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July 15th, 2019 355 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 23 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 and www.zavvi.com

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

BBC Studios announces Season 23 as the next installment in the DOCTOR WHO: THE COLLECTION Blu-ray range

BBC Studios continues to offer Doctor Who fans the opportunity to build their own home archive on Blu-ray. The first jam-packed release for Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor, Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 23, debuts on Monday 23rd September.

In 1985, Doctor Who was taken off the air for an 18 month hiatus. When it returned, it was with an ambitious fourteen-episode adventure, The Trial of a Time Lord. The epic story saw the Doctor on trial for his life, with the court examining his adventures with companion Peri (Nicola Bryant) and looking to his future escapades with new companion Melanie (Bonnie Langford).

This season saw the return of popular villain Sil, along with the Master, the towering robot Drathro and the plant-based Vervoid monsters. With the Inquisitor (Lynda Bellingham) overseeing the proceedings, it was the Valeyard (Michael Jayston) who proved the greatest threat, hiding his own sinister motives for wanting the Doctor’s downfall.

With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also contains extensive and exclusive special features which include:

  • Extended edits – of all fourteen episodes
  • Terror of the Vervoids – four-part standalone edition with updated Fx
  • Immersive 5.1 surround sound & isolated scores – on all 14 broadcast episodes
  • Behind the Sofa – new episodes with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Bonnie Langford, Mark Strickson, Frazer Hines and Matthew Waterhouse
  • The Writers’ Room – Eric Saward, Philip Martin, Christopher H Bidmead & Waly K Daly discuss the ‘Lost’ Season 23
  • The Doctor Who Cookbook Revisited – brave cast members tackle their original recipes from the 1980s official cookbook
  • The Doctor’s Table – join Colin Baker and friends for dinner
  • In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to companion Bonnie Langford
  • Unseen studio footage
  • Rare archive treats
  • Convention footage
  • Blu-ray trailer
  • HD photo galleries
  • Scripts, costume designs & more in the PDF Archive

The six-disc box set also includes hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.

DOCTOR WHO: THE COLLECTION – SEASON 23 stars Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Bonnie Langford with Michael Jayston and Lynda Bellingham. Guest appearances include Anthony Ainley, Nalbil Shaban, Joan Sims, Christopher Ryan, Michael Craig, Honor Blackman, Tony Selby and Geoffrey Hughes.


Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD

355 comments

  • Anonymous

    September 20th, 2019 - 1:45am

    Says it is currently unavailable on Amazon and Zavvi, still in stock at Zoom

    Reply
    • Skaroman

      September 20th, 2019 - 8:37pm

      It’s back up now. October 7th

  • Rob W

    September 7th, 2019 - 11:18am

    SFX magazine 318 has a review, other extras include ‘Blessed On Who’ a 20 mins interview with… Brian Blessed, a French TV documentary from 1986, and an unbroadcast French and Saunders sketch.

    Reply
  • Andrew Townsend

    September 3rd, 2019 - 4:53pm

    What a bunch of morons.how many releases have they done similar to this???and they still can’t get it right.
    Who deals with these for the BBC? The Chuckle Brothers with their boss Jeremy Beadle??? It’s a joke.
    Some are saying also a release for the anniversary.Considering nothing has been said a release less than a month later is unlikely.

    Reply
    • Gordon

      September 4th, 2019 - 12:18am

      If the bbc had wanted to make it as authentic to s23 as possible the bbc could delay it for 18 months

    • Lee

      September 7th, 2019 - 12:16pm

      That made me laugh Gordon! I hope they don’t take your advice though! 😀

    • Anonymous

      September 15th, 2019 - 2:06pm

      Actually technically season 23 wasn’t delayed for 18 months it was delayed 6 months. Because season 23 would have started a year after the debut of season 22.

  • Tardis7K

    September 2nd, 2019 - 9:23pm

    It’s delayed again amazon and zoom have changed the date to October 7th and now it has a 12 rating not a PG

    Reply
    • GeordieW

      September 3rd, 2019 - 3:29am

      Zavvi still says 23rd of September

    • I Cotterill

      September 3rd, 2019 - 7:40am

      Any idea why they’ve changed the release date?

    • David

      September 3rd, 2019 - 10:41am

      Perhaps because of the certificate change it’s delayed it’s trip to the printers (also maybe checking that all the discs are labelled correctly as the mock up has disc one on all of the discs visible) but mostly probably the change from PG to 12

    • Thetruth

      September 3rd, 2019 - 1:05pm

      One day they might not get delayed after all these years does it still need to be classified?

      So what’s been cut to get it down to 12 then?

    • Rob W

      September 5th, 2019 - 7:24pm

      It might not have been cut, just re-classified at a lower rating. I can’t find it listed on the BBFC’s website though…

    • I Cotterill

      September 6th, 2019 - 9:42am

      12 is actually a higher rating than PG.

    • Lee

      September 7th, 2019 - 12:13pm

      Things being cut out wouldn’t cause it to go from a PG to 12. Things may have been added that cause it to go from PG to 12, but not cut out, as that would lower the rating.

      BBFC Ratings from highest to lowest are:
      R18 – Adult works for licensed premises only
      18 – Suitable only for adults
      15 – Suitable only for 15 years +
      12A – Cinema release suitable for 12 years +
      12 – Video release suitable for 12 years +
      PG – Parental Guidance
      U – Universal (Suitable for all)

  • anonymouse

    August 25th, 2019 - 7:11pm

    Are there new rumors about upcoming boxsets?

    Reply
    • The Flying Shark

      August 25th, 2019 - 7:29pm

      Season 26 is practically confirmed by this point, with it being the 30th anniversary since it aired, and they need a McCoy soon anyway so we’ll have a season for every Doctor whose episodes are complete. We also know extras have been worked on. Season 14 has been rumoured after that, which makes sense as it’s a split of two popular companions from a popular era, and we will get Tom sets more often than others, due to the amount there are and the need to balance them with others. Then, many people have hoped for Season 6, as it would fit the 100th anniversary of Troughton’s birth (as with Season 10 and Pertwee), plus it (after Season 2) has the least amount of missing episodes-The Invasion has already been animated and The Space Pirates is unlikely as it isn’t the most popular of stories and there is very little visual evidence left-however, this could be a positive as it could largely be remade with models (given its space setting) and we wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, with pictures and the audio to fill in the parts with actors, obviously. Maybe a cut down recon like Galaxy 4 on the Aztecs Special Edition? Who knows?

    • Jamie

      August 28th, 2019 - 12:15pm

      I’m thinking Season 26 will be officially announced in the next two weeks. They seem to be announcing the next set due a few weeks before the officially announced set is released, it helps to keep momentum going for the range.

  • David

    August 22nd, 2019 - 3:45pm

    Anyone have the list of extras, no where seems to have the latest issue of DWM in stock yet for some reason?

    Reply
    • I Cotterill

      August 22nd, 2019 - 4:18pm

      I tried to get a copy of today’s DWM in WHSmith’s this morning and they also didn’t have one in. Maybe they’re running late with publication for some reason.

    • David

      August 22nd, 2019 - 4:28pm

      Hopefully it’ll be in tomorrow or the day after. All it means is that I’m looking forward to seeing the season 23 bit more now haha

    • Gordon

      August 24th, 2019 - 8:04am

      Disc 1

      The Trial of a Time Lord Parts One to Four: ‘The Mysterious Planet’

      Existing Special Features

      ■Audio commentary with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Tony Selby and Adam Blackwood
      ■Audio commentary (Part One) with Eric Saward
      ■The Making of the Mysterious Planet
      ■Model footage
      ■Music videos
      ■Wogan extract
      ■The Saturday Picture Show extract
      ■Points of View extract
      ■Blue Peter extract
      ■Deleted and extended scenes
      ■BBC trails and continuity
      New Special Features
      ■Behind the Sofa: The Trial of a Time Lord Parts One to Four
      ■The Doctor’s Table
      ■Studio and location footage
      ■Optional 5.1 surround sound mix
      ■Isolated music score
      ■Revised and updated production subtitles
      ■Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      ■Production paperwork for Parts One to Four
      ■Scripts: Part One rehearsal script; Parts Two to Four transmission camera scripts
      ■Ken Trew’s costume designs

      Disc 2

      The Trial of a Time Lord Parts Five to Eight: ‘Mindwarp’

      Existing Special Features

      ■Audio Commentary with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Philip Martin
      ■The Making of Mindwarp
      ■Now and Then – On the Trail of a Time Lord
      ■A Fate Worse Than Death? commentary bonus on Part Fourteen
      ■Deleted and extended scenes
      ■BBC trails and continuity
      New Special Features
      ■Behind the Sofa: The Trial of a Time Lord Parts Five to Eight
      ■Blessed on Doctor Who
      ■The Sixth Doctor Revisited
      ■50 Years in the TARDIS: Colin Baker interview from 2013
      ■Temps X – contemporary French TV coverage of the story
      ■Breakfast Time extract
      ■Studio and location footage
      ■Optional 5.1 surround sound mix
      ■Isolated music score
      ■Revised and updated production subtitles
      ■Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      ■Production paperwork for Parts Five to Eight
      ■Scripts: Part Five rehearsal script; Parts Six to Eight transmission camera scripts

      Disc 3

      The Trial of a Time Lord Parts Nine to Twelve: ‘Terror of the Vervoids’

      Existing Special Features

      ■Audio Commentary with Colin Baker, Michael Craig, Pip and Jane Baker, and Chris Clough
      ■The Making of Terror of the Vervoids
      ■Deleted and extended scenes
      ■BBC trails and continuity
      New Special Features
      ■Behind the Sofa: The Trial of a Time Lord Parts Nine to Twelve
      ■Terror of the Vervoids – a four-part version without any trial scenes
      ■Studio and location footage
      ■Optional 5.1 surround sound mix
      ■Isolated music score
      ■Revised and updated production subtitles
      ■Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      ■Scripts: Parts Nine to Twelve annotated editing camera scripts

      Disc 4

      The Trial of a Time Lord Parts Thirteen to Fourteen: ‘The Ultimate Foe’

      Existing Special Features

      ■Audio Commentary with Colin Baker, Tony Selby, Chris Clough, and Pip and Jane Baker
      ■Audio Commentary (Part Thirteen) with Eric Saward
      ■The Making of the Ultimate Foe
      ■Trials and Tribulations
      ■The Lost Season
      ■Tomorrow’s Times: The Sixth Doctor
      ■Stripped for Action: The Sixth Doctor
      ■Saturday Superstore extract
      ■Open Air extract
      ■Deleted and extended scenes
      ■BBC trails and continuity
      ■Coming Soon: Time and the Rani
      New Special Features
      ■Behind the Sofa: The Trial of a Time Lord Parts Thirteen to Fourteen
      ■Bonnie Langford in Conversation with Matthew Sweet
      ■The Writers’ Room: The Missing Season 23
      ■Tomorrow’s World Christmas Quiz extract
      ■French and Saunders extract
      ■Studio and location footage
      ■Optional 5.1 surround sound mix
      ■Isolated music score
      ■Revised and updated production subtitles
      ■Photo gallery in HD
      PDFs
      ■Production paperwork for Parts Nine to Fourteen
      ■Scripts: Part Thirteen rehearsal script and annotated editing camera script; Robert Holmes’ original script for Part Thirteen – ‘The Fantasy Factory’; Part Fourteen rehearsal script and annotated editing camera script; Eric Saward’s original script for Part Fourteen.

      Matthew Sweet interviews Bonnie Langford for the latest instalment of In Conversation.

      Bonnie as Mel with Colin as the Doctor, on location at the Gladstone Pottery Museum in June 1986.
      Disc 5
      The Trial of a Time Lord Bonus Disc One
      New Special Features
      ■Extended episodes of Parts One to Eight
      ■Optional 5.1 surround sound mix
      ■Isolated music score

      Disc 6

      The Trial of a Time Lord Bonus Disc Two

      Existing Special Features

      ■Now Get Out of That!
      New Special Features
      ■Extended episodes of Parts Nine to Fourteen
      ■Optional 5.1 surround sound mix
      ■Isolated music score
      ■The Doctor Who Cookbook Revisited
      ■Three Bonus Recipes
      ■The Panopticon Archive – Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant
      ■Studio clocks
      ■Season 23 Blu-ray trailer
      PDFs
      ■1986-87 Golden Wonder Doctor Who promotion
      ■BBC Enterprises sales sheet
      ■Radio Times cuttings for The Trial of a Time Lord Parts One to Fourteen
      ■ Zig-Zag goes behind the scenes
      ■BBC Press Service – The Trial of a Time Lord quotes

    • Rob W

      August 24th, 2019 - 2:25pm

      The updated FX for Terror Of The Vervoids are on Disc 3? Many thanks folks…

    • Gordon

      August 24th, 2019 - 3:59pm

      Yeah it’s part of the trialless version

    • Rob W

      August 24th, 2019 - 5:25pm

      Much appreciated. Enjoy the Bank Holiday one and all.

    • David

      August 27th, 2019 - 7:22am

      Wow so much to look forward to, I thought there was lots on the DVD, this is brilliant! I’m particularly interested in the original scripts for parts 13 and 14 by Bob Holmes and Eric Saward. Thanks for the list Gordon!

    • Lee

      August 27th, 2019 - 3:41pm

      Wow thanks Gordon! That’s an amazing list of extras to look forward to. Going to take a while to get through that lot! 🙂

  • David

    August 21st, 2019 - 12:12pm

    I’ve just read on Twitter that discs 1-4 are the same as the dvds (the four sub stories) and then disc 5 is the extended versions of parts 1-8 and then disc 6 is extended parts 9-14. Anyone got their copy of the magazine with the full list of extras yet?

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    • Gordon

      August 21st, 2019 - 4:46pm

      Seen the extras list. That is correct. Looks like a great list of extras

    • David

      August 21st, 2019 - 5:08pm

      Oooh I can’t wait to see it, getting my copy tomorrow so I don’t now much just yet besides all the new stuff that’s already been mentioned briefly.

    • I Cotterill

      August 21st, 2019 - 6:11pm

      Which disc will the standalone version of ‘Terror of the Vervoids’ be on?

    • Gordon

      August 21st, 2019 - 8:28pm

      It will be on disc 3 ie the vervoids 4 part disc

  • anonimus

    August 18th, 2019 - 11:09am

    n a future box set of season 11, if they make the special updated effects for “Invasion of the Dinosaurs”, do you think they will take into account the new scientific discoveries for the appearance of the dinosaurs? (example: t-rex with feathers)

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    • dazzleshell

      August 18th, 2019 - 12:35pm

      I hope they do update the dinosaurs for Season 11. And feathers would be a nice touch too.

      Reading here it is expected to be the next Pertwee set. Fingers crossed.

    • Geordie

      August 19th, 2019 - 11:57am

      I’m really hoping for a blu-ray of Walking With Dinosaurs, with new effects showing how different researches now believe they look (feathers). It would be good to see that on Invasion too.

    • Sean

      August 19th, 2019 - 7:25pm

      Is there a chance they would re-release season 12 in the collectors packaging?

    • dazzleshell

      August 19th, 2019 - 9:31pm

      I very much doubt it will get a re-release in the collectors packaging. Same for the other Seasons too as that is the ‘limited edition’ part.
      I ended up getting mine on eBay. The most expensive Blurays ever.

      I and others on this Site have emailled BBC and were pretty much told same thing. “No plans”.

      I do expect a re-release either as complete Doctor sets or the sets in normal bluray cases at some point though for the UK at least.

      Season 12 is region free from USA if you are still after the discs.

  • David

    August 16th, 2019 - 3:17pm

    Figured since this is one of the more active pages, today I received my replacement disc for season 18 which I’ll be honest I completely forgot about, anyone else get it that requested one?

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    • I Cotterill

      August 16th, 2019 - 5:06pm

      Which disc needed replacing?

    • David

      August 16th, 2019 - 6:25pm

      Disc 1 the leisure hive, it was an issue with the 5.1 sound mix, it was as if it wasn’t mixed properly sounded very similar to the mono mix.

    • Ian black

      August 16th, 2019 - 6:38pm

      Yes got my leisure hive today forgot about it too!

    • Anonymous

      August 16th, 2019 - 6:52pm

      any news on season 19 as i read they was looking into it ?

    • Anonymous

      August 16th, 2019 - 7:04pm

      How would I know if my audio isn’t completely right.

    • David

      August 16th, 2019 - 7:40pm

      Wait I got that the wrong way round I should have said the ep 1 mono mix was missing on the original disc. Check out @Cyberdevil on Twitter he’s really useful for the specifics, I just followed the posts from others saying there was an issue and then listened for the problem. It’s hard for me to put into words without messing up haha

    • David

      August 16th, 2019 - 7:41pm

      Sorry forgot to reply to the other anonymous, nothing on season 19 yet so far, personally I don’t see what the issues are with it but we’ll see.

    • dazzleshell

      August 16th, 2019 - 7:47pm

      There’s more comments on Season 18 page. I’ve put disc production numbers on there if people want to check.

    • I Cotterill

      August 17th, 2019 - 6:19pm

      Couldn’t find any disc flaws on my Season 18 set. I’m wondering if only some of the early releases were affected and they quickly corrected it for other copies.

    • OllieOz

      August 18th, 2019 - 12:08pm

      Pretty sure all the sets were affected, and it’s taken months to get the replacement discs sorted. Best to email in with your delivery details and proof of purchase, it’s completely free anyway.

      DVDsupport@bbc.com

  • Richard

    August 7th, 2019 - 1:34pm

    I emailed the BBC yesterday asking if the new series of Doctor Who will be included in “The Collection” range on Blu-ray. They said that there was no confirmation yet but they may know more towards the end of the year.

    I personally hope it does happen.

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    • dazzleshell

      August 7th, 2019 - 3:04pm

      They might keep quiet until the steelbook re-releases are near their end so not to jeopardise their sales. Although the steelbooks themselves are the reason to double dip.

      I wonder if we will get Season 26 (rumoured) trailer by end of this month? Or will we have to wait til just before Season 23 is released.

    • James

      August 8th, 2019 - 2:17pm

      Most likely Season 26 trailer will be end of September as it is usually announced 3 months before release and 26 is rumoured for December release.

    • James

      August 8th, 2019 - 2:19pm

      In regards to the new series being released as part of the collection, i sincerely hope so too. While there are good bonus features on some of the sets, i would love to see these expanded upon.
      Ideal world would see the full length confidential episodes included and would love to see episode specific documentaries such as on the majority of the dvd/bluray releases of classic series stories. Get all the cast back for interviews for these docs and also some stuff like Writers Room features on the blurays could be done for each series also.

    • dazzleshell

      August 8th, 2019 - 2:29pm

      I’d love to watch Behind the Sofa with the main cast and say RTD and Moffat. That probably would make me triple dip.

      If you haven’t done it yet, RTD and Katy Manning’s commentary for Death of the Doctor is great to listen to on the Season 10 set.

      Be really interesting if they could get Eccleston to do a full on interview too. Even put him and RTD in same room to have it out.

    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2019 - 2:37pm

      Maybe they could fix the 2014-2017 intros and redo the slitheen cgi

    • Anonymous

      August 10th, 2019 - 11:06am

      I don’t think New Series will be in the Collection until the classics are finished. Which is fine for me. As a minor, I do not have the means to regularly spend 40-50 pounds on these sets. However when I’m older (I’d be 24 if they finish by 2028 (which the Doctor Who guide predicts)) I’d be able to buy the New Series sets as they come out.

    • Flo

      August 13th, 2019 - 3:13pm

      Yeah The NEW who won’t be part of it as we already have the dvd edition/ Blu-ray regular edition/ Blu-ray Doctor box set edition/ steelbook edition…
      People won’t buy 5 times the same content even if the packaging changes…
      If they include TORCHWOOD I would be so happy Never bought the show on Blu-ray.

    • Anonymous

      August 13th, 2019 - 5:51pm

      I wish they’d do steelbooks for Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures

    • Bushboy

      August 13th, 2019 - 11:42pm

      I would quite happily shell out for the new series in the collection range even though I already own them on Blu-ray.
      After all what’s the point of a “collection” if it’s incomplete?
      Also the packaging does use the new series logo and classic Who and new Who are now supposed to be marketed as the same thing so why not?

    • Gordon

      August 14th, 2019 - 9:42am

      There is a load of stuff that didn’t make the new series box sets. There also is a lot of scope for new extras to match the classic series (proper making of, commentaries for stories that don’t have, Matthew sweet interviews, behind the sofa etc) and considering it probably won’t get touched until the classic range is done in about 2024-25 some of the episodes will be 20 years old and ripe for a remaster. The episodes from s1-4 are in the wrong speed so it would give a chance to get the episodes right finally

    • James

      August 14th, 2019 - 2:41pm

      Agreed Gordon.
      Like the Series 1 deleted scenes. The proper version of the Children In Need special. Full editions of Doctor Who Confidential. And in depth documentaries for each story. For these extras i would buy again in the Collection format

    • Judooning

      August 14th, 2019 - 3:29pm

      Gordon, What do you mean by the episodes are in the wrong speed?

    • The Flying Shark

      August 14th, 2019 - 7:15pm

      Because of the upscaling process, episodes from Series 1-4 run about four minutes longer on Blu-Ray than DVD, I don’t know the technical details myself but it’s meant to be about a slower frame rate or something.

    • James

      August 16th, 2019 - 2:31pm

      Yeah instead of 25 frames per second there is only 24 so it is stretched out slightly which results in the slightly longer running time. Most of the epiosdes are only 2-3 minutes longer because of this

    • David

      August 16th, 2019 - 3:23pm

      I completely agree with Gordon, so much scope for brand new extras for the 2005 and onwards era of the show, technical specs can be sorted as well lots of good work could come out if it! I’d love a behind the sofa of the doctors daughter with peter Georgia and David Tennant or an audio commentary on it.
      Russell T Davies did a great commentary with Kat manning on death of the doctor I feel we need more of those too for the SJA if they were ever to get a special collection treatment too.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    August 1st, 2019 - 2:40pm

    Does anyone know why the digital releases of these box sets were stopped after Series 12?

    Reply
    • I Cotterill

      August 5th, 2019 - 9:14pm

      Not selling enough perhaps?

  • anonymus

    August 1st, 2019 - 10:39am

    I stopped buying the box sets after season 18 and won’t buy any more. Apart from the 11, 22 and 26 seasons so to have a box set for every doctor. The seasons in B/N I’d like to have them all. According to you when will they be released? The first season certainly on the 60th anniversary and a season of Troughton for the 100th birthday I think.

    Reply
    • Daniel

      August 1st, 2019 - 12:33pm

      Why have you stopped buying the box sets?

    • anonymus

      August 1st, 2019 - 2:18pm

      I prefer to save money and buy other products.

    • Flo

      August 4th, 2019 - 10:09am

      I understand that. I’ve waited years for the classics to come out on Blu-ray so I didn’t waste money on dvd. I will buy the complete collection and the steelbook for the new Who and then I’m done. Classic will never make it in 4K anyway and series 1/Specials New Who would be horrible.

  • David

    July 19th, 2019 - 11:47pm

    I know this has been discussed potentially earlier, but what are people’s predictions for the next boxsets? Obviously it looks almost certain S26 will be a Christmas release, but I’m thinking for 2020:
    Season 11 Season 14 or 17, Season 20 and Season 24 not in that order though.

    Reply
    • Prowl

      July 20th, 2019 - 7:42am

      I’m hoping for season 6 since Patrick’s 100th birthday is next year.

    • Andrew R

      July 21st, 2019 - 3:00am

      I think it’s highly likely that we’ll get a Pertwee and a Tom Baker season per year given the number of seasons each starred in. For both of them, I would agree that seasons 11 and 17 seem likely because from what I’ve read footage has been shot for season 17 and season 11 only has one episode that would need to be colorized. I very much hope that season 6 gets released too for the reason that Prowl stated. It may make sense since they chose to release season 10 on Pertwee’s birthday. Having potentially just released a McCoy season, I feel like they might release season 10 before season 24.

      I wouldn’t mind having season 14 or season 7 on blu-ray either.

    • Prowl

      July 21st, 2019 - 8:26am

      I’m also hopeful that we will get Season 7 sooner than later, but I know that extensive work needs to be done on some of it, especially Ambassadors. I figure the next Tom set will be 17 and the next Pertwee will be 11, just not sure how much trouble they are having trying to colorize episode one of Dinos, I know the DVD version didn’t go too well, and was added just as an extra.

    • David

      July 21st, 2019 - 11:30am

      I was tempted to buy Spearhead from Space in Blu ray the other day as I never picked it up, but with Season 7 in mind I held off, that story from what I’ve seen looked great. But the rest of the season will be tricky yes. Season 6 would be once again very fitting for Patrick’s Birthday next year so that would be great!
      Just a question of when they break into the 60s sets. Colin’s remaining season will probably be out the year after. With the remaining MCCoy and Davison sets mixed throughout the coming years. I can see them maybe waiting until 2023 for season 20 even though i’d Love to see it sooner.

    • Pete X

      July 21st, 2019 - 8:44pm

      With the likely release of S26 at the end of the year there will be;

      6 black and white/60’s,
      4 Pertwee,
      5 Tom Baker, and
      5 80’s

      As they are releasing 4 a year, I reckon that’s more or less one from each category each year. I’m not too interested about what will be released next, but more which story from each season is going to be CGI’d. Fingers crossed for Creature from the Pit.

      If there is a release of S6 to tie in with PT’s centenary, it will be interesting to see what is done with the Space Pirates as it may indicate what will happen with S3 where there are (currently) missing episodes with no telesnaps.

    • Prowl

      July 21st, 2019 - 11:28pm

      I’m also curious which stories will get the CGI treatment. I was disappointed with the CGI in Planet of the Daleks, I usually prefer the new effects in stories, but in Planets I think I prefer the original effects or am even either way.

    • James

      July 22nd, 2019 - 10:35am

      My guess is definitely season 11 next year. Season 14 probably for Tom as we haven’t got any Leela on bluray yet and we already have some Romana (also they can do 17 the year after). I think season 6 is a given as the producers have said the 60s sets won’t be done last. As we get a colin set and most likely a Sylvester set this year i think we are guaranteed a davison set next year. I think this will be season 20 as Chris Chapman said earlier this year he had done a documentary for a historic set and a picture of 4 TARDIS teapots. 4 TARDISes… The Five Doctors possibly?

    • Pete X

      July 22nd, 2019 - 5:19pm

      If S6, rather than The Faceless Ones, is tied in with PT’s centenary then, off the top of my head, that would be a March release, which we should find out about in December, 13/14 weeks ahead of release.

      If you are interested; there is an interview with Rob Ritchie, animator of the PotD CGI and on the S4 animations, on last night’s Radio Free Skaro (#698) – http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/

    • James

      July 22nd, 2019 - 11:13pm

      It is possible we will get Faceless Ones and Season 6 both in March a few weeks apart although I think it’s more likely that Season 6 will be in the second half of the year and we’ll get a Tom Baker season (most likely either 14 or 17) in March.

  • Doctor Who Merchandise Collector

    July 18th, 2019 - 12:01pm

    Absolutely adore these sets so far! Hopefully another run of season 12 will come in time but the seasons lined up in a row look great on the shelf! If they were to do a TV Movie and Wilderness Years set I have been thinking about all the wonderful content that it could contain. Of course with copyright and licensing not everything in this list would be possible for inclusion however it is everything I have been able to source of who media produced from 1900 to 2004. Can anyone else think of anything that would go great in the set that I may have missed?

    Main Feature:
    Doctor Who: TV Movie -The Enemy Within

    Webcasts:
    Doctor Who Death Comes to Time
    Doctor Who Shada
    Doctor Who Real Time
    Doctor Who Scream of the Shalka

    30th Anniversary and Comic Relief Spoof:
    Doctor Who Dimensions in Time
    Doctor Who The Curse of Fatal Death

    Other Bonus Features:
    More than 30 years in the TARDIS
    BBC Choice – The Take: 35 years of Doctor Who
    Doctor Who Night 1999
    Doctor Who @40
    Doctor Who 40th anniversary Orbital Music Video
    Doctor Who Children in Need 2003
    The Museum of Moving image: 1991
    Reeltime spin off films
    Search out Science
    Resistance is Useless
    VHS Intros
    30th anniversary Video Intro
    Vodaphone Road show
    Devious
    Devious Behind the Scenes
    Destiny of the Doctors Footage
    New Zealand adverts
    The Harry Hill Show
    Gene Genius
    Dimensions in Time Behind the Scenes Tomorrow’s World
    Dimensions in Time Links with Noel Edmonds and Jon Pertwee
    Curse of Fatal Death behind the scenes
    French and Saunders Sketch
    Verity Lambert on Talking Points
    The Movie Game John Barrowman
    Doctor Who on Telly Addicts
    A Night in with the Girls BBC Documentary featuring Verity Lambert
    Lost in space- Avid fans talk about Doctor who
    Doctor Who Competition Blue Peter 1999
    Win a Dalek on Whatever you want
    Doctor Who Memorabillia on the Generation Game 2000
    Sylvester McCoy on the Today Programme 2002
    Tv’s Finest Failures – k9 and company
    Michael Grade on Room 101 2002
    Colin Baker on Top Gear 2003
    Alchemists of Sound – Radiophonic workshop documentary
    The Story of Doctor Who 2003
    Doctor Who Mastermind 2004

    And extras from original release of tv movie and scream of shalka and More than 30 years in the TARDIS

    Reply
    • The ergon

      July 18th, 2019 - 12:16pm

      Thats an impressive list of stuff. Can,t bear to watch the Room 101 episode. I couldn,t believe how easily Paul Merton allowed it to go in, but having found out he hates Doctor who comes as little surprise now. One things for sure, it wouldn,t have happened on Frank Skinners watch, had he been fronting the programme then.

    • Doctor Who Merchandise Collector

      July 18th, 2019 - 12:31pm

      Thanks The ergon. Sourced from several blogs, one of babelcolour’s videos, the BBC site and a selection of content I have watched several times over out of fascination for the wilderness years regarding what was and what could have been. Yes that 101 episode is best left behind haha! It’s great that Grade was able to admit he liked the new series when it returned though!

    • The ergon

      July 18th, 2019 - 12:44pm

      I have to say i haven,t even seen half of those on your list but will refer to this and check some of them out now.

    • Kenny

      July 18th, 2019 - 4:14pm

      I had put together a rough list of what I thought would make a great Wilderness boxset, which is:

      Disc One (30th Anniversary Stuff)
      More than 30 Years in the TARDIS
      Dimensions in Time
      DVD Special Features
      Disc Two (Doctor who night on BBC2 cause why not)
      Doctor Who Night
      Disc Three (TV movie disc 1)
      TV Movie (re-scanned)
      Night of the Doctor
      DVD Special Features
      Disc Four (TV Movie Disc 2)
      TV Movie (alternate cut, again why not!)
      Curse of the Fatal Death
      New Documentaries/McGann Interview
      Disc Five (Webcasts)
      Real Time
      Death Come to Time
      Shada Webcast
      Interweb of Fear
      Disc Six (Shalka)
      Scream of the Shalka
      DVD Special Features

      Like you said, who knows what can be cleared. It is very possible Dimensions in Time will never get negotiated on. But I think a set that shows what was going on with the show when it was off the air for 15 odd years would really round out the blu-ray shelves. Plus Imd love a rescanned TV movie, as unlikely as it may be!

    • Doctor Who Merchandise Collector

      July 18th, 2019 - 4:54pm

      Thanks for sharing that Kenny! Love the idea of having an alternate cut of the TV movie. I saw on YouTube at one point an alternate opening that was taken from a rough cut copy of the film. The full rough cut is nowhere to be found online from what I have seen so far but It would be great to see the process of making the film. After all there were many changes from the first cut. Hopefully one day it will surface!

    • Kenny

      July 18th, 2019 - 6:51pm

      Yea the alternate cut of the TV movie is a definite wish list thing. Something Imd be interested in, as I wonder if some of the issues the movie has could be fixed in editing. Probably not (chances are an alternate cut could end up being a clunkier version of a already clunky movie), but why not give it a go!

      I think what I’d really like is the set having each disc explore an element of the wilderness. The first real activity was the More than 30 Years doc and Dimensions in Time. So you build a disc around that, and maybe a new doc about the Dark Dimension project that fell apart.

      Then obviously the next big event was the TV movie, which I think was a big enough sea change for the show that it warrants two discs (plus McGann obviously gets the cover of the set)

      Then you grab anything from that era like the Doctor Who Night or Curse of the Fatal Death. Just a lot of that weird stuff that came out when the show was off of TV but not forgotten, and there is a whole disc of goodies.

      Then you end the set with the webcast era, and those original 3 can obviously take up their own disc (as they were designed to not be too much video space), and then Shalka closes out the set.

      Who knows if this will happen or if it would ever be as comprehensive, but I would love to see it. If they could somehow get into Universal’s vaults and get the TV movie’s original elements and rescan them? Definitely a must buy for that alone.

    • Doctor Who Merchandise Collector

      July 18th, 2019 - 7:18pm

      That sounds like the best idea for the disc structures. It only seems fair McGann get to appear on a cover especially as the design would look stunning if they go anything by the Blu Ray release of the movie for the montage. I always hope that in some archives of the production companies are various cuts of who stories and hope that The BBC/ Universal/ Fox still have the pre air screeners tucked away somewhere. I did think a PDF of The Dark Dimension could be nice for production documents as it has been put online before but unfortunately not in an official capacity. Although saying that, have you seen the fan made animation of The Dark Dimension on YouTube? Not a bad attempt, really enjoyable and great to see an unmade story in some form.

    • Kenny

      July 19th, 2019 - 2:24am

      I saw part of the Dark Dimension animation, but I am hard to please with fan productions. I struggle with amateur acting, and voice acting. I also have worked i TV as an editor and so I think I am more critical than others may be. At the very least it hurts my ability to enjoy such things.

    • Phillip C Niethe

      July 21st, 2019 - 4:40am

      Seeing as how the U.S. didn’t get the Blu-ray option for Paul, it’s not impossible that we would not receive a matching release at some point and seeing as how the BBC has went above and beyond by adding not only the original extras but newly filmed extras for all these new re releases, I for one wouldn’t at all be surprised if we were gifted with a little something extra special for The Doctor with only one outing…well Two if you count the regeneration.

    • MJS

      July 21st, 2019 - 11:25am

      I do think “the Collection” will only cover seasons 1-26. Everything after that are new phases for the series. Some may have a different opinion to that, but other than the TVM, everything post 2004 is already well catered for

    • MIKSK89

      July 21st, 2019 - 11:52am

      I remeber reading somewhere that the producer of ‘The Collection’ range, he wants to include a new transfer of The TV Movie and its extras to Season 26 (similar to the inclusion of ‘K-9 and Company: A Girls Best Friend’ on the 18th Season set) and that they had interest in trying to do more of ‘The Collection’ range to cover New Who too.

  • Tegan’s distant cousin

    July 18th, 2019 - 11:53am

    Does anybody know of a reliable retailer to ship these box sets to Australia? Unfortunately the Australian editions now come out with inferior packaging, and are released several months later. Amazon UK and Zoom won’t ship to Australia, and Zavvi are terrible. I just received the season 10 box set from Zavvi and it was so badly packaged that the box had been all beaten up in transit. I had the same problem when I ordered season 19 from Zavvi; while I got a refund eventually, it took over a month of chasing them up and them making it really difficult for me to return it and request the refund.

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 18th, 2019 - 12:02pm

      think http://www.hive.co.uk do but there prices are high

    • Tegan’s distant cousin

      July 18th, 2019 - 12:07pm

      Fantastic – thank you! The postage is higher, but if it means not getting items that are all beaten out of shape then it’s worth it!

  • MJ9

    July 11th, 2019 - 5:03pm

    What has everyone done with their DVDs of the seasons released so far? I was tempted to keep hold of them but I feel like I’m doing it for the sake of it. Do they sell well on eBay?

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    • I Cotterill

      July 11th, 2019 - 9:00pm

      Due to the way the blu-rays are swapping some of the original dvd special features about between sets, I think it’s worth keeping hold of the original DVDs for this features that are absent.

    • dazzleshell

      July 11th, 2019 - 11:23pm

      I just trade mine in at CEX at the moment. Try to sell before they officially announce next set to maximise the return and use that money off future sets. So Season 26 was sold a while ago.
      And rumours on here help.

      I keep the old booklets as CEX don’t care about them. I trim them so they fit into Season box nicely.

      All dvd features will eventually appear in the Season sets (except the Jim’ll Fix It feature with Colin Baker for obvious reasons).

    • Duncan Parsons

      July 12th, 2019 - 8:17am

      I sold mine in cex aswell. Might not get as much as selling elsewhere but as Ebay has been flooded with dvd versions of the blu-ray releases you can guarantee a sale. As long as you’ve looked after them.

    • MIKSK89

      July 13th, 2019 - 11:19am

      Someone mentioned with the ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ short with Colin and the Sontarans on The DVD release of The Two Doctors, was hoping that there would be a way to save it and just cut anything with Jimmy Saville out. Easy to Edit out the introduction from that vile man, and his appearance at the end, it is still an enjoyable litttle minisode of Who.

    • dazzleshell

      July 13th, 2019 - 1:39pm

      MIKSK89. I think the BBC removed it completely on newer issues of The Two Doctors DVD.

      Will be happy if they can do what you say though. Just show the short and remove the vile man from it.

    • Geordie

      July 14th, 2019 - 9:26am

      I’m donating mine to my local library (though to be fair I also WORK at my local library…)

    • Anonymous

      July 14th, 2019 - 10:13am

      Not selling mine at all!
      I spent ages getting them all and it’d be a waste

    • Phillip C Niethe

      July 21st, 2019 - 4:44am

      I donated mine to a massive Who fan who is not financially capable of collecting the sets…I feel it to be a very Doctorly thing to do.

  • Kenny

    July 10th, 2019 - 2:58am

    So I know that Season 26 is still in the rumor mill for upcoming releases, and that possibly both 14 and 17 are in the works. What are all the rumors of what is being worked on right now?

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    • Anonymous

      July 10th, 2019 - 5:09pm

      The rumours I have heard are that next year, we will be getting Season 14, Season 20, Season 11 and Season 6.

    • Andrew R

      July 10th, 2019 - 5:46pm

      I hope you’re right, Anonymous. In my opinion, they’re pretty strong seasons for the most part. It would be especially nice since the War Games and the Invasion are so high priced in the US. I guess that would also mean that they would need to animate Space Pirates before then.

    • Anonymous

      July 10th, 2019 - 6:03pm

      They could do the Space Pirates after the faceless ones and release it in 2021, but release it first on the collection set for season 6 which could come out around late 2020, perhaps December before it’s separate standard release in early 2021

    • The Flying Shark

      July 10th, 2019 - 7:02pm

      They’re almost meant to have done a shoot in Aldbourne for a Season 8 release, but I doubt this will be soon as Mind of Evil is still meant to be quite poor colour wise.

    • Anonymous

      July 10th, 2019 - 7:08pm

      Source??

    • Kenny

      July 11th, 2019 - 2:12am

      14, 20, 11, and 6? Interesting. What happened to 26? I don’t know where the rumors originate, so I am curious how folks around here get their info.

    • TigerMan1995

      July 11th, 2019 - 5:33am

      They’re talking about the 2020 releases. S26 is rumoured for Christmas 2019.

    • Robert Sienicki

      July 11th, 2019 - 9:34am

      Season 6? Interesting. They would have to animate probably all six episodes of “The Space Pirates” like they are doing with “The Faceless Ones”, but I feel like there wasn’t enough time to do those two stories. Season 20 (for “Five Doctors) and Season 17 (for “City of Death”) would be my picks, but let’s be honest – I will order each and every one of those sets, no matter which season they do next.

    • dazzleshell

      July 11th, 2019 - 1:38pm

      They might not animate the Space Pirates.
      Episode 2 exists but there are no telesnaps for the rest so would be difficult. Or they could go all out and allow the animators to interpretate it their own way.

      I hope that they will at least include a disc for the story even if it just includes the soundtrack with linking narration to set the scene like some of the old vhs did. And some ‘new’ features to support it. So that the Season is complete.

    • Gordon

      July 11th, 2019 - 11:38pm

      @the flying shark They haven’t done a season 8 shoot in auldborne. Producer Chris chapman was in auldborne on his own free time looking for inspiration for the big finish he was working on at the time. Auldborne is also an hour away from his house

    • Kenny

      July 12th, 2019 - 5:11am

      Oh so 26 is still in the works for the end of this year (according to rumors). Neat. I would say if 6 is likely to be released next year they aren’t animating Space Pirates. Which is a shame. I suppose they could still have it in the works, but I find it unlikely (based on their animation rate so far) that they’d animate all the episodes in time for a 2020 release, not with Faceless Ones still in the works. Unless they release it animated first with the boxset, then solo. Again, I find it unlikely, which is unfortunate.

    • James

      July 12th, 2019 - 10:14am

      Yeah I think we will get Season 6, but I don’t think Space Pirates will be animated. As long as there is a good reconstruction, I am fine with that.

    • Anonymous

      July 13th, 2019 - 12:53pm

      It’s amazing that people are still pushing this. Nobody has ruled out The Space Pirates, that is entirely fan speculation.

      Marco Polo and The Crusade have however been ruled out, so Seasons 1 or 2 make vastly more sense if something from the 60s had to be done.

    • Anonymous

      July 13th, 2019 - 1:00pm

      On another note, given their “creative” take on The Macra Terror a lack of telesnaps is not going to be an obstacle.

    • James

      July 13th, 2019 - 5:31pm

      While it hasn’t been ruled out there are 18 stories still missing some episodes. And at the current rate of 1 per year we would be waiting 18 years for all episodes to be animated. The bluray range is not going to wait for 10-18 years to release Seasons 1-6 so it is much more likely that some stories will not be animated for the bluray sets.
      It may be aninated and released individually later but we definitely won’t have animations for every missing ep on the season 1-6 boxsets

    • Anonymous

      July 13th, 2019 - 5:56pm

      I don’t expect every story to be animated by the time this range finishes. I just think it is a bit odd to release a season if there is a chance it may get an animation in the near future.

      Of course it is entirely possible they have ruled out The Space Pirates internally and have not made that public in which case fair enough, let them carry on. If there’s still a chance, it seems a bit silly to not go for one of the two seasons that are ready to go (Seasons 1 and 2).

    • Robert Sienicki

      July 13th, 2019 - 6:55pm

      Well, the ideal would be if they keep animation as one disc only, so you could replace the collection disc with animated once they release it.

    • Gordon

      July 14th, 2019 - 2:29am

      I’d imagine space pirates is pretty low down on the list of potential animations. For starters It’s not a well regarded story. It also has no memorable monsters or companion entrances or exits. There is very little hook other than it completes season 6 and going by those involved it has to have a stand alone release first before it gets released in the collection. It’s definitely not a story I see getting done in the next 5-6 years ie the lifespan of the collection. Other stories I can see being more pressing. Especially from seasons 3-5. I can see the collection season 6 having a recon to fill in the gap but with the ability to swap it out for the animation if and when the time comes.

    • Anonymous

      July 14th, 2019 - 7:53am

      I hope they can just release a separate disc in a different release to it’s general release (if it ever gets one) in the style of a collection disc so that anyone who wants to swap out the disc, can do that

    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2019 - 6:46pm

      Or there COULD’VE been another recovery.

  • Anonymous

    July 6th, 2019 - 9:09am

    Does anybody know how many of these limited edition sets are printed for each run?
    They seem to sell out very quickly.
    In fact they have all sold out now (expect Season 23).
    Even Season 10 is showing as ‘out of stock’ now, and that hasn’t even reached it release date!

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    • Billy

      July 9th, 2019 - 12:05am

      I seen a post on twitter that said S12 was only 1000, but the rest were 10,000 prints. Don’t know if that is correct, Season 10 is back in stock now but 19 has started to inflate in price now, Season 18 goes in and out of stock!

  • Prof Horner

    July 4th, 2019 - 11:29am

    Nice surprise when I came home from work last night at 10.30. my copy of the American version of the season 12, had arrived from Amazon. Looking forward to watching it and season 10 should be arriving on Monday.

    Reply

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