave sci-fi show was Firefly

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  2. My favourite sci-fi show is Quantum Leap...wish they'd bring it back.

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  3. Have to say I loved blakes seven

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  4. Another vote for Firefly. For Horror it's seasons 1-3 of American Horror Story

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  5. Hammer House of Horror

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  6. Firefly...and Torchwood!

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  7. Grew up with Doctor Who, also loved Blake's Seven

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  8. The Walking Dead...it's weird but there's something appealing about the simplicity of life just wandering about the country lopping heads off Zombies and just having to worry about a bit of food and shelter - no taxes or bills to pay ;)

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  9. Currently loving WALKING DEAD.

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  10. Either The X-Files or Firefly.

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  11. favourite horror was anything to do with "Hammer House of Horror"

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  12. I like Supernatural

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  13. Firefly. Cut short in its prime.

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  14. The Walking Dead

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  15. The X-files

    Trevor Linvell

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  16. My fave scifi was Sapphire & Steel

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  17. I'm rewatching Voyager at the moment, forgot how good it is :)

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