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Who The Collection Season 24 Blu-ray

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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


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.
  • HD PHOTO GALLERIES-Including many previously unseen images.
  • INFO TEXT-Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.

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

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  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2021 - 3:09pm

    when will Zoom have it for pre-sale?

    • booboo

      January 21st, 2021 - 3:14pm

      no idea, they are very late with it but this has happened before with them

  • Bobby Fackrell

    January 21st, 2021 - 3:04pm

    We’ve already got the best McCoy Season with 26
    I would love 25 to come out soon but I’ll take 24 – Delta and the Bannermen is brilliant in my opinion, no other Doctor Who on Heaven or Earth is anything like it, it is nothing but fun, if not taken too seriously it’s a joy to behold. Can’t wait to see it with the best possible picture and sound. Looking forward to the making of too.
    Paradise Towers I’ve grown to like more over the years, clever ideas perhaps not brilliantly realised and some rather over the top acting at times but enjoyable.
    Time and the Rani is pretty much Time and the Rani.
    Dragonfire I don’t like but quite a few do so fair play
    I’ve gone to the amazon checkout with it

  • philip Shaw

    January 21st, 2021 - 2:17pm

    Me being a bit OCD couldn’t really leave out a season off the shelf because it was a bit poor compared with others. I’m in it for the lot. I can honestly say I’ve not liked the odd story over the classic years, but never an entire season…

  • Daniel

    January 21st, 2021 - 2:12pm Studio footage of Season 24 is cut down from 100 hours to 25 hours

    • Auton

      January 21st, 2021 - 2:37pm

      Part of me wishes they had all 100 hours worth of studio footage but 25 hours is more than enough

    • philip shaw

      January 21st, 2021 - 3:25pm

      25 hours of studio footage of ‘time and the Rani’ would reduce my brain to dark matter!!

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2021 - 10:18pm

      Shame. They could throw it on. On SD though. They’d need a Blu ray 100 to have all that.

      Maybe in the “Collection: extra stuff” boxset

  • Jordan9364

    January 21st, 2021 - 2:07pm

    Wonderful surprise, great trailer and the artwork continues to look amazing!

  • Auton

    January 21st, 2021 - 2:06pm

    Season 24 boxset looks amazing! The delta and the bannermen making of was definitely missing from the dvd release so it’s nice to have a new one made. All three behind the sofa teams are great especially having the other 80s doctors reacting to season 24. The 25 hours of studio and location footage is amazing and another doctors table is amazing as well. The season stories might not be the best but they’re fun and with all these new special features it can still stand as another amazing collection boxset

  • mac

    January 21st, 2021 - 2:04pm


    Colin Baker watching Time and the Rani.

    All that raw footage, wonder if they have the regeneration scene?

    • philip shaw

      January 21st, 2021 - 2:20pm

      I hope they include the CGI regeneration of Colin to Sylve from the original DVD. So much better than whipping off the blond wig with a bit of fishing wire and hoping a blurry bit over the top hid it!

    • the ergon

      January 21st, 2021 - 2:32pm

      if any CG wanted doing with this season it would be for that.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      January 21st, 2021 - 2:34pm

      oh yeah, I didn’t think of that

      What a good sport Colin is 🙂

  • Robert Sienicki

    January 21st, 2021 - 2:03pm

    Oh, Wonderful! I am waiting for Zoom to add it and pre-ordering immediatly! Amazon sadly still have my country banned from deliveries.

    • booboo

      January 21st, 2021 - 2:06pm

      Think zoom didn’t get the memo.

    • Rob W

      January 21st, 2021 - 2:39pm

      Zavvi dekiver products shipping from the UK to addresses in the EU, tax and duties will be settled on your behalf with their courier, so there is no cost to you.

  • Tim M

    January 21st, 2021 - 1:38pm

    Underrated Season 24! Not the best season ever by a long way, but nevertheless a lot of fun along the way.

    • 7th love

      January 21st, 2021 - 1:53pm

      Exactly a very fun season i see a lot of people saying I want this I want that it will all come out at somepoint just enjoy whats coming

  • Sprial

    January 21st, 2021 - 1:34pm

    Little bit of a gripe, if I theoretically wanted to order from Zavi and have it ship to the US, it’d be $73! That’s way too high. My only other alternative is to wait for the cheap janky US release which would be $30 cheaper.

    • Anonymous

      January 27th, 2021 - 12:41am

      Do you mean $73 total for DVD & postage, or $73 just for postage??

  • bryan

    January 21st, 2021 - 1:34pm

    Fabulous. So much Joy and love and fun. This is a superb seeason, with flaws (like many one could say) But non of them in the scripting, as they all rattle along perfectuly. its 80s design, which is Back again Nostalgia wise.

    24 Carat is superb,..what a brilliant trailer. Very clever filming in these difficult times. A huge Burst of Joy. just what we need.

    So many extras and hours of it too. lets see how quickly the first person says, done it all this time:)

  • Lewis frisby

    January 21st, 2021 - 1:23pm

    When is the release date

    • booboo

      January 21st, 2021 - 1:24pm

      there isn’t one yet, any dates you see are just defaults at the moment

  • the ergon

    January 21st, 2021 - 1:17pm

    Its great they finally have doctors giving their opinions on other doctors stories.The behind the sofa teams look as though they are having a field day ridiculing sylvesters first season. Hope he gets to do the same ribbing Colin and Peter in the season 21 release. The worst for me are parts of Delta and the Bannermen. couldn,t they have found 2 or 3 girls that actual look alike. the naff alien baby with the painted green face in the romper suit and the rundown holiday camp. Couldn,t they have got someone to have gone around with a lawn mower and given those chalets a lick of paint. Its supposed to be the 1950s, everything looks rundown and rusty. And Finally the Bannermen themselves who just come across as incompetent goons with red tongues. I could pick serious faults with all four stories but that was the story that irked me the most given the rest was quite good fun.i,m glad they,ve done a Making of, perhaps that might answer some of my questions.Dragonfire was the pick of a seriously flawed season. love the trailer.
    love the trailer

    • Richard

      January 21st, 2021 - 3:42pm

      Delta was the best story of a very poor bunch. At least they were trying something different.

    • the ergon

      January 21st, 2021 - 5:23pm

      It has its moments. Its a lightweight but fun Romp but i would have enjoyed a lot more had it not been for some of those points mentioned above. i couldn,t believe what i was seeing when i saw it on transmission in 1987, I thought they were intentionally trying to kill the show off, a lot like the way some people feel about the Jodie Era now. It just seemed like puerile trash. After this i only caught a handful of episodes as i didn,t like the direction Cartmel and co were taking it and i hated Mccoy initially, especially given how Grade and his cronies had treat poor colin Baker who was just starting to hit his stride and replaced him with this annoying buffoon but thats just how i felt at the time. I,ve softened to this season a lot over the years and I have grown more fonder of sylvester but i can,t help thinking once again what might have been.

  • Mark Belsom

    January 21st, 2021 - 1:13pm

    Love Sylvester in the trailer wearing his 7th doctor costume.

  • Doug Who

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:47pm

    What a fantastic trailer…just lovely! Beautifully made too.

    At the time from what I saw of it I thought this season was just dreadful…nowadays it is great fun and there are loads of wonderful ideas. There are tell-tale signs that something great was coming too.

    Particularly incredible range of extras on this set too so can’t wait to order!

    • ChrisP

      January 21st, 2021 - 1:17pm

      Love the trailer!
      At the time didn’t like this season at all.
      Now I’m more open minded about watching again.
      Great selection of VAM too so I’ve pre-ordered (even though I thought this might be one I’d skip)

  • Jeroen

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:41pm

    Wow Nice. Unfortunately Amazon doesn’t deliver tot the Netherlands anymore.

  • Kevin Megannety

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:41pm

    I just pre-ordered this on Amazon via another seller link which said it was being sold by Amazon themselves, but also they are listing the date as June 1st 2022, which I assume is a error that will soon be corrected.

    • booboo

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:45pm

      its just a default date because they have to put something, no official date has been given yet

  • Daniel

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:39pm

    Reall looking forward to this . Amazon UK says 1st June 2022 hmmm

    • Gordon

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:44pm

      That’s just a placeholder. The web of fear special edition had that date up for a while

    • booboo

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:45pm

      its just a default date because they have to put something, no official date has been given yet

  • D84

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:37pm

    Excellent news, another for the collection – very happy

  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:36pm

    Amazon showing as 1 June 2022, I’m assuming this is just a placeholder date.

    • booboo

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:38pm

      bound to be

  • Matt

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:34pm

    For its faults I love this season. Kate O’Mara does Bonnie Langford, the Tetraps look great, the bubble traps, Bonnie screams. There’s a tour bus in space with Ken Dodd and a green alien baby in an egg in a holiday chalet, Bonnie screams. There’s a freezer centre in space with a melting villain and dragon, Bonnie screams. And finally one of my all time favourites a run down tower block with Nazi caretakers, old lady cannibals and there’s something in the pool, Bonnie screams. Camp, camp, camp. But the series was beginning to find its feet. One thing it’s not is predictable or cliched. Build high for happiness!

    • Matt

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:47pm

      Oh yes….the Ace story begins. Sophie doesn’t scream…..

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2021 - 1:30pm

      I have to say I have a real soft spot for this season. The McCoy years were the first I could record so I watched his stories endlessly and yes, season 24 is very much finding its feet but it’s still good fun. And it introduced ace!

  • Ken

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:33pm

    Any CGI episodes?

    • Gordon

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:45pm

      None this time.

    • Jamiouse

      January 21st, 2021 - 1:13pm

      I was wondering about updated CGI effects too. I wonder why there isn’t any, Season 24 fairs not too bad in terms of special effects.

    • Gordon

      January 21st, 2021 - 1:28pm

      Personally I think the season 24 effects are fine for the time they were made with the exception of couple of effects.

    • the ergon

      January 21st, 2021 - 6:21pm

      They wouldn’t update just for that one regeneration scene and as you say some of those effects especially for ‘Time’ have held up quite well. It does feel a missed opportunity all the same. Maybe by the time they tackle 4k releases and the rest of the world is up to 16K+.

  • daz

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:32pm

    I love Dragonfire.

    Although not the best season I’m glad it is coming next so that the releases are spaced out. Ie Not leaving the least popular stuff til last.

    Looking forward to interviews. Sylvester is my Doctor.

  • Philip Shaw

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:24pm

    Once you get episode one of ‘Time and the Rani’ out of the way it’s quite a fun season, the last 2 being the best in my opinion. Absolutely adore the cover and inserts as usual.

  • Sons of Skaro

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:23pm

    Seeing Sylvester McCoy in his costume again brought a tear to my eye.
    He was and still is my Doctor.
    I tip my proverbial hat to him.

  • Gordon

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:19pm

    Didn’t expect it to get announced just yet but I’m very thrilled with the bonus content. Looks amazing.

  • Valeyard

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:15pm

    Probably the season I’m the least looking forward to, but I’ll still buy it!

  • Alan

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:10pm

    25 hours of raw material?!?!

  • Sons of skaro

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:10pm

    I hear there’s a lot of extra content that could be placed on this set that wasnt on the dvds.

  • JL

    January 21st, 2021 - 12:02pm

    Wow. Just amazing yet again!!!

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:07pm

      Strange boxset decision yet.
      It’s one of the least popular seasons
      I can see why they would want it out at this time…
      But I’m not gonna rush for an order

    • Gareth Pugh

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:21pm

      Anonymous, I wouldn’t leave pre-ordering it too long, they all seem to sell out pretty quickly regardless of a season’s supposed fan reputation!

    • Gordon

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:39pm

      I really don’t see it as strange. They all have to come out at some point.

    • JL

      January 21st, 2021 - 12:56pm

      Personally I think it makes sense, especially if the next 2 sets after this one are a 4th doctor boxset and 5th doctor boxset, because then you have left (aside from b&w seasons):
      3 Pertwee sets (7, 9 and 11)
      3 Tom Baker sets (3 out of: 13, 15, 16 or 17)
      1 Davison set (1 out of: 20 or 21)
      1 Colin set (22) &
      1 McCoy set (25)

      This means that if they came out at a rate of 3 sets a year, the next 3 years will each have a pertwee and Tom set, and then each year will have a different 80s boxset, allowing time for more animated episodes to be made that could be put onto a collection boxset i.e. seasons 1, 2, 5 and 6 arent far off being complete, with season 4 having had a lot of animations completed recently.

      I know the animation teams and collection teams have no correspondence over what projects each should be working on, but it seems likely at the moment they are holding off doing a b&w collection set to allow for some more animations to be completed.

      I think it’s likely we’ll see a season 1 set in 2023, with or without a marco polo animation, which would of course alter the pertwee, baker, 80s formula of 3 box sets a year for 3 years idea I proposed earlier

      Furthermore, I think they chose season 24 over season 25 to do now because they know 25 is slightly better regarded (even though I adore both seasons) so they will leave it to be the grand finale of McCoy boxsets, similar to how I believe they’ll leave season 7 as the last Pertwee boxset and season 13 as the last Baker set, so that they don’t play all their best cards straight away, so to speak.

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2021 - 10:21pm

      Season 23 & 26 are still quite available.
      This is considered one of the “least popular seasons”. I’ll leave it to the last minute.

      And Gordon I did say. I see why they would want it out. They can’t just start with all the popular ones.

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