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August 23rd, 2018 365 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)


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365 comments

  • the4thdoc42

    September 24th, 2018 - 5:25am

    Read into this what you will but I saw somthing intresting on twitter just now reguarding a potential Season 11 set. Stuart Humphries (aka Babelcolour) was asked if he would ever give the first episode of Invasion of the Dinosours the same treatment as he did for the first episode of the Mind of Evil for the potential blu-ray. All he said was ‘who knows?’ with a ‘fingers on lips’ and ‘wink’ emoji.

    A hint? Or just playful misdirection?

    Reply
    • TigerMan1995

      September 26th, 2018 - 3:50am

      Season 11 isn’t in the rumours though. Season 10 coming after 19.

    • Gordon

      September 26th, 2018 - 9:42am

      If he is doing it it will be a good year plus away anyway before we see season 11. 2020 at the very earliest. Mind of evil ep 1 took him 18 months. Just because it isn’t currently rumoured doesn’t mean nothing is happening for it.

    • Rob W

      September 26th, 2018 - 9:59am

      No doubt the technology and the skills used to colourise the episode have improved since the DVD release in 2013.

  • anonimus

    September 23rd, 2018 - 7:50am

    Do you know if there are behind-the-scenes footage of William Hartnell’s The Three Doctors scenes? It would be a nice extra for season 10

    Reply
    • Gordon

      September 26th, 2018 - 10:00am

      Unlikely. All he did in the three doctors was read off cards and he only had about a dozen lines that he read out 1 after the other so he probably did that in less than 10 minutes. If you add on costume and make up He probably spent less than 2 hours in studio.

    • The Flying Shark

      September 26th, 2018 - 11:21am

      I was watching The Three Doctors with the info text on last night, it said his part was done in 45 minutes (4.45 to 5.30 PM if anyone cares) so probably an hour to an hour and a half factoring in costume and set up.

  • Lege

    September 21st, 2018 - 4:20pm

    Anyone had their fee placement replacement disc 5 for season 12 yet?

    Reply
    • philip shaw

      September 21st, 2018 - 5:05pm

      No sign…

    • Lee

      September 21st, 2018 - 7:46pm

      Haven’t heard anything yet. I do hope they improve the quality control on the future seasons though, because if people have to go through a 1-2 month(s) wait every time a new season is released, then it could put people off buying the future seasons.

      Maybe that’s why the season 19 boxset has been put back a little. Perhaps they’re taking a bit more care on this release?

  • Andrew

    September 19th, 2018 - 8:49pm

    Just had an email from Amazon delivery date pushed back to 26th November, deja vu!

    Reply
    • Lege

      September 19th, 2018 - 9:07pm

      Snap

  • Dav McKenzie

    September 19th, 2018 - 8:47pm

    Amazon have just updated the release day to 26th November just had the revised date from Amazon.

    Reply
    • Lee

      September 19th, 2018 - 8:49pm

      My email from Amazon says 3rd of December!

    • Lee

      September 19th, 2018 - 8:59pm

      Just checked on Amazon and it does say 26th November, but my arrival date is 3rd of December. Fast delivery from Amazon! 😀

  • errore 404

    September 17th, 2018 - 8:09pm

    I am ENTUSIAST of the alleged release of the season 10 in blu-ray. So I would have all the first 5 doctors on the shelf..What do you think?

    Reply
    • Tuppy Glossop

      September 19th, 2018 - 5:32pm

      Yeah whatever floats your boat.

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2018 - 10:37am

    boo boo heard anything on the disks

    Reply
  • Gordon

    September 10th, 2018 - 11:58am

    https://preview.ibb.co/izrqEp/41467943_2102952449715419_3221970227919060992_n.jpg

    Season 10 next followed by a wheel in space release according to village roadshow. Did expect season 10 next. It’s the easiest pertwee to restore

    Reply
    • The Outcast

      September 10th, 2018 - 12:44pm

      But is the Wheel DVD just the Britbox telesnap one, or fully animated?

    • Gordon

      September 10th, 2018 - 12:49pm

      No one knows officially

    • Anonymous

      September 11th, 2018 - 5:38pm

      So we won’t get any animated stories until 2019?

    • Gordon

      September 11th, 2018 - 8:00pm

      I wouldn’t rule out any animations before Christmas but I don’t think it looks likely

    • Anonymous

      September 11th, 2018 - 9:13pm

      Im taking this with a tardis full of salt. BBFC has nothing listed and trend appears to be first season of each dr. Would have thought more likely a 6 or 7 set to take advantage of those actors alive.

    • Gordon

      September 12th, 2018 - 7:37am

      season 10 has been rumoured since last year along with 12 and 19 so it fits the rumour. Just because nothing has been mentioned on the Bbfc doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Nothing has been cleared for the season 19 set and that’s out in just over 2 months. It would not be a good idea in my opinion to put out season 7 first. Ambassadors 2-7 would need a lot of work to look good on blu ray. Nothing against the great work of the restoration team but It’s probably the worst looking colour story in the classic era. You want to impress in your first pertwee set so putting out the worst looking colour episodes isn’t the best idea. You don’t want to work on the hardest episodes first. Season 10 has 25 out of 26 episodes in its original 625 line format so it would be an easier prospect for restoration than 7. Season 12 was picked as it was a popular season and season 19 was because of how much film existed. The fact that it was the first season of tom and Peter was coincidental. The rumoured first releases are 12, 19, 10, and 18. 12 and 19 is happening. This email seems to comfirm season 10. Christopher bidmed has said on twitter that he’s done an interview for meglos which pretty much confirms 18 is being worked on so It’s definitely not being worked on in order. Would you really have out season 24 before the far better recieved 25 and 26. Season 24 has a dreadful reputation and having that out first could sink the range dead.

    • Anonymous

      September 12th, 2018 - 2:31pm

      As a strong 7th doctor fan, I would happily buy seasons 25,26 and 27 before any pertwee

    • Tuppy Glossop

      September 12th, 2018 - 5:21pm

      I agree with the 7th doctor fan who is named anonymous. Especially Season 27. Because that wasn’t made so getting a blu ray of that would be AMAZING

    • Anonymous

      September 12th, 2018 - 10:57pm

      My mistake, 24-26. Season 27 was actually done by big finish.

    • TigerMan1995

      September 20th, 2018 - 5:30pm

      Do remember that Planet of the Daleks 3, the problematic episode of Season 10 had a wonderful colour restoration for Dalek War back in 2010.

  • the4thdoc42

    September 10th, 2018 - 5:06am

    Made an enquiry about the Australian set to roadshow, they got back to me saying release date is November 9th (at this stage) and packaging will be the same as the UK set like last time.

    Reply
    • the4thdoc42

      September 10th, 2018 - 5:07am

      sorry 7th not 9th

    • Rob W

      September 10th, 2018 - 9:46am

      10 days before the UK release date then?

    • the4thdoc42

      September 10th, 2018 - 11:15am

      Yeah, thought that was a bit odd. I’m just passing on what Roadshow Consumer Care told me, date isn’t locked in and you still can’t order it yet so i’d say it’ll change

  • Ollie

    September 8th, 2018 - 2:55pm

    Question:

    Why do the restoration team rewrite the credits on the restored versions of the episodes, hence leading to the misspelling of Michael Wisher’s name on the Season 12 ‘Revenge’ disc?

    I’ve also noticed that on the restored ‘Tomb of the Cybermen’ DVD, some of the credits for episode 4 are a slightly different font to the original font, despite looking very similar. I don’t know whether anyone else has noticed.

    Do the restoration team rewrite the credits over freshly restored title sequences?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      September 8th, 2018 - 4:14pm

      Basically so it’s higher quality I imagine.

    • Gordon

      September 8th, 2018 - 4:21pm

      Yes they do it for pretty much every release. In most cases the picture quality of the original version isn’t as good as the recreated version

    • The Myrka

      September 8th, 2018 - 9:00pm

      Is that why on the Web of Fear DVD there is a different end sequence background and Inferno Special edition has a new title sequence?

    • Ollie

      September 9th, 2018 - 5:28pm

      No, they were production/directorial choices at the time.

  • Gordon

    September 5th, 2018 - 8:10am

    https://mobile.twitter.com/IanOTimelord/status/1035530214514851849

    Don’t know how true this but galaxy 4 shop seems to think they will be getting in more season 12 stock in 3 weeks

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    September 4th, 2018 - 10:19pm

    I don’t think I have ever laugh so much reading the amazon comments

    People can be so judgmental and then others need to point what’s wrong with there sentence and talking about nothing to do with what they just

    This is why amazon needs to stop comments. It’s just a battlefield for haters and defenders

    Reply
    • Lee

      September 5th, 2018 - 11:49am

      They definitely need to stop reviews before a product is released. I hate that people give it 1 star before even seeing/buying it. But, then again, I hate when people give 5 stars before seeing it too, just because they’re a fan. They just shouldn’t be allowed unless they’ve actually bought the product. This is why I never trust online reviews anymore. I hardly ever read them now and just make my own judgement.

      When I used to give reviews, they were always balanced. I’d wait until I actually have the product in my hand and give the pros and cons. I’ve stopped doing them now though, as the whole review systems seem like a bit of a joke these days.

    • MIKSK89

      September 5th, 2018 - 12:48pm

      Sadly it happens on here too. Too many people review things before they are released and then moan when all someone says is give it a chance.

      It’s sad to see it happen, but unfortunately it does.
      I usually only write a review for pre-order items if it’s a movie that has just come out at cinemas, as a review of the film alone, because no extras get announced that early.

  • Jon

    September 4th, 2018 - 4:02pm

    Any Season 12 sets on the horizon? From what others were saying on here they were due to be re-stocked yesterday or today. I’m going to cancel my pre-order of season 19 if they don’t get re-stocked so would be good to know!

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    • booboo

      September 4th, 2018 - 4:06pm

      most of the online retailers still go to dead pages so assume not at the moment

    • Rob W

      September 4th, 2018 - 6:24pm

      It was in limited edition packaging, given the problem with discs and the repressing it’s a shame that a standard edition or the separate serials aren’t yet available…

    • Lee

      September 4th, 2018 - 9:05pm

      I got mine delivered the other day after it got relisted on Amazon briefly. I was hoping that it would come with the fixed discs – unfortunately not, they’re still the faulty discs, so I still had to contact the BBC.

      I think it’s a bizarre decision from the BBC to let the US have a regular release and only give the UK a limited edition release. The fact that a lot of people from the US will also be buying the UK version for the packaging doesn’t help. Feels like the UK fans have been given the short end of the stick here, unless the BBC decides to issue a regular release once the limited packaging has sold out. I have a feeling they won’t though.

      I have to say that I’m not all that bothered about the type of box they’re in, the content is the main attraction for me. I don’t have a region free blu-ray player either, so it isn’t like I can just import the US version.

    • The Myrka

      September 4th, 2018 - 9:13pm

      Yeah I’d much rather have non limited releases.
      This was meant to make the classic series accessible. Personally I don’t feel that way.

    • Anonymous

      September 4th, 2018 - 10:03pm

      Im just sick of all the waiting. So im ordering mine from Australia. It it identical in every way to the UK one when you take the slip case thingy that is.

    • Gordon

      September 4th, 2018 - 10:20pm

      It’s the packaging that is the limited edition not the discs themselves and the only reason there hasn’t been a 2nd repress is the replacement discs haven’t yet been made available to those that got the first pressing. The people that got them first should get them first. It’s only fair. Just have to be patient. If you are that impatient just order the us or Australian versions (they are both region free).

    • Lee

      September 4th, 2018 - 11:43pm

      Gordon, do you know if the UK will get a regular release? I haven’t seen any indication that there is going to be a regular release of this in the UK after the limited edition sells out.

      Also, are these releases truly region-free? I’ve seen reviews on Amazon where people have bought several different BBC DVD/Blu-rays (not just DW) sold as “Region-free” in their description, which then turn out not to be and won’t play in different regions. This is another reason I would not want to risk buying a BBC blu-ray from a different region to mine. I’d have to pay shipping here to the UK and then back if it doesn’t work.

      It would be nice if the UK got a regular release, as there might have been some people holding off thinking it will be getting a normal release later on. Not everybody who buys DVDs/Blu-ray follows forums, so they won’t know that this will be getting another run and think they’ve missed out on the release now.

    • Gordon

      September 4th, 2018 - 11:57pm

      It’s the packaging that is limited so it should get a standard edition eventually but that’s not confirmed yet. The us version is definitely region free. One of my mates imported the us release and it played fine. The Australian discs are the same as the uk ones so they will work ok as well

    • Rob W

      September 5th, 2018 - 9:01am

      But the discs may still be the faulty ones…

    • Gordon

      September 5th, 2018 - 9:35am

      Then you just email for replacements. I’m hearing they are sending them worldwide

    • Lee

      September 5th, 2018 - 10:38am

      Thanks Gordon, that’s good to know about the AU & US discs being region-free. Worst case scenario then I could still get a future release from the US if the limited stocks do sell out early.

      Whilst the limited edition packaging is very nice, I wouldn’t be too bothered if I missed out on it, so long as I can get a regular release somehow.

    • Rob W

      September 5th, 2018 - 10:56am

      Once they sort out the replacement discs in the next 2 weeks or so, they could then re-issue the set as there is obviously the demand.

  • Gordon

    September 2nd, 2018 - 10:03pm

    Sophie Aldred said at whooverville yesterday that her and mark strickson were on the other sofa for the season 19 behind the sofa extras (Peter, Sarah,Janet and Matthew are on the main sofa)

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      September 4th, 2018 - 4:24am

      But why sophie?

    • Gordon

      September 4th, 2018 - 9:15am

      That’s how the format works 1 sofa contains people involved with that season and 1 sofa contains people involved with the show that had nothing to do with that season. Season 12 had janet fielding Sarah Sutton and the Louise Jamison neither which was apart of season 12

    • Anonymous

      September 5th, 2018 - 3:42am

      But they were all of 4s companions, surely it would make sense for Nicola to be on the other sofa

    • Gordon

      September 5th, 2018 - 7:31am

      It has nothing to do with them being his companions. They are representing the casual viewer who has nothing to with season 12. They fact they were his companions is Immaterial

    • Anonymous

      September 5th, 2018 - 12:49pm

      Ah I understand thanks for explaning, I wasnt able to pick season 12 so I didn’t know

  • Phillip

    September 2nd, 2018 - 9:49pm

    These can’t come fast enough

    Reply
    • William Byers

      September 2nd, 2018 - 11:01pm

      Tell me about it :/

  • Flo

    September 2nd, 2018 - 11:58am

    Did anyone in France received replacement discs for T. Baker boxset ?

    I received this First Week of July and… nothing …

    We will be offering replacements for the errors on Disc 3 (The Sontaran Experiment) and Disc 5 (Revenge of the Cybermen) in the Doctor Who The Collection Season 12 Blu-ray release.

    The estimated time frame for the replacement to be available is 4-5 weeks.
    Please allow some time for the replacement disc to reach you.

    Kind regards
    BBC DVD Support

    Reply
  • Flo

    September 2nd, 2018 - 11:57am

    Did anyone in France received replacement discs for T. Baker boxset ?

    I received this First Week of July and… nothing …

    We will be offering replacements for the errors on Disc 3 (The Sontaran Experiment) and Disc 5 (Revenge of the Cybermen) in the Doctor Who The Collection Season 12 Blu-ray release.

    The estimated time frame for the replacement to be available is 4-5 weeks.
    Please allow some time for the replacement disc to reach you.

    Kind regards
    BBC DVD Support

    Reply
  • philip shaw

    August 28th, 2018 - 7:45pm

    Has anyone got a reply to say that BBC Support has received their email/receipt of purchase?

    Reply
    • philip shaw

      August 28th, 2018 - 7:46pm

      for replacement season 12 discs that is…!

    • Gordon

      August 28th, 2018 - 10:55pm

      You don’t get a response if you have done it right

    • Anonymous

      August 28th, 2018 - 11:08pm

      Has anyone actually got the replacement discs for Season 12 yet? I don’t…

    • Gordon

      August 28th, 2018 - 11:40pm

      They started sending out replacement discs but due to them accidentally sending out a faulty version of revenge instead of the fixed version they stopped sending them out just now. They are having to repress the revenge disc again and will send out when ready. They gave next week as the estimated ready time

    • Rob W

      August 29th, 2018 - 8:31am

      https://reverbium.com/2018/08/18/bbc-replacement-discs-for-doctor-who-season-12-blu-ray-set-are-being-sent-out/

      The discs were/are sent out in Jiffy bags in disc holders, this must be costing a fortune to fix

    • Anonymous

      August 29th, 2018 - 12:23pm

      I had a response within 24 hours stating that they would be issuing replacements out within 2-3 weeks. I emailed last week.

    • Reverbium

      August 31st, 2018 - 8:40pm

      We’ve got a further update on this whole situation, if anyone needs further assistance, especially in this circumstance as it seems the BBC have been sending out faulty replacements as well.
      https://reverbium.com/2018/08/29/update-on-bbc-doctor-who-season-12-replacement-discs-bbc-send-out-faulty-replacements-how-to-receive-the-correct-discs/

  • Anonymous

    August 28th, 2018 - 7:42am

    I was hoping the design each time would change because the artwork would get so boring

    Reply
    • Gordon

      August 28th, 2018 - 11:23am

      Then it wouldn’t have a uniform design

    • Anonymous

      August 28th, 2018 - 8:22pm

      But how many photos of Tom Baker could you have without it being boring

    • Gordon

      August 28th, 2018 - 9:42pm

      You could have him without a hat. You could have him without a hat and scarf. You could have him without his sonic screwdriver. You could have him holding k9. You could have him holding the tracer in the key to time season. He has a different outfit in season 18 so that will be different. Lots of things they can do

    • Anonymous

      August 28th, 2018 - 10:39pm

      The Complete History books managed it with a lot more pictures, they’ll be fine.

  • Gordon

    August 27th, 2018 - 8:13pm

    Never thought we needed a 2nd making of earthshock. Putting the shock into earthshock was a very good making of. However Having seen some photos of the new making of for it I’m impressed so far. Using replica backdrops from earthshock and getting David banks back in costume it looks different enough to make it worth doing.

    Reply
    • Error_404

      August 27th, 2018 - 9:51pm

      What are you referring to?

    • Anonymous

      August 27th, 2018 - 9:56pm

      There’s an existing making of doc for Earthshock from the DVD’s. Gordon is referring to how they’re making another doc from scratch for this release.

    • Gordon

      August 28th, 2018 - 11:23am

      What anonymous said. Thanks for explaining

  • The Flying Shark

    August 27th, 2018 - 7:13pm

    I won Season 12 in a DWM competition, would I still be eligible for the replacement discs? I got a slip of paper with it telling me I’ve won with the DWM logo on (presuming this is only available if you win a competition, so would this count as ‘proof of purchase’)?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      August 27th, 2018 - 7:19pm

      A photo of your copy of your box set should be enough. Remember to add your name and address though

    • Anonymous

      August 27th, 2018 - 10:50pm

      Lucky son of a gun

  • Error_404

    August 27th, 2018 - 5:09pm

    What do you think the next box set will be out for? If the first season of the sixth doctor will be released, I’m curious to know how they will do with the twins’ dilemma since it’s present in the last season of Peter Davison!

    Reply
    • Gordon

      August 27th, 2018 - 5:35pm

      Seasons 18, 10 and 26 are the rumoured next releases. Christopher bidmed mentioned on Twitter that he has done an interview for meglos so I think we will be getting season 18 sooner rather than later. Twin dilemma was broadcast during season 21 so it should be there

    • Anonymous

      August 27th, 2018 - 6:06pm

      Then Colin is going to need some space on that cover

    • TORCHWOODFAN1

      August 27th, 2018 - 6:24pm

      If they ever manage to complete Season 4, they will have the same problem with William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton having to share a cover.

    • Rob W

      August 27th, 2018 - 6:37pm

      My guess is Colin Baker’s debut season (21) Tom Baker’s final season would be great too. Jon Pertwee’s last season? Um, John Levane and Richard Franklin Behind The Sofa? Yes, sounds good. Season 26? Just the 4 stories…

    • Gordon

      August 27th, 2018 - 6:38pm

      Not necessairily. Just have Peter with regeneration energy with a silhouette of colin in the background. You could also include a sticker saying also contains Colin baker’s debut story

    • Gordon

      August 27th, 2018 - 6:59pm

      It’s been implied on twitter by Peter Crocker that the TV movie “might” be on the season 26 blu ray set along with all the wilderness years stuff so it could be more than just 4 stories . I’d love to see the restoration team have a proper go at that after the horrible version that was released in 2015

    • Anonymous

      August 27th, 2018 - 11:47pm

      I would love to see these sets continue into the New Who seasons. Imagine Serries 1-11 and beyond treated with the same care and attention as the classic series. After all New Who and Clasic Who are supposed to be branded the same now.

    • Gordon

      August 28th, 2018 - 11:32am

      I can see them doing that considering the episodes will be over 20 years old by the time they finish the classic seasons off. Plenty of time has passed to do a more honest opinion in hindsight of the 2005 series onwards. I find they are far too congratularatory on the dvd’s and interviews at the time. Plus you can add things like the correct version of born again attack of the grask tardisodes podcast commentaries full confidential and other material that didn’t make the dvd releases

    • Anonymous

      August 28th, 2018 - 8:29pm

      I would love a wilderness years boxset

      Just with the TV movie on one disc
      Maybe an extended version if that exists I heard rumours it did
      A few new documentary series
      then dimensions in time (for fun)
      Doctor Forever documentaries
      The curse of fatal death, an animated (please) lost in the dark dimension and finally scream of the Shalka and doctor who night in full

    • Anonymous

      August 29th, 2018 - 1:28am

      Dimensions in time and curse of the fatal death can’t be released due to their being charity episodes. Something to do with clearances and actor appearances being on the understanding it they won’t be shown again. Yes, curse was released as a video but again it was a one off release. As for dark dimension I doubt it would ever be released. The story wasn’t great and several of the actors were unhappy with it so are unlikely to want to make it. Also it would be very expensive to make, they would have to create everything from scratch, no set design no character design, only doctors and companions would have any reference material. They would have to hire an entire cast to record the 90 odd minute movie so costs would be very high.

    • Anonymous

      August 29th, 2018 - 7:53am

      Um, bonus features. And they have been shown all over YouTube. I think they should’ve put them as bonus. Charity episodes are put on the dvd box sets all the time. And lost in the dark diemenion. You literally have to alter the script a bit to include all the doctors. Change Brigdair to mike Yates. And all you need to design is the villain and the a few extras.

    • Gordon

      August 29th, 2018 - 8:26am

      Dimensions in time is a very special case. All those involved agreed to be in it as long as it would never be shown again and it never be released for financial gain even for charitable purposes (they are still charging money for it). You could try and track everyone involved in front and behind the camera down to agree to release it for charitable purposes however
      a) it would cost 10s if thousands to do so
      B) only 1 person needs to say no and the whole thing is kiboshed
      C) equity who dealt with the original contracts would enforce the original contract.

      Even if this wasn’t an issue paying children in need 56 thousand pounds (bbc don’t actually have the rights to the footage) would be too much for a 14 minute skit just wouldn’t be worth it. Too much hurdles to jump through

    • Anonymous

      August 29th, 2018 - 4:19pm

      Look let’s just have a few segments on season 24 for a Kate Mars tribute documentary and we will be fine

  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2018 - 12:08am

    Can anybody tell me if the packaging for S12 in Australia is the same as the UK? I know that the Card thingy that has the Logo on the front isnt, but is the rest the same design, disks and size ect.

    Reply
    • the4thdoc42

      August 26th, 2018 - 12:23am

      Yes it’s absolutely identical apart from the card

    • Anonymous

      August 26th, 2018 - 12:27am

      Awesome, There is a few on ebay for UK RRP Pmus a tenner postage.

    • the4thdoc42@gmail.com

      August 26th, 2018 - 6:13am

      the only issue with that is they might not accept a request for replacement discs unless you can get the original proof of purchase

    • Anonymous

      August 26th, 2018 - 12:54pm

      Do you know what the issue was?

    • Rob W

      August 26th, 2018 - 2:28pm

      If you don’t have the receipt, a photo of your copy of the boxset and your name and adress are acceptable:-

      http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2018/08/s12-replacement-discs-230818070008.html

  • Duncan

    August 25th, 2018 - 2:14pm

    Does anyone know if the rumours that the series 12 set is going to be back on sale again soon are true?

    Reply
    • booboo

      August 25th, 2018 - 2:20pm

      it seemed to be twice yesterday on Amazon for about 15 mins a time with pre order date of September but nothing at all now. Not sure what was going on there.

    • Jon

      August 26th, 2018 - 6:29pm

      Sounds promising, I will be keeping a close eye on that!

    • Lee

      September 3rd, 2018 - 10:45pm

      I grabbed it when it went back on sale and it was delivered 2 days ago. Unfortunately it still comes with the faulty discs though, so had to email the BBC.

  • Robert Watkins

    August 25th, 2018 - 9:20am

    It’s a no brainer, I’ve pre-ordered from Zoom using the discount code SIGNUP10 and it brings it to £35.99, I forgot to use Quidco and that would have been 4% cashback too to my account. So in theory £34.99 for 8 Blu Ray discs in a limited edition set,

    first class posted in good packaging and I can always sell if I decide not to keep and will probably get my money back or more.

    I presume the BBC would print sets based on pre-orders too to ensure fulfillment of the product?

    Reply
  • Anonymoose

    August 25th, 2018 - 8:12am

    Anyone have any idea for when Season 19 will be released in Australia?

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    August 24th, 2018 - 8:59pm

    I though time crash was set during season 20

    Reply
    • Lee

      August 24th, 2018 - 9:02pm

      No it was the last story of season 19.

    • J45ON96

      August 24th, 2018 - 9:59pm

      Wait, Time Crash, or Time Flight?

      Time Flight, with Concorde, is the final serial of Season 19.

      Time Crash, with David Tennant and aired for Comic Relief in 2007, and is set post Arc Of Infinity, apparently, as it refers to “Time Lords with funny hats”, and Arc is the first serial of Season 20.

    • Gordon

      August 24th, 2018 - 10:50pm

      10th doctor guessed that it was round about ark of infinity time but it was never officially stated by the 5th doctor

    • Lee

      August 25th, 2018 - 3:58am

      Sorry, I was talking about Time Flight. I shouldn’t read things when I’m tired! 😀

    • J45ON96

      August 25th, 2018 - 8:44am

      That’s what I was trying to get across by adding “apparently” Gordon, It’s never explicit about it, just the Tenth Doctor running through a few references about Season 19 and 20. The joys of Moffatt’s writing, eh!

      (That’s a joke, before anyone kicks up a fuss one way or another)

    • MIKSK89

      August 25th, 2018 - 11:11pm

      Does make you wonder if ‘Time Crash’ has been added to This as both this season’s final story as well as the three 2007 episodes that preceded Time Crash both included The Master.
      (dialogue extract: Doctor 10: ‘and the Master. Oh! He Just showed up again, same as ever.’
      Doctor 5: ‘Oh no, really? Does he still have thay rubbish beard?’
      Doctor 10: ‘No, no beard this time. Well, a wife.’)
      Makes you wonder if they will add to Season 20, as a bonus on the Five Doctors Disc, include 2013s 50th anniversary spoof ‘The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot’.

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