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Classic Doctor Who Schedule June-September (R2)

2|Entertain have confirmed their schedule for Classic Doctor Who releases for the next few months in the latest Doctor Who Magazine.

The Kamelion Collection is out on 14th June, featuring the introductory and final story of the Fifth Doctor's least-remembered "companion" Kamelion. The King's Demons (1983) is a two-part historical romp featuring the Master loose in the court of King John. Planet of Fire, (1984) Peter Davison's penultimate story as the Doctor which also saw the introduction of new companion Peri (Nicola Bryant) and departure of Turlough (Mark Strickson), is another Master story and is notable many for its on-location shoot in Lanzarote and various skimpy items of beach-wear.

The Dominators is next on 12th July. This 1968 five-parter from Season Six sees the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe (Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury) coming up against the Dalek wannabes the Quarks.

An as-yet-unnamed Cyberman boxset follows on 9th August, bundling together the Fourth Doctor's Revenge of the Cybermen (1975) with the Seventh Doctor's Silver Nemesis (1988) which was also publicised as the series's official twenty-fifth anniversary story. These are the last two Classic Who Cyber-serials complete in the archives to come to DVD, possibly because it's fair to say neither are especially well-regarded, and it's an interesting omission that we're not getting the extended version of Silver Nemesis that was issued on VHS.

Finally for now, Sylvester McCoy's debut as the Seventh Doctor, Time and the Rani, is coming to DVD on 13th September. Featuring the return of Kate O'Mara's Time Lady villainess the Rani from The Mark of the Rani, this release will mean that all the Doctors' debut stories (with the obvious exception of Power of the Dalek which is no longer in the archives) are now on DVD.

Future releases, not yet scheduled, which are also known to be coming include Revisitations - a re-release of three early Classic Who DVDs, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Caves of Androzani and the Paul McGann TV Movie, with improved transfers and new extras and The Mutants.

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