Out Of This World

SFX - - Rated / Dvd & blu- ray -

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW!

1962 | PG | DVD

Doc­tor Who

isn’t the only show to have taken a bul­let in the ar­chive. Here’s the sole sur­viv­ing episode of an early ’ 60s ABC an­thol­ogy se­ries, cre­ated with the aim of bring­ing the masters of SF lit­er­a­ture to the masses.

“Lit­tle Lost Ro­bot” adapts a short story by Isaac Asi­mov, and while its sham­bling, vac­u­um­formed droids ap­pear to have lurched out of a cheap­jack mati­nee se­rial its ex­am­i­na­tion of AI moral­ity re­mains in­trigu­ing, even as its mono­chrome fu­ture world fos­silises into retro charm.

Ex­tras: An al­ter­na­tive VidFIREd ver­sion; com­men­tary with pro­ducer Leonard White and fan Mark Ward; au­dios of miss­ing episodes “Cold Equa­tions” and “Im­pos­tor” ( by Dalek cre­ator Terry Na­tion); down­load­able script of John Wyn­d­ham adap­ta­tion “Dumb Mar­tian”; il­lus­trated book­let. Nick Setch­field

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