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January 14th, 2020 325 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 14 Blu-ray

Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

Also available to order from www.zavvi.com and www.zoom.co.uk

BBC Studios announce release of Season 14 in the Doctor Who: The Collection Blu-Ray range.

Doctor Who fans will be delighted to hear that BBC Studios is releasing Season 14 on Blu-Ray. Tom Baker’s third series as the Doctor will debut on Monday 20th April.

Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 14:

  • THE MASQUE OF MANDRAGORA
  • THE HAND OF FEAR
  • THE DEADLY ASSASSIN
  • THE FACE OF EVIL
  • THE ROBOTS OF DEATH
  • THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG

In 1976, Doctor Who took a dramatic new turn, electrifying audiences with changes in format,
companion and appearance of the TARDIS. Season 14 saw the departure of the Doctor’s long-term
companion Sarah Jane Smith, and the introduction of Leela. The season contains some of Tom
Baker’s most iconic serials, with intrepid investigations in Victorian London, deadly robots in a
murderous whodunit, a return to the Doctor’s homeworld, and one of the saddest goodbyes in Doctor
Who history.

Producer Phillip Hinchliffe led Doctor Who through a creative high, joined by Elisabeth Sladen as
Sarah Jane Smith, Louise Jameson as the Doctor’s captivating new companion Leela and guests
stars Tim Pigott-Smith, Stephen Thorne, Peter Pratt, Pamela Salem, David Collings, Christopher
Benjamin and Trevor Baxter.

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

  • Immersive 5.1 surround sound – The Deadly Assassin
  • Brand new audio commentaries – Tom Baker and Matthew Sweet on selected episodes of
    The Face of Evil and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
  • Behind the Sofa – New episodes with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Philip Hinchcliffe, plus
    companions Sophie Aldred and Peter Purves.
  • Our Sarah Jane – Elisabeth Sladen Tribute – A feature-length look at the life and career of
    Sarah Jane Smith, played by Elisabeth Sladen.
  • Whose Doctor Who Revisited – Toby Hadoke meets the producers and grown-up stars of
    the very first Who Documentary.
  • In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to producer Philip Hinchcliffe.
  • Blu-Ray trailer – Louise Jameson has trouble with her new home assistant.
  • Brand new interviews
  • Rare archive material
  • Convention footage
  • HD photo galleries

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

DOCTOR WHO: THE COLLECTION – SEASON 14 stars Tom Baker as The Fourth Doctor, Elisabeth
Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Louise Jameson as Leela. The Master reappears in The Deadly
Assasin, played by Peter Pratt. RRP: £56.16


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325 comments

  • David

    April 3rd, 2020 - 8:59pm

    I’ve pre-ordered this through HMV’s website, the money hasn’t left my account yet, I assume that my copy won’t go to someone else despite the fact my money hasn’t been taken yet? I only ask as everywhere says it is sold out now… Also a disclaimer, I don’t mind having to wait for the release as these are difficult times. I am by no means trying to get annoyed at a delay, just reassurance that when it is ready to dispatch it’ll be fulfilled?

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  • Simon R

    April 3rd, 2020 - 1:17pm

    Had an update for mine today saying delayed until May 12th. I’m not fussed really… just glad these keep coming. Wonder when the next preorder will come. I’m guessing season 20 next. Wonder if we’ll see it on preorder anytime before summer though.

    Reply
    • The Ergon

      April 3rd, 2020 - 2:08pm

      Some haven,t got season 12 until May by all accounts let alone 14. Season 20 is the strongest contender for next release.

  • GuyTheZygon

    April 2nd, 2020 - 12:05am

    Delayed again til May 4th now, Zoom, Amazon and HMV

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2020 - 8:44am

      I personally couldn’t care less when it comes out as long as it’s done properly without mistakes (e.g. special features, wrong disc art etc.). As long as you’ve preordered it, you should get it no matter what time of the year it’s released. No point rushing it during these difficult times.

    • GuyTheZygon

      April 2nd, 2020 - 11:46am

      Indeed all true! Still worth flagging up though to prevent disappointment for anyone expecting it around the 20th 🙂

    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2020 - 3:29pm

      Fair enough.

    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2020 - 4:37pm

      I thought we knew 4th May ages ago & its fair enough if it’s delayed even more really

  • raven

    March 25th, 2020 - 11:58am

    Do the 16mm footage of The Five Doctors still exist?

    Reply
    • David

      March 25th, 2020 - 2:13pm

      I believe they do

    • raven

      March 25th, 2020 - 2:20pm

      Well! I hope they do a single version of the special because I have no money to spend for season 20 unfortunately

    • David

      March 25th, 2020 - 3:57pm

      I mean with all that’s going on maybe this won’t be released until a August/September ? Hopefully by then thing will begin to get back to normal

    • Gregory

      March 25th, 2020 - 4:56pm

      But how. See if you put one pound a day for a month and 10 days, out of your pocket then you can pay for these glorious HD sets. There’s no such thing as poverty when it comes to these sets.

  • Anonymous

    March 23rd, 2020 - 12:04pm

    what else do think we will get this year?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2020 - 12:07pm

      Season 20, possibly 11 but I’m not sure

    • Chris Howarth

      March 23rd, 2020 - 1:49pm

      It depends how long the current situation persists. Until it’s resolved these releases will need to be put on hold. So it’s quite possible there won’t be any more this year. I really hope that isn’t the case.

    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2020 - 3:12pm

      Season 20 is pretty much done but they were waiting for one last extra to be filmed in Amsterdam which I imagine won’t be happening now.

      I imagine the Blu Ray range is going to take a big hit because of the virus limiting what extras they can produce (although they have been banking them, which may mean they have some sets available to bring forward if something isn’t ready). The animated range will probably carry on without hinderance but the actual release may be held up depending on manufacturing and distribution availability. For example, I imagine that the BBC’s team can start work on whatever their follow up to The Faceless Ones is (as a lot of the staff work remotely anyway), but it may not come out until later in 2021 because the shops will be shut and online retailers like Amazon will be focusing on food and medicine once existing stock clears.

    • Xavier Downey

      March 23rd, 2020 - 6:17pm

      I’d like to see a reissue of season 19 or 18.

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 1:22am

      I wonder if they’ve been getting some interviews done with some of the older contributors to the series (e.g., Carole Ann Ford and William Russell) to have ready for the future releases.

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 3:11am

      They’ve been banking interviews well in advance in order to be safe, not just with the older actors. Anything could happen, all it takes is a total lockdown to mess up your interview plans.

  • Talons

    March 17th, 2020 - 1:45pm

    Looks delayed again until at least May

    Reply
    • Kenman

      March 17th, 2020 - 3:45pm

      Unsurprising given the current situation around the world. Isn’t Italy where some of this stuff is manufactured?

  • Basil Funkenstein

    March 17th, 2020 - 12:28am

    Does anyone know why the omnibus version of Talons isn’t included in this box-set?

    Reply
    • Keith millward

      March 17th, 2020 - 12:43am

      I thought that. The film type version of Talons on old VHS was superb to watch continuously without the episode breaks.

  • Anonymous

    March 12th, 2020 - 3:54pm

    Sold out also on Zoom now

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      March 13th, 2020 - 3:36pm

      Does anyone know if they’re getting any more stock??

    • Anonymous

      March 14th, 2020 - 8:59am

      I believe they have reached their allocation like the rest and unless they are granted another then it won’t be available again I believe HMV still has stock so I would not wait around on the whim they might get more in stock

    • dazzleshell

      March 14th, 2020 - 12:24pm

      I imagine the Tom Baker sets will be more popular now that people have been able to get Season 12. That and it is one of his earlier seasons.

      Grab the Pre-order as soon as it appears. That is always the rule with the collection sets.

    • Antonio Zambonini

      March 16th, 2020 - 10:03pm

      Looks like eBay zoom had these and sold out so got on straight too hmv and preordered after getting a refund back from a seller selling this is hmv good with orders ?

    • BtsR

      March 23rd, 2020 - 10:04pm

      I ordered my set from louise Jamesons website (still copies available btw), might take a little longer to arrive but leela is my favourite companion so it was nice added extra to get it signed, something I wish I’ve gotten from Katie’s site too.

  • skaroman

    March 8th, 2020 - 11:49pm

    Concept: I know that the team have said they wanted to do the new series (2005 onwards) in the style of these sets, but would they expand this for the spinoffs?

    Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Class, would it fit, and how?

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    • Gordon

      March 9th, 2020 - 1:07am

      Sja would probably work best as a 9-10 disc set covering all 5 seasons. Torchwood would work as 4 seperate releases of 3-4 discs each. Class I just can’t see it get another release. It has its fans but I can’t see it being popular enough to justify another go around on disc

    • Jordan9364

      March 9th, 2020 - 2:58am

      I just hope to god that if they do the new series, they include the 2009 specials in the Series 4 set and the 2013 specials in the Series 7 one. I hate the “The Specials” crap that they did with the DVDs. One of the major selling points of these sets are to have loads of bonus content, so hopefully they will be kept in neat Series.

    • Kenman

      March 9th, 2020 - 9:05pm

      I didn’t hate the Specials concept too much…but I do agree that I hope (and believe) that they will include those in the appropriate sets. For Series 4, adding four extra episodes, Dreamland, and the Tenth Doctor guest spot on Sarah Jane Adventures (even if they eventually do SJA, I’d like this to happen) would be easily done, particularly when you consider how the newer series will require less discs than the average Classic Series set. Season 18 had 8 discs, 60s seasons are bound to have more. But if you look at the average New Series set, it was around 5-6 DVDs , including the Confidential Cut-downs. The specials could easily fill a single blu-ray disc.

      The 50th Specials would really take up even less space. Day of the Doctor and Time of the Doctor and a few shorter mini-things like Night of the Doctor (likely to be included in the Wilderness Years too but it will definitely be double dipped with Day of the Doctor since it relates so heavily to that episode). Since both Day and Time carry on directly from Series 7 and and Name of the Doctor, it also makes perfect sense. Adventure in Time and Space may also be included here, as even if as a movie it requires it’s own disc, it still would be less discs than throwing it on with the Season 1 blu-ray, which will likely be at a minimum 8 discs (even if released without an animated Marco Polo, it will have a reconstruction of some kind with it’s own devoted disc), but there will likely be a 9th disc for Extras.

    • Anonymous

      March 12th, 2020 - 5:08pm

      My main worry would be them putting the series 8 to 10 titles in sync with the music and fixing the white ring which just cuts out instead ir reaching the edge of the screen when the tardis appears

    • Anonymous

      March 12th, 2020 - 6:38pm

      Class does have enough fans to warrant a release. They only need to make 1,000. Maybe wait for the 5 or 10 year anniversary tho.

  • Gordon

    March 4th, 2020 - 12:47pm

    Disc One – Masque of Mandragora
    Existing
    Audio Commentary
    The Secret of the Labyrinth
    Now and Then
    Beneath the Masque
    Nationwide excerpt
    New
    Behind the Sofa
    Audio Archive: Tom Baker interview
    Audio Archive: Doctor Who and the Pescatons
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    Studio Floor Plan
    Barry Newbery’s TARDIS exterior design drawing
    Barry Newbery’s set design drawings
    Ian Scoones’ vfx design drawings
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Two – The Hand of Fear
    Existing
    Audio commentary
    Changing Time
    Doctor Who Stories: Elisabeth Sladen Part 2
    Swap Shop excerpt
    Coming Soon: The Deadly Assassin
    New
    Our Sarah Jane – The Life of Elisabeth Sladen
    Behind the Sofa
    Audio Archive: Exploration Earth
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Three – The Deadly Assassin
    Existing
    Audio Commentary
    The Matrix Revisited
    Dressing Doctor Who
    The Gallifreyan Candidate
    The Frighten Factor
    Coming Soon: The Face of Evil
    New
    Optional 5.1 surround sound mix
    Behind the Sofa
    Nationwide excerpt featuring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Four – The Face of Evil
    Existing
    Audio Commentary
    Into the Wild
    Film Trims: Highlights
    Girls Girls Girls – The 1970s
    New
    New Audio Commentary with Tom Baker and Matthew Sweet on Parts 1 and 3.
    Behind the Sofa
    Films Trims: Unedited
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery

    PDFs
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Five – The Robots of Death
    Existing
    Audio Commentarys x2
    The Sandmine Muders
    Serial Thrillers
    Robophobia
    Model Footage
    Studio Sound
    Swap Shop excerpt
    New
    Behind the Sofa
    The Panoptican Archive: The Robots of Death panel
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    Studio floor plans
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Six – The Talons of Weng Chiang
    Existing
    Audio Commentary
    The Last Hurrah
    Look East location report
    Pebble Mill at One excerpt
    Now and Then
    New
    New Audio Commentary with Tom Baker and Matthew Sweet on Parts 1, 4 and 6.
    Behind the Sofa
    Optional updated special effects
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    The Foe from the Future storyline
    John Bllomfield’s costume designs
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Seven – The Talons of Weng Chiang
    Existing
    Whose Doctor Who – New HD transfer
    Studio Footage
    Blue Peter excerpt
    The Foe from the Future
    Moving On
    Limehouse
    Victoriana and Chinoiserie
    Music Hall
    New
    Whose Doctor Who Revisited
    An Audience with Mr Sin – Deep Roy Interview
    PDFs
    Whose Doctor Who production archive
    Whose Doctor Who BBC Enterprises sales sheet

    Disc Eight – Bonus
    Existing
    Life After Who
    Denys Fisher toys advert
    New
    Philip Hinchcliffe: In Conversation
    Tom Baker and Philip Hinchcliffe interview (re-edit of Last Hurrah footage)
    Call my Bluff featuring Tom Baker
    Season 14 Blu-ray trailer
    PDFs
    Season 14 BBC enterprises sales sheet
    1976 Typhoo Tea Doctor Who promotion
    Season 14 BBC Television play synopsis
    The Dr Who Annual 1978

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    • Chris Howarth

      March 5th, 2020 - 11:47am

      I’m very happy to see the inclusion of Pescatons and Exploration Earth (even though I already have them elsewhere).

      I hope this means we’ll get Slipback on Season 22

    • Kenman

      March 5th, 2020 - 11:34pm

      Yea that is pretty neat. I have mp3s of those stories, but I do love how committed to archiving the show and it’s whole history they are. No show has this kind of love on physical media. As much as I loved the TNG blu-rays, they aren’t nearly as packed to the gills as these sets have been.

    • GeordieW

      March 7th, 2020 - 7:50am

      Bugger I was hoping for a new 5.1 mix for Talons as well, they’re honestly the best thing about these sets. Mark Ayres does a marvellous job.

      Oh and this seems to be sold out on Zavvi, does anyone know where else a poor Australian could get hold of this??

    • Mark.C

      March 8th, 2020 - 3:39am

      For GeordieW and others in Australia I’ve been ordering through http://www.kishkash.com.au. Have their own site and they’re on ebay. Packaged really well. Hive.co.uk also ship to Aus. Have preordered with them this time as kishkash have no stock at the moment. Price is the same for either just as little more expensive.

    • NoWhy

      March 8th, 2020 - 3:42pm

      Will the BBC ever make a release date ?

    • GeordieW

      March 9th, 2020 - 3:00am

      Thank you kindly Mark.

    • MIKK89

      March 9th, 2020 - 9:55pm

      Though I’m not a fan of the early Omnibus VHS releases, surprised the Omnibus format of Talons hasn’t been included on this release

  • Jamie

    February 27th, 2020 - 12:49pm

    Oh well another slight delay in release date, nothing new or unexpected. I wonder if we can expect the next set to be announced by the end of March?

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    • Anonymous

      February 27th, 2020 - 12:58pm

      I would imagine the next announcement will be mid April (Easter) as usually announce next season shortly before they release a set

    • Ian sly

      March 1st, 2020 - 6:53pm

      Zoom are now saying release is 4th of may. Every set we get a push back.

  • Andrew Townsend

    February 27th, 2020 - 4:22am

    Why don’t they just get a release date then add 4 weeks then issue a release date to customers the public. Simple BBC.then I suppose if they did that then they would add another four weeks to it.

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    • Kevin225

      February 27th, 2020 - 6:47am

      I completely agree. Absolutely pathetic (see my previous post when the release date was first announced. The danger of repeated delays is, will there be a market for physical product in 4-5 years at the rate these are being released?

    • Gordon

      February 27th, 2020 - 7:38am

      Delays often have absolutely nothing to do with the creation of the sets themselves. Sometimes it’s down to changes the manufacturer’s schedules, sometimes it’s down to the distributors etc. etc. There can be loads of down-the-line reasons why dates need to change that simply can’t be accounted for months in advance. In this instance season 14 has probably been pushed back due to the issues of season 12. This has probably caused a backlog. It would be a big coincidence if it wasn’t

    • Daniel

      February 27th, 2020 - 10:33am

      Typical BBC Studios as other people have said. Why not add 2-3 weeks to the “release date”. The animated releases haven’t been delayed so far.

    • Gordon

      February 27th, 2020 - 11:26am

      Macra terror got pushed back a week.

  • Type 40

    February 26th, 2020 - 7:14pm

    Now listed as May 4th.

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    • Pete X

      February 26th, 2020 - 8:50pm

      Not unexpected on previous form.

      On balance, I’d rather they did 3 releases a year at 4 month intervals, than try for four at three.

      Because they have repeatedly shown that it is almost impossible to keep to the schedule they’ve set. Only one (S10) or possibly two (S19?) have been released on the original release date.

      Three releases should give them adequate time to create content, press and quality control the discs without the next release breathing down their neck.. It’s not like the sets will be left in warehouses or shops if the range takes an extra year or two to be complete.

      And if they get a little ahead, then maybe surprise us with an extra release.

    • Gordon

      February 26th, 2020 - 10:07pm

      Probably down the muck up with the season 12 reissue. It’s probably caused a backlog. Bit of a coincidence that it gets pushed back 2 weeks just after word gets out about the season 12 reissue

    • MJS

      February 26th, 2020 - 10:36pm

      My email from Amazon says May 5

    • Pete X

      February 27th, 2020 - 10:25pm

      No doubt you are correct that the delay of S12 has pushed back S14. It illustrates the tightness of the 3 month release gap. No release is independent of another.

      A delay on one release affects all subsequent releases (and likely that other programmes). Delays the schedule timing is unable to recover.

      Given the attempted 3 month release schedule that seemed to be set last year, delays in the releases of S23/S26 and S12r/S14 have the knock on effect of delaying post S14 by 2 months.

  • Anonymous

    February 24th, 2020 - 8:56pm

    Looks like this one has sold out now!
    That didn’t take long at all did it. All the others made it to release date before selling out. But this one has weeks ahead! Must be very popular.

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    • Antonio Zambonini

      February 24th, 2020 - 10:07pm

      Still available on zoom and surely hmv/Argos

    • Danny

      February 24th, 2020 - 10:11pm

      Amazon have probably removed the listing temporarily (they sometimes do this during the “Pre-order period” but it will come on again). The newer sets seem to last till release date and beyond whereas Season 12 sold out as not released in as many numbers each time (2018 and 2020). If someone doesn’t want to pre-order they can probably still get it once released 🙂

    • Anonymous

      February 25th, 2020 - 9:06am

      Why do Amazon do this tactic like in the past make a pre ordered item currently unavailable then bring it back on a week or so later? Is it to create panic buying to ramp up sales?

    • booboo

      February 25th, 2020 - 9:19am

      Usually its because they have sold out of their 1st allocation, so they have to wait until they see how many more they can get (if any), its no different to any shop selling out of something then ordering more.

  • Anonymous

    February 22nd, 2020 - 1:50pm

    What are the episodes of the 60’s that can be in true HD?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2020 - 4:48pm

      Everyone. The old masters (which don’t exist) where shot on videotape (basically SD) but for overseas Use they made a16mm (basically HD) telerecordings (made by pointed a camera at a screen playing the episode to sell to international buyers). The old episodes only exist on those 16mm. They have tried (successfully) to convert them back to the look of videotape by using the VIDfire process which makes them look like videotape. Videotape had a higher frame rate per second than film. So technically. They have all the old episodes in 16mm from a recording of the original episode’s original video tape (in SD). And they then made the 16mm copies look like the Videotape copies for the DVD. So if you count a HD camera recording a screen playing SD content as It being in SD then they exist in HD. But the dvd masters are in SD

    • Anonymous

      February 23rd, 2020 - 6:28am

      All this I know. I meant the episodes whose master was never a videotape but it was a film. And anyway if the film films a TV in SD, the image in the film will be in SD not in HD.

    • Anonymous

      February 23rd, 2020 - 11:40am

      I’m sorry, but if you make an HD copy of a SD video tape you don’t magically have an HD copy of the source material. You are being pedantic to the point of completely misrepresenting the situation.

      The episodes that still retain a native film copy are:

      The Dalek Invasion of Earth 5
      The Wheel in Space 6
      The Dominators 3
      The Mind Robber 5
      The Krotons 1
      The Seeds of Death 5
      The Space Pirates 2

    • TrixieTiger1995

      February 24th, 2020 - 9:27pm

      There are also two more 35mm film prints made but no longer exists. Those are
      The Daleks 4
      The Power of the Daleks 6

      I suppose you could still cull an actual HD image from the existing 16mm print for The Daleks 4 but I’m tugging at very weak strings.

    • Anonymous

      February 27th, 2020 - 8:17am

      The telerecording process involved filming off a sub-SD TV (by our standards). The information would have been lost at that point.

    • Jon York

      March 2nd, 2020 - 3:11pm

      No videotape masters exist from the sixties. Therefore the resolution can’t be improved. And remember all of these up to Enemy of the World were recorded on 405 line tv. So there’s no point releasing these on Blu ray.

    • Anonymous

      March 2nd, 2020 - 3:51pm

      I said it’s an HD copy of an SD. It’s not true HD.

    • Anonymous

      March 10th, 2020 - 3:08am

      There is a handful of episodes that had film masters rather than video tape masters and some of them still exist (the seven episodes listed above).

      Blu-Ray also allows for improved audio quality compared to DVD, even if the visuals couldn’t be improved (a Blu Ray copy will reduce upscaling issues a DVD playing would produce).

  • Will

    February 13th, 2020 - 2:49pm

    In your opinion, could the first season box set contain “an adventure in space and time”?

    Reply
    • Kenman

      February 13th, 2020 - 3:21pm

      Not entirely implausible. But if they do have some sort of plan to someday include the New Series in The Collection (no idea if that is going to actually happen, though it should) then it could also fit in with all the other 50th stuff. Especially as the 60s have so many more episodes and will require more discs in general.

      But if that material gets split up across other sets then that is fine too. I assume the Revisited docs will be on sets of respective Doctors. Five-ish Doctors can easily be on the Five Doctors. Night of the Doctor with the TV Movie.

  • Anonimo

    February 11th, 2020 - 6:05pm

    Some people don’t really think. On reddit I am reading a lot of comments from people who suggest replacing Richard Hurndall with a CGI Hartnell or a David Bradley.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 11th, 2020 - 9:47pm

      That would be a dreadful thing to do.
      Richard Hurndall was great.
      He was also picked on by the other actors during filming of the Five Doctors. And he died shortly after, and didn’t even get to receive his payment for his appearance!
      Editing him out of the show would be disrespectful, and foolish, and would ruin the whole thing.
      I say leave it as it is.

    • Anonimo

      February 12th, 2020 - 5:45am

      They MUST leave it as it is. We are not talking about a question of costs as someone says, but of respect for the person he was and the courage that he had to accept such a challenging part despite the problems he had.

    • MJS

      February 22nd, 2020 - 3:13pm

      That’s silly! To some of us, bar the repeats of Unearthly Child and Three Doctors in 1981, by the time 1983 came around (no videos then!) Hurndall was just The First Doctor. It wasn’t until ages later we younger fans found out he really wasn’t! Hurndall was very good as the first, and his performance is charming. He’s an important part of Who-story, so I hope they never pull a stunt like that!!!

    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2020 - 4:50pm

      A deepfakes will appear on YouTube at some point in the future of that. No matter what. It’s free to use just takes a lot of time. No money. But it’s sad to think he was picked on. He did great!. Don’t know about the payment thing being true!

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