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What I have on DVD is the 102-minute special edition. The original version, made for the series' 20-years anniversary, was first broadcast on 23rd November 1983 in the US, and on 25th November in the UK. A brief and somewhat spoiler-ish summary of the plot…
…oh well, never mind. It's got five Doctors in it (though the fourth got stuck in traffic), five companions and cameos by several others, plus K9. Among the bad guys - of whom only the Master has a real reason to be there - there's the Master, a Dalek, a yeti and several Cybermen who are mostly cannon-fodder since, apparently, writer Terrance Dicks didn't like them much but script editor Eric Saward insisted on including them.
That's it, really. It's a Doctor Who catalogue, a Who Who's Who.
Something of a misnomer, since "interesting" is the one thing that this isn't. The one remarkable thing about it is that it isn't a total mess.
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