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August 23rd, 2018 511 comments

Doctor Who Season 19 The Collection Blu-ray

Available to order in the UK from www.amazon.co.uk

Also available to order in the UK from www.zoom.co.uk (10% off with first order available), www.zavvi.com and www.hmv.com.

Available to order in the USA from www.amazon.com

Released on 19th November 2018 in the UK and December 4th in the USA

BBC Studios announces Peter Davison’s inaugural series as the next installment in the DOCTOR WHO: THE COLLECTION Blu-ray range

Today BBC Studios is pleased to announce Doctor Who Season 19 as the next release in the Doctor Who: The Collection range. Season 19 is Peter Davison’s first series as the Fifth Doctor and this edition follows the success of Tom Baker’s first season on Blu-ray. To be released on the 19th November 2018, this collector’s edition also has a limited run.

The title will be available to pre-order from HMV and Amazon from tomorrow.

Peter Davison joined the long running BBC series in 1982, replacing Tom Baker as the Doctor. His first season bursts with the fresh energy and breathless excitement that would come to define his era. Across seven classic adventures, the Doctor and his companions Tegan, Nyssa and Adric face off against The Master, the terrifying Mara, the Terileptils, the Plasmatons, Monarch and the revamped Cybermen, making a triumphant return to the series in one of the programme’s all-time classics.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray includes brand new ‘Special Features’ exclusive to this set include: Five new ‘Making-Of’ documentaries for Castrovalva, Four To Doomsday, Black Orchid, Earthshock and Time-Flight, surround sound mixes for Kinda and Earthshock, an Extended Version of Black Orchid Part One, rare studio footage from Castrovalva, Four To Doomsday, Earthshock and Time-Flight, updated special effects for Castrovalva, seven more editions of Behind The Sofa and a newly-shot one-hour interview Peter Davison In Conversation with Matthew Sweet, and much more.

The eight-disc box set also includes the Peter Davison/David Tennant mini-episode Time Crash, plus hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.

All 26 episodes are being remastered from scratch by Peter Crocker and Mark Ayres. With this season’s original 16mm film elements still in existence, the location material can be presented in true HD, with studio material upscaled. Lee Binding is again providing stunning packaging design and Pete McTighe has written extensive booklet notes and is the content consultant for the title. Doctor Who: The Collection is executively produced for BBC Studios by Russell Minton.

DOCTOR WHO: THE COLLECTION – SEASON 19 includes the following stories from 1982:

Castrovalva (Four episodes); Four To Doomsday (Four Episodes); Kinda (Four Episodes); The Visitation (Four Episodes); Black Orchid (Two Episodes); Earthshock (Four Episodes); Time-Flight (Four episodes)


Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD, Featured

511 comments

  • the4thdoc42

    November 14th, 2018 - 7:18am

    Disc by disc contents for the set are going to be in this week’s DWM for anyone interested

    Reply
    • Gordon

      November 15th, 2018 - 4:07am

      Disc 1

      Castrovalva

      Existing Special Features

      • Audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Christopher H Bidmead and Fiona Cumming
      • Directing Castrovalva – Fiona Cumming
      • Being Doctor Who
      • The Crowded TARDIS
      • Deleted scenes
      • Swap Shop – Peter Davison interview
      • Blue Peter – Peter Davison interview
      • Pebble Mill at One – Peter Davison interview
      • Saturday Night at The Mill– Peter Davison interview
      • The Lord Mayor’s Show Parade extract
      • BBC1 continuity and trailers
      • Theme music video
      • Clean opening and closing titles
      • Isolated music score
      • Revised production subtitles
      • Coming Soon: Four to Doomsday

      New Special Features

      • Time Trap – HD making-of documentary
      • Behind the Sofa: Castrovalva in HD
      • Optional updated special effects
      • Studio footage
      • Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      • Production paperwork
      • Scripts
      • Radio Times cuttings

      Disc 2

      Four To Doomsday

      Existing Special Features

      • Audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse and John Black
      • Studio footage (highlights)

      New Special Features

      • Days of Wrath – HD making-of documentary
      • Behind the Sofa: Four to Doomsday in HD
      • Studio footage (unedited)
      • Audio archive: Stratford Johns interview
      • BBC1 continuity
      • Production subtitles
      • Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      • Production paperwork
      • Scripts
      • Radio Times cuttings

      Disc 3

      Kinda

      Existing Special Features

      • Audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Matthew Waterhouse and Nerys Hughes
      • Dreamtime – making-of documentary
      • Directing with Attitude – Peter Grimwade
      • Deleted and extended scenes
      • Optional updated CGI efects
      • CGI effects comparison
      • BBC1 continuity
      • Isolated music score
      • Revised production subtitles
      • Coming Soon: The Visitation

      New Special Features

      • Behind the Sofa: Kinda in HD
      • Optional 5.1 sound mix
      • Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      • Production paperwork
      • Scripts
      • Radio Times cuttings

      Disc 4

      The Visitation

      Existing special features

      • Audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse and Peter Moffatt
      • Grim Tales – making-of documentary (now in HD)
      • Film trims and studio footage
      • Directing Who – Peter Moffatt
      • Writing a Final Visitation – Eric Saward
      • Scoring The Visitation – Paddy Kingsland
      • BBC1 continuity
      • Isolated music score
      • Revised production subtitles
      • Coming Soon: Black Orchid

      New Special Features

      • Behind the Sofa – The Visitation in HD
      • Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      • Production paperwork
      • Scripts
      • Radio Times cuttings

      Disc 5

      Black Orchid

      Existing Special Features

      • Audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Matthew Waterhouse
      • Now and Then
      • Deleted Scenes
      • Film restoration feature
      • Blue Peter
      • Points of View
      • BBC1 continuity

      New Special Features

      • Double Trouble – HD making-of documentary
      • Behind the Sofa: Black Orchid in HD
      • Extended Part One
      • Audio archive: Tony Burrough interview
      • Production subtitles
      • Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      • Production paperwork
      • Scripts
      • Radio Times cuttings

      Disc 6

      Earthshock

      Existing Special Features

      • Audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Matthew Waterhouse
      • Isolated music score
      • Putting the Shock into Earthshock – making-of documentary
      • The Boy with the Golden Star – Matthew Waterhouse
      • Optional updated special effects
      • Location film sequences
      • Did You See?
      • Episode 5 – claymation short

      New Special Features

      • Earthshocked – HD making-of documentary
      • Behind the Sofa: Earthshock in HD
      • Studio footage
      • Pebble Mill at One
      • BBC1 continuity
      • HD photo gallery
      • Optional 5.1 sound mix
      • Production subtitles
      PDFs
      • Production paperwork
      • Scripts
      • Radio Times cuttings

      Disc 7

      Time-Flight

      Existing Special Features

      • Audio commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Matthew Waterhouse
      • Deleted and extended scenes
      • Studio footage (highlights)
      • Outtakes
      • Peter Grimwade interview
      • BBC1 continuity
      • Revised production subtitles

      New Special Features

      • Turbulence – HD making-of documentary
      • Behind the Sofa: Time-Flight in HD
      • Studio footage
      • Audio archive: Peter Grimwade interview
      • Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      • Production paperwork
      • Scripts
      • Radio Times cuttings

      Disc 8

      Bonus Material
      Existing Special Features

      • Time Crash
      • Mara Tales DVD trailer
      • Tegan Tales DVD trailer
      New Special Features
      • Peter Davison in Conversation with Matthew Sweet
      • Jovanka Airlines
      • The Panopticon Archive: Panopticon 93 – Janet Fielding, Matthew Waterhouse and Nicholas Courtney
      • Take Two
      • Audio archive: Ron Jones interview
      • Studio clocks
      PDFs
      • Doctor Who Annual 1982
      • BBC Enterprises literature

  • Anonymous

    November 11th, 2018 - 2:08pm

    Hopefully since this release includes the time crash special it will be the properly version and not the unfinished one like how it has been released on many versions of series 4 before.

    Reply
  • Rick

    November 11th, 2018 - 11:54am

    hmv have now advised me the release date has changed to 10/12/18.

    Reply
    • Dr. 1963

      November 11th, 2018 - 1:57pm

      I know, i think there’s a problem with the boxsets because first it was 19th November, then 26th November now 10th December. Yeah they’re having difficulty with something, most likely the pressing.

    • Rob W

      November 11th, 2018 - 4:15pm

      Maybe they’re pressing up more discs to meet demand?

    • Rick

      November 11th, 2018 - 9:14pm

      At least it gives me a bit longer to save up the money to buy the box set.

    • Darren Clarke

      November 13th, 2018 - 12:36pm

      Got my email from amazon today saying the same put back to the 12th December.

    • Lee

      November 13th, 2018 - 4:48pm

      I got the same email from Amazon today.

      I don’t mind them putting it back a little, providing they have ironed out the silly mistakes this time.
      I’d rather they take their time on them and get them right.

    • Neill Stringer

      November 14th, 2018 - 12:10pm

      Don’t mind as getting it for Christmas.

      Just hope there are no problems again

  • Neill Stringer

    November 11th, 2018 - 1:14am

    Do people display the season 12 set with the cardboard sleeve or without it, just curious?

    Reply
    • MIKSK89

      November 11th, 2018 - 9:25am

      I still have the cardboard sleeve, mainly because of the fact, unlike most outside sleeves, it slides on and off with ease…

    • Gordon

      November 11th, 2018 - 11:24am

      I keep mine with it.

    • Neill Stringer

      November 14th, 2018 - 12:11pm

      I keep it on but wondering if I should set it aside as I get more.

    • Ben

      November 14th, 2018 - 2:09pm

      I am tempted to not display it, as I had to get the Australian discs, and its the only part of the boxset that has anything to suggest its not the UK version.

  • Dr. 1963

    November 10th, 2018 - 9:03pm

    Hey guys, thank you for such a lovely and welcoming forum,
    Much better than Showmasters, i have already been threatened by
    a moderator simply for giving constructive feedback about a price. RIDICULOUS!

    Reply
    • Dr. 1963

      November 11th, 2018 - 12:11am

      Sorry, just saw the comment rules, did not mean to say that showmasters is not as good as this, just got caught up in the moment as i was quite angry with them but ok, they’ve sorted it, Showmasters love ya!

    • Anonymous

      November 11th, 2018 - 12:14am

      Hi, guys, sorry about that post, i had a problem with them, but it’s sorted now, all good
      Showmasters, i love ya

    • Rob W

      November 11th, 2018 - 4:13pm

      OK, are you gonna be Dr. 1963 or Anonymous. Think I prefer Dr. 1963 as it’s a bit friendlier…

    • Dr. 1963

      November 11th, 2018 - 5:24pm

      Yeah i think so

  • Gordon

    November 9th, 2018 - 1:02pm

    If you want season 19i really recommend preordering it if you haven’t already. Pete McTighe who is doing the booklet has said the allocation is almost sold out

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2018 - 4:50pm

      Don’t worry, Gordon, i think we’ve
      all learned our lesson from season 12.

  • Gordon

    November 8th, 2018 - 9:58am

    From Catherine Schell on Facebook:

    Hello everybody! I’ve been a busy girl making plans for my immenent trip to the UK. I’ve been asked to do a voice over in Oxford for the BBC with Lalla Ward on our experience while doing “The City of Death” in the Doctor Who series. The story is still one of the most popular and the beeb are going to release it in a Blue-Ray box set with the two of us speaking over some of the scenes. It should be fun as I don’t remember anything. It was a very long time ago.

    Sounds like we can add season 17 to the list of things being worked on. It sounds like a behind the sofa or commentary. Probably is a while off though. They haven’t recorded it yet. Could be that they are banking extras due to availablity. Lalla is apparently moving to a different country so they may have got lalla to do extras while she is still available. Maybe at an estimate early 2020 at the earliest as I kind of expect them to spread out the toms and we supposedly are getting 18 in 2019

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    • Rob W

      November 8th, 2018 - 4:47pm

      Given the age of the people involved in makes sense to film/record as many extras as possible.

    • Lee

      November 8th, 2018 - 8:12pm

      Great to hear Season 17 is being worked on.

      I’m so glad Tom is still with us and able to participate in these blu-rays. And I mean this with the utmost respect.

      Behind the sofa with Tom is a joy to watch on the season 12 boxset. Hopefully he’ll be able to do the future sets.

    • the4thdoc42

      November 9th, 2018 - 8:17pm

      It looks to me like they’re going to have a fourth doctor season in the middle slot every year as the centrepiece of each year’s lineup, bookended by two seasons with other doctors. There are 6 fourth doctor seasons left and subtracting season 19 and all of the black and white era you are left with 12 other seasons. I think the order would probably go 18, 17, 13, 15, 16, 14 if they are already working on 17 and 18, and assuming they spread the Hincliffe seasons out as much as possible, and all the other seasons would be put around those.

  • Dr. 1963

    November 7th, 2018 - 11:00pm

    Hey guys, i have just sent an email about the faulty discs on doctor who season 12 boxset, once they send an automatic response, do you have to reply to that email or just leave it as it is?

    Reply
    • Lee

      November 8th, 2018 - 12:09am

      That’s the only email you’ll get from them, unless there is a problem with the info you sent.

      That was the only email I got from them and then received my discs 4 weeks later.

    • Rob W

      November 8th, 2018 - 4:49pm

      You’re a bit late with this Dr. 1963. Still, it ought not to take as long for you to get the replacement copies mate.

    • Anonymous

      November 8th, 2018 - 5:51pm

      Thanks guys, just…i bought this off ebay around a week ago so yeah…

  • Gordon

    November 6th, 2018 - 10:45pm

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Pertweesmith11/status/1059883546695864320/photo/1

    This has been floating around. Apparently this was taken when tom Baker and June Hudson was recording season 18 extras. It’s tom’s season 18 outfit and there is costumes of the marchmen and a Foamasi in the background.

    Reply
  • the4thdoc42

    November 4th, 2018 - 2:11am

    Australian version up for preorder, out December 5th

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-shows/movies-tv-shows-on-sale/tv-sci-fi/doctor-who-classic-s19-limited-edition/337620/

    Reply
    • TigerMan1995

      November 5th, 2018 - 2:39pm

      OH NO COARSE LANGUAGE…oh Australia.

  • Jon

    October 31st, 2018 - 8:46am

    Has anyone here decided to go the streaming route on Amazon for series 12?

    I am fed up waiting for a re-release of series 12 on Blu-Ray and have cancelled my pre-order of season 19 as no guarantees I will be able to get season 12 and complete the collection, so not going to commit to the physical media now.

    The streaming option is only £25 a season it seems. Anyone tried it and if so what’s the quality like?

    Reply
    • TigerMan1995

      October 31st, 2018 - 9:32pm

      You should grab the American set if you really want to watch it. Amazon US is getting stock on the 11th of November. I hope they ship to the UK. I don’t know if it’s region locked or not. Just play it on your region free player if you have one.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      November 8th, 2018 - 3:23am

      I did the same thing and purchased from Amazon video, far more convenient especially as have all the DVDs anyway, and comes with all the extras too. The only issue was that there wasn’t a HD option, thanks BBC, but the same can be said of the recent Hitch Hikers release and they were shot in SD anyway.
      And of couse with streaming you don’t run the risk of Amazon of this going out of stock before you get to buy it…

    • Anonymous

      November 12th, 2018 - 3:49pm

      ti has gone up to £ 49.99

  • Neill Stringer

    October 29th, 2018 - 5:44pm

    Is the effect shot reverting to the original really a major issue?

    ts a little jarring but at least the other errors are fixed, Will BBC issue another replacement or just leave it now? Perhaps it was just not produced.

    Reply
    • Rob W

      October 29th, 2018 - 6:34pm

      The Season 12 Boxset? I’m disapointment it wasn’t fixed and glad I returned my boxset for a refund. Lessons will be learnt, as was the case with some previous DVDs which had errors and were re-pressed or released as Special Editions or Revisitations. Sometime ahead Season 12 surely must be re-released or some of the serials released again. It’s a shame this happened but we wait in anticipation for future boxsets..

    • Neill Stringer

      October 29th, 2018 - 6:54pm

      Gordon wondering if you have any thoughts?

    • Neill Stringer

      October 29th, 2018 - 7:45pm

      To me this is so minor that it is hardly worth the agro. The typo and mis mixed audio and overlaps were more jarring for me.

    • Lee

      October 29th, 2018 - 10:00pm

      I can’t see them replacing discs for a third time just for one effects shot. Remember they’ve already reissued Revenge of the Cybermen twice.

      Personally, I’d prefer to watch them as they were originally made anyway, so one effects shot isn’t worth the hassle again for me.

    • Lee

      October 29th, 2018 - 10:01pm

      I do hope they have better quality control on future discs though. Hopefully we won’t have to go through the hassle of replacing discs for another 25 series! 😀

    • Gordon

      October 29th, 2018 - 10:22pm

      According to Richard bignall the missing effects shot was fixed. My guess is that the was missed when it got its authoring. There is a good chance that it might be on the disc but unable to be viewed via branching. I doubt they would do another repress. It’s only 1 6 second shot that is missing. It wasn’t even the main reason why the disc got replaced. Almost blink and you miss it

    • Neill Stringer

      October 30th, 2018 - 1:13am

      Personally it’s not an issue for me unlike the way that the other issues were a problem

      The ones that mattered were dealt with.

      Thoughts?

    • Lee

      October 30th, 2018 - 4:56pm

      Completely agree with you Neill.
      The audio on the original Sontaran Experiment disc, and silly misspelling of Michael Wisher’s name was far more of an issue for me than one effects shot. I can live with it.

    • Graham

      November 5th, 2018 - 5:03pm

      I asked bbc dvd support about the one effect issue on the replacement disc 5, finally got a reply today saying the replacement discs sent were the correct ones and other versions are planned.

    • Graham

      November 5th, 2018 - 5:15pm

      Sorry that’s ‘not planned’

  • Prof Horner

    October 29th, 2018 - 12:14pm

    Rip Derek Sherwin, one of Doctor who’s must under rated talents.

    Reply
  • Rick

    October 28th, 2018 - 6:33pm

    I hope Season 7 and 13 are not too far away, I’m really looking forward to those when they appear.

    Reply
    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2018 - 10:36pm

      Ambassadors will need a lot of work to get it up to anywhere near blu ray standard so I can see season 7 being left till later on. Maybe even the last colour season released due to how poor a state ambassadors is in. If the rumours of season 18 next year are indeed true I can’t see season 13 turning up till at least 2020 at the earliest.

    • anonimus

      October 29th, 2018 - 7:14am

      The 13 does not seem so far, the 7 is probably very far as it is the worst season of the classical era to be restored …

  • anonimus

    October 23rd, 2018 - 6:09pm

    The current season 11 is set in 2018. How good would it be that the final enemy was Salamender played by David Troughton?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2018 - 8:07pm

      Well time is a werid thing, and stuff changes
      The salamander has become someone else who isn’t Mexican

  • Lege

    October 18th, 2018 - 7:07am

    Any word on a rerelease of season 12?

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    • Rob W

      October 27th, 2018 - 7:46pm

      There’s still a problem with the CGI on the S12 replacement disc of Revenge Of The Cybermen isn’t there? Season 19 UK release is now delayed by a week – 26 November.

    • the4thdoc

      October 28th, 2018 - 1:17am

      I don’t think that error will ever be fixed tbh, they’ve already re-replaced the revenge disc once and if they fixed it for a rerelease and didn’t send out replacements for everyone who already has the set i can’t imagine people being very happy.

  • Yeet Productions

    October 17th, 2018 - 10:59pm

    Any news on futures sets Gordon?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      October 18th, 2018 - 12:12am

      10 18 and 26 are the three rumoured sets for next year.

      10 is more or less confirmed with roadshow emailing Australian customers about a season 10 release early 2019

      Christopher bidmed has said on twitter that he has done a meglos interview which pretty much confirms season 18 is being at least being worked on.

      Corey Pullman has done an interview for curse of fenric and said that season 26 will be out Christmas 2019

    • Prof Horner

      October 18th, 2018 - 11:35am

      I certainly will get two of the three rumoured for next year. Not the McCoy, can’t stand him. Just one thing, three releases a year it’s going take along time to release all the seasons . Some of us are notso young anymore!
      Love new who by the way.

    • Gordon

      October 18th, 2018 - 12:25pm

      The problem is they can only realistically do restoration work for 3-4 seasons a year.

    • Phil

      October 18th, 2018 - 10:50pm

      @Prof Horner, actually, had Sylvester played the Doctor exactly like Radagast the Brown from the Hobbit then he may have made my top 3 Doctors… However he is in fact my 2nd to least favorite. Absolutely loved him as the Doctor in the 8th Doctor Film. Age has made him a better actor, hate the rolling “R’s” and the direction they ran in those last 3 seasons. Never cared for Ace either… Or Donna Noble for that matter. The fact that anyone likes either of those companions confuses me to the point of astonishment.

    • Anonymous

      October 19th, 2018 - 12:51am

      Donna will always be my favourite companion for her comedy and charm as well as her amazing acting. The relationship between the Doctor and Donna is second to none and her character development from a shouty bride (which I liked) to a compassionate and caring person (which i liked more) was impeccable. She completely carried Turn Left, despite everything else in it being completely perfect anyway.Her exit was heartbraking. Ace was also a strong companion, kind of like an 80s rose but better. I think that they are both fan favourites, especially Donna. It’s more baffling as to why she isn’t loved! (*I really like Donna*sorry for this Donnaloverant)

  • Anonymous

    October 17th, 2018 - 10:16pm

    A Season 26 set is apparently happening December 2019. Corey Pullman’s done an interview for The Curse Of Fenric.

    Reply
    • Gordon

      October 18th, 2018 - 12:18am

      It fits with the rumours of 10 18 and 26 being the 3 releases next year. 10 probably won’t be out till February/March at the earliest. 18 in July/August time and 26 in December 2019. Gives them 3-4 month turn around between releases

  • Neill Stringer

    October 17th, 2018 - 12:02pm

    Wonder if season 21 will have the fifth and sixth doctors on the cover, since Colin Baker’s debut story is at the end of the season?

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    • TigerMan1995

      October 17th, 2018 - 3:38pm

      Most likely nothing confirmed since they’re working on 13, 18, and 26. As well as 19 and 10.

    • Phil

      October 18th, 2018 - 10:43pm

      Colin’s first episode will be tacked on to his first season .

    • TigerMan1995

      October 21st, 2018 - 5:19am

      Except it should be on Season 21 as it debuted with it.

  • anonimus

    October 4th, 2018 - 5:48pm

    I was editing a version of the sixth doctor’s regeneration and something came to my mind. In a future blu ray set of the season 23 (even to raise some sales) could make a post-regeneration scene run at Colin Baker?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      October 17th, 2018 - 11:13pm

      Just include the last adventure on the season box set, with a license from big finish

    • Gordon

      October 18th, 2018 - 12:19am

      They may include clips from it but I doubt they will include the whole thing

  • gallifreyn12e4

    October 4th, 2018 - 7:02am

    is it possible that once the lost episodes are found, the animated disks are updated or replaced?

    Reply
    • the4thdoc42

      October 4th, 2018 - 8:58am

      I’d say they’d be sold as a stand-alone release which you can swap out with the disc in the existing set if you wanted to

    • Ben

      October 4th, 2018 - 10:20am

      How will they be found? I thought they were destroyed

    • Gordon

      October 4th, 2018 - 11:09am

      All depends on how much of a story turns up. Do I think they will rerelease say power if only 1 episode turned up? Probably not but if it completed a story like reign of terror or tenth planet absolutely. It’s probably years off before they will hit the black and white era of blu ray sets

  • Prof Horner

    October 2nd, 2018 - 11:54am

    What about The Five Doctors? Will it be released separately or as part of season Twenty?

    Reply
    • errore 404

      October 2nd, 2018 - 12:52pm

      I’d like all five doctors on the box! The same applies to the three doctors and the two. But I doubt it will happen …

    • Gordon

      October 2nd, 2018 - 7:55pm

      The deluxe packaging was designed so that all the box sets are the same size regardless of number of discs. It would look out of place having a smaller seperate release of five doctors inbetween 2 bulky box sets so I can see it being released as part of a season 20 set. As the artwork for each season is deliberately just focused on that era’s doctor I can’t see any more than the fifth doctor. Anymore would takeaway from that era

    • whovian

      October 3rd, 2018 - 7:34am

      Doctors might be together with the enemies in the Art. Smaller but there are.

    • Anonymous

      October 4th, 2018 - 7:49am

      Easy have the fifth doctor on the box and have the other doctors behind him. and the villains below

    • the4thdoc42

      October 5th, 2018 - 7:27am

      I think have time-scoops in the background with the previous doctors shown in them (like in the episode), so they don’t take the limelight away from 5

    • Neill Stringer

      October 29th, 2018 - 4:31pm

      I’d imagine it just be the Fifth Doctor on the front, but maybe the first four Doctors be on the booklet with the fifth.

      The sixth doctor should be on front with the fifth on season 21 since he debuted at the end.

      Season 4 should have Hartnell with Troughton but no complete stories in season 4 at moment.

  • Lege

    October 2nd, 2018 - 10:22am

    Gordon I just want to say thanks for the great DVD and Blu-Ray information you give.

    Reply
    • Error_404

      October 2nd, 2018 - 11:30am

      Thanks Gordon!

    • Gordon

      October 2nd, 2018 - 7:56pm

      You are both welcome

  • gallifreyn12e4

    October 1st, 2018 - 7:49pm

    n a future set of season 10, who could put in behind the sofa? And in an hour’s interview? and in the “to select audio navigation” audio at the beginning? Could they use unpublished archive interviews with Jon Pertwee?

    Reply
    • Lee

      October 1st, 2018 - 9:52pm

      My guess is we’ll probably see Katy Manning, John Levene, etc for Behind the Sofa. They could also supply the voice for the Audio Navigation announcement. Or they’ll just have the generic voice like the DVDs.

    • Gordon

      October 1st, 2018 - 11:46pm

      John Levine doesn’t like doing group interviews/chats (just look at his commentaries all done alone) so probably Katy manning Terrance dicks and if they can get him Sean pertwee (just like they had Sadie miller representing Elizabeth Sladen in the season 12 set) for behind the sofa. As for the 1 hour interview I’d go for either Katy manning or Terrance dicks. I’d also go for Katy doing the audio navigation.

    • Lee

      October 2nd, 2018 - 7:24pm

      Thanks Gordon. Well, I’m learning something new everyday! All these years I’ve been into DW (since the ’70s) and I had no idea John Levene didn’t like doing group interviews/chats. I had wondered why he did his commentaries alone, but thought maybe it was just down to him being unavailable at the same time as others.

      Do you know why he doesn’t like doing group chats? He always seems like a pretty cheerful chap.

    • Lee

      October 2nd, 2018 - 7:27pm

      Oh, and I’d love to see Terrance doing Behind the Sofa. I really wish Barry Letts was still with us, as I’d love to see him doing it too.

    • Gordon

      October 4th, 2018 - 12:44pm

      Think it’s just his preference. At a guess he may just feels more comfortable being interviewed on his own

  • Error_404

    September 30th, 2018 - 7:34am

    Has anyone ever thought of using the deepfakes technique to put Hartnell in the five doctors?

    Reply
  • gallifreyn12e4

    September 30th, 2018 - 7:28am

    So upscaling is necessary because the 625-Line masters can not be scanned?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      September 30th, 2018 - 11:24am

      As far as I’m aware. That’s Pretty much why. There is no detail there to scan in hd.

    • gallifreyn12e4

      September 30th, 2018 - 11:26am

      Thanks!

  • frederic

    September 29th, 2018 - 1:44pm

    Of all here lost episodes, which ones are most likely to be found? Maybe it’s Marco Polo since they have not yet done an animation …

    Reply
    • TORCHWOODFAN1

      September 29th, 2018 - 3:46pm

      I’ve heard that they’re close to finding The Web of Fear episode 3 but I think that they haven’t animated Marco Polo just cause there is a lot to animate, the most that they animated at once was probably Power of the Daleks but that story was released on its 50th anniversary and was the first story of the 2nd doctor and the only missing first story of any doctor.

  • Prof Horner

    September 29th, 2018 - 11:52am

    Does anyone think that they may release the McCoy stories in one go? Given that there is is only 42 episodes ?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      September 29th, 2018 - 1:01pm

      Its been implied by those working on the releases that all the wilderness years Material will be a part of a hypothetical season 26 set. That suggests to me separate releases for the McCoy era. Season 26 would have at least 6-7 discs then. 4 for season 26 episodes and extras, 1 for the TV movie and the extras, 1 for the wilderness years material and 1 for the bonus interview and other extras that don’t fit on any of the other discs. There was quite a few things that didn’t make the dvds due to space. There is more than enough material there for seperate releases

    • Lee

      September 29th, 2018 - 2:59pm

      I would love to see the TV movie get the full HD treatment. Wasn’t very impressed with the upscaling job they did on the blu-ray. I’m guessing they did the best with the elements they had to work with though.

      Who actually owns the rights to the film prints? Is it Universal?

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2018 - 7:11pm

      McCoy full box set already exists in DVD so probable, I suppose.
      What do you mean by the wilderness era? Surely they won’t release all those BBV and Reeltime movies in a blu ray box set.

    • MIKSK89

      September 29th, 2018 - 9:09pm

      I’d assume wilderness years would cover (possibly): The Movie, Scream of the Shalka and maybe including the bbci webcast Death comes to Time and Real Time. I would have said a possibility of maybe Curse of Fatal Death (As it is more popular than Dimensions in Time)

    • Anonymous

      September 30th, 2018 - 11:29am

      A wilderness years box set would be very good
      Include
      Disc 1 for TV Movie plus Diemenion in Time and NOTD
      Disc 2 for An Extended Edition and New Extras
      Disc 3 for Curse of Fatal Death
      Disc 4 for Scream of the Shalka
      Disc 5 for Maybe an Animated “Lost in the Dakr Dinemenion”
      Disc 6, Bonus

    • Gordon

      September 30th, 2018 - 12:19pm

      Universal do have the rights to the TV movie film reels but whether the actual film reels still exists and where the film reels actually are is if it still exists is a mystery. The restoration team had nothing to do with the TV movie blu ray so I’d really like them to get a crack at it. The wilderness years won’t have the bbv or real-time movies. It will have stuff like more than 30 years in the tardis the Shaka maybe the McGann shada (if it’s not on the TV movie disc) the doctor who night material any blue Peter footage and any clearable bbc footage. I’d put real time in a season 22 or 23 set and death comes to time in a season 25 or 26 (maybe survival) as it fits more that. It won’t include dimensions in time (too many legal and financial hurdles for it). Maybe will include curse of fatal death but I’m unsure of the legal or financial clearance issues in 2018.

    • Anonymous

      October 6th, 2018 - 11:57pm

      According to it’s Wikipedia page, The Curse Of Fatal Death may end up on DVD when there’s nothing else.

    • Neill Stringer

      October 29th, 2018 - 12:09am

      Gordon.

      If the wilderness years rumour is.tue would Paul McGann share cover with McCoy?

    • Gordon

      October 29th, 2018 - 1:49am

      I will be honestly be surprised if they do. Maybe have McCoy on the verge of regeneration if it does happen

  • Anonymous

    September 29th, 2018 - 9:22am

    Havent got replacement discs
    I send an email months back
    but I have since deleted my old email account
    Has that got soemthing to do with it

    Reply
    • Gordon

      September 29th, 2018 - 10:35am

      I haven’t got mine yet either. I wouldn’t worry just now

    • Graham Bury

      September 30th, 2018 - 9:13am

      Got my replacement discs still an issue with revenge of the cybermen new effacts shot of the vegan rocket then old model shot still used in episode 2 which looks out of place. Sigh

    • Lee

      September 30th, 2018 - 10:25pm

      Wonder if they’ll reissue them again? Third time lucky! Personally, I’d rather watch them as they were originally made anyway, but they should have got it right by now!

    • Ollie

      October 1st, 2018 - 6:26am

      They still haven’t corrected the model shots?! Awful. Did they correct the other mistakes on the disc?

    • Graham Bury

      October 1st, 2018 - 8:53am

      It is only 1 effect shot that hasn’t been fixed (about 4 minutes into episode 2) the rest of faults have been rectified

    • Rob W

      October 2nd, 2018 - 7:31pm

      Some posters on a forum at bluray.com were sent the faulty discs or 2 or 3 sets of the replacements. The ‘fixed’ discs can be identified how – eg do they have different numbers to the original (Version 2etc)? Thanks for any help on this!

    • Neill Stringer

      October 29th, 2018 - 8:16am

      I got my replacement discs in mid October.

      Glad to have it fixed

  • whovian

    September 28th, 2018 - 8:10am

    Does it really cost so much to produce animated reconstructions?

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    • Gordon

      September 28th, 2018 - 10:10am

      Yes. Even an extremely smaller company costs 10s of thousands of pounds to do even an extremely basic animation. Power was quoted about 300 thousand quid to do and that’s before you take into account of any clearances (Daleks) that are required. If you think that’s expensive look at Disney they spent 200 million making incredibles 2 and that’s before you even take into account advertising and everything else tied with it

    • Lee

      September 28th, 2018 - 12:52pm

      I’ve seen a few people complain on different sites about the animations, and how they look bad or basic. But, they don’t realise how much work and cost goes into these things. They’re not working with a Disney budget, so we’re never going to get the most hi-tech animations. They can only do so much with the money available.

      We’re lucky that they even get animated at all! How many other shows that the BBC wiped get animated episodes? The answer – None.
      I’m just happy that we get some sort of visual cues as to what’s going on.

    • Skippy

      September 29th, 2018 - 10:01am

      Wrong… a lost episode of dads army was animated by the same people behind power of the daleks

    • Lee

      September 29th, 2018 - 12:14pm

      Fair enough – but wrong about the time and cost though? People need to stop complaining about the animations is my point!

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2018 - 1:14pm

      I seriously think we should have animated telesnaps. Like use the photigraphs and edit then into a narrative

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2018 - 7:12pm

      Those kind of “animations” always make me wish I’d just watched the episode with my eyes closed.

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