“The Perfect Scenario” is an extra split over the two stories which have a teacher and student in a sci-fi future having a discussion about how this story reflects the current events of the year it was made. The extra includes interviews with script editor Terrance Dicks, producer Barry Letts, and several actors including Katy Manning and Janet Fielding.
There’s a making-of featurette for each story where the cast and crew talk about the story and its creation.
The “info-text option” allow viewers to read about changes in the script, the shooting schedule and trivia in the “pop-up video” format.
“Dalek War” also includes “Roger Delgado: The Master.” This retrospective takes a look at the life and death of Roger Delgado, the first actor to play the Master, who was killed shortly after making this story. It includes interviews with producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, director Christopher Barry, acting colleagues Katy Manning, Harry Towb, his widow Kismet Marlowe, and more. This was a nice tribute to a great actor whose life ended tragically.
There’s also “Stripped for Action: The Third Doctor” which is an ongoing feature that takes a look at the Doctor’s adventures in comic strips. This one focuses on Jon Pertwee’s adventures. It has interviews with comic writers and Who experts Gary Russell, John Ainsworth, Alan Barnes, Paul Scoones, and Jeremy Bentham.
“Planet of The Daleks” extras also include “Multi-Colourisation” which is a short featurette about how the Doctor Who Restoration Team restored the third episode of this story to color, as only a black and white version has existed for decades, while the other five parts were still in color.
“Stripped for Action: The Daleks” focuses on the Daleks stories in the comics, and has interviews with comic writers and Who experts Alan Barnes, Paul Scoones, Jeremy Bentham, and Clayton Hickman, and with Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson.
“Blue Peter” is a compilation of segments from Blue Peter, the children’s magazine program which shows an alert to its viewers about a pair of Daleks that had been stolen from the BBC and how they were returned thanks to the Blue Peter viewers.
Doctor Who: Dalek War is a great set containing some of The Doctor’s greatest adversaries with wonderful performances by Pertwee and Delgago. This set brings us closer to getting all available Classic Doctor Who stories on DVD and into your collection.