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February 27th, 2021 513 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 8 Blu-ray

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

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

You can also check to see if any retailers are selling this via www.ebay.co.uk

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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513 comments

  • Ricky

    February 28th, 2021 - 9:02am

    Now out of stock again at Amazon.

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  • Jamie

    February 27th, 2021 - 7:10pm

    Anyone ordered stuff from Hive before ? I ordered this when it was the only shop that still had it in stock but I have never heard of it and not sure about there delivery times

    Reply
    • bryan

      February 27th, 2021 - 9:11pm

      Hive, Are superb. Everything you order, you can nominate a local store , specially for books, and they get a small % of the cost. you can even have it sent to the store for collection if it suits you better(not at the moment obviously)

      They are usually much cheaper or just slightly deaerer in some cases, than Say Amazon. I tend to use them for books and Audiobooks, mostly.

      Hope that helps.

    • jamie

      February 27th, 2021 - 9:44pm

      Thanks for the reply Bryan, that helps a lot , was just wary at first because I had never heard of it and it didn’t seem like the type of shop that would be selling this.

    • Coleman

      February 28th, 2021 - 11:31am

      Jamie, were you looking at the wrong site? When you Google Hive, usually the first on the list is a site that does smart home technology. The Hive you’ve bought from sells loads of Blu-ray, DVDs and CDs, especially Dr Who.

  • EvilDalek79

    February 27th, 2021 - 6:50pm

    I wish there was an Isolated Score feature for The Mind of Evil with recreational of the other 4 scores, like what they did with Mindwarp’s score recreation for the Season 23 Boxset

    Reply
  • Matt

    February 27th, 2021 - 5:53pm

    Ha ha. I knew it was too good to be true. What a clutz! It was a Big Finish order. Duh! They usually take a while to arrive plus throw in a pandemic so I didnt expect it to turn up in a matter of days. Think I just got a little bit overexcited.

    Reply
  • Type 40

    February 27th, 2021 - 3:50pm

    It appears to be available to order again on Amazon.

    Reply
  • Kenny

    February 27th, 2021 - 1:29am

    You can now pre-order the US version (titled Jon Pertwee Season 2). It is currently listed as being released June 1st here.

    Reply
  • Matt

    February 26th, 2021 - 1:45pm

    Has anyone received theirs a week early? I think mine has. Parcel is quarantined til tomorrow.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 26th, 2021 - 5:28pm

      ?

    • Rob W

      February 26th, 2021 - 6:03pm

      Matt you don’t know for sure what it is, did you get a despatch email?

    • Matt Young

      February 27th, 2021 - 12:27am

      I haven’t ordered anything else and its Doctor Who blu ray box set sized. It’ll probably turn out to be a box of pasta.

    • daz

      February 27th, 2021 - 7:41am

      You could just put gloves on and read the sticker on the cardboard box.

      You’ll know it’s from Zoom if you do as it will have the company address on it, rather than speculate on here for no reason.

    • Rob W

      February 27th, 2021 - 12:00pm

      Come on then Matt, pray tell what this Doctor Who Blu-ray box set sized package was? Hand Sanitezer? Face Masks? 2021 Census form?

    • Anonymous

      February 27th, 2021 - 3:15pm

      Someone’s gone quiet?

    • Matt

      February 27th, 2021 - 5:52pm

      Ha ha. I knew it was too good to be true. What a clutz! It was a Big Finish order. Duh! They usually take a while to arrive plus throw in a pandemic so I didnt expect it to turn up in a matter of days. Think I just got a little bit overexcited.

    • Rob W

      February 27th, 2021 - 6:21pm

      You’ll no doubt get your boxset next Saturday then, or failing that on release date mate! Keep smiling.

  • Scott Carrick

    February 23rd, 2021 - 5:06pm

    Totally agree with you JL – think you’re more or less spot on with your predictions of what’s coming next / the release order for the next couple of years. Season 17 later this year, hold off Season 20 until 2023 – maybe Season 21 in 2022 instead? Also Seasons 11 and 15 next year, Seasons 9, 16, 20 and 22 in 2023 and Seasons 7, 13 and 25 in 2024. The Black and White Seasons I think will now be left until 2025 / 2026 until all the animations / reconstructions have been completed to a satisfactory degree. Although Season 1 with an animated Marco Polo might be a surprise release in 2023? It’s fun to speculate isn’t it :-)?

    Reply
    • Mac

      February 27th, 2021 - 9:35pm

      They filmed with Lalla Ward because she moved to Hong Kong I believe.

      I’d like to know what they’ll do with Planet of Giants. They really struggled with the DVD release for extras.

  • Prof Horner

    February 23rd, 2021 - 11:14am

    So now we have the roadmap out of lockdown, what are the chances of season 20 been released later this year? I understand most of the special features are done. Just a trip to Amsterdam to do. So maybe we are talking about say November release. I hope we may get a another Tom Baker season before then.

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    • Lee

      February 23rd, 2021 - 12:14pm

      Seeing as we have had a pattern of a Tom Baker release every year I could see that as next one then hopefully Season 20 after

    • Pete X

      February 23rd, 2021 - 1:19pm

      It all depends on how the roadmap proceeds, what the situation is in the Netherlands, what post-brexit barriers/regulations are in place and covid restrictions that remain in place whether filming for a short video feature can go ahead.

      I think that 2022 would be the earliest possible release. In which case they might as well realease in 2023 for the 60th, and its 40th, anniversary.

      If it is now unfeasible to make the feature for whatever reason, release could be this year all other work on the set having been done.

    • Scott Carrick

      February 23rd, 2021 - 1:25pm

      I’m thinking Season 20 will slip into early next year. Hoping for Season 17 in September. Fingers Crossed :-)!

    • JL

      February 23rd, 2021 - 2:01pm

      I know this a way off, but do you reckon we could see season 11 released late 2023, if not season 1, to coincide with Sarah Jane’s debut, or perhaps early 2024? Also, if we do get a 4th doctor release later this year, which season do you reckon we’ll get? I’m hoping to see season 17, not the best but I adore watching it, plus it may be nice to release this year as Lalla Ward turns 70.

      Then next year we could see Season 20, Season 9 and either Season 15/16, leaving 2 seasons of Pertwee and Tom Baker left, and 1 each of Davison, Colin Baker and McCoy, plus seasons 1-6, though it would be a nice surprise to see one of either Seasons 2,5 or 6 get released, depending on whether they will wait for animations to be complete or not. If the rumour of Abominable being animated soon is true, and with the recent Web of Fear announcement, Season 5 would only require Wheel to be done

    • Prof Horner

      February 23rd, 2021 - 4:28pm

      Just think when season 17 is released it will be complete for the first time. With Shada finishing the season as originally intended. I feel sure if it had been shown back in early 1980 ,the season would have been more highly regarded. Though season 17 is not my favourite season by along way I still forward to it’s release.

    • Scott Carrick

      February 23rd, 2021 - 5:04pm

      Totally agree with you JL – think you’re more or less spot on with your predictions of what’s coming next / the release order for the next couple of years. Season 17 later this year, hold off Season 20 until 2023 – maybe Season 21 in 2022 instead? Also Seasons 11 and 15 next year, Seasons 9, 16, 20 and 22 in 2023 and Seasons 7, 13 and 25 in 2024. The Black and White Seasons I think will now be left until 2025 / 2026 until all the animations / reconstructions have been completed to a satisfactory degree. Although Season 1 with an animated Marco Polo might be a surprise release in 2023? It’s fun to speculate isn’t it :-)?

    • Gordon

      February 24th, 2021 - 1:25am

      Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves with the roadmap. Pete x is quite right. In England Restrictions might be getting completely lifted on 21st of June but that all depends on how things go in the next 4 months. 21st of June is the earliest possible date. If cases and hospital cases rises with things opening up again and if it’s high enough it could put that date in jeopardy and it get pushed to later in the year. Even if England does lift its restrictions you still have the restrictions for France Belgium and the Netherlands to deal with as a road trip to Amsterdam would be driving through those countries. That’s not forgetting all the new red tape that would need to get through with the after effects of brexit. There is a lot to get through before we reach that point

      Think it’s possible they might hold off doing season 17 for possible Paris filming for city of death. If they are going to do another Tom I’d say 15 as it’s good to get Tom and Louise while they are available. Louise did post on twitter the other week that she was working with Tom and was sworn to secrecy on what it was. Could always be for big finish though. It’s hard to say after that as I’d say season 20 but it might not be filmable then. I’d say 22 but then there is the possibility they might want to film in spain for the 2 doctors

    • daz

      February 24th, 2021 - 8:29am

      I still think Season 16 will be the next 4th Doctor release as it would be good to space the companions out.

      Time will tell, it always does.

    • Prof Horner

      February 24th, 2021 - 9:48am

      For what it is worth , I think is way too soon to allow foreign travel this summer . So maybe be season 16 would be the best option, it certainly the best season of the Williams era. And Gordon don’t get me started on Brexit!

    • Bobby Fackrell

      February 24th, 2021 - 2:10pm

      I think they should bang out 13 next complete the Hinchcliffe Trilogy and cheer us all up

  • Gordon

    February 17th, 2021 - 2:38am

    Had a look at the zoom site now that it’s officially been taken over. It’s pretty identical layout to what it was before. There is a lot of new preorders but looking at the prices even with the 10 percent discount which you are still cheaper going elsewhere. There is nothing bbc related at present but that could always change. They are also only excepting PayPal at the moment.

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    • Anonymous

      February 17th, 2021 - 9:04am

      Wont be using these at those prices, haha

    • booboo

      February 17th, 2021 - 9:34am

      i have emailed them to see if we cant get some info as to their BBC intentions, we now have a awful lot of dead links on the site!

    • Rob W

      February 17th, 2021 - 10:57am

      It’s early days yet but I wish them well.

    • Timelord 1944

      February 18th, 2021 - 9:29pm

      I spoke to them on the phone. Their aim is to increase their catalogue to where it was before but they have to renegotiate with their suppliers. She said theres lots of legal issues to be resolved.

    • Gordon

      February 18th, 2021 - 10:39pm

      Seen someone mention on twitter that Apparently they are planning on selling doctor who material again but are unsure when that will be. Will be interesting to see their prices when they do get who stuff again as their current prices of things are ridiculously overpriced compared with other places

    • Rob W

      February 19th, 2021 - 12:39pm

      Give them a chance, they’ve only been up and running 2 days. Some of their BFI prices are the same as Amazon and Zavvi so I’ll be giving them my custom.

    • Gordon

      February 20th, 2021 - 12:30pm

      Things take time however they also need to make a good first impression and considering how over priced everything looked at first and some still do they just didn’t do that. I have noticed some of the prices have dropped since they opened. I feel this should have been sorted before they opened. One of the most important thing on any site is the prices. If it meant they had to delay the launch then so be it. They may become good but the jury is still out on them.

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