Doctor Who: The Ark In Space
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1975
Director: Rodney Bennett
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 794051-116222
Running time: 1:39 (99 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 06, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#1628)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
The Fourth Doctor's first trip in the TARDIS brings him, with Sarah Jane and a very skeptical Harry Sullivan, many thousand years into the future to Nerva, a space station in Earth's orbit.

The Doctor is amazed to discover that Nerva is nothing less than an ark for the human race. Having evacuated Earth when solar activity threatened all life on the planet, these few hundred survivors have been drifting in suspended animation for thousands of years.

Even more perplexing is the discovery that someone has sabotaged Nerva's vital systems. The Doctor reactivates the systems, and one by one, the human race begins to awake from its enforced deep sleep. The future of humankind appears secure until the Doctor learns that the larvae of the Wirrn, a hostile insect race, are also aboard.
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Doctor Who: The Ark In Space
Doctor Who: The Ark In Space
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC
 • BBC Video
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Trivia
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Interviews
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
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Easter Eggs
There are three easter eggs on the "Ark in Space" DVD.

"Ark" Part Two Title Board: Choose the 'Select Episode' menu. Highlight Part One and press up to highlight the Doctor Who logo. Select it to watch a 30-second title bard for part two.

First Blackpool clip: Choose 'Audio Options' from the 'Special Features' menu. Then, highlight 'Tom Baker Interview' and press left to reveal a hidden Doctor Who logo. Select it to watch a brief advertisement by Tom Baker for the Blackpool Doctor Who Exhibition in 1975.

Second Blackpool clip: Just keep watching after "Ark" episode 4 to see Tom Baker bid farewell to visitors to the Blackpool Doctor Who Exhibition.
Crew
Direction
Rodney Bennett....Director
Writing
Robert Holmes....Writer
Production
Philip Hinchcliffe....Producer
Music
Ron Grainer....Composer
Dudley Simpson....Composer
Sound
John Lloyd....Sound
Art
John Friedlander....Visual Effects
Tony Oxley....Visual Effects
Barbara Kidd....Costume Designer
Sylvia James....Make-up Artist
Roger Murray-Leach....Production Designer
Cast
 Part One
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Ian Marter....Harry Sullivan
Voices
Gladys Spencer.... (voice)
Peter Tuddenham.... (voice)
 Part Two
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Ian Marter....Harry Sullivan
Wendy Williams....Vira
Kenton Moore....Noah
Christopher Masters....Libri
 Part Three
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Ian Marter....Harry Sullivan
Wendy Williams....Vira
Kenton Moore....Noah
Richardson Morgan....Rogin
John Gregg....Lycett
Gladys Spencer....High Minister's Voice (voice)
Stuart Fell....Wirrn Operator
 Part Four
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Ian Marter....Harry Sullivan
Wendy Williams....Vira
Kenton Moore....Noah
Richardson Morgan....Rogin
Wirrn Operators
Stuart Fell
Nick Hobbs