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To be sure, there's another six-part Dr. Who episode that will be out next Tuesday for fans of the eccentric British sci-fi hero to look forward to. "The Mind of Evil" (BBC Video, $29.98) stars Jon Pertwee as the good doctor as he battles his archenemy, The Master, and the evil forces of the Alien Mind Parasite.

Pertwee is the third actor in the role. He made his debut in January I970. During his run, The Master (played by Roger Delgado) was introduced, and he quickly became one of the series' most popular villains.

The Master appeared in 18 episodes — up to and including the last televised story of the original series as well as the 1996 made-for-TV movie commissioned by the Fox network.

This six-parter is in black-and-white, but it includes five minutes of rare color bonus footage from the days when the show, which lasted 26 years, making it the longest-running sci-fi series so far in TV history, was filmed in both color and black-and-white.

The dual filming was to accommodate TV markets in countries where color transmission was not yet available in the 1970s. Sadly, when the BBC cleaned out its archives, it threw away one of the versions when both existed.

"The Mind of Evil" is now available only in black-and-white. I'll bet some BBC folks are kicking themselves over that decision.

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