Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos

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  • The Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Jo grow suspicious when soft-spoken aliens arrive on Earth with the Master hidden aboard their craft.Running Time: 98 min. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION Rating: NR Age: 794051239822 UPC: 794051239822 Manufacturer No: E2398

The Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Jo grow suspicious when soft-spoken aliens arrive on Earth with the Master hidden aboard their craft.DVD Features:
Audio Commentary
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A podlike spacecraft is on an intercept course for Earth, and nervous humans’ first instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later. Instead, they discover a race of golden, beautiful… More >>

Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos

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  1. If this story were a car it would be a clapped out Lada. There is nothing to recommend it at all and I speak as a Pertwee fan. Get “Inferno” or “The Silurians” instead – they are infinitely better.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Of course I would purchase any of the Dr Who DVDs, but Claws of Axos and City of Death extras leave to be desired.

    I always look for the “Who’s Who” section as that tells you of other things that guest stars have done and also if they are in other Dr DVDs. These two left that part out.

    The Pyramids of Mars had a nice little section of what the evil villan (hisss) did after he was defeated by the Doctor. Ok, cute once but not again.

    I hope that the BBC corrects these things and just doesn’t throw the Doctor into DVD format to grow rich quick.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. “The Claws of Axos” has always been a fondly remembered Dr. Who story for me. Which is strange since it boasts a fairly mundane, ’50s-era sci-fi plot and some of the strangest CSO video effects in the series’ history — which is really saying something. But maybe that was the appeal all along. After viewing this latest installment in the American version of the BBC’s DVD re-issues, I’m sticking to my guns. “Claws” is a consistently entertaining production as well as a prototypical Jon Pertwee vehicle. Unfortunately, the DVD is also one of the worst transfers in the DVD series. Which is ironic considering that the only surviving episodes (or at least a portion of the episodes) were available only in the NTSC standard — a result of having the actual BBC master tapes wiped. The video restoration team hired by the BBC, however, reconfigured the NTSC “masters” back to PAL…which means North American viewers are now getting a DVD that is a reconfigured copy of a reconfigured copy! I distinctly remember this looking better when it was broadcast over 20 years ago on PBS. Coupled with the rather skimpy extras (Come on, a “then and now” featurette on Dungeness!?)this might be one of the weakest of the Dr. Who DVD releases. Despite the flaws, I still recommend it whole-heartedly as an example of prime Who.

    And as a rebuttal to the guy who called me out for reviewing something a little too early…nope, this was the North American release. BBC/Warners actually sends review copies out months in advance for their NA releases. Sorry if I spoiled it for you.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. I was 7 years old when I caught the final episode of “Axos”. As a kid I loved monster movies and anything related to. I was introduced to this marvelous british import that aired on public television at 10:00pm. Unfortunately, I never got see any more as my mom had banned me from watching monster movies and tv for awhile. {they were giving me nightmares despite the fact that I loved them) I eventually got back to watching Dr.Who during the Tom Baker era, but that’s another story. It was great to watch this serial in it’s entirety, I would rank it as a classic. A blened of all the things that made this series great, well paced storytelling, Solid acting, and most of all spaghetti monsters! I’ve always heard Sci-Fi critics downplayed the show for the limited sfx, but I always felt they added to the shows novelty. I love the news series, but don’t call yourself a who fan until you’ve gotten a taste of the classic series. One of the best of The Pertwee era, “The Claws Of Axos” will always be near and dear to my heart.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. Very interesting match up , The Master brought the Axons to Earth for his costume plans of invasion and power, but when he is double-cross by the Axons he team up with The Doctor and togheter beat the Axons for good!

    If you like Jon Pertwee Doctor, you will enjoy this adventure!
    Rating: 4 / 5

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