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June 29th, 2021 757 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 24 Blu-ray

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Released on 28th June 2021

BBC Studios announces Doctor Who: The Collection -Season 24

BBC Studios announces Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24 BBC Studios has today announced the next instalment in the Doctor Who: The Collection range with Season 24, offering Doctor Who fans the opportunity to continue building their own home archive on Blu-ray. Starring Sylvester McCoy in his first season as the Seventh Doctor, this must-have instalment can be pre-ordered now ahead of release date later this year.

Doctor Who –The Collection: Season 24

  • TIME AND THE RANI
  • PARADISE TOWERS
  • DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN
  • DRAGONFIRE

Season 24 first aired in 1987 and saw the Seventh Doctor and companion Mel (Bonnie Langford)travel through space and time traversing alien planets, a hostile futuristic tower block, 1950s Wales and finally, the mysterious colony of Iceworld, where the Doctor meets Ace (Sophie Aldred).

The Doctor is faced with enemies including the Rani (Kate O’Mara)and the terrifying Tetraps in Time and the Rani, Kroagnon and his cleaning robots in Paradise Towers, the ruthless Bannermen in Delta and the Bannermen and Kane (Edward Peel), the murderous ruler of Iceworld in Dragonfire.

These four stories have been newly remastered alongside extensive and exclusive Special Features including:

  • EXTENDED VERSIONS of all four stories, featuring previously un-seen material.
  • IMMERSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND–on all four stories and extended versions.
  • ISOLATED SCORES–on all four stories.
  • BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES-Including a feature-length overview of Season 24-Here’s To The Future,plus The Making Of Delta And The Bannermen.
  • RARE STUDIO & LOCATION FOOTAGE-Over 25 hours of raw material never seen before, including behind-the-scenes footage from the regeneration scene.
  • IN CONVERSATION-Matthew Sweet interviews Sylvester McCoy about his life, career, and time as the Seventh Doctor.
  • BEHIND THE SOFA-Four new episodes with Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred,Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Colin Baker & Michael Jayston.
  • THE DOCTOR’S TABLE-Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred and Clive Merrison reminisce about the making of the season.
  • RARE GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES-Hours of footage covering the promotion of this season including lots of previously unreleased material.
  • AN AUDIENCE WITH LADY STEPHENS-A brand new interview with Season 24 actor and Rocky Horror cult figure Patricia Quinn.
  • BLU-RAY TRAILER-A brand new mini-episode.
  • CONVENTION FOOTAGE
  • HD PHOTO GALLERIES-Including many previously unseen images.
  • INFO TEXT-Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.
  • SCRIPTS, COSTUME DESIGNS, RARE BBC PRODUCTION FILES AND OTHER RARITIES FROM OUR ARCHIVE
  • AND LOTS MORE!

The eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD and Blu-Ray

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757 comments

  • Prof Horner

    October 3rd, 2021 - 10:50am

    So what are are views on when the next Blu ray collection will be released? The smart money seems to be on season 17. My own feeling is it will be now released in January of next year, say the 10th. I know there is talk of the 13th of December been the release date, but as never release them on the date they originally say it seems unlikely to me. If it is January then there is a good chance we may get three collections next year . Say season 20 and another Pertwee. What do we think?

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    • Auton

      October 3rd, 2021 - 1:25pm

      I totally agree, though I don’t think 20 will be next year as I’m sure they still want to film in Amsterdam so perhaps season 21,22 or 25 instead with pertwee most likely season 9

    • D84

      October 11th, 2021 - 2:03pm

      With S17 now announced yes lets look at next year.

      Agree with you on the Pertwee possibility, there are still 3 sets to go – but depends how much restoration is required I guess.
      They may be rumbling along in the background for a release further down the line (especially the stories that have already had colour restoration for DVD) – they may be harder to bring up to Blu Ray standard – just a guess.

      I do think its highly likely we will see a Davison set soon as we have 2 to go and we’ve not had a Davison set since 2018 (I think)

      Beyond that, I cant see them completing either 6th or 7th doctors sets before there are only 1 or 2 to go per doctor so maybe another Tom set? 13, 15 & 16 all to go yet.

      That would be my prediction for the 2022 release schedule based on nothing by my own opinions and guesswork around what we’ve had and what is left to go.

      I sincerely hope that S1 – 6 receive the collection treatment only when a full season is ready to go combining surviving episodes plus new animation (throw in the telesnaps as an extra rather than the main feature) so for me we are 1-2 years away from seeing any Hartnell or Troughton sets. Just my opinion

      I’d really rather not have a Collection set with Telesnaps etc in it soon, and then in a couple of years a revised super super special collection edition that is completed with animations (if – and once they are all done)

  • Gordon

    August 31st, 2021 - 10:57am

    Some twitter rumblings that the next set might be 22. I’d be happy with that though it would be surprising to see both of colin’s seasons out before the half way point. Varos and revelation is great. Mark is underrated. Attack and 2 doctors has some fun moments but the whole isn’t as good as some of its parts. Timelash is a dud but nearly every season has its dud

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    • The ergon

      August 31st, 2021 - 11:41am

      I was rather hoping it would be 15 or 16. 16 first as its the only mary tamm and it spaces out louise and lallas 15 and 17. Leaving toms highly coveted season 13 as his last.

    • The ergon

      August 31st, 2021 - 11:45am

      You missed out rani gordon or isnt that worthy of a mention?

    • Gordon

      August 31st, 2021 - 11:56am

      I mentioned rani. I mentioned mark is underrated

    • The ergon

      August 31st, 2021 - 11:57am

      Sorry gordon skipped down and missed your underrated comment.

    • The ergon

      August 31st, 2021 - 1:45pm

      Given its faults, could you elaborate when you say underrated gordon?

    • Gordon

      August 31st, 2021 - 2:48pm

      Well it’s got this reputation of being a bit dull but I’ve always enjoyed it. It has been a few years since I’ve seen it though. It’s probably pip and Jane baker’s best who script (I know it’s not exactly a high bar) Colin is great as usual with what he is given. Kate o Mara is just superb as the rani. I can see why jnt wanted to bring her back. Love the setting and the music is 1 of the better scores of season 22. But I’m not totally blind to its faults. Anthony ainley really shouldn’t have been brought back as he really wasn’t given much meaningful to do and when he was given stuff to do Kate o Mara outshined him. I could be remembering the wrong story but I seem to remember there was a fair amount of bickering between the doctor and peri which had gotten tired by this point. Also the tree costume really didn’t work from memory.

    • Rory

      August 31st, 2021 - 3:23pm

      To be honest, I’ll be happy with whatever they release. I’d prefer something earlier, but given the amount of work required for the earlier seasons it may be impractical at this point.

      24 had huge amounts of extra material, so maybe this could be similar (although I expect they’ll omit a certain sketch with Six and Tegan).

    • The ergon

      August 31st, 2021 - 3:49pm

      Wasn,t there an edited version of a fix with sontarans on the bred for war boxset?

    • The ergon

      August 31st, 2021 - 4:07pm

      Gordon i do agree the master was superfluous to the rani and an hindrance. Those geordie accents don,t get any better with the passing of time and the scene with the doctor being attacked by the luddites was pathetic. The tree wasnt bad until the branched moved but admittedly there was still scenes i like and still amuse me like josh’ mates exaggerated death gurgle and the ranis explosive painting. And youre so right about the bickering, the dialogue was awful and by timelash was giving me an headache. It really should have been a more relaxed warmer relationship as seen at the beginning of the mysterious planet.

    • Auton

      August 31st, 2021 - 5:39pm

      I still think season 15 is the next one with season 9 and 21 being after 15. But if it is season 22 I’ll still be happy as i enjoy all the stories even timelash

    • Garrett Cullen

      August 31st, 2021 - 6:07pm

      22 may well be my most wanted season but I don’t want it anytime soon because I don’t want all my favourites coming too soon in the release schedule I want to always have some personal favourites to look forward to, my most wanted being 2, 6, 9, 13, 15, 20,21, 22. and 9, 15, and 20 have been already rumoured. I was prepared and happy for either 15 or 20 but this if true has taken me by surprise, surely it’s time for a 60s season by now?

    • Gordon

      August 31st, 2021 - 8:05pm

      Assuming it is season 22 next I do wonder if maybe Tom is still shielding. Considering Covid is still a thing and the delta wave is ongoing and effecting those that are jabbed I wouldn’t blame him with his age if he wanted to stay at home and not be around a film crew at present. If Tom isn’t available and mark Strickson doesn’t appear to be able to travel to the U.K. any time soon and the 60s aren’t ready it does kind of limit on what they can do. Only really leaves 7,9 and 11 for pertwee 22 for colin and 25 for McCoy and considering both pertwee and McCoy got a set this year and it’s probably too soon for another it really just leaves colin

    • Prof Horner

      September 1st, 2021 - 10:12am

      Not the first person to suggest that the reason we won’t get another Tom Baker season is because of his age . Which makes sense,we want the great man to be with us for many years to come. Having said all that ,Colin Baker is not young either, he is 78 as is McCoy. As for the season ,we have had the panto season in 24, now it’s the video nasty season in 22. I suppose you can say that it gets another very poor season out of the way. Needless to say I won’t be buying it. Stay safe everyone.

    • Auton

      September 1st, 2021 - 11:25am

      The only problem with season 22 being next is if they want to film something in Spain for the two doctors they most likely can’t due to restrictions so wouldn’t that make season 22 unlikely to be next. As I said before I’ll be happy with whatever season gets released. I’m sure they have Tom Baker’s health in mind but it doesn’t mean season 15 is unlikely as they could still film interviews with just him with a minimal interview crew safely. If you take the web of fear making of or the up and coming evil of the daleks making of a few people in that are in their 80s so i still think season 15 is next but I’ll be happily proven wrong.

  • Anonymous

    July 24th, 2021 - 4:24pm

    Hi Guys. I need some advice.
    So far I have seasons 18, 19 and 23 on Limited Edition.
    But I’m thinking of getting rid of those bulky versions, and just collect the standard versions instead. As they seem to be slimmer, cheaper, and look better on the shelf.
    Also the standard editions seem to be a lot cheaper too. (Season 10 has already dropped to £33).
    What’s everyone’s thoughts? Are the standard editions much different to the limited editions…..?

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    • Rob W

      July 25th, 2021 - 6:31pm

      Cardboard slipbox, discs in a blue case. I only have the re-released S12 and the booklet in that is only 12 pages. My opnion, save your money for something you haven’t got yet mate.

    • Tom

      August 4th, 2021 - 2:07pm

      I got rid off all the limited ones tbh and brought the standard ones I would advice standard is the best if ur waiting patiently for the other ones or buy the others if u buy them now as they still been in stock especially

  • Richard

    July 23rd, 2021 - 11:33am

    Does anyone know if there will be another new box set released this year?

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    • Auton

      July 23rd, 2021 - 11:43am

      Who knows but i believe they have already started filming stuff for upcoming sets so I do think with 5 months left in the year 1 more should be announced and released this year

    • Bobby Fackrell

      July 23rd, 2021 - 6:20pm

      One more expected this year, season 15 heavily rumoured

      Nothing is confirmed or definite

    • D84

      July 27th, 2021 - 3:02pm

      I would hope we at least get an announcement of another set – even if the release date is tbc. Although of course for that I would imagine they will want a trailer to have been written and filmed plus all the extras at least confirmed – if not fully filmed. That may have been difficult over the past few months and with ageing actors they may not have wanted to risk it. We’ll see I guess

  • Bobby Fackrell

    July 6th, 2021 - 11:41pm

    Delta and The Bannermen – extended version in HD and 5.1 surround

    It’s beautiful

    ❤️

    Overall another great box set can’t wait for 25 now!

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    • Bobby Fackrell

      July 7th, 2021 - 12:39am

      Here’s to the future sounds wicked on the Sound bar on the 5.1 surround mix at the end of Bannermen

    • Bobby Fackrell

      July 7th, 2021 - 12:56am

      Naturally I disagree with virtually all of the Davison team criticism on Behind the Sofa. Firstly, they are not watching the whole show only extended clips so it is impossible for them to get the context of Delta, for example Peter Davison complains the score is massively inappropriate, I think it is excellent, Delta is a parody without being a spoof. Contextually it is not supposed to be taken seriously, some might even describe it as a Comedy Who like The Gunfighters or The Myth Makers. It is played so straight it is hilarious, Billy and Ray help repair a space ship engine which looks like a bus without batting an eyelid. The immediate acceptance of the green baby popping out of an egg the lovely ‘he was ionised’ line in that charming Welsh accent. Nothing in Delta is questioned and that is deliberate. The classic old cinema chase music is perfect for Bannermen it captures the mood of the madness.
      At least Colin Baker watched it with a more open mind

    • Prowl 1701

      July 7th, 2021 - 2:40am

      I thought of you when I was watching Delta for the first time. I enjoyed it. Review is coming soon on the channel.

    • Illusion System

      July 9th, 2021 - 1:29pm

      Colin, Michael Jayston, Sylvester, Bonnie, and Sophie are absolute delights on the behind the sofa feature… I must admit I find Peter, Janet, and Sarah rather trying at times in these segments. Season 24, in my opinion, is much more engaging than many 5th Doctor stories.

      I must say about Colin in particular, though: isn’t he just brilliantly lovely and funny?

      Such a fantastic set –here’s hoping season 25 isn’t too far away!

    • Auton

      July 9th, 2021 - 3:01pm

      I quite enjoy the davision era sofa but I do think Janet fielding is overused on the behind the sofas but still she is great

    • Bobby Fackrell

      July 9th, 2021 - 7:24pm

      Colin is a lovely man, met him at a signing when I was a little boy and really shy. He was so friendly and incredibly talkative, asked my name and said it was a good footballing name, he asked if I supported Bristol Rovers or City, so engaging. His love for the show has always been evident. It hurt him so much to get sacked and to do this feature on the series he refused to Be involved in all these years later is a testament to his character.
      I get Davison and Fielding not so much Sutton, but their criticism is sometimes too much, they seem to be judging the whole JNT era by their spell but it did massively improve during the McCoy years. The best JNT series were the first two and the last two for me. Also watching 24 in this new light I think it’s better than a lot of series 20 and 21!

  • Simon Terry

    July 6th, 2021 - 7:34pm

    I have just been watching episode 2 of Dragonfire on the Blu-ray set. I have a strange blurry box near the beginning when Kane is speaking to the ice sculptor. It’s down the bottom of the screen and lasts about 5-8 seconds then vanishes. It’s not the player because when I go back, it’s in the same place every time. Anyone else seen this?

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    • Philip Shaw

      July 6th, 2021 - 8:18pm

      This is on the extended version, it is the time clock, as it was the only available print of that extended scene. They did the same on the ‘workprint of Ghostlight and blurred out the clock which was prominent on screen. Nothing wrong with the disc or print.

    • The Loiterer

      July 6th, 2021 - 8:36pm

      Is that scene included in the raw studio footage material? Sometimes a comparison will reveal something in shot that wasn’t meant to be there, with a fix attempted either at the time or for the disc.

    • The Loiterer

      July 6th, 2021 - 8:42pm

      Ah, the extended version! So I wasn’t missing something and my eyes are fine. Phew. Thanks, Philip.

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