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    Default Your favourite VHS covers

    Unlike the DVD range, the old VHS range had some absolutely fantastic artwork. So, I ask you... what were your favourites of the range?

    Here are some of mine:











    I've shown you mine... now show me yours!

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    I did love the VHS covers. They're the main reason that the videos are still all up in the loft! It's a shame they moved over to Photoshop in the end, but kind of inevitable.

    An Unearthly Child was my favourite VHS cover, with it's Queen-The-Miracle inspired merging of the Doctor and Susan's faces.
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    Great choices Ant, I love the Planet of the Spiders cover it's possibly my favourite Doctor Who artwork of all time!

    How about this as the worst?



    Peter Davison's disembodied head with an oddly small face, Lynda Barron chewing a wasp and a horrid grey sailing ship. It honks.

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    I actually like the Enlightenment cover. It's Terminus which is dreadful, as though it was done by a child, another example being Image of the Fendahl. (Others I dislike include The Masque of Mandragora, The Three Doctors and Bruno Elettori's covers.)

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    I really like The Three Doctors:



    And for a late one...


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    I've always been bothered by the fact that "The Three Doctors" should have Omega in the middle to be symmetrical, but instead he's nudged to one side and sharing the limelight with that star of the story, the light stream.

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    Surely this is the worst VHS cover...


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    I love the inclusion of Dora Bryan though.

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    I'm not so sure about Enlightenment being the absolute worst... here are some pretty shocking ones:





    The former is obvious - wrong logo, wrong version of the Doctor, wrong Cybermen...

    The latter, on the other hand... what's wrong with Tom's face!?

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    Does the logo matter? It was the current one at the time- and more would be wrong by using the Diamond logo or the TVM one!!

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    Okay, so maybe the logo is semantics... but they still used absolutely nothing from the story on the front cover, except the title!

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    I don't have a picture but Ressurrection of the Daleks wins worst cover I think. A rubbish grey haired Davison and green skinned Davros

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    They always did Davison with grey hair!

    The reason I don't like "Genesis" and "Sontaran Experiment" is the whole dodgy business of fitting two stories on one cover. Doing half of one cover, then a horrid circular line and a snatch of the second story dumped at the bottom is just artistically awful!

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    They got it right for this double-release though:



    (The Rescue / The Romans if my link doesn't work). I did like the monochrome theme they used for the early Doctor stories.
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