There were a number of factors.
Manning had left, and Letts and Dicks were winding up their time on the show, plus U.N.I.T. wasn't going to be featured much.
The band was breaking up, so to speak.
Delgado's death put the sealer on Pertwee's departure.
You mean "Mindwarp"?
It's a good story.
"Attack Of The Cybermen" features the return of Lytton played by the late, great, Maurice Colbourne.
I believe that Pertwee also had back pain problems and had a request for a substantial salary increase to do another year on Doctor Who turned down, which were additional contributory factors to him leaving.
I was looking to see when Tom actually made it into a console room and looking to see when they used the Captain Nemo Console Room (the Secondary) so I had The Deadly Assassin cued up and... Well it's just so damned GOOD.
I saw the Colin years all out of order. I THINK I've seen all of them. But I didn't see Twin Dilemma until much later. And I actually enjoyed The Two Doctors. So there's that. I don't believe I've ever seen the middle section of Trial of a Timelord.
But it was also reportedly Delgado's death that led to Pertwee wanting to go in the first place, wasn't it? Very sad.
Fun fact: Though the shark in the movie is a great white, Kastel used a mako shark at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as his model for the painting, which was created for the paperback edition of the novel. The mako's long, knife-like teeth certainly look more menacing.
SIX ICONIC JAMES CAMERON FILMS
INCLUDING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON 4K UHD™
ALIENS, THE ABYSS AND TRUE LIES!
IN ADDITION, SPECIAL COLLECTOR EDITIONS FOR TITANIC,
AVATAR AND AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER WITH:
** IMMERSIVE DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO
** STUNNING 4K DOLBY VISION HDR PICTURE QUALITY
** HOURS OF COMPELLING NEW BONUS FEATURES
BURBANK, CA. (November 15, 2023) – A piece of cinema history comes home this year when six box-office juggernauts from Oscar®-winning director James Cameron are released. The six titles – The Abyss, True Lies, Aliens, Titanic, Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water – will be made available in 4K UHD digital and 4K UHD Blu-ray disc.
Cameron, who has helmed three of the five highest grossing movies of all time, says “There’s a world of emotions in revisiting these films and I hope we’ve captured some of that in the new bonus materials we created for our fans.”
Oscar®-winning producer Jon Landau added, “We really wanted to deliver the best possible experience at home so viewers could immerse themselves both in the films and the journeys we went through to make them.”
The 4K transfer for each release will be presented in superb Dolby Vision HDR and with an immersive Atmos audio mix. Additionally, most of the releases will arrive with several hours of captivating all-new bonus features. From the eight hours of Avatar: The Way of Water bonus including all-new deleted scenes to the five hours of new and legacy Titanic extras, fans will delight in the numerous hours of never-before-seen materials.
Release date schedule is as follows:
On Dec. 5, 2023, available for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and at digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV and Fandango/Vudu:
Titanic 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
Available in 4K Ultra HD, some for the first time ever, on Dec. 12, 2023, at digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV and Fandango/Vudu:
Aliens Collector’s Edition
The Abyss Collector’s Edition
True Lies Collector’s Edition
Avatar Collector’s Edition
Avatar: The Way of Water Collector’s Edition
Available Dec. 19, 2023, are special edition Blu-ray discs of:
Avatar 4K Collector’s Edition
Avatar 3D Blu-ray
Avatar 4K Limited Edition Steelbook (available only at Best Buy)
Avatar: The Way of Water 4K Collector’s Edition
Arriving on March 12, 2024, new on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc are special editions of three of Cameron’s most popular feature films:
All titles will be available to pre-order from November 20.
Also, on Wednesday, December 6, 20th Century Studios will present Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron’s “The Abyss: Special Edition” in theaters for a special one-night-only event. Fans will be able to experience Cameron’s thrilling underwater sci-fi adventure for the first time in stunning, remastered 4K. Tickets go on sale beginning November 20 and can be purchased at Fandango or wherever tickets are sold.
ABOUT THE ABYSS
In this underwater sci-fi adventure written and directed by James Cameron, a nuclear sub mysteriously sinks and a private oil rig crew, led by foreman Bud Brigman (Ed Harris), is recruited to join a team of Navy SEALs on a search and rescue effort. The group soon finds themselves on a spectacular life-and-death odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface, where they find a mysterious force that could either change the world — or destroy it. The Abyss also stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn.
Written and directed by Academy Award® winner James Cameron*, Avatar is set on the lush alien world of Pandora, home of the Na'vi—beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet's environment is poisonous, human/Na'vi hybrids called Avatars must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na'vi woman (Zoe Saldaña). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.
ABOUT AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
Avatar: The Way of Water reaches new heights and explores undiscovered depths as James Cameron returns to the world of Pandora in this emotionally packed action-adventure. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water launches the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. All of this is experienced against the backdrop of the breathtaking seascapes of Pandora, where audiences are introduced to new Na’vi cultures and a range of exotic sea creatures. Avatar: The Way of Water stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis and Kate Winslet. Joining the illustrious adult cast are talented newcomers Britain Dalton, Jamie Flatters, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Bailey Bass and Jack Champion.
Experience Titanic, the global box-office phenomenon and winner of 11 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture (1997), Best Director (James Cameron) and Best Original Song (“My Heart Will Go On”). Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose, young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the “unsinkable” R.M.S. Titanic. But when the doomed luxury liner collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic, their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival. From acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron (“Avatar,” “Avatar: The Way of Water”), comes a tale of forbidden love and courage in the face of disaster that triumphs as a true cinematic masterpiece. The film also stars Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, Gloria Stuart, David Warner, Victor Garber and Bill Paxton.
**Titanic, 1997: Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing (James Cameron), Film Editing, Original Dramatic Score, Original Song, Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects, Best Picture.
ABOUT TRUE LIES
Writer-director James Cameron creates an exhilarating mix of non-stop action-adventure and romantic comedy. Secret agent Harry Tasker is a top spy in the ultra-secret Omega Sector — although to his wife Helen, he’s just a dull computer salesman. But while Harry’s been busy saving the world, Helen’s been gathering secrets of her own. When their two lives unexpectedly collide, Harry and Helen find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists, fighting to save not only their marriage, but also the world. True Lies stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold and Bill Paxton.
The terror continues in this chilling, critically acclaimed sequel written and directed by James Cameron. Ripley, the sole survivor of the space tug Nostromo’s deadly encounter with the monstrous Alien, is found after drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years. She agrees to accompany a team of Colonial Marines back to LV-426—and this time it’s war. Aliens stars Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn and Paul Reiser.
That was... surprisingly good! This trailer alone was better than the awful Bill Murray live-action Garfield movies of the 2000s.
I loved Garfield ever since watching Garfield and Friends on Cartoon Network before going to school, which only made the disappointment of the 2004 movie feel even worse. Anyway, speaking of that animation, I'd love if this new movie contains some references to Orson's Farm (or U.S. Acres, as it is known in the US).
At yesterday's concert in Düsseldorf, where they premiered a suite from Stephen Barton's music for Picard Season 3, I got him to sign my fake Fallen Order soundtrack CD (which I've turned from a digital into a physical fake). He liked it so much, that he sent our photo to Gordy Haab (who stayed back in L.A.) right away, who then at least signed the CD on the photo