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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.

You can also check to see if any other 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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912 comments

  • Anonymous

    March 6th, 2021 - 11:56am

    The tray on my boxset is loose! Like its come not attached! Is there any way I can get a replacement seeing as they’re so limited?

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    • Rob W

      March 6th, 2021 - 2:49pm

      I’d doubt it, notify the seller about the problem. Ask about any replacement or a partial refund of say £5?

    • Haza14

      March 7th, 2021 - 1:39am

      I’m worried mine might be like this as well! Certainly sounds like something might be loose inside. I haven’t been brave enough to open it yet.

      I absolutely love these sets, but I do wish the quality control for the packaging was a bit better. When you’re lucky enough to get a perfect one it’s amazing but it seems to be a bit hit and miss which makes me nervous when having to preorder online.

  • the ergon

    March 6th, 2021 - 9:42am

    Mines just arrived. I,m going to soak up those extras this afternoon feet up and with a few beers. Just what the doctor ordered.

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    • Coleman

      March 6th, 2021 - 11:05am

      Nice one Ergon.
      Mine says will be delivered on Monday from Amazon.
      Not sure how there gonna managed it though, when I looked at my account this morning it still hasn’t been despatched yet?

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 6th, 2021 - 11:45am

      Amazon usually dispatch late Saturday or Sunday, I always get them on release day, on series 10 was a day late and they emailed me to say it would be

    • Coleman

      March 6th, 2021 - 11:53am

      Thanks Bobby, haven’t dealt with Amazon much in the past. Much prefer Zoom, but they’ve changed hands. I hope it doesn’t come in a plastic bag like the last two videos I’ve bought from them.

  • Denis

    March 6th, 2021 - 1:56am

    Yes, think I remember Argos put them up about 4.30am when season 14 came out

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  • philip shaw

    March 5th, 2021 - 10:16pm

    Noticed the spine picture is like Trial of a Time Lord with the master’s head poking up…on the mock up just the Doctor.

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    • Jake

      March 5th, 2021 - 11:14pm

      Really? They messed it up again.
      You would think they would check these things at least twice before printing them and sending haha

    • Anonymous

      March 6th, 2021 - 8:54am

      It’s also annoyingly zoomed in

  • Anonymous

    March 5th, 2021 - 8:26pm

    yyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee so close i can taste it

    Reply
  • Blake Edgerton

    March 5th, 2021 - 6:47pm

    anyone had a despatch or payment taken from Amazon?

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    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 5th, 2021 - 7:11pm

      No but it is only Friday still, it will probably be over the weekend sometime, I’ve got them all from Amazon the only one which was late was series 10, it was only one day and Amazon notified me about it, they are very good

  • SamWho

    March 5th, 2021 - 6:18pm

    I think Argos only put them up on release date so try early on the 8th hopefully they show up

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  • Lee

    March 5th, 2021 - 6:03pm

    Has anyone had a zoom dispatch email? Still on “sent to warehouse” for me

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    • Chris

      March 5th, 2021 - 6:26pm

      Mine says the same.
      But another blu Ray I recieved two weeks ago still says sent to warehouse. Even though it’s arrived

    • daz

      March 5th, 2021 - 6:50pm

      No point looking at status on Zoom as been taken over so it won’t change. The email you got before the take over is technically your dispatch notification…

      “Please note that your order will be physically dispatched to you on March 5th to arrive with you in time for the March 8th release date.”

    • Pete X

      March 6th, 2021 - 10:48am

      Received my copy from Zoom this morning. There was no dispatch email (they’ve never been a regular occurrance though) and it’s still shown as sent to warehouse on my account managment page.

  • Rob W

    March 5th, 2021 - 5:09pm

    Can’t find it listed on their website unfortunatly Dennis.

    Reply
  • Denis

    March 5th, 2021 - 4:22pm

    Does anyone know if argos will be stocking this one?

    Reply
  • Rich

    March 5th, 2021 - 12:08pm

    Mine came too! Yay! Weekend sorted!

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  • Timelord44

    March 5th, 2021 - 10:02am

    Zoom delivered mine 9 o’clock this morning. Always reliable. I hope they get the range back in their catalogue soon.

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    • Bobby Foster

      March 5th, 2021 - 12:08pm

      Did you get a despatch notification from them? My order still says ‘Sent to Warehouse’

    • Rob W

      March 5th, 2021 - 12:33pm

      Yes you should get a notification mate. Zoom aimed to despatch today so you should have it by Tuesday at the latest, but maybe tomorrow Bobby.

    • Rob W

      March 5th, 2021 - 12:38pm

      Zoom aimed to despatch today so you should get a notification orovided they update Bobby.

    • Anonymous

      March 5th, 2021 - 12:39pm

      Mine still says “Sent to Warehouse” too

    • Timelord 1944

      March 5th, 2021 - 1:14pm

      No I did not. It still says sent to warehouse but parcel force delivered it this morning. If yours is coming by Royal Mail I would think you would receive it today or tomorrow.

    • Anonymous

      March 5th, 2021 - 2:04pm

      Got mine!

  • SilentNinjaZero

    March 5th, 2021 - 5:36am

    Just had a dispatch email from Zavvi, which is unusual for me as they normally send DW blu rays a week after release date. Am very excited for this set, the restoration work and new extras look amazing! Helps that it’s one of my fave seasons as well!

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  • Lee

    March 4th, 2021 - 10:50am

    I noticed in the Season 8 Blu-Ray preview interview with Chris Chapman around the 8:30 mark he seems to mistake Season 8 and says Season 5 twice in a row, most likely said in error I know but got me wondering if that season is especially on his mind currently

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    • Anonymous

      March 4th, 2021 - 1:02pm

      Depending on how the animations lineup there is a good chance it could be ready to go in the next couple of years (probably animated in 2022, season release in 2023).

      Bit off to already be planning it, but they could very well be drawing up their plans for the 60th now.

    • Pete X

      March 4th, 2021 - 5:45pm

      Given his answer to the question about the B&W seasons, it’s a genuine mistake.

      That’s quite an interesting interview. If anyone is interested it’s here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UifxOCXdynU (peels self off floor after the stampede)

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 4th, 2021 - 10:18pm

      Definitely a mistake, he’s talking about the five stories in the season when explaining the Direct Route and says season five by mistake. And he’s drinking!

      He does virtually confirm they working on black and white stories when he says they are longer seasons and more difficult to do, he is explaining it in the present tense

      I still think 6 is coming soon

  • David

    March 4th, 2021 - 12:56am

    Currently have a pending transaction, dispatch email won’t be be far away now Also Jason Arnopp has had his copy to review so there should be a video from him in the next couple of days too!

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    • Rob W

      March 4th, 2021 - 9:15am

      Zoom despatch tomorrow (5th).

    • Anonymous

      March 4th, 2021 - 9:49pm

      My Amazon order history shows it’s out of the 16th….

  • Coleman

    March 3rd, 2021 - 11:00am

    Can’t wait for the Black and white seasons to be finally put on Blu-ray. Been watching the old seasons over last few weeks trying to watch them all eventually.
    Really been enjoying watching them again. My only real gripe is the “muddyness” of the picture quality still. I should imagine this will be much improved for the collections?

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    • The Loiterer

      March 4th, 2021 - 12:14am

      Have a look at the reinserted clips on Whose Dr Who on the S14 collection, that’s the best indicator of future bd quality so far.

  • Auton

    March 2nd, 2021 - 5:17pm

    The Collection Trailer for this season has been released and the new colour restoration looks amazing

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    • Philip Shaw

      March 2nd, 2021 - 9:27pm

      Bodes well for an improved season 7, and with season 11 with full colour episode 1 and cgi dinosaurs.

    • the ergon

      March 2nd, 2021 - 11:50pm

      Budget might not stretch to both upgraded colourisation AND CG dinosaurs. I,d much prefer New CG for Planet of the spiders and a more dramatic regeneration into Tom rather than the pitiful fade in fade out that Jon got for his final story.

    • philip shaw

      March 3rd, 2021 - 10:05am

      …not as pitiful as Colin B into Sylv though Ergon!

    • Auton

      March 3rd, 2021 - 10:46am

      Personally as a 3rd doctor fan I would prefer Dinosaurs getting the cgi treatment as that story needs it much more than Planet of the Spiders does

    • Prof Horner

      March 3rd, 2021 - 11:34am

      But then Philp Shaw, Jon Pertwee left because he wanted to. Unlike Colin Baker who was made the fall guy for the total failure of season 23. I currently watching season 7 in anticipation of season 8 due on Monday.

    • DPHill

      March 3rd, 2021 - 2:12pm

      Might they dare to do both Spiders and Dinosaurs? I’m thikning this set will likely be in 2024 and coincide with the 50th anniversary of some of the episodes of that season and sarah-jane – the 60th anniversary before it will no doubt cause extra interest and perhaps a bigger budget? I’m only being hopeful though

    • The Loiterer

      March 4th, 2021 - 12:25am

      I loathed the Pertwee/Baker regeneration when I was a kid, but as I grew older it became one of my favourites because it focuses entirely on the moment and not special effects – I’ve seen some fan attempts at adding effects and they kill the scene completely. I also admire the restraint of the TVM producers who didn’t use the expected morph but went for a simple form of wipe instead – I’m not a big fan of the movie but they did a nice job there.

    • the ergon

      March 4th, 2021 - 10:48am

      Loiterer, it doesn,t require bombastic firework displays and such just something new and special to add to that moment. It is just an overlay after all. I,m a little disappointed they didn,t do the same with colin into sylvester (we still have that ridiculous Harpo wig in all its HD quality to look forward to) and a completely wasted opportunity for them to rectify that scene for Season 24 even though the rest of the effects still mostly stand up. Some upgraded effects for Spiders wouldn,t go amiss. True, Some of Invasions dinosaurs, the fight scenes and the the time scoop effects could do with an upgrade but would rather the upgraded colourisation on episode 1 gets more priority.

    • Jay John

      March 5th, 2021 - 12:28am

      They did as an Easter Egg, didn’t they?

    • JamButty

      March 6th, 2021 - 2:54pm

      DPHill

      Tony Hadoke said on a Q&A at VworpCon in 2019 that they would definitely be doing something with the dinosaur effects for the Blu-ray release.

      But didn’t know if it would necessarily be CGI, could be new model effects so not too far removed from the original. But vastly improved.

  • Anonymous

    March 1st, 2021 - 6:15pm

    Just a note: the US version is available to preorder on Amazon finally for a release date in June: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08SZ8XGMM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    • booboo

      March 2nd, 2021 - 10:32am

      they keep putting these up then they go straight out of stock for some reason

  • Anonymous

    March 1st, 2021 - 1:15pm

    They are out in the wild… Someone is selling their copy on EBay . Is it Amazon,Zoom or HMV or Zavvi.

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    • Anonymous

      March 1st, 2021 - 5:05pm

      Zoom still says sent to wear house

    • Anonymous

      March 1st, 2021 - 5:09pm

      Follow up on that comment about zoom… Just asked. A competition winner apparently

    • James

      March 1st, 2021 - 5:27pm

      Might be they have advertised it for sale for when they get their copy

    • Anonymous

      March 1st, 2021 - 5:45pm

      Been taken down so it’s a bit suspicious

  • Gordon

    February 28th, 2021 - 4:11pm

    Richard bignell has said that this set will feature a total of 2614 pages of material, bringing the running total over the 8 sets released so far to 20,923 pages.

    Terror of the Autons (disc 1)

    Camera scripts parts 1-4: 234 pages
    Production document archive: 124 pages
    Radio times material: 10 pages
    Ken trew’s costume designs: 2 pages

    Mind of evil (disc 2)

    Camera scripts parts 1-6: 325 pages
    Production document archive: 154 pages
    Radio times material: 8 pages
    The Pandora machine story breakdown: 26 pages
    The pandora machine draft scripts 1-6: 210 pages

    Claws of axos (disc 3)

    Camera scripts 1,3 and 4: 195 pages
    Rehearsal script for episode 2: 53 pages
    Production document archive: 129 pages
    Radio times material: 8 pages

    Colony in space (disc 4)

    Camera scripts parts 1-6: 361 pages
    Production document archive: 152 pages
    Radio times material: 12 pages

    The daemons (disc 6)

    Camera scripts for parts 1-5: 249 pages
    Production document archive: 139 pages
    Radio times material: 24 pages

    Bonus disc (disc 8)

    Season 8 bbc enterprise sales sheets: 41 pages
    Season 8 bbc television play synopsis 12 pages
    1971 Kellogg’s sugar smacks doctor who promotion: 28 pages
    1971 nestle promotion-doctor who fights masterplan Q: 43 pages
    The doctor who annual 1971: 75 pages

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    • ChrisP

      February 28th, 2021 - 6:31pm

      I really need to get that blu ray drive!

    • Richard

      February 28th, 2021 - 6:45pm

      Surely it’s pointless making this as a PDF only as not many people have Blu-ray ROM drives?

    • James17

      February 28th, 2021 - 8:40pm

      I agree Richard, I wish they would make them accessable to look at on a tv, as I don’t have any way to look at them unfortunately.

    • Gordon

      February 28th, 2021 - 10:23pm

      They are quite easily able to buy though and if you shop around you can buy 1 at a reasonable price.

    • Ricky

      March 1st, 2021 - 7:55am

      Many thanks for the breakdown list Gordon, much appreciated. Looks great!

    • Scott Carrick

      March 1st, 2021 - 3:20pm

      Wow! That’s A LOT of Reading! It’ll be interesting to see how far the Camera Scripts differ from the actual finished episodes – not a lot in Pertwee’s case I imagine I don’t think he deviated from the written scripts like William Hartnell and Tom Baker tended to Ha Ha! Looking forward to seeing (and reading) it all :-)!

    • David

      March 4th, 2021 - 9:51pm

      Jeez. I’d best get some more printer ink in…. 😉

  • 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

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    • 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

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    • DrWhoFanJ

      February 28th, 2021 - 5:49pm

      I agree with the first part (the iso score), though I think recreating the scores for the other stories would be a bit much. Season 23 only had it because it was four episodes of the fourteen-part story, and all the scores still survived; it was only the music itself that didn’t, and there wasn’t even very much of it!

    • bryan

      February 28th, 2021 - 8:18pm

      MNindwarp is a special case, as it was recreated , by the original composer Richard Hartly. Not the same as someone else re-creating music, without a score to work from. As much as small famous pieces (Unit/Master Themes) are ok. a complete score, by ear, would be such a huge challenge,and very time consuming.

      better use of Budget on These more difficult eras, is on PQ

      https://merchandise.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/doctor-who-magazine-issue-543/

  • 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.

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  • Type 40

    February 27th, 2021 - 3:50pm

    It appears to be available to order again on Amazon.

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  • 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.

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  • Matt

    February 26th, 2021 - 1:45pm

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

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    • 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 :-)?

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    • 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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