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Doctor Who The Celestial Toymaker Unboxing

Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker is the latest in the continuing series of newly-animated Who adventures, taking the surviving audio from long-lost adventures and bringing them back to life. It is such a wonderful project – the modern animation offers the chance for new, younger fans to be introduced to early Who stories, while longtime fans are able to relive or rediscover these forgotten gems that have, for so long, existed only as audio recordings. Only one episode of The Celestial Toymaker survives in its full audio-visual form which is included in the special features, so to have a consistent full series with visuals is a feast for fans new and old – despite the controversy.

Synopsis

The Celestial Toymaker sees the Doctor and his companions separated when they come up against the Toymaker. While the Doctor plays the Trilogic Game, Steven and Dodo are forced to play their own seemingly childish, but ultimately dangerous games, with the aim of being reunited and getting back to the TARDIS. Who will be the first to make a false move in this battle of wits, and will the TARDIS ever escape the Toymaker’s snare

Fans of Doctor Who have long lamented the loss of the original 1966 master recordings of all except one of The Celestial Toymaker. All episodes have been animated in both colour and black and white using the original off-air audio recordings.

Special Feautres

  • Restored Surviving Original Episode 4
  • Photographic reconstructions of Episodes 1, 2, 3
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Photo Gallery
  • Escape Room – Team First Doctor
  • Making The Animation Featurette
  • Sylvester McCoy Introduction
  • Carmen Silvera Interview (Audio only)
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