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January 24th, 2020 425 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 26 Blu-ray

Available to order while stocks last from www.amazon.co.uk

Also available to order while stocks last from www.zoom.co.uk, www.zavvi.com and www.argos.co.uk


On Saturday 23rd November, the BFI Southbank will be screening Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric (from the Special Edition Blu-ray) and holding a Q&A with actor Sophie Aldred and script editor Andrew Cartmel. Tickets are available from the BFI on the following dates:

  • Monday 16th September – BFI Patrons and Champions
  • Tuesday 17th September – BFI Members
  • Tuesday 24th September – public booking

Season 26 features four epic adventures traversing a future Britain invaded by inter-dimensional knights, a strange Victorian house haunted by ghosts from Ace’s past, an alien world populated by Cheetah People and a 1940s army camp under siege from monstrous vampires.

With guest stars including Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), Anthony Ainley (The Master), Jean Marsh, Nicholas Parsons, Anne Reid, Ian Hogg, Sylvia Syms and comedy duo Hale & Pace, this fondly-remembered set of stories saw the end of an era for Doctor Who, and set the stage for its hugely successful revival.

Doctor Who: The Collection Season 26 contains several special features, including:

Rare Restored Extended Cuts

  • The Curse Of Fenric VHS Extended Version
  • The Curse Of Fenric DVD Special Edition
  • Battlefield VHS Extended Version
  • Battlefield DVD Special Edition

5.1 surround sound & isolated scores

  • On all 14 broadcast episodes, plus 5.1 sound on all extended versions of The Curse Of Fenric and Battlefield.

Behind the Sofa

  • New episodes with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, plus companions Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Anneke Wills and Jodie-Whittaker-era writers Pete McTighe & Joy Wilkinson.

Showman – the Life of John Nathan-Turner

  • A feature-length look at the life and career of Doctor Who’s longest-serving producer, who fought to keep the programme on-air during the 1980s. Contributors include Peter Davison and Colin Baker.

Making ‘The Curse of Fenric’

  • A brand new documentary featuring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Tomek Bork, Nicholas Parsons, Cory Pulman, Marek Anton, Ian Briggs, Andrew Cartmel, Mark Ayres and Ian Collins featuring unseen behind-the-scenes footage and photographs.

In Conversation

  • Matthew Sweet chats to companion Sophie Aldred.

The Writers’ Room

  • Ben Aaronovitch, Marc Platt, Ian Briggs, Rona Munro and Andrew Cartmel discuss their work on Season 26.

Becoming The Destroyer

  • Actor Marek Anton and prosthetics designer Stephen Mansfield recall the creation of one of Doctor Who’s best ever monsters.

Blu-Ray trailer

  • Sophie Aldred back in character as Ace.

Plus

  • Brand new Ghost Light extended workprint
  • Unseen studio footage
  • Rare archive treats
  • Convention footage
  • HD photo galleries
  • Scripts, costume designs, rare BBC production files
    and other gems from our PDF archive

And lots more!


Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD

425 comments

  • Anonymous

    January 25th, 2020 - 10:01am

    Mines here

    Reply
  • Bicky

    January 25th, 2020 - 9:39am

    Received mine. Absolutely great.

    Reply
  • MickeySmith07

    January 25th, 2020 - 9:32am

    Preordered mine in store at HMV. Not released till Monday so will that be strictly or do you think they could have it early?

    Reply
    • Judooning

      January 25th, 2020 - 10:18am

      How do you go about doing that? Do you take the empty box that states you can pre-order, up to the till?

    • Gordon

      January 25th, 2020 - 10:20am

      They will already have it but as it’s instore they probably won’t be able to give it to you till release date

  • Anonymous

    January 25th, 2020 - 9:12am

    Mine came

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      January 25th, 2020 - 9:25am

      Mine just arrived from zoom too

  • Ian

    January 25th, 2020 - 8:23am

    Just arrived from zoom, package looks lovely as always.

    Reply
  • TrixieTiger1995

    January 25th, 2020 - 4:23am

    The North American release will be 5 Discs which means either they’re cutting content or cramming content onto 1 disc for Battlefield & The Curse of Fenric. Frankly, I don’t want either, just give us the 7 discs.

    Reply
    • Gordon

      January 25th, 2020 - 10:26am

      It will probably be the later. I can see that being quite compressed though

    • TrixieTiger1995

      January 25th, 2020 - 3:44pm

      It’s possible to have all three cuts without compression.

    • Gordon

      January 25th, 2020 - 9:50pm

      But in the case of battlefield there is also well over 4 hours of special features on top of that. The studio footage alone is 2 hours 45 mins on its ownWe’re talking 8 and a half to 9 hours of footage in total . That’s going to take up a lot of space

    • TrixieTiger1995

      January 29th, 2020 - 1:02pm

      Okay, I & Amazon were wrong. The set is 7 discs like the UK set.

  • James

    January 24th, 2020 - 5:09pm

    Anyone had there’s yet?
    Zoom took payment 3 days ago. Nothing arrived yet

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 24th, 2020 - 5:14pm

      i think they are dispatching today so some maybe lucky to get tomorrow.

      they dont seem to be sending them out days ahead like they used to

    • dazzleshell

      January 24th, 2020 - 9:42pm

      They usually take money a couple of days before dispatch.

      Mine has been dispatched today so hope it comes tomorrow. If not will be definitely here on release day.

      The final order taking advantage of the 10% off offer. Think I used it 7 times.

    • Gordon

      January 24th, 2020 - 10:47pm

      Mine got dispatched too. Hopefully it will turn up this time round. I’ve still got the faceless ones to come with the 10 percent discount

    • The Ergon

      January 24th, 2020 - 11:27pm

      looking forward to see that picture improvement on ghostlight. My main reason for buying.

    • The Ergon

      January 25th, 2020 - 12:04pm

      Just arrived. I,ll work my way through them and save Ghostlight for last. Hope the picture quality for that particular story is a mass improvement.

  • TARDIS Traveller

    January 21st, 2020 - 6:05pm

    Looks like these sets are on their way! Zoom has just taken payment from my account.

    Reply
    • Peter

      January 24th, 2020 - 6:13pm

      Zoom has emailed to advise of dispatch. If previous experience is anything to go by, it should arrive tomorrow morning.

    • Anonymous

      January 24th, 2020 - 7:20pm

      Same mine just got dispatched.

  • Geordie W

    January 19th, 2020 - 2:17am

    So far all of these collection trailers have been put on YouTube on Mondays so we’ll probably get one tomorrow for Season 26.

    Reply
    • GeordieW

      January 23rd, 2020 - 12:53pm

      eh, 3 days off ain’t bad

    • Reece

      January 23rd, 2020 - 3:42pm

      The season 26 trailer is now on YouTube

  • Type 40

    January 17th, 2020 - 11:38pm

    Doctor Who Online has published an unboxing video (YouTube). It looks lovely.

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    • Gordon

      January 19th, 2020 - 12:55am

      As has Jason Arnopp. He not only unboxes it but he also goes into details of each disc

    • Type 40

      January 19th, 2020 - 1:07am

      I saw that one earlier today, too. Good video.

  • dazzleshell

    January 13th, 2020 - 11:40pm

    Well SEASON 14 pictures have appeared on facebook so guess it goes up for pre-order tomorrow.

    Good to see Doctor in his Sherlock outfit on the cover.

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    • Gordon

      January 13th, 2020 - 11:53pm

      8 am the embargo officially lifts.

    • dazzleshell

      January 13th, 2020 - 11:55pm

      Cool. Always good to get a pre-order in.

      Looking forward to trailer too.

    • Gordon

      January 14th, 2020 - 2:00am

      It’s up on amazon due 20th April. Thought the 23rd of March was a bit optimistic

  • Gordon

    January 13th, 2020 - 2:28am

    Only 2 weeks to go. Feels like it’s the set I’ve waited the longest for. Been itching to rewatch fenric since this was announced. Mostly wanting to see the Chris chapman’s JNT documentary and Pete McTighe’s curse of fenric making of

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    • David

      January 13th, 2020 - 10:38am

      Same! Feels like a long time coming, and with the whispers of seasons 14 and 20 I’m eager to continue the collection. I’ve watched the trailer for this set to keep me going. Also the rumour of season 2 as a potential release is interesting… I know it wouldn’t be too hard to achieve but it’s not a season a thought we’d see just yet.

  • anonYYYmous

    January 11th, 2020 - 9:39am

    Any updates on upcoming blu ray sets?
    (When do you think any black and white season will be released?)

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    • SamWho

      January 11th, 2020 - 10:33am

      There should be an announcement very soon looks like season 14 and it’s likely a black and white season will come out later this year or early next year

    • Anonymous

      January 11th, 2020 - 10:36am

      I’m thinking a black and white set might be announced as they used to announce the next set about a month before releasing one so this might be an indicator that the next one is a big season thats taking some time

    • Gordon

      January 11th, 2020 - 10:43am

      14 is coming in March according to an in store listing in Hmv but I doubt it will actually be out in March. 20 is coming in the summer according to someone who worked on 1 of the extras. A rerelease of 12 is happening and is rumoured for may/June time. Season 2 is rumoured. If there is enough time for 4 releases (2 will be a massive job) another pertwee seems the most obvious choice and 11 is the most likely as excluding ep 1 of dinos its all existing in its original 525 line masters

    • Type 40

      January 11th, 2020 - 11:56am

      There’s a listing for Season 14 (Tom Baker Season Three) on Blu-ray.com (as I type this).

    • Anonymous

      January 11th, 2020 - 12:11pm

      Honeslty can’t wait for season 2. Finally the bbc will stop doing everything else and finish the crusade.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      January 11th, 2020 - 12:50pm

      14 looks like it’s being released March 23rd.
      12 re-release in June looks like so the rumoured series 20 I think will be September with 2 (but I still hope that’s wrong and it is 6) in December
      I am guessing 17 and 11 for 2021.
      I think it will only be three this year with the delay of 26 and the re-release of 12

    • Gordon

      January 11th, 2020 - 12:53pm

      Crusade will most likely be telesnaps. Animation is just too expensive at present for it. There is the same amount of characters/costume and sets as galaxy 4/evil/abominable combined. It’s probably the most trickiest story that isn’t Marco Polo or masterplan. It’s going to take more than a year to do which is more time than bbc studios is willing to give them (it has to be produced and released within 12 months). Not going to say it’s never going to happen but it’s unlikely in the next 5 or so years while there is cheaper and faster stories that can be animated first

    • Gordon

      January 11th, 2020 - 1:32pm

      I think they could have season 12 out in may/Juneish time and 20 out in July/August. The work for 12 is all done so it doesn’t need to take up a slot of work. Its finding a space in the schedule to release it. All the restoration work and extras are done. Its manufacturing more boxes is all that needs to get done. It’s not going to take 6 months to do season 20 so I think July/August time. The problem with season 6 is space pirates doesn’t have telesnaps and with them working on Troughton animations it’s a story that could get animated in the next 2-3 years unlike crusade which will be unlikely in the ranges lifespan. Troughton already has 2 animations so a way to balance it out is having a hartnell season out on blu ray.
      For 2021 11 for pertwee the TV movie/wilderness years 17 for tom 24 for McCoy (save 25 for 2023)

    • Bobby Fackrell

      January 11th, 2020 - 2:23pm

      I think there will be riots if 24 comes out before 25 🙂

      Gawd knows what will happen with Space Pirates they will probably just do an audio.

      Troughton is getting a couple of animations this year but it’s his centenary and he is the best Doctor!

      I would just love 6 to come out and Evil of the Daleks to be animated but don’t get me wrong I shall happily take 2, that would be an amazing release, be nice if the other two episodes of the Crusade turned up in the meantime

    • Anonymous

      January 11th, 2020 - 3:12pm

      With the two teams on the go, they are going to be through Troughton’s era fairly quickly.

      Personal prediction: The Wheel in Space early 2021, The Abominable Snowmen late 2021 (order based on what the two teams have said they are interested in doing), which allows a “complete” Season 5 (minus Web 3 of course sadly) in 2022. With Season 1 taking the 60th anniversary spot in 2023, the entire Troughton era will be done by the time they have to pick something for 2024, so Season 6 is safe. Then Season 4 and whatever is left of Season 3 to finish of the range.

    • Gordon

      January 11th, 2020 - 5:15pm

      My predictions for the next couple of years

      Early 2021: evil
      Late: abominable/ web 3

      Early 2022: wheel
      Late: space pirates

      Early 2023: underwater menace
      Late: highlanders (leaving the trickiest Troughton till last)

      Worth noting that the choices of animations aren’t influenced by the collection releases.

    • Anonymous

      January 25th, 2020 - 12:07pm

      I just hope that the missing stories are fully represented on the box sets.

    • dazzleshell

      January 25th, 2020 - 5:00pm

      Me too. I want at least a soundrack.

      And if they don’t do separate discs if a story is missing, I still want a disc tray per missing story so that if they are ever found or an animation is done after the release of a season set we can just slot a new disc in.

  • Xavier Downey

    January 2nd, 2020 - 8:54pm

    Will the release of season 20 include The Five Doctors?

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    • Anonymous

      January 3rd, 2020 - 9:35am

      I would imagine they will do the same for season 20 with the Five Doctors as they did with putting K9 and Company on Season 18, have it on a special disc at the end

    • Bobby Fackrell

      January 3rd, 2020 - 6:49pm

      Is 20 next? I was expecting 14 to be announced?

    • Anonymous

      January 4th, 2020 - 11:54am

      when do you think there going to announced the next one?

    • booboo

      January 4th, 2020 - 12:00pm

      probably next week

    • Prof Horner

      January 11th, 2020 - 3:53pm

      So what are they going to call season 2 release do you think? The almost complete season 2 or the not quite complete season 2? As for the five Doctors, is David Bradley going to magically replace Richard Hurndall in the production?

    • Gordon

      January 11th, 2020 - 5:03pm

      Doctor who: the collection season 2. Pretty much the same as every other season. Doubt they would ever replace hurndall. The blu ray budget would never stretch to it for starters

  • Richard

    December 21st, 2019 - 3:11pm

    Now listed as UNAVAILABLE on Amazon. Makes you wonder if there will be anymore of these releases at this rate.

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    • TrixieTiger1995

      December 21st, 2019 - 6:45pm

      This has happened with past releases, this is nothing new.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      January 3rd, 2020 - 6:49pm

      It’s back on again my friend

  • Anonymous

    December 16th, 2019 - 12:10pm

    Delayed again now 27th January

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    • Kevin225

      December 16th, 2019 - 7:12pm

      It is getting silly now. Totally unprofessional – a real amateur hour. Will any of these sets actually be released on the originally announced release date? Don’t ever plan on purchasing one of these as a gift for somebody?

    • Martin Snowden

      December 22nd, 2019 - 1:47am

      I dont know the reasons behind the other ones, but Seaso 10 was released on time

    • Kevin225

      December 23rd, 2019 - 5:59pm

      Point taken Martin – but it still isn’t a great record and not something that the producers of these sets should be proud of. This is ironic as when the product does eventually arrive they are generally excellent.

  • Gordon

    December 12th, 2019 - 3:35pm

    Seen the list of extras for s26 in the new dwm. No search out science or Anthony Ainley destiny of the doctor’s footage. Definitely looks like a wilderness years set might be on the cards

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    • Type 40

      December 12th, 2019 - 6:36pm

      Are there a lot more than are listed above?

    • Gordon

      December 12th, 2019 - 11:12pm

      That’s what’s not getting ported over. There is tons of stuff on the set.

      Disc 1: Battlefield (broadcast)

      Existing special features:

      • Commentary with Sophie Aldred, Nicholas Courtney, Angela Bruce and Andrew cartmel
      • season 26 press trailer

      New special features:

      • Battlefield movie length version in HD
      • optional 5.1 mix on both broadcast and movie length versions
      • bbc trails and continuities
      • isolated score
      • revised and updated production subtitles
      • Photo gallery in HD

      PDFs

      • production paperwork
      • scripts
      • radio times cuttings
      • design drawings

      Disc 2: battlefield (vhs)

      Existing special features:

      • storm over Avallion- the making of battlefield
      • past and future king
      • watertank
      • from kingdom to queen
      • remembering Nicholas Courtney

      New special features:

      • Behind the sofa: battlefield
      • battlefield vhs version – all 4 episodes in HD
      • optional 5.1 surround mix on VHS version
      • becoming the destroyer with Marek Anton
      • OB and studio footage
      • gallery footage
      • Noel Edmonds Saturday roadshow excerpt featuring Sylvester McCoy

      Disc 3: ghost light

      Existing special features:

      • audio commentary featuring Sophie Aldred, Andrew cartmel, Marc Platt and Mark Ayres
      • light in dark places – making of ghost light
      • writers question time
      • that’s the way to the zoo
      • little girl lost
      • deleted and extended scenes

      New special features:

      • behind the sofa: ghost light
      • ghost light work print edition – three episodes in SD
      • ghost light studio footage
      • optional 5.1 mix on both broadcast and work print versions
      • bbc trails and continuities
      • isolated music score
      • revised and updated production subtitles
      • photo gallery in HD

      PDFs

      • production paperwork
      • scripts
      • radio times cuttings
      • Ken trews costume designs
      • vfx design drawings
      • cellar set drawings

      Disc 4: the curse of fenric (broadcast)

      Existing special features:

      • audio commentary with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Nicholas Parsons
      • recutting the ruins
      • mark ayres bonus interview

      New special features:

      • the curse of fenric special edition in hd
      • commentary recording behind the scenes
      • optional 5.1 mix on both broadcast and special edition versions
      • bbc trails and continuities
      •isolated score
      • revised and updated production subtitles
      • photo gallery in HD

      PDFs

      • production paperwork
      • scripts
      • radio times cuttings
      • Ken trew’s costume designs
      • vfx design drawings

      Disc 5: curse of fenric (vhs)

      Existing special features:

      • modelling the dead
      • claws and effect
      • shattering the chains
      • costume design
      • hermivore nicknames
      • take 2 excerpt

      New special features:

      • Behind the sofa: the curse of fenric
      • Buried treasure – the making of curse of fenric
      • the curse of fenric vhs version – four episodes in HD
      • optional 5.1 mix on the vhs version
      • OB and underwater footage
      • nebula 90 – convention footage with cast and crew (extended)

      Disc 6: survival

      Existing special features:

      • Commentary with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Andrew cartmel
      • commentary (part 3 only) with Clayton Hickman, Niall Boyce, Erica brackenbury and Tim Kittel
      • cat flap parts 1 and 2 – the making of survival
      • outtakes
      • tomorrow’s times: the seventh doctor
      • stripped for action: the seventh doctor

      New special features:

      • behind the sofa: survival
      • the writers room: season 26
      • panopticon 93 – convention footage featuring Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred
      • now and then: the locations of survival
      • the evolution of survival: deleted extended and alternative takes (long version)
      • OB footage from 16 mm black and white film
      • optional 5.1 mix
      • bbc trails and continuities
      • isolated music score
      • revised and updated production subtitles
      • photo gallery in HD

      PDF’s

      • production paperwork
      • scripts
      • radio times cuttings
      • Ken Trew’s costume designs

      Disc 7: Bonus disc

      Existing bonus features:

      • who Peter: 1963-1989
      • endgame

      New bonus features:

      •Sophie Aldred in conversation with Matthew Sweet
      • the showman: the life of John Nathan-Turner
      • doctor who: the collection – season 26 trailer
      • the doctor’s revisited: the seventh doctor

      PDFs

      • bbc enterprise sales sheet

    • Type 40

      December 16th, 2019 - 4:01pm

      Amazing list. Thanks, Gordon.

    • ChrisP

      December 17th, 2019 - 12:28am

      TV Movie (done properly for blu ray) needs a home. So presumably they will do some kind of wilderness years just to hang that on?
      Plenty of potential material, as many people have already pointed out on here.

  • TARDIS traveller

    December 12th, 2019 - 12:41am

    Interestingly the Doctor Who Facebook just out a birthday post dedicated to Sarah Sutton which featured a shot from arc of infinity with new CGI effects. Maybe I’m reading too much into this but perhaps season 20 is well and truly on its way.

    Reply
    • The Flying Shark

      December 12th, 2019 - 7:48am

      Season 20 is DEFINATELY on its way, Peter Davison said at a convention apparently he, Janet and Sarah went back to Amsterdam for it, presumably a now and then feature. How soon is another matter but I think next year, season 14 is probably next up, then 20, perhaps 11 for Pertwee and then a black and white, I think 6 but if there’s too much Troughton content out next year, they could go for 2 (which would be easier as only two parts of The Crusade are missing which can be reconstructed with telensnaps, as opposed to five episodes of The Space Pirates which have none).

    • Gordon

      December 12th, 2019 - 3:27pm

      The new cgi isn’t new. It was on the ark of infinity dvd. Season 20 is on its way. They were filmed at timelash v in Germany for an extra. It’s said to be a road trip documentary

    • Anonymous

      December 16th, 2019 - 2:04pm

      It’s worth repeating that they’ve been banking a lot of extras. Just because something has been filmed doesn’t mean its coming immediately.

  • Jamie

    December 4th, 2019 - 11:47am

    Should we be expecting an announcement in the next week or two for the first (official) box set of 2020 or will the Season 26 delay have had a knock-on effect?

    Reply
    • SamWho

      December 4th, 2019 - 11:56am

      It’s hard to tell we will just have to wait and see it might not matter when it’s delayed they probably have a schedule for Doctor Who announcements in general

    • dazzleshell

      December 6th, 2019 - 2:30pm

      I’m hoping we still get an announcement and pre-order opening this year as they usually announce them a few weeks before release of the current set.

    • Gordon

      December 12th, 2019 - 3:31pm

      If we don’t hear by next tuesday (the past few box set releases have been revealed on a tuesday) I doubt we will hear anything till after new year. Very unlikely we will hear anything on Christmas or New Year’s Eve.

    • Jamie

      December 17th, 2019 - 11:01am

      It’s getting rather late to announce the next set, maybe it’ll be January 2020 before we know what’s coming up next?

  • Anonymous

    November 17th, 2019 - 8:47pm

    How come zoom is still having the same release date as before?

    Reply
  • Lee

    November 15th, 2019 - 2:20pm

    Good move imo! The Dec 23rd date was a silly date to release it in the first place. I doubt anyone ordering from anywhere other than Amazon would have got their orders on time due to the christmas post anyway.

    Amazon customer would have probably been okay as they don’t use Royal Mail.

    It would have caused annoyance with some getting them on time and others having to wait until after Christmas. At least this way everyone should get them around the same time.

    Reply
  • Sons of Skaro

    November 12th, 2019 - 1:52pm

    Delayed till January 20th now.

    Reply
    • Prof Horner

      November 12th, 2019 - 4:52pm

      This is disappointing news. Not because I want to buy it . It just means will have to wait longer for the next release. Hopefully another Jon or Tom.

  • Things that go bump in the night

    November 11th, 2019 - 5:48pm

    Anyone else picked up that Amazon is now showing the release date of this set has moved to January 20, 2020?

    Any concurrence of the delay from any of the other dealers or the Interweb…

    Thanks

    Reply
    • SamWho

      November 11th, 2019 - 6:52pm

      Yes i think we all knew 23rd December was unlikely but it’s a shame if it’s delayed by nearly a month and it’s better they take there time and make sure it’s the best it can be

    • Pete X

      November 11th, 2019 - 8:59pm

      Zoom is still showing 23/12/19.

    • Master of M

      November 11th, 2019 - 9:58pm

      Amazon confirmed in an email that the release date was delayed by the distributor.

    • GP

      November 11th, 2019 - 10:13pm

      Also just received an email from Amazon showing updated release date of end January 2020.

    • Andrew

      November 11th, 2019 - 10:53pm

      Just got an email to say it’s been delayed til jan

    • Type 40

      November 11th, 2019 - 11:15pm

      It’s disappointing but that initial release date was always going to be problematic (in order to get to people for Christmas). Perhaps they should press the S12 re-release early to fill the delay gap. 😉

    • Kevin225

      November 12th, 2019 - 6:31am

      Very disappointing, but let’s be honest we were all expecting this. Really glad that this wasn’t going to be purchased as a December present! If anyone who can influence these things is reading this please can you sort this out going forward and actually stick to a release date. This is unprofessional and not funny anymore!

    • Lee

      November 15th, 2019 - 2:20pm

      Good move imo! The Dec 23rd date was a silly date to release it in the first place. I doubt anyone ordering from anywhere other than Amazon would have got their orders on time due to the christmas post anyway.

      Amazon customer would have probably been okay as they don’t use Royal Mail.

      It would have caused annoyance with some getting them on time and others having to wait until after Christmas. At least this way everyone should get them around the same time.

    • Kevin225

      November 21st, 2019 - 10:20pm

      Perhaps next time before a release date is announced to the public the people concerned should simply add 2 or 3 weeks to what they were about to say and perhaps the date might actually be met!

  • BtsR

    October 20th, 2019 - 6:56pm

    Lee binding has been answering questions today regarding his art and the season boxsets. Worth asking him something, hes talked about the 2 doctors in 1 season debate.

    Reply
    • David

      October 20th, 2019 - 8:59pm

      What did he say??

    • BtsR

      October 20th, 2019 - 11:43pm

      It’s still on his Instagram story. It’s only short but he said how hes not looking forward to doing season 4 because not everyone will be happy. Later on he said that there is a way to include both doctors but has decided against doing so but has said that the missing doctor will be referenced elsewhere on the set just not on the cover. Also hes currently working on the next 3 sets artwork and last bits of season 26.

  • Bobby Fackrell

    October 10th, 2019 - 8:03pm

    So what is the difference between the VHS extended versions and the DVD special editions please is there much more footage on the VHS ones?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Gordon

      October 10th, 2019 - 10:00pm

      The vhs versions are extended episodes. The special editions are feature length movie versions of the episodes

    • MIKK89

      October 10th, 2019 - 10:32pm

      If i remember correctly having owned both stories on both VHS and DVD at one point in time, the VHS episodes were released as a sort of extended edit akin to what they Did with Season 23 only deleted/alternate scenes added. The DVD versions of both had had standard transmission versions of the two serials on DVD 1 and DVD 2 featured a feature-length extended version that included more deleted and alternate scenes, swapped some stuff round to help narrative flow more fluidly and new visual effects and music. Plus optional 5.1 Surround Sound. Hope this helps.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      October 11th, 2019 - 5:42am

      Thanks I’ve seen the DVD versions I was specifically wondering about the content; are there any deleted scenes on the VHS versions which were not on the DVDs or are they essentially the same?

    • Bobby Fackrell

      October 11th, 2019 - 10:02pm

      Thanks MIKK89 it helps a lot, so no real benefit in the VHS versions I think I shall watch the DVD special editions on blu ray on my Christmas Eve binge! Can’t wait love series 26 fond childhood memories of it

    • MIKK89

      October 12th, 2019 - 1:04am

      Can’t entirly remember with ‘Battlefield’ as the length of the extended episodes was similar to the feature-length DVD version and only seemed to rearrange scenes and add new CGI. But ‘The Curse of Fenric’ included scenes not in either Original Transmitted Version or VHS Extended as well as CGI. It was done to Director Nicholas Mallets original plan to Release COF 1993 on VHS (akin to The VHS release of ‘The Five Doctors: Special Edition’) however due to certain problems that never really surfaced never came to fruition, and then Nicholas Mallet Passed in 1997. The Feature Length COF was re-edited was overseen by Mark Ayres using his and Nocholas’s Notes…

    • MJS

      October 20th, 2019 - 8:07pm

      I’d love it if they did “special edition” titles for them like with Terror of the Vervoids.

  • anonymus

    October 7th, 2019 - 7:38pm

    Any update on the discovery of some missing episodes by Paul Vanezis?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2019 - 9:18pm

      No.

  • BtsR

    September 29th, 2019 - 1:28am

    Do you think its likely well see “Dimensions in time”, “death comes to time” web animation and
    “more than 30 years in the tardis doc” in this set somewhere ?
    Seems like the best places to put them or 30years doc on silver nemesis/season 25. One thing I’d say to Russell minton is yes new documentaries are nice but give us some stuff that never got released too.

    Reply
    • Gordon

      September 29th, 2019 - 10:25am

      Dimension in times is unlikely to be cleared. Tons of red tape plus the rights holders are asking an extortionate amount to use the footage. Death comes to time and more than 30 years will most likely appear on a potential wilderness years set

    • David

      September 29th, 2019 - 11:56am

      They are unlikely to be on this set – certainly “Dimensions in Time” is very unlikely to be released at all, given the contracts in place and cost of clearing the material through “Children in Need”. There has been speculation that there might be a “Wilderness Years” collection including the TV Movie, “More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS” and other material such as the “Doctor Forever” documentaries which appeared on some of the later Special Edition DVD releases.

  • Anonymous

    September 25th, 2019 - 7:44pm

    what story per season do you think is going to get the cgi treatment?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      September 29th, 2019 - 10:51am

      Season 1. The Daleks
      2. The chase
      3. The ark
      4. There is nothing complete
      5. Tomb of the cybermen
      6. The mind robber
      7. Spearhead
      8. Autons
      9. Sea devils
      11. Dinos (new models would work better than cg imop )
      13. Zygons
      14. Robots of death
      15. Underworld
      16. Pirate planet
      17. Nightmare in Eden
      20. Snakedance
      21. Warriors from the deep
      22. Timelash
      24. Paradise
      25. Remembrance

    • Anonymous

      October 5th, 2019 - 1:20pm

      Gonna have to disagree with you Gordon, I reckon season 24 will be time and the Rani and season 25 will be silver nemesis

  • Seth

    September 25th, 2019 - 6:48am

    Would Season 8 possibly be saved for the last of the Pertwee seasons? I was wondering because it is packed full of 3’s most famous story’s.

    Reply
    • The Flying Shark

      September 25th, 2019 - 8:06am

      Perhaps 7 will be saved for last as the seven parters have very poor colour quality apparently and will need a lot of work, plus it will be tricky to make new extras as the main cast have all passed on. Season 8 has some colour issues too so that will probably be second to last-either 9 or 11 for Pertwee will be next, I bet 11 as Sarah Jane will be a big selling point to new who fans, plus it’s been demanded for a long time to get new CGI on Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

    • The 14th doctor

      September 25th, 2019 - 10:59am

      Season 11 would be fantastic!!!!!!
      So if the rumours are correct then we should be getting: season 14, season 6 ( hopefully), season 21 and season 11!!!
      We are in for a good year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      September 25th, 2019 - 2:02pm

      Season 9 next for Pertwee as they’ve been to the location for the sea devils.

    • The 14th doctor

      September 25th, 2019 - 5:39pm

      Even better!!!

    • Pete X

      September 25th, 2019 - 9:27pm

      I reckon that season 8 will be released in 2023 (the 60th anniversary year) as well as seasons 1, 16 and 20.

    • Anonymous

      September 26th, 2019 - 12:35am

      Swap 16 for season 25

  • Anonymous

    September 22nd, 2019 - 12:13pm

    has anybody heard any other rumours about other classic blue ray boxset like season 26?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      September 22nd, 2019 - 4:05pm

      14 is rumoured for February. Anything beyond that is guesswork

      I do guess we will get a 60s set. 2 or 6 is my guess. 2 is most ready but with it being Troughton’s 100th birthday 6 has a small possibility

      We should be due another Davison so either 20/21

      Another pertwee will probably happen as well. Either

    • Gordon

      September 22nd, 2019 - 4:32pm

      Either 9 or 11 for pertwee

    • Anonymous

      September 22nd, 2019 - 4:51pm

      There’s rumours that Season 14 is next, but there’s also rumours that Season 6 is coming for Patrick Troughton’s 100th birthday which would have to be next to actually meet the date in March.

    • Gordon

      September 22nd, 2019 - 7:49pm

      It doesn’t need to come out on his birthday to be part of his 100th birthday celebration. That can still come out in the same year. I fully expect the faceless ones to be released on his 100th birthday so I don’t think it needs to have season 6 come out exactly on his birthday

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