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March 11th, 2021 912 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 8 Blu-ray

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Available to order while stocks last from www.amazon.co.uk, www.zavvi.com, www.base.com and www.hive.co.uk and other selected retailers.

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Available to order in Australia from www.sanity.com

Jon Pertwee’s second season as the Third Doctor, featuring the debut of Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Roger Delgado as the Master, is the next release to come to Blu-ray with Season 8 on the 23rd February 2021.

Stranded on 20th Century Earth, the Third Doctor teams up with UNIT and new companion Jo Grant to thwart alien invasions! And that’s not all, he must also contend with the arrival of his deadliest foe – arch nemesis the Master.

Battling Autons, Axons, an alien mind parasite and a mighty Daemon, the Doctor, Jo and UNIT must defend the Earth – and its future pioneers – in five action-packed adventures.

With all episodes newly remastered, this Blu-ray box set also contains extensive and exclusive special features including:

  • Behind the Sofa – New episodes with Katy Manning, Stewart Bevan, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Sacha Dhawan and Anjli Mohindra.
  • In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to companion Katy Manning.
  • A Devils Weekend – Actors Katy Manning and John Levene take a personal trip back to the picturesque village of Aldbourne, 50 years after they recorded the Doctor Who story The Daemons there.
  • The Direct Route – Doctor Who directors Michael Briant, Graeme Harper and Tim Combe take an epic road trip to all the filming locations from Season 8 as they discuss directing the show in the early 1970s.
  • Terrance and Me – Lifelong Doctor Who fan, Frank Skinner sets out to meet the family, friends and colleagues of the late, much-loved writer, Terrance Dicks.
  • Blu-Ray trailer – A specially shot mini-episode
  • Extended Episode 1 of The Claws of Axos
  • 90-minute omnibus edition of The Daemons
  • Immersive 5.1 surround sound on Terror of the Autons and The Daemons
  • Optional updated special effects and CSO clean-up on Terror of the Autons
  • Unseen studio footage
  • Rare archive treats
  • Convention footage
  • HD photo galleries
  • Scripts, costume designs, rare BBC production files
  • The eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD.
    And lots more!


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912 comments

  • Day Dalek Gold

    November 28th, 2020 - 3:50pm

    Which should I order from Zoom or Amazon? One of the greatest seasons of all time!

    Reply
    • Rob W

      November 28th, 2020 - 4:15pm

      HMV or Argos – don’t forget High Street retailers!

    • Coleman

      November 28th, 2020 - 4:47pm

      Zoom, I always order from them when in stock.
      Always arrive in a cardboard box without any damage.

    • Bicky

      November 28th, 2020 - 6:27pm

      Don’t order from Zavvi unless you want it completely battered

    • The Fishmonger

      November 29th, 2020 - 9:50pm

      Zavvi don’t package these very well, I would order from hmv or zoom. I have done, in fact.

  • Doctor13

    November 28th, 2020 - 3:02pm

    Gordon it’s 26 season’s not 27

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    • Gordon

      November 28th, 2020 - 3:17pm

      Wilderness years too. That makes it 27 sets

    • Coleman

      November 28th, 2020 - 4:52pm

      I don’t think you’ll catch Gordon out on anything Dr who, he’s very knowledgeable.

    • Anonymous

      November 28th, 2020 - 10:11pm

      Wilderness Years isn’t a “Season”. He said “27 Season Sets”. Which probably means 27 sets that look like these sets.

    • DPHill

      November 28th, 2020 - 11:41pm

      I think people need to be a little less pedantic, 27 season sets is good enough – we all know what it means

  • Day Dalek Gold

    November 28th, 2020 - 11:37am

    Desperate to get this!

    Reply
  • Shaun

    November 28th, 2020 - 7:04am

    I’ve gotten into contact with Zavvi and somewhere along the way the US has been shut off to this set. And that goes for other retailers too. Anyone know what that’s about?

    Reply
    • Rob W

      November 28th, 2020 - 11:11am

      The previous sets were given official U.S releases so perhaps that’s why.

    • The Loiterer

      November 29th, 2020 - 1:09am

      The BFI website won’t allow international ordering of their recent Play for Today set due to rights restrictions, so the BBC do seem to be becoming stricter concerning territory rights lately. I’ve never known them block general online retailers though, so that would be something new – if they are even legally able to do that? I’m not sure what the current laws are, but they apparently changed around 2015/16 so maybe they can now.

  • Sarge

    November 27th, 2020 - 7:52pm

    Zavvi US is literally letting you ship ever other upcoming DW release except this anyone know what’s going on?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      November 27th, 2020 - 8:51pm

      I wonder if this has anything to do with the current uncertainty regarding Brexit?

  • Marcus

    November 27th, 2020 - 7:31pm

    Anyone in the U.S tried Zavvi, but it still says it can’t be delivered to the States? This is Bizarre how it’s looking like no U.S availability at retail.

    Reply
    • Charles Moak

      November 28th, 2020 - 5:10pm

      Katy Manning is looking more and more like the only option left–I bit the bullet on that a couple days ago. $120 including shipping isn’t complete highway robbery, especially with a lovely signature.

    • The Loiterer

      November 29th, 2020 - 12:37am

      For anyone who doesn’t want to risk waiting until release date (when Amazon will probably allow US delivery), there’s a whole new industry of parcel forwarding companies out there now. A lot of people in Europe use them to buy bargains from the US, as places like B&N won’t ship to the EU now (GDPR issues), but many of these companies ship both ways. If you look on the forums at somewhere like blu-ray.com you should find recommendations, assuming you don’t have a trading partner who can help you out.

  • MIKK89

    November 27th, 2020 - 12:03pm

    As well as being released on the 50th anniversary of the Master’s debut, but marks the 8th Boxset of the Collection released… Dont think its on purpose but its a nice little symmetry.

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    • daz

      November 27th, 2020 - 1:08pm

      I thought that too.

  • LouiseRomanaWade

    November 26th, 2020 - 8:44pm

    Has anyone noticed that The Daemons has 3 discs in this set?

    Reply
    • Prowl 1701

      November 27th, 2020 - 4:12pm

      This is finally up on Zavvi and ZavviUS but neither or them are letting me send the item to either of my addresses in the states. Looks like even Zavvi isnt shipping to the US right now, at least where I live anyway. Even there US branch won’t let me order it. Here is the UK link. http://www.zavvi.com

  • Bicky

    November 26th, 2020 - 3:27pm

    I hope that big fold on the left of the front cover will not be on the release. It will be inconsistent with the other sets.

    Reply
    • Rob W

      November 26th, 2020 - 4:52pm

      Yes that fold will hopefully be on the back as with the previous sets.

    • Anonymous

      November 26th, 2020 - 6:21pm

      If you look at the pack shots of the other series, all of them appear like this, although none of them have had the fold on the front. I don’t see any reason for it to be different this time around.

    • Coleman

      November 26th, 2020 - 8:07pm

      Yes, all the promos have the crease on the front of the case as anonymous mentioned.
      “Very observant”.

    • Bicky

      November 26th, 2020 - 11:11pm

      Very true- didn’t notice it before on the others.

    • Coleman

      November 27th, 2020 - 10:33am

      Bicky, with the crease being on the front of the original packaging, I should imagine this is how they where going to be produced.
      Probably had a change of heart during designing that the crease would be better on the reverse.

    • Bicky

      November 28th, 2020 - 2:11am

      That sounds plausible

  • Anonymous

    November 26th, 2020 - 11:02am

    Does anyone know for certain if these Blu-ray sets will be released at some point in non-limited edition cases? I understand they would be unwilling to reveal details like that so early on, but surely all of the HD enhancements will get a permanent release at some point?

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    • Richard

      November 26th, 2020 - 11:12am

      Don’t think so, right from the beginning these sets were marketed as Limited Edition only.

    • Bob

      November 26th, 2020 - 12:40pm

      The US releases aren’t limited edition and are region free so those are also an option. The differences are that they come in standard Blu-Ray cases, no booklet, all disc art is the same and some of the special features are missing due to licensing but the remasters are the same.

    • joey

      November 26th, 2020 - 1:07pm

      Presumably, yes. The UK sets are described as coming in “limited edition packaging”.

    • Coleman

      November 26th, 2020 - 2:51pm

      It’s just the packaging that’s “limited Edition”
      So eventually I think they’ll release them all again, In standard cases.
      (Could be awhile though)

    • Richard Turner

      November 26th, 2020 - 3:40pm

      99% yes. Once the range is done they won’t have money sitting on the shelf not making them money. Expect repackages, era boxsets etc.

      It makes sense not to do it now so the current release is always the priority. If a new McCoy’s sales were slower because a Tom re-release was taking up funds of people, it’s cannibalising. The UK sales are much greater than the US and Australia so it’s here where it needs to do well.

    • Anonymous

      November 27th, 2020 - 7:55am

      I honestly doubt it, by the time this range is wrapping up we’ll be in the latter half of the decade, the market is clearly heading in a particular direction and while Doctor Who has fortunately managed to maintain physical sales thus far, I very much doubt there will be interest from the BBC in doing a “standard release”.

      Any “permanent” release will probably end up on a streaming service somewhere, either Britbox or a subscription based iPlayer if the licence fee gets scrapped in the next charter review which is a real risk.

    • daz

      November 27th, 2020 - 1:13pm

      They will do Complete Doctor Sets in Standard cases I bet for the UK once the range is finished. With flimsy cardbord surround.

      One final hurrah for those on fence about Limited Editions or new fans wanting them at that point.

      Be interesting to see at what point the BBC discontinue the DVD’s.

      After that streaming only for classic.

    • Gordon

      November 27th, 2020 - 10:30pm

      Think releasing 27 season sets all in 1 go might be overkill so it might be better doing doctor sets

  • Dr. 1963

    November 26th, 2020 - 7:14am

    Where should I order this from if I want to make sure that it gets the least damage? I’ve had some real dinged up items from Amazon lately.

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    • Pete X

      November 26th, 2020 - 8:22am

      So far I’ve not had any problems with Zoom.

    • Dunc

      November 26th, 2020 - 8:23am

      Try zoom. I’ve never had an issue with them. Theres also zavvi or even argos if they get any.

  • Basil Funkenstein

    November 26th, 2020 - 1:57am

    Literally so excited for this it’s unreal. Pre-ordered already. This collection is absolutely phenomenal and entirely fantastic. I hope we see a McGann Wilderness years set and also NuWho sets as well. Would be incredible. The best collection of Doctor Who you could possibly ask for.

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    • D84

      November 26th, 2020 - 12:25pm

      @Basil – I am hoping for exactly the same – some form of “Wilderness Years” set including The Movie and also potentially, Curse of the Fatal Death, More than 30yrs in the Tardis, throw in Dimensions in time (if they can get around the non release / non profit clause) and Scream of the Shalka and other extra’s and you’ve got yourself a 6 disc set right there.
      Also I agree on NuWho, whilst I own all of them across DVD and Blu Ray – I would have no issue re purchasing so the set is complete in the same packaging style. Although with the steelbooks still rolling out (which I don’t have as I didn’t start the collection) im not sure this will be soon – if ever – we can live in hope I guess

    • James

      November 26th, 2020 - 3:45pm

      Would be better if they released the NuWho series as Doctors. As the box sets released for NuWho are smaller so they could do 10th, 11th, 12th 13th as single box sets. The Same for Torchwood and SJA if they did those.

    • Anonymous

      November 26th, 2020 - 9:16pm

      This is all of Gordon’s words from Season 14 post…
      and he is right on the money!

      Disc 1: 1990-95
      search out science
      The writers room season 27 (newly made)
      Documentary on the 30th anniversary year with in-depth coverage of dark dimension and dimensions of time (newly made)
      30 years in the tardis (both the original televised version and the extended vhs version
      History of realtime pictures and bbv documentary (newly made)
      Any doctor who related pieces on blue peter from 1990-1995
      * if by a miracle dit is ever cleared:
      Dimensions in time
      Making of
      Behind the sofa
      Alternative choice
      Behind the scenes
      Optional extended version
      Disc 2-3: TV movie (96)
      TV movie (potentially with optional fx)
      Seven year itch
      Making of the actual production (new)
      The unmade mcgann series documentary (new)
      8th doctor at big finish documentary (new)
      Behind the sofa (new)
      Vfx (1994 and 1996)
      Behind the scenes (potentially it may be expanded from the dvd)
      Philip segal tour
      Epk
      Alternative takes
      Trails
      Paul McGann in conversation with Matthew sweet (new)
      Tomorrow’s times
      Striped for action – the 8th doctor
      Night of the doctor
      The 8th doctor revisited

      Disc 4: 97- 99
      Destiny of the doctors
      Take 35 footage from 1998

      Curse of fatal death (if clearable)
      Making of curse of fatal death (new)
      Behind the sofa for curse (new)
      Behind the scenes on curse (new)

      History of big finish (new)
      Who night 99
      Any doctor who related pieces on blue peter from 1997-1999

      Disc 5 2000-02
      Death comes to time
      Making of (new)
      Behind the sofa (new)
      Real time
      Making of (new)
      Behind the sofa (new)
      Any doctor who related pieces on blue peter from 2000 -2002

      Disc 6: 2003-2004

      Shada 2003
      Making of (new)
      Behind the sofa (new)
      Scream of the Shalka
      Carry on screaming
      The screaming sessions
      The inter web of fear
      Behind the sofa (new)
      Richard e grant in conversation with Matthew sweet (new)
      Who @ 40
      Any doctor who related pieces on blue peter from 2003 -2004

      Disc 7: bonus disc

      The Doctor forever series
      Who peter part 2
      Any other miscellaneous items like those deadly divas etc
      The wilderness years (originally on the TV movie disc)

    • TheWHOlegacy

      November 27th, 2020 - 2:35am

      New series Doctors would be released as series and not by Doctors. You have to consider budgets when it comes to extras. No way would we get 40 odd David Tennant behind the sofas plus making ofs on one set. Series sets work for new series as you’d have the Episode plus the Full episode of confidential on the disc plus additional documentaries and making ofs. Series 7-present definitely need making ofs done as we only get the 10 to 15 minute behind the scenes stuff for the stories in those seasons.

    • James

      November 27th, 2020 - 11:13am

      TheWHOlegacy only makes sense as Doctor Sets be better as the Classic Who sets being 30-40 eps on each where as only 13 eps on NuWho series’

    • Anonymous

      November 27th, 2020 - 4:49pm

      13 episodes that are each double the length and mostly single parters demanding their own extras. There’s more footage in an RTD era series than practically every 70s and 80s series (especially the Sylvester McCoy series).

    • TheWHOlegacy

      November 27th, 2020 - 6:11pm

      Exactly the new series is 13×45 mins (sometimes a few being 50-65 mins) plus 1×60 mins Christmas special. Only the 60’s season have 30-40×25 min episodes. The 70’s-80’s are around 20-28×25 min episodes and the McCoy era are only 14×25 mins. So the McCoy seasons are half the length of time as the new series.

  • Nick

    November 25th, 2020 - 10:49pm

    So excited!!! I hope the 1992 BBC 2 continuity announcements for The Daemons have been included this time too! Looking forward to the updated special effects for Terror! Terrific!!!!!! With an updated Nestene effect? I hope!!!

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    • Nick

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:52pm

      Simply adore the cover and boxset design!!!

  • The Brigadier@2013

    November 25th, 2020 - 9:10pm

    Thats going straight in my basket! Pre-ordered!

    Reply
  • Ian Cotterill

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:30pm

    Interestingly, I don’t see the usual statement in the description that this is limited edition set.

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    • Rob W

      November 26th, 2020 - 8:49am

      HMV have this listed as a limited edition.

    • daz

      November 26th, 2020 - 10:00am

      So do Zoom.

      Nothing has changed as it is the packaging that is Limited Edition.

  • Lewis

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:25pm

    Brilliant news, one of the best seasons too! Obviously I’m still going to buy it but why is this up for £44.99 instead of the usual £39.99?

    Reply
    • James Wallace

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:16pm

      I wondered that to. I guess because it’s an 8 disc boxset

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:43pm

      It’s still less than the RRP (£49.99) which hasn’t changed. With how much content each set has I’m surprised the price hasn’t changed till now. It could be a few reasons it’s a bit more expensive. The restoration could have been more expensive or filming during COVID pushed the budget up. Could be a number of things

    • RPG74

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:17pm

      £44.99 may be a pre-order price that could drop on release date. It’s listed as £44.99 (or less) on my Amazon invoice. Still, even if it is that price who are we to argue? For all this, anything less than fifty quid is a bargain.

    • James

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:20pm

      Can get it for 40.49 (4.50 off) using 10% off code on Zoom. Then use TopCashBack and get 1.38 back

  • Erato

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:16pm

    The only thing I would have loved to be on this set (and I don’t believe it is) is the b/w 16mm film VHS release of ‘The Mind of Evil’.

    I remember being really upset I was about 9/10 when this came out on video in b/w at my local Woolworths; I loved Pertwee but wasn’t into 60s Who at the time.

    All that blubbing was for nothing though; I bought it, loved it and it became my favourite Third Doctor story of the lot.

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    • Dave

      November 26th, 2020 - 12:24pm

      I must admit it’s the only DW story I find looks worse with restoration. The gritty black and white look really suited the story. Doesn’t quite have the same feel on DVD.

    • Erato

      November 28th, 2020 - 9:20am

      I might not go that far, but I definitely think the b/w certainly matches up with the grittiness of the story. It’s so adult in terms of its content.

      I remember my dad saying to me when I was young and he bought me the VHS to look on the bright side; this is how the vast majority of the population watched Pertwee back in the 70s because very few families (his included) could afford colour TV sets.

      I love ‘The Mind of Evil’; I don’t think it gets the recognition it deserves.

  • Red Dalek

    November 25th, 2020 - 7:31pm

    So glad this is coming out.

    Apparently Sylvester McCoy recently recorded a behind the sofa with Bonnie Langford and Sophie Aldred, so Season 24 may be in the pipeline… (All rumours but worth mentioning).

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    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 8:47pm

      Season 24 is probably my least wanted season but I still would be really excited for what new special features could be added

    • Ben

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:08pm

      Apparently, Michael Jayston recently watched season 24 for a “thing”.

    • philip shaw

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:53pm

      Waste of Time and the Rani was atrocious bad, from Sylv’ a pratfalling to Bunnies endless sceaming. Hard to believe this could have been Colin’s last story! The season improves slightly with Paradise Towers which is mainly let down by Richard Briefs ‘Blaky’ from on the buses impersonation. The last 2 are fun frothy tales, quiet like Bannermen because I’ve always loved all location stories and it’s just meant to be wacky, what we would start to call oddball. Dragonfire, the best of the bunch introduces us to Ace, arguably one of the best modern, at the time, companions. Paving the way for 2 last superb seasons with the avenger duo McCoy and Aldred.

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:23pm

      Season 24 isn’t a great season but it’s got a ton of scope of new extras. There was a bunch of stuff that didn’t make it to the time and the rani dvd as there was no room and the budget wouldn’t stretch to a 2nd disc. Delta and the bannerman was pretty bare bones and didn’t even have a making of and I believe there are also some deleted scenes that didn’t make it on the dvd. There is also the the delta and the bannerman wrap party which has to be seen to believed but I’ve no idea if it’s clearable. I believe there is also some 71 edits existing like season 23. Sylvester will most likely do a in conversation with Matthew sweet too. Then there is the 5.1 mixes. It’s going to be a great season whenever it comes out. I’m thinking maybe 2021 as season 26 was planned to be released in 2019 before it got delayed and it would give the McCoy era 2 years between releases and it would free up season 2025 in 2023. But with season 8 coming out as soon as it did it could be out at any time

    • Bobby Fackrell

      November 26th, 2020 - 7:57am

      Would prefer 25 but Delta and the Bannermen is a classic, grown fonder of Paradise Towers over the years too. The other two are rubbish though

    • Doctor Blu

      November 26th, 2020 - 6:43pm

      ‘Time and the Rani’ looks great with the bubble traps, the tetraps are well realised, plus Kate O Mara is quality.
      ‘Paradise Towers’ is a fairly good story. I’ve always liked it anyway!
      ‘Delta and the Bannermen’ is my favourite from Season 24. Good fun and great performances from the guest cast.
      ‘Dragonfire’ isn’t bad either. Great seeing Glitz again, and Ace makes an impressive introduction.
      I certainly would enjoy a season 24 Blu-ray release.

  • Doc3Pertwee

    November 25th, 2020 - 6:58pm

    Does anyone know if Amazon charge your card prior to shipment or post/on the day of shipment?
    I really don’t want to miss this one haha.

    Reply
    • Bob

      November 25th, 2020 - 7:06pm

      They don’t charge until it ships with preorders
      You will also only have to pay the lowest amount of money it’s listed for during the preorder period.

  • DPHill

    November 25th, 2020 - 6:16pm

    Pertwee Predictions

    Does anyone else think we will be getting a Pertwee a year alongside a Tom a year? If this is the 50th anniversary of Season 8, then 2022’s first release would match the 50th anniversary of season 9, and 2023’s final release could be season 11 for the final release as another 50th anniversary tribute. Leaving 7 til last to give something major to look forward to as well as to figure out how to do a set with so few surviving cast members left.

    For tom, which do you think will be next?
    I heard work on 17 has been underway, but really wouldn’t know when or which set for Tom would be next – would they leave 13 for 2023 do you think as it is a classic…

    Personally, I think 21 will be next as to bridge both the davison and colin gap since their last release, and wouldnt 20 go better in 2023 so Davison has even releases – 2019, 2021, 2023

    Colin’s season 22 would probably in 2022 just because of the symmetry between the two 22s?

    We are probably due a Sylv very soon and my thoughts are that 24, a less-well regarded series will be released around late 2021 or early 2022 and leaving 25, an anniversary series for 2023 or even 2024.

    For Hartnell, I really can’t see them doing anything before 2023 and using season 1 for it’s sixtieth and then perhaps 2024 for season 2’s 60th and likely season 3 being the final release of the classic in 2025…

    Troughton’s first season will probably come in 2024/5 as it is the hardest one to do despite how much easier it has been made. I think season 5 and 6 will be ‘completed’ in terms of gaps come 2023 and then they will be able to do things with them.

    (I know they say they do not coincide the sets with animation, but i feel like they must do somewhat or else it would hardly be the curated collection they purport it to be)

    Lastly, 25 years since McGann’s film coming up this May – which is also three months after Season 8 – could we be getting a nicely fit wilderness years set? I’m hopeful we will, probably not this sooon though.

    This basically means as the collection goes on, the hardest ones are left til last so part of me feels like they will still want to space them out for monetary and marketing reasons and perhaps bulk the range out with RTD era sets including SJA and TWD…

    Basically I’m just super excited every time they announce a set!!

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    • daz

      November 25th, 2020 - 11:26pm

      I think we’ll be going through the even numbered sets for a while…

      I expect we’ll get Season 2, 6, 16, 20, 22 and 24 next but not in that order.

      I still doubt they’d animate The Space Pirates in time but hope they leave an empty disc tray space in the set so there is room for when it is made. (As will no doubt be a 2 disc set.) The soundtrack should be included though on its own disc in the collection.

      The same with The Crusade I guess.

  • Gary Talbot.

    November 25th, 2020 - 6:03pm

    I’ve been looking forward to The Daemons on Blu-ray for years.
    The whole set is wonderful of course.
    I’ve ordered it.

    Reply
  • RPG74

    November 25th, 2020 - 5:39pm

    I wonder if they’ll correct the Tardis dematerialisation mistake from the beginning of Colony in Space?

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    • philip shaw

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:54pm

      I think only the effects in Terror of the Autons have been updated.

  • Charles Moak

    November 25th, 2020 - 5:09pm

    Does anyone know of a business or individual that will ship from the UK for reasonable? I’m getting panicky that this will sell out like all the others and then I’ll be left with no options other than scalpers on eBay.

    Reply
    • Bob

      November 25th, 2020 - 5:55pm

      What country do you live in?

    • Rob W

      November 25th, 2020 - 6:24pm

      Zavi ship but have yet to confirm they have stock. It’s only been on sale today so don’t panic yet.

      https://www.zavvi.com/articles/international-delivery.list

    • Prowl 1701

      November 26th, 2020 - 1:31am

      I’m also constantly checking zavii since I also live in the states. It’s driving me crazy.

  • Dupont

    November 25th, 2020 - 4:35pm

    Anyone know why it’s not up on Zavvi yet? I’m in the U.S and that could, unfortunately, be my only option.

    Reply
    • Charles Moak

      November 25th, 2020 - 4:43pm

      I’m not sure Zavvi has ever carried any of the Collection boxes, unless you know otherwise. I’m in the same boat and I’m really stressed about it. Amazon needs to stop with this nonsense. I’m willing to wait. Anything is better than watching it sell out and get scalped for $300 on eBay.

    • daz

      November 25th, 2020 - 5:58pm

      Charles. They usually do. A lot of Australian fans buy theirs from there.

    • Ian

      November 25th, 2020 - 7:31pm

      I’m also in the U.S. and was wondering why Amazon is no longer shipping these overseas unlike previous ones. But I ended up pre-ordering thru Katy Manning’s website and she signs it as well! It’s more pricey ($120 which includes shipping), but it can be shipped to the U.S. and it will arrive sooner than waiting for it to become available on Ebay. And did I mention, it’s signed by Katy Manning! Good luck with whatever you decide!

    • Anonymous

      November 28th, 2020 - 9:43pm

      Zavvi…. the last three things I pre-ordered with them, including the re-release of series 12, have failed to ship and remained pending / awaiting stock. Got multiple emails about the series 12 but it never materialised. I will never risk pre-ordering something from them again.

      Never had a problem with Zoom or Amazon. For those with no other choice I’m sorry for you as I wouldn’t be happy until it was in my hands.

  • bryan

    November 25th, 2020 - 4:17pm

    That Trailer is Outrageously Fantastic. Award winning surely. There are multi million dollar movies that dont get Trailers specially made, into Minisodes.

    Oh what a Joy it looks. Scubbed up to within an inch of thier lives, these Episodes will be.

    Interesting wording, on the CGI for Terror, and CSO Clean up. So Mrs Farrells Kitchen is much a part of the Episdoes, that to remove it has to be a special button 🙂

    Wonderful. and how clever to wait for Monday to settle down and others to creates noise and Birthday surprises.

    Brilliant.

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  • Whovian4Ever

    November 25th, 2020 - 3:57pm

    Very excited about owning this! Can’t wait to see the Season 8 Collection amongst the rest of my Whoniverse DVD and Blu-Ray releases!

    Oddly enough…following the news about the upcoming release on to blu-ray of “The Web of Fear”, it got me to thinking that if they can release a story from 1968 on to blu-ray then with time and effort they could potentially release stories from before and and after that year. I honestly thought that we wouldn’t ge anything from before Season 10 because of the condition of some stories…and yet here we are with Season 8 on the way and looking glorious judging by that wonderful trailer! Great to see that the BBC are going for it! Brilliant!

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  • Gordon

    November 25th, 2020 - 3:45pm

    Richard bignell on twitter: There will be a total of 2615 pages worth of PDF archive in the Season 8 Blu-ray Collection – Production files, scripts (including the draft storyline and scripts for The Pandora Machine), Radio Times, 1971 Annual, Sugar Smacks & Nestles promotions etc.

    Chris chapman has directed 3 documentaries for this set
    1. Devils weekend
    2. The direct route
    3. Terrance and Me

    Paul Cornell is also a little involved with this set but didn’t clarify what. (Most likely Terrance and Me.

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    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 5:24pm

      Whats ‘The Pandora Machine’?

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 5:30pm

      It was the original script for mind of evil

    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 5:33pm

      Oh thank you, I thought it could have been the original script of Claws but that was called the gift

  • David Havers

    November 25th, 2020 - 2:55pm

    23rd of February, is the release date, hopefully it won’t be put back. Can’t wait to see what it looks like in HD.

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  • Gordon

    November 25th, 2020 - 2:21pm

    Peter Crocker has said on twitter:

    We looked at the CR output for Terror but there was little difference (part better, part worse) and would have involved massively more work. Daemons CR was not viable – it’s often poor on largely dark pictures

    On whether colony had been restored from the film prints :

    They introduced their own, not insignificant, problems but we got there in the end

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    • Rob W

      November 25th, 2020 - 2:35pm

      So B/W Terror and Daemons too then? The picture quality on this trailer looks great on this trailer.

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 3:02pm

      He’s summarised it as such:

      Terror & Colony – completely new restorations from scratch.
      Axos & Daemons – upscales based on DVD masters but with significant & innumerable tweaks/fixes
      Mind – re-restoration based on upscale of DVD mid-workflow files to improve detail/grading.
      Audio v. much better.

    • Rob W

      November 25th, 2020 - 3:44pm

      Thanks very much mate. Sounds great..

    • DPHill

      November 25th, 2020 - 3:47pm

      Terror of the Autons will be wonderful to see in updated HD and colour and sound – the doll effect was actually pretty good compared to the odd array of effects in the original; a noticeable upscale of quality too! Also, a remastered title sequence visual was running throughout – do you think that will be used in the documentaries, or perhaps even on the updated effects??

    • the ergon

      November 25th, 2020 - 4:44pm

      I,m sure that will be one of the easier CG effects to overlay.

  • DPHill

    November 25th, 2020 - 1:48pm

    Also, the fact they have Anjli Mohindra makes me feel like they could well be thinking of Sarah Jane Adventures -I mean it’s ten years since it finished and since Lis sadly passed away, it copuld be possible (purely speculative hope,) but wouldn’t she look amazing on one of these sets? I feel like SJA had a very classic who essence to it as well. After all, Lee Binding has sent off two sets to be printed – though its probably twenty or something else.

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    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 2:06pm

      I’m sure the Sarah Jane adventures will get a collection blu-ray boxset in the future but I think they will try to do all the classic series first but who noses

    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 2:09pm

      I wonder if they will do each of her series as boxsets or just do one big boxset for the whole spin-off

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 2:11pm

      Or it could be that Anjli and Sasha are a couple. It makes it easier for them for filming as they don’t need to separate them as they are in the same support bubble.

    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 2:12pm

      That’s probably the main reason there on here

    • Bobby Fackrell

      November 25th, 2020 - 2:20pm

      Are Tegan and Nyssa a couple too????

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 2:24pm

      They had clear glass separating them. Same with Katie and Stewart.

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 2:25pm

      Katy*

    • DPHill

      November 25th, 2020 - 3:41pm

      I had not realised Gordon. Though prbably too early at the moment, I do think they will do Sarah-Jane Adventures, maybe split into two?

    • Jackson Lake

      November 25th, 2020 - 5:01pm

      Yeah definitely, There’s a lot of extra features they could include in a new SJA set, The Attic Convention from 2017, The Alien Files series, even school Reunion and K9 & Company as bonus features.

      One thing I would like to see is more outakes and deleted scenes, as they only explored that once in the Series 1 set. Also, omnibus episode cuts, just cause it seems redundant having next time trailers on a complete blu-ray set, but that’s just me.

    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 5:30pm

      Yea they could add a toggle which you can click to watch them with or without the next time trailers in between stories

    • DPHill

      November 25th, 2020 - 6:01pm

      They also have the ten audiobooks to add on there, photo galleries, continuity trails and trailers and making ofs that can be made. I was thinking behind the sofa would be something like ‘in the attic’ and there would be plenty of them to add. Not to mention farewell sarah-jane and new in conversation documentaries.

      Somewhere easily around 16-18 discs. Split that in two – i want sarah on my shelf by the decade’s end…

    • DPHill

      November 26th, 2020 - 9:21pm

      This would be my ideal two part collection for sarah-jane adventures
      Doctor Who the Collection Season SJA (Side A) [Jan 2007 – Mar 2009]
      Disc 1 – Invasion of the Bane & School Reunion [6 ½ hours]
      K9 & Company – A Girl’s Best Friend [50min]
      Doctor Who – School Reunion [45min] with optional Sarah-Jane Adventures titles
      Invasion of the Bane [60min]
      Elisabeth Sladen Interviews and News announcing the new series and Sladen’s return to who
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      Blue Peter set visit
      NEW In the Attic for 1.X [25-30min]
      NEW making of featurette for 1.X [15-25min]
      NEW photo gallery for 1.X [5min]
      Trailer for SJA side A set
      Timeline chart of Sarah Jane’s History [10min]
      NEW The Legends of Sarah-Jane – documenting the conception of sarah-jane and how she faired over four seasons of doctor who and afterward [60min/3x20min] (leads into the Sarah-jane story)
      NEW The Sarah-Jane Story Part 1 – documentary telling of how and why she was brought back and how that translated into a spin-off pilot [30min]
      Optional two-part format of the story [2x30min]
      Clean Extended Closing Credits [2min]

      Disc 2 – Revenge of the Slitheen & Eye of the Gorgon [6 ½ hr]
      Revenge of the Slitheen [2x25min]
      Eye of the Gorgon [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW Gorgons in Popular Culture Featurette [20min]
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      AUDIO-story; The Glittering Storm [70min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]

      Disc 3 – Warriors of Kudlak & Whatever Happened to Sarah-Jane? [7 ½ hr]
      Warriors of Kudlak [2x25min]
      Whatever Happened to Sarah-Jane? [2x25min]
      Attack of the Graske [15min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In Conversation with… Yasmin Paige [60min]
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      NEW Who are… the Graske? [5min] a very brief look into the Graske’s origins in Doctor Who
      AUDIO-story; The Thirteenth Stone [70min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]

      Disc 4 – The Lost Boy & Bonus Material [7 ½ hr]
      The Lost Boy [2x25min]
      Doctor Who – The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End [108min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      UPDATED Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW Effects (Visual, Prosthetic, Filming) Featurettes [3x20min]
      NEW In the Attic [20-25min]
      NEW Photo Gallery [5min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [20min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of the adventure [50min]
      NEW Writer’s Room – SJA Season 1 [30min]
      NEW Who are… the Slitheen? [10min] a brief look into the origins of the Slitheen in doctor who
      NEW Who is… K-9? [20min] a brief look at the origins of K-9 within Doctor Who
      NEW In Conversation with… Joseph Milson [60min]

      Disc 5 – The Last Sontaran & Day of the Clown [6 ½ hr]
      The Last Sontaran [2x25min]
      Day of the Clown [2x25min]
      The Sontaran Experiment [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW Who are…the Sontarans? [20min] – a brief look into the history of the Sontarans
      NEW Pied Piper Featurette [15min]
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]

      Disc 6 – Secrets of the Stars & The Mark of the Berserker [7 hr]
      Secrets of the Stars [2x25min]
      The Mark of the Berserker [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW Signs of the Zodiac Featurette [20min]
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      AUDIO-story; The Time Capsule [70min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]

      Disc 7 – The Temptation of Sarah-Jane Smith & Enemy of the Bane [7 ½ hr]
      The Temptation of Sarah-Jane Smith [2x25min]
      Enemy of the Bane [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      AUDIO-story; The Ghost House [70min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]
      NEW Who is… the Brigadier? [25min] a look at the origins of the brigadier and his interactions with Sarah-Jane

      Disc 8 – Bonus Disc [7 hr]
      From Raxacoricofallapatorius With Love [5min]
      Red Nose day excerpts and DVD Quiz [5min]
      NEW One, Last Time [25min] a look at the final appearance of doctor who stalwart, the Brigadier, and other planned appearances for the characters and the reasons for his absence
      NEW The Sarah-Jane Story Part 2 – A look at how the pilot became a brand-new series [45min]
      NEW Not Quite On Target [20min] a look at the history of sarah-jane adventures novelisations
      NEW Who were… the Two Ronnies [10min] a brief look into the humour of the red nose sketch/scene featuring Ronnie Corbett
      NEW In Conversation with… Tommy Knight [60min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW Writer’s Room – SJA Series 2 [30min]
      Clean remastered opening and closing titles including extended closing music [5min]
      Blue Peter Interview [10min]
      Me and My Movie with Tommy Knight [15min]
      NEW Doctor Who The Fan Favourite [90min] including Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Russell T Davies and cast and friends who knew Sladen talking about her career as Sarah-Jane and how this made them feel [similar to Doctor Who and the Third Man] and their memories of her
      NEW The First Female Doctor…? [45min] a look at the dynamic similarity and success of SJA compared to its parent and its influence on girls and boys with showing an inspirational female lead
      NEW Where are they now? [60min] a look at the main cast and crew of SJA and looking at what they have since been doing

      Disc 1 – Prisoner of the Judoon & The Mad Woman in the Attic [6½hr]
      Prisoner of the Judoon [2x25min]
      The Mad Woman in the Attic [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      AUDIO-story; The Shadow People [70min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]
      NEW Who are… the Judoon? [10min] a look at the origins of the Judoon
      Monster Hunt & Return of the Krulius [20min total]

      Disc 2 – The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith & The Eternity Trap [6½hr]
      The Wedding of Sarah-Jane Smith [2x25min]
      The Eternity Trap [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      AUDIO-story; The White Wolf [70min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]
      NEW Who is… the Tenth Doctor? [15min] a look at the origins of the character

      Disc 3 – Mona Lisa’s Revenge & The Gift [7hr]
      Mona Lisa’s Revenge [2x25min]
      The Gift [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      AUDIO-story; Deadly Download [70min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]
      NEW Tomorrow’s Times: Sarah-Jane’s Adventures [15min] a look at the shows portrayal within the media
      NEW K9’s comeback [25min] documenting K9s origins and his return to the who-universe

      Disc 4 – The Nightmare Man & The Vault of Secrets [7½hr]
      The Nightmare Man [2x25min]
      The Eternity Trap [2x25min]
      FIRST TIME Sarah Jane’s Alien Files 1 & 2 [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      AUDIO-story; Wraith World [70min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]

      Disc 5 – Death of the Doctor & The Empty Planet [6½hr]
      Death of the Doctor [2x25min]
      The Empty Planet [2x25min]
      FIRST TIME Sarah Jane’s Alien Files 3 & 4 [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]
      NEW Who is… The Eleventh Doctor? [15min] a look into the character’s origins
      NEW Who is… Jo Grant? [15min] a look into the former companion’s origins
      NEW Alien Files Featurette [10min]
      Defending Bannerman Road [10min]

      Disc 6 – Lost in Time & Goodbye, Sarah-Jane Smith [6½hr]
      Lost in Time [2x25min]
      Goodbye, Sarah-Jane Smith [2x25min]
      FIRST TIME Sarah Jane’s Alien Files 5 & 6 [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]
      NEW In Conversation With… Daniel Anthony [60min]

      Disc 7 – Sky & The Curse of Clyde Langer [7hr]
      Sky [2x25min]
      The Curse of Clyde Langer [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity – including The Silver Bullet comic
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In the Attic [2×20-25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      AUDIO story; Children of Steel [70min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]
      In Conversation with Anjli Mohindra [60min]
      NEW Stripped for Action – SJA [20min] Featurette in the same series as the others
      NEW Audio series featurette [10min]

      Disc 8 – The Man Who Never Was & Our Sarah-Jane [7hr]
      The Man Who Never Was [2x25min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity – including The Silver Bullet comic
      Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      NEW In the Attic [25min]
      NEW Photo Galleries [5min total]
      NEW making of featurettes [20min]
      Optional Omnibus edit of the adventure [50min]
      AUDIO story; Judgement Day [70min]
      NEW In Conversation with… Alexander Armstrong [60min]
      My Sarah-Jane [15min]
      Our Sarah-Jane – The Life of Elisabeth Sladen [60min]
      NEW The Lost Stories [30min] a documentary feature about what would have happened oif the series had continued
      The Attic – Photoshoot [20min]
      The Attic – Interviews [20min]

      Disc 9 – The Attic & Farewell, Sarah-Jane [7½hr]
      The Attic [6hr]
      Farewell, Sarah-Jane [15min]
      Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      NEW Featurette on Farewell, Sarah-Jane [5min] Russell T Davies Interview
      NEW The Sarah-Jane Story Part 3 [1hr]
      Clean Opening and Closing Titles [5min]
      DW The Collection SJA Side B set Trailer [5min]

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