Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1978
Director: Pennant Roberts
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 794051-133823
Running time: 1:42 (102 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 01, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#1632)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
As the Doctor, Romana and K9 head for the planet Calufrax in search of the second segment of the Key to Time, they are in for a surprise when the TARDIS brings them to Zanak, an entirely different planet occupying the same space coordinates. Did Romana take a wrong turn when she navigated by the book? No, the tracer registers that segment is near.

Nothing is as it seems in this story by Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). The Populace of Zanak lead affluent lives, thanks to the mysterious mechanizations of the Captain. He regularly announces a new age of prosperity, and most of the people accept the extraordinary turn in their fortune without further examination.

Little do they imagine that their benefactor – hidden on a forbidden mountaintop – is a roaring space pirate whose best friend is Polyphase Avitron, a cyber-parrot that brings death to anyone who displeases its master. All these elements will come together to reveal the greatest crime in the galaxy and the second segment of the Key to Time as well.
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Genres
Television
Science-Fiction
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
 • BBC Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
Commentary
English
Trivia
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • Film Clips
Crew
Direction
Pennant Roberts....Director
Writing
Douglas Adams....Writer
Production
Graham Williams....Producer
Film Editing
John Dunstan....Film Editor
Music
Ron Grainer....Composer
Dudley Simpson....Composer
Art
Jon Pusey....Production Designer
Cast
 Part One
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Bruce Purchase....Captain
Andrew Robertson....Mr. Fibuli
Ralph Michael....Balaton
David Sibley....Pralix
David Warwick....Kimus
Primi Townsend....Mula
Clive Bennett....Citizen
Bernard Finch....Mentiad
Adam Kurakin....Guard
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)
 Part Two
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Bruce Purchase....Captain
Andrew Robertson....Mr. Fibuli
Rosalind Lloyd....Nurse
Ralph Michael....Balaton
David Warwick....Kimus
Primi Townsend....Mula
Bernard Finch....Mentiad
Adam Kurakin....Guard
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)
 Part Three
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Bruce Purchase....Captain
Andrew Robertson....Mr. Fibuli
Rosalind Lloyd....Nurse
David Warwick....Kimus
Primi Townsend....Mula
David Sibley....Pralix
Bernard Finch....Mentiad
Adam Kurakin....Guard
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)
 Part Four
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Bruce Purchase....Captain
Rosalind Lloyd....Nurse
Andrew Robertson....Mr. Fibuli
David Warwick....Kimus
Primi Townsend....Mula
David Sibley....Pralix
Bernard Finch....Mentiad
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)