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July 15th, 2019 272 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

272 comments

  • Anonymous

    June 18th, 2019 - 8:14pm

    This is probably the most excited I have ever been for a set. Looks so good. I want those extras!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    June 18th, 2019 - 8:02pm

    Surprised at the lack of comments compared to the series 10 set. At least 200 comments in the first day for 10. This boxset looks very promising.

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    • booboo

      June 18th, 2019 - 8:28pm

      probably because we didn’t put it on until the embargo was lifted this time, it was all over the internet several hours earlier

    • Sean Bassett

      June 18th, 2019 - 10:56pm

      Plus Colin Baker isn’t as popular as Jon Pertwee.

  • TigerMan1995

    June 18th, 2019 - 5:02pm

    No American version? Becuase Season 10 is coming in October, the month after the UK get this one! I hate BBC America.

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  • Frumpy Jones

    June 18th, 2019 - 4:52pm

    Will there be a U.S. version of this? I’m only seeing region b.. 🙁

    Reply
    • TigerMan1995

      June 18th, 2019 - 5:03pm

      Season 10 is coming in October. That’s why. Blame BBC America.

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2019 - 6:34pm

      eventually i’m sure

  • Tim M

    June 18th, 2019 - 4:00pm

    I’ve always liked ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’. And always felt It’s underrated. I haven’t bought a Doctor Who series blu-ray yet. But I might get this one.

    Reply
  • DWS

    June 18th, 2019 - 3:48pm

    What Blu-Ray do you hope for next? I think it’s gotta be Season 26, that would otherwise just be unfair on poor McCoy who needs a bit of love.

    I’m meeting Micheal Jayston next month so this will definitley pop into conversation.

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    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:51pm

      Yes, I am meeting Colin as well, so will have to mention this as well.

    • The 14th doctor

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:55pm

      I would love to see some more 70’s seasons such as season 13 or 14 or maybe 7 or 9.
      However a McCoy season would be nice to see.
      My predictions are that we will get season 26 in early December and season 22 in February and then season 6 in May ( though if they don’t animate the space pirates they would probably do a cut down recon like they did on the edge destruction DVD)

    • The 14th doctor

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:57pm

      I mean like they did for Marco polo on the edge of destruction DVD

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2019 - 4:12pm

      Seasons 26 and 14 are the rumoured next ones

    • The Flying Shark

      June 18th, 2019 - 5:07pm

      I doubt Season 22 would come so soon-my gut feeling is it will be held off until halfway or maybe even the very end of the collection as it’s the only other Colin set they could do.

    • Adam johnsons

      June 18th, 2019 - 5:10pm

      Which con is Micheal Jayston doing ?

    • DWS

      June 18th, 2019 - 5:10pm

      Adam Johnsons he’s doing Coventry Comic Con Jr on 13th July. Come along!

    • Keiren Kavanagh

      June 18th, 2019 - 5:39pm

      He’s cancelled mate I am sorry I was gonna meet him there he he isn’t going anymore

    • DWS

      June 18th, 2019 - 5:49pm

      Aww. 🙁

    • James

      June 19th, 2019 - 12:34am

      Yeah we 100% are not going to get Season 22 next year as that would make no sense given the release schedule they have stuck with so far. Next year we are pretty much guaranteed a Tom Baker season (I personally think they will go with 15 as we haven’t had any with Louise Jameson yet), a second Peter Davison set (possibly Season 21), a second Jon Pertwee set (my guess is Season 9 or 11) and a first B&W set, (my guess is Season 2 or 6, with a recon of Crusade or Space Pirates).

  • bryan

    June 18th, 2019 - 3:45pm

    Oh this is the One .

    14 episodes
    14 Extended editions
    4 re edited editions.

    thats the equivalent of 32 episodes worth. And these extra extras on top of the very substantial extras Trial already had. And 5.1 on Mindwarp. Did Mark Ayres find the tapes, or use his Sheer brilliance to make it 5.1 (although he has done this brilliance on season 10 on Planet)

    Staggering all this lovely stuff. and Scrubbed up posh like, for the Blu ray .

    wonderful.

    Fantastic Trailer. Colin has always been very lovley to meet.

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    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2019 - 4:14pm

      There’s an isolated score on every episode, so I’m presuming the tapes have been found

    • The Mysterious Stranger

      June 18th, 2019 - 4:37pm

      Sadly the tapes haven’t been found, but Mark Ayers will use some voodoo to recreate them for the isolated score and surround sound mix.

    • philip shaw

      June 18th, 2019 - 6:20pm

      Perhaps Mark has managed to get a copy of the Mindwarp sheet music and redone it himself and redubbed this onto the episodes because last time I hear the Mindwarp score was lost…

    • Gordon

      June 18th, 2019 - 9:12pm

      Mindwarp score has been recorded according to rob Ritchie on twitter

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2019 - 9:22pm

      Yes, it’s been rerecorded by the original composer, Richard Hartley

    • Rob W

      June 19th, 2019 - 2:58pm

      “* – the original soundtrack for Mindwarp is missing, but sound supervisor Mark Ayres has confirmed the original composer Richard Hartley was commissioned to re-record his score for this release.”

      http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2019/06/season-23-bluray-180619220008.html

  • The ergon

    June 18th, 2019 - 3:36pm

    With regard to those updated SFX, will they upgrade the Mogarians game of Galaxian, i wonder? And no doubt the Black hole of Tarturus, is sure to be improved?

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    June 18th, 2019 - 3:25pm

    Zoom doesn’t appear to be working? Just comes up with error messages on any item.

    Reply
    • booboo

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:36pm

      just tried not had a problem?

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:51pm

      It fixed itself now 😀

  • Sean Bassett

    June 18th, 2019 - 2:42pm

    Sounds like a great set, but why six discs? Only five are needed.

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    • The Mysterious Stranger

      June 18th, 2019 - 2:54pm

      The fifth disc will likely be the standalone edit of Terror of the Vervoids.

    • Sean Bassett

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:43pm

      Which isn’t really necessary. We don’t need the same story twice.

    • The Mysterious Stranger

      June 18th, 2019 - 4:36pm

      Considering a lot of people have been eager to see each segment without the trail scenes, especially Terror of the Vervoids, then yes, we do need the same story twice.

      It’s no different to the various extended of special editions we’ve had over the years.

    • Lee

      June 18th, 2019 - 9:03pm

      What’s wrong with having two versions? You don’t have to watch it, but it’s nice to give people more extras who want the choice.
      Is having more extras a bad thing?

    • Sean Bassett

      June 18th, 2019 - 10:58pm

      More extras isn’t a bad thing, I just personally don’t get the appeal of removing the story arc. Each to their own though.

    • Anonymous

      June 19th, 2019 - 7:48am

      I mean they could have included it on the original disc by use of seamless branching

    • Gordon

      June 19th, 2019 - 12:40pm

      The vervoids special edition is a new edit so seamless branching wouldn’t work for it. Trying to fit on the episodes, extended versions the new stand alone version and also all the extras would make it a very compressed disc. Giving it its own disc would give it less compression and it’s not as if it’s the only thing that will be on that disc anyway

  • Doctor whom

    June 18th, 2019 - 2:35pm

    Just out of curiosity, what set are you more excited about season 10 or season 23????

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    • Keiren Kavanagh

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:22pm

      Season 10

    • The 14th doctor

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:28pm

      Season 10

    • Doctor whom

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:30pm

      I would say season 10 is the one I am most excited for

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:38pm

      Season 23, DEFENITELY

    • bryan

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:40pm

      23,

    • Mr who

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:42pm

      S 10

    • Jamie

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:47pm

      Season 10 absolutely, but I’m really hyped for Season 23 even though I only really like Terror of the Vervoids.

    • Steve

      June 18th, 2019 - 4:37pm

      10

    • Robert Sienicki

      June 18th, 2019 - 6:04pm

      I think season 10, cause it comes out pretty soon, and it has got Three Doctors on it. But I am equally hyped for any Doctor Who release.

    • dazzleshell

      June 18th, 2019 - 8:44pm

      Cheeky as not in option but Season 26 in December is what I’m excited by. Please be true.

      But getting all sets and like them all.

    • James

      June 19th, 2019 - 12:28am

      Love Jon Pertwee but Colin is my favourite classic Doctor so I am much more excited for this Season!

  • Chris Howarth

    June 18th, 2019 - 2:18pm

    Far and away my least favourite series of classic Doctor Who, but I’m still looking forward to this set.

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  • Keiren Kavanagh

    June 18th, 2019 - 2:13pm

    I wonder why the In Conversation isn’t with Colin Baker ?

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    • Ben H

      June 18th, 2019 - 2:20pm

      Tom Baker’s and Peter Davison’s were on their first season. So I assume Colin will be getting an In Conversation on Season 22. Bonnie hasn’t spoken about Doctor Who loads, so I’m excited for a decent feature length one with her :).

  • AT

    June 18th, 2019 - 2:09pm

    One of my favourite seasons. The artwork is stunning and the extras sound fantastic!

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  • Gary Bryant

    June 18th, 2019 - 2:00pm

    Sorry missed the” they “out of my last comment.

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  • Gary Bryant

    June 18th, 2019 - 1:58pm

    When are going to release any of the black and white stories ?

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    • DanWFA

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:28pm

      Most likely last. It seems with all the recent animations that Season 4 will be the first one. Season 3 will most likely be the very last one with all the animations that need doing and even then it may not even be released depending on if they animate them all in time, which is quite unlikely

    • Rob W

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:29pm

      Once they have a full season to remaster would be my guess.

    • The Flying Shark

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:32pm

      They’ve confirmed they won’t leave the black and white till last-they need to get the extras recorded as soon as they can as, with all due respect, it’s likely it’s someone from that era who will leave us next and, in the terms of missing episodes, it might be waiting for something that’s never going to happen.

      Personally, I think Season 2 will be first for Hartnell and 6 for Troughton, as they only have one incomplete story each, and will likely never be animated. I agree the Season 4 animations are probably being done to complete the Blu-Ray range but I still think it’s a way off as if Faceless Ones is 2020, then Evil 2021, it might be 2022 when we get it, presuming they’re not doing the historicals. Season 3 will be last most likely as it has a lot of episodes and isn’t in much demand.

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:44pm

      Season 1 and 2 are already effectively done as they aren’t animating Marco Polo and The Crusade (The Space Pirates has a chance but it’s probably way down the priority list).

      Extras are being recorded regardless of release schedule. They don’t want to take any chances.

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2019 - 9:52pm

      Philip Morris

  • BeeversMaster

    June 18th, 2019 - 1:30pm

    This makes the amount of Pre-orders I have currently at 4.
    Season 10, Lost TV Episodes Collection 2, Season 23 and The Faceless Ones Steelbook.

    My Bank account is going to explode.

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  • Judooning

    June 18th, 2019 - 1:12pm

    Love Colin, Met him twice.
    Will definitely be getting this.

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  • the 14th doctor

    June 18th, 2019 - 1:01pm

    i have to say i think i will skip this one as i already have all of it in dvd and i don’t think the art work looks as good as season 10.
    although i am sure this is great for 6th doctor fans!

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  • Scott Martin

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:52pm

    Really sounds amazing this one, standalone vervoids with new fx and extended eidtions! Wow!!!
    Does anyone know the discount code for Zoom please?

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    • booboo

      June 18th, 2019 - 12:54pm

      you can try signup10 if its still works

    • Scott

      June 18th, 2019 - 1:06pm

      Thank you

    • Lee

      June 18th, 2019 - 8:58pm

      Still works, I just ordered using the code. 🙂
      I am surprised that they’re still letting people use it, but it gets them a lot of sales I suppose.

  • The Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:51pm

    There are lovely sets and this one is exceptional, however I’m reluctant to buy these sets as I have spent the last Zod knows how many years buying the DVD’s and I still need a few!

    These sets being series sets is great but knowing how long the classic series went on for and how much these sets are to buy not to mention their hard to find nature if you don’t get them stright away (are they limited edition or something?)

    It’s a bit like you got them on VHS over 20 years?…now here are the DVD’s!…remember buying those DVD’s? look here they come again on Blu-Ray!

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    • booboo

      June 18th, 2019 - 12:59pm

      its a natural progression i suppose for a new generation who have never bought either so bringing out season sets seems logical this stage.

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2019 - 1:07pm

      All these sets are must buys for me.
      I hope we get another before the years end

    • Robert Sienicki

      June 18th, 2019 - 1:59pm

      I didn’t want to get into the Classic Who DVDs because of the huge amount of space it all take. And I promised myself that I would only get them if they release it all in the seasons boxsets. I find it easier to buy 26 boxes than 155 single ones.

      I know their availability is a bit problematic, I got mine 12th series basically one day before it run out. I would be really angry that I coulnd’t have the complete set.

  • Tim M

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:39pm

    I see they are presenting ‘Trial of a Time Lord’ parts 9-12 as a stand alone story as well. Sounds interesting. Couldn’t they do the same with parts 1-4 as well?

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    • Robert Sienicki

      June 18th, 2019 - 2:00pm

      I think parts 1-4 are on the same disc, co I don’t see the problem.

    • Tim M

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:20pm

      But my understanding the is that ‘Terror of the Vervoids’ will be a stand alone story without the Trial segments. I would have thought ‘The Mysterious Planet’ could also have been a stand alone story minus the Trial segments. ‘Mindwarp’ would have been an issue admittedly.

    • JM

      June 19th, 2019 - 2:07am

      If it’s not it might be due to the story being harder to separate from the Trial. Terror of the Vervoids is just a regular story, occasionally cutting to scenes of a court room with only one scene (The Doctor breaking the radio) being of relevance to the trial, which can be cut without effecting the story. (Maybe the scene where the Doctor tells Mel to stop bothering him or something in episode one-but that one doesn’t stand out as much)

      Compared to the Mysterious planet, the resolution features the Doctor suddenly being silenced by the Valeyard. So…to make it a stand alone story, they would need to cut out the resolution, which is not as easy

  • The Jamie

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:34pm

    What’s on the extra disc?

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  • Mr Fish

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:25pm

    Woohoo! Sounds like a lot of work has gone into this set and some great special features too!

    Reply
  • The Jamie

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:25pm

    Just pre ordered from Zoom can’t wait to get it

    Reply
  • dazzleshell

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:16pm

    Really liked the trailer. Looking forward to adding it to my collection. The extended edits and new FX sound great too.

    I know some people have complained about the price with less episodes but overall I think the way the range is going each Season will be priced the same even when earlier seasons have more episodes.

    For those that trade in the old dvds. You only get £4 cash at CEX for this one.

    I also hope Season 26 still lands in December to round off the year and 30th Anniversary of the end of classic who.

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:14pm

    No Colin baker years?

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    • dazzleshell

      June 18th, 2019 - 12:18pm

      Be on Season 22

    • Daniel Kenworthy

      June 18th, 2019 - 3:31pm

      It will be on Season 22 with the In Conversation with Colin Baker, that’s why its not on this one as Tom and Peter’s were on their first season set and so i think they’s the path they’ll go for them

  • J45ON96

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:12pm

    The trailer for this is excellent, really looking forward to the set!

    Reply
  • Lege

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:11pm

    Yes!! Soon as its on zoom i am ordering.

    Reply
    • booboo

      June 18th, 2019 - 12:11pm

      the banner is there but not the page yet, bit late to the party this time

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2019 - 12:18pm

      http://www.zoom.co.uk

    • Lege

      June 18th, 2019 - 12:36pm

      Snaffled it up. Propper love zoom.

  • Anonymous

    June 18th, 2019 - 12:09pm

    Sounds like the best one so far

    Reply

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