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Doctor Who Scream of the Shalka DVD

scream-shalka-dvdDoctor Who Scream of the Shalka DVD

Released on 16th September 2013

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Sophie Okonedo, Craig Kelly, Sir Derek Jacobi

The TARDIS lands in a small English village in 2003, where the population is living in fear from a malevolent alien force.

With the help of UNIT and his new friend Alison, the Doctor discovers that a race called the Shalka are residing underground, preparing to strip away the earth’s ozone layer and embark on a full-scale invasion of the planet.

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  • Cyber lords

    October 13th, 2013 - 7:27pm

    Is there am Easter egg on this

  • CallumEales

    September 14th, 2013 - 10:56am

    is this any good?

  • The TARDIS

    September 5th, 2013 - 6:13pm

    I think that when The Great Intelligence goes into The Doctor’s timeline, he causes the Doctor to regenerate into Richard E. Grant, the Shalka Doctor. Who then gets older and becomes John Hurt.
    If that were true, then I wouldn’t mind Moffat fiddling around with established Doctor Who history.

  • connor

    August 26th, 2013 - 12:43am

    my theory is that the 8th doctor regerated into the shalka doctor but somtime after the events of this he broke the promise and he no longer thought of that incarnation as the doctor so when he regenerated again he thought of that as the 9th, if you look at it the shalka doctor looks a bit like a younger john hurt

  • Sammi Carter

    July 31st, 2013 - 8:56pm

    The region 2 cover has been announced at

    • Sammi Carter

      July 31st, 2013 - 8:58pm

    • skaroman

      August 11th, 2013 - 8:28am

      Looks okay, I think the caption for ‘starring richard e. Grant’ is too big.

      It’s not the best cover in the world, but I’ll still buy it.

    • Sammi Carter

      August 11th, 2013 - 10:01am

      I saw interesting tweet from outpost skaro where they said: who thinks scream of the shalka is a red herring for a surprise enemy of the world DVD release?

      Could this be an hint that enemy of the world might be getting announced for DVD release?

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2013 - 11:00am

      So they think BBC Worldwide would market an item and allow every retail site such as Amazon, BBC shop etc etc etc to take pre orders and in some case money for it only for it to be a red herring?

    • Sammi Carter

      August 11th, 2013 - 1:41pm

      its beginning to sound like bbc worldwide might announce something maybe this week

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2013 - 1:47pm

      All i see is people trying to get one over on the other one, site bickering and people claiming to know stuff but wont say anything.

      If the BBC officially announce something fine until then i will let the children play their games

  • Timelord63

    July 9th, 2013 - 11:58am

    Has anybody noticed that Amazon has this listed twice – one at £15.24 other at £19.99 – both region 2. Does anyone know if there are 2 versions of this coming out-a collectors edition?

    • Sammi Carter

      July 17th, 2013 - 12:58pm

      i saw that too . but now they both around the £15 mark. i’m wondering if dimensions in time is coming to dvd this september.

      also what the coming soon expected to be on this dvd release?

    • Some bloke

      July 17th, 2013 - 5:25pm

      we will won’t be getting dimensions in time ever! Something to do with the fact it was made for children in need and stuff. Also the coming soon trailer on this will be for terror of the zygons

    • celestial toymaker

      July 20th, 2013 - 12:41pm

      why can’t this be blu rayed?

    • the doctor

      July 21st, 2013 - 2:07pm

      I do hope they put dimensions in time out on dvd .

    • Some bloke

      July 28th, 2013 - 1:25pm

      as I said above, Dimensions in time will NEVER be released on DVD!

    • Sammi Carter

      July 29th, 2013 - 8:00am

      They lowed the price to £14.28. So I do believe we might get announcement in August about 90 missing episodes recovery that was rumoured last month.

      What do you lot think?

    • Some bloke

      July 29th, 2013 - 9:34pm

      doubt it!! If it is true then they’re likely to announce it around the october/november time I reckon

  • StarkBoy

    July 7th, 2013 - 4:02pm

    Where can I get this ?

    • Trenzalore

      July 7th, 2013 - 4:03pm

      It’s not out yet, read the writing

  • Harold Saxon

    July 4th, 2013 - 9:44pm

    Is Derk Jacobi master similar in this to his appearance in utopia?

    • 76 Totters Lane

      July 31st, 2013 - 9:24pm

      Not really.

  • josh smith

    June 30th, 2013 - 7:12pm

    is this the R2 cover?

    • booboo

      June 30th, 2013 - 7:13pm

      no R1

  • RastonEd

    May 23rd, 2013 - 8:44pm

    I watched this when it came out, but last night I just went onto dailymotion and watched it for nothing. Personally, Richard e grant is better at the great intelligence than his Dracula-doctor. The angles were also really messed up

    • McGann is the Doctor

      May 24th, 2013 - 12:16pm


    • josh smith

      May 27th, 2013 - 4:46pm

      Richard E grant is nothing special really. Tom baker is a better actor.

  • pathdw98

    May 23rd, 2013 - 2:51am

    Booboo, has the release date for this been changed? BBC shop saying 2nd september, but amazon still saying 16th.

  • POW

    May 22nd, 2013 - 8:58pm

    But after the events of The Name of the Doctor, when the Great Intelligence stepped into the Doctor’s time stream (as played by Richard E Grant) and this Doctor is voiced by Richard E Grant and is modelled on Richard E Grant, then this could now be considered as a canon adventure in which the Doctor/Great Intelligence embarked on a whole series of adventures. Maybe he was influenced by Clara to do good! 🙂

    • videogamemad00

      May 22nd, 2013 - 9:14pm

      BEST.THEROY.EVER. i don’t normally like theories because they are usually really stupid. This is actually plausable.

    • MasterKasterborous

      May 23rd, 2013 - 9:30pm

      That was my first thought when I watched him step into the rip in time. You didn’t get that off GB by any chance did you…

    • Caitlin

      June 15th, 2013 - 10:50am

      A better theory is that the john hurt doctor first regenerated into a Richard E grant Doctor, but events in the time war being wibbly as they are the events causing the regenerating were undone and when john hurt doctor regenerated again it was into Eccleston doctor. THe timeline with Grant Doctor became redundant and he all but faded from time but the Idea of him remained…the idea became the Great intellence.
      Why else would he be so intent on destroying the doctors past and future

  • Anonymous

    May 22nd, 2013 - 8:36pm

    Scream of the shalka should have been the offical continuation of dr who

    • Floppy Who

      May 22nd, 2013 - 9:43pm

      It was intended by the BBC to be the official continuation of the series when it came out in 2003. Then a few weeks later, the new series was commissioned and it all changed…!

    • MAXP

      May 23rd, 2013 - 4:17am

      There was a book released where he was presented/ considered as the 9th doctor.

    • AlphaOmega

      May 24th, 2013 - 5:22pm

      You never know, they may still consider him for one of the Final Doctors…

  • MasterKasterborous

    May 22nd, 2013 - 7:01pm

    Don’t get too excited for Dimension in Time as when it was made the contract stated it would only be broadcast once and won’t be put on sale on any format.

  • drjakeyoung

    May 22nd, 2013 - 6:13pm

    no, it’s colour. (it was 2003)

  • thedaleksdeath

    May 22nd, 2013 - 5:08pm

    Yeah it’s on the Doctor Who offical site I think

  • Sam Bentley

    May 22nd, 2013 - 4:38pm

    Was the Doctot in the image of Richard E. Grant? As I’ve never been able to tell…

  • cyberman2

    May 22nd, 2013 - 4:27pm

    watched on youtube. was brilliant. so getting this

  • Anonymous

    May 22nd, 2013 - 3:43pm

    Do you think the shalka doctor should be the offical 9th doctor?

    • The master

      May 22nd, 2013 - 4:00pm

      really yeah he should be

  • AlphaOmega

    May 22nd, 2013 - 3:39pm

    So getting this – no matter what! 🙂

  • drjakeyoung

    May 22nd, 2013 - 1:46pm

    amazon are pricing the dvds really high!

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2013 - 1:48pm

      Try the BBC Shop…£13.99 and free delivery

    • drjakeyoung

      May 22nd, 2013 - 1:50pm

      just pre ordered all the dr who dvds for this year from them, much better.

  • Mels

    May 22nd, 2013 - 11:55am

    Oh nice! This has been a long time coming.

  • Rooners

    May 22nd, 2013 - 11:11am

    BBC Shop is selling it for £13….its only Amazon with the ridiculous price….so I think the BBC are free of blame here 😉

  • Time Lord 85

    May 22nd, 2013 - 11:02am

    Maybe getting a bit too fannish here, but i’ve always seen this as the timeline that was supposed to be if the Time War hadn’t happened. It does have more of a classic series feel to it, you could say this was the true final end of the classic series format.

  • TheWhomobile

    May 22nd, 2013 - 10:34am

    Is this going to be part of the classic DVD range or a separate release on its own?


      May 22nd, 2013 - 10:48am

      A separate release, since it’s not really part of continuity within the series.

      I wonder if they’ll also do the 6th Doctor web-cast story ‘Real Time’ as well on DVD. The one with the Cybermen with red eyes.

    • Time Lord 85

      May 22nd, 2013 - 10:54am

      It is actually being sold as part of the classic releases, even if it doesn’t follow the new series continuity.

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