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March 11th, 2021 912 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 8 Blu-ray

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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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  • Things that go bump in the night

    March 8th, 2021 - 4:39pm

    I see we have eBay overload with new Season 8 listings.

    All the dealers there must have received their <multiple copies of) sets today too.

    Looks like a lot of the sets are priced at around £70 – of course some a lot higher priced and a few lower.

    Being so many on eBay, no wonder it goes out of stock so quickly on Amazon, et al.


    • booboo

      March 8th, 2021 - 5:27pm

      available to anyone at Argos right now and once stores open probably off the shelves at some retailers, no need to pay ebay prices yet and some retailers might end up selling on there are at normal prices, they have in the past.

  • Jake E

    March 8th, 2021 - 4:06pm


    What’s everyone’s Season 8 box set condition?

    Mine has a tiny dent on the spine that’s not facing me and all the disc trays have been glued in higher than the bottom disc tray that’s glued to the box. Worth getting another copy?

    All my season sets have one thing or another in terms of wear and tear, I don’t think any of the seasons box sets are flawless


    • Isitneil

      March 8th, 2021 - 4:44pm

      Mine came from Amazon this afternoon (March 8th); and it is in immaculate and faultless condition. Plus….. trust me; I’ve looked long and hard and checked every inch. Can’t complain.
      Although knowing how much I value mine; I really do feel for those who get theirs damaged. I don’t know how I’d feel.

    • Things that go bump in the night

      March 8th, 2021 - 5:24pm

      Just opened up my copy (from Amazon).

      Booklet seems to be OK, no missing pages or printing registration errors (as mentioned on another post).

      However, the stacked trays came off/fell out of the box ripping parts of the printed artwork where the glue ‘spots’ would be. I will carefully repair/re-paint the artwork areas and then re-glue the disc trays into the box….

      Didn’t have any issues with the previous 7 releases…

    • Anonymous

      March 8th, 2021 - 7:46pm

      Mine came from Amazon, boxset box was torn along the top and as they have no stock left they can’t replace it. Pretty disappointing, they’re pre-ordered so far in advance, it seems like they under produce these on purpose. No booklet issues aside from some blurry printing on inside cover. On the plus side, discs themselves are fine, loving the improved CSO on Terror.

    • Daniel

      March 9th, 2021 - 9:14am

      Mine arrived yesterday evening in excellent condition. First time ever the last disc wasn’t loose.

    • The Timelord 1944

      March 9th, 2021 - 1:42pm

      My disc trays are attatched incorrectly too. There is no gap to lift each individual tray to access the disc and they are all out of line with the bottom tray, which had a loose disc on arrival. I have to turn the box over and let the tray drop open to access the discs. This led to the bottom loose disc almost falling out and landing on the carpet.

  • stuart abernethy

    March 8th, 2021 - 3:13pm

    I have an issue with the booklet included, it’s missing pages 13-20 and it’s got 2 of pages 9-12 and 21-24. Anyone else have this issue and is it fixable?

    • Anonymous

      March 8th, 2021 - 4:02pm

      Yes, my booklet is exactly the same – missing pages 13-20 and pages 9-12 and 21-24 are reproduced twice. This would suggest that most of them will be miss-printed. If anyone has any contact details to get the booklet replaced can you share it please. Thanks.

    • Rob W

      March 8th, 2021 - 4:09pm

      Try [email protected]. Fingers crossed they can help.

    • Martin Brett

      March 8th, 2021 - 4:19pm

      I’ve got the exact same problem with my booklet as well. Very disappointing.

    • Jason

      March 8th, 2021 - 5:10pm

      Yep, same missing pages here. Only checked mine after seeing these comments. There’s always something wrong… 🙁

    • Alan Silvester

      March 8th, 2021 - 5:48pm

      Just double-checked my copy that I received earlier from Amazon, and I appear to have been lucky – no issues. Booklet correct, printing fine, DVD trays aligned correctly and outer box dent free. Like “Isitneil”, I check these box sets thoroughly, as I feel we are paying enough for them. Sometimes there does appear to be a lack of quality control – sadly, to same can be said of Eaglemoss too on occasion.

    • Anonymous

      March 8th, 2021 - 8:07pm

      Thanks Rob W. I’ve emailed [email protected],com and asked if they can send me a replacement booklet.

    • Rob W

      March 9th, 2021 - 8:45am

      You’re welcome mate, hope they sort it out. You could also bring the matter to the sellers attention, Amazon usually offer a partial refund of a few pounds.

  • Mr Martin Snowden

    March 8th, 2021 - 2:51pm

    Currently watching “Terror of the Autons” with the optional CSO… Seeing the featurettes and Behind the Sofa (Sacha’s reveal that before he shot scenes in Series 12, he was warned not to watch previous Master stories, so he wouldnt be tempted to imitate previous incarnations, and it paid off – when I’ve re-watched “Spyfall, Part One”, I’m always impressed that there were no hints to give away who he really was…)

  • RPG74

    March 8th, 2021 - 2:27pm

    Just received mine from Amazon and I’m delighted to say it’s in perfect condition. But what’s this-one or two minor booklet errors? Pfft! As long as the packaging is undamaged and the discs play, it’s a win people!

  • Anonymous

    March 8th, 2021 - 2:14pm

    They keep getting the ratings wrong, as when it was announced they said it was PG, but the actual copy says 12, dunno why this is the case.

    • Lee

      March 8th, 2021 - 2:32pm

      It might be because the episodes themselves are PG but the special and bonus material added might bump up the rating maybe

    • Things that go bump in the night

      March 8th, 2021 - 2:51pm

      When announced the PG rating would be provisional based on the episodic stories and previous DVD VAM, but, as Lee mentioned, the new VAM, after submission to BBFC, can bump up the rating.

      The original DVDs for the individual stories are PG rated, except for Mind of Evil, which has a U rating.

      So an overall (front of box) 12 rating must be the VAM. You can check each individual disc’s rating to find out which one (or more) took it to the 12 rating.

      I can’t check yet as I’m waiting for delivery later today.

    • Coleman

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:17pm

      Things that go bump in the night, the only disc with a 12 cerficate is disc 8 with the extras on also features a picture of the TARDIS. All the rest are PG certified.

    • Things that go bump in the night

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:37pm

      Hi Coleman,

      Thank you for confirming.

      Disc 8 would therefore have the content that raises the set’s overall cert to 12.


    • Gordon

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:37pm

      At the time of the announcement the new special features weren’t yet rated so the age rating is provisional. I believe Katy was a little bit naughty in her conversation so that could be what bumped it up to 12

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:43pm

      I seem to remember John Levine swearing in Living with Levine too

  • Type 40

    March 8th, 2021 - 2:04pm

    Happy to say Amazon delivered my copy safe and sound, and in excellent packaging.

  • Tom Baker

    March 8th, 2021 - 12:47pm

    Received my box set today from Amazon. The booklet seems to have a print error on first and final 2 pages. Blue text has purple shadows next to it, almost like 3D without the glasses. Anyone with the same issue?

    • Coleman

      March 8th, 2021 - 12:56pm

      Hello Tom, I didn’t know you commented on here? Lol.
      Mines not arriving while later, ill let you know when it arrives.

    • Tom Baker

      March 8th, 2021 - 1:01pm

      Actually named after him funnily enough. Yeah it’s the first two pages in the front and back. Makes it almost unreadable. Thanks for the help.

    • Coleman

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:08pm

      Just putting my last comment and the Amazon van pulled up outside. It’s in a cardboard sleeve in excellent condition, so I’ll order from them in future.
      Tom, there’s nothing wrong with my booklet, must just be the odd copy.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:45pm

      If I was you, maybe I was you, maybe you were me

    • Thomasss

      March 8th, 2021 - 4:12pm

      Your not alone, my copy has the same issue. Might live with it, may contact the BBC to enquire if they can issue a replacement booklet.

  • Gordon

    March 8th, 2021 - 12:31pm

    The booklet states the daemons was produced and directed by Barry letts. Whoops. Christopher Barry might disagree with the direction credit.

  • Lege

    March 8th, 2021 - 12:16pm

    It is here.

  • Graham

    March 8th, 2021 - 11:57am

    Mine just delivered by Amazon yay,can’t wait to watch it

  • Gordon

    March 8th, 2021 - 11:26am

    My copy just arrived safe and undamaged from zoom

    • Coleman

      March 8th, 2021 - 11:35am

      Did it come in a plastic bag Gordon?
      Mines estimated between 1.15 to 4.1,. not good really I’m wanting to go out this afternoon.

    • Coleman

      March 8th, 2021 - 11:37am

      It’s ok Gordon, thought youd put Amazon for a minute.

    • Gordon

      March 8th, 2021 - 12:02pm

      I did order from them as a back up but I cancelled that when zoom started processing orders a few weeks back

    • Lee

      March 8th, 2021 - 1:15pm

      Any idea where you will order your copies from in the future now that the new Zoom management are currently not supplying them?

  • Day Dalek Gold

    March 8th, 2021 - 9:09am

    I can’t wait for this one!

  • Darren Dalek

    March 8th, 2021 - 9:08am

    Does anyone have any idea when the Zoom orders will come?

    • booboo

      March 8th, 2021 - 9:50am

      many people have already had them, check your order status

    • Gordon

      March 8th, 2021 - 9:52am

      A good chunk of them arrived Saturday. The rest should arrive today or tomorrow at the latest I guess. Mine should be with me today

    • Darren Dalek

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:27pm


  • Denis

    March 8th, 2021 - 5:46am

    It’s up on the Argos website now – in stock

  • Anonymous

    March 8th, 2021 - 1:43am

    Another enjoyable conversation with Chris Chapman by Adam the Ultimate Whovian on YouTube for anyone interested. Covers a lot about Season 8 and looking ahead to a ‘mega’ season 24 set in the summer!

    • Prof Horner

      March 8th, 2021 - 11:24am

      Well am I expecting mine today ,got the email saying it’s way. Mega is not the to describe season 24!

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 8th, 2021 - 9:15pm

      But he’s not describing the season he is description the whole set which none of us have seen yet so could well be mega, there’s plenty of extras to get excited about.

      Also series 24 has Delta and The Bannermen which is a classic and although it’s not the greatest series it’s still better than most of Steven Moffat’s era

  • the ergon

    March 7th, 2021 - 10:54pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed the behind the sofas. love the reactions before the credits as you can guess which episode they might have been referring. Done mind of Evil and Claws. Tomorrow colony and the Daemons and Extras and if i have the time will crack on with that bonus Disc. You have some treats in store, if you haven,t already seen. The Best Blu-Ray boxset release to date in my view.

    • philip shaw

      March 8th, 2021 - 12:45pm

      I can’t wait for Season 24 to see what Colin baker has to say about Time and the Rani!

    • the ergon

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:28pm

      I loved the season 24 trailer. Peter Davison and companions seemed to be laughing ridiculing and rubbishing something on behind the sofa. Wonder which scenes will come off worst.

  • Daniel

    March 7th, 2021 - 9:37pm

    Got an e-mail from Amazon UK, says delivery is tomorrow

  • Acefan2005

    March 7th, 2021 - 5:11pm

    Booboo, I know this is completely irrelevant to this page, but do you know when Anomaly (the reel time movie) is being released? I was just looking through the old pages & I saw it.

    Has it been cancelled??

    • booboo

      March 7th, 2021 - 6:09pm

      not heard anything

    • DPHill

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:10am

      I spoke to Keith himself and he said it was 2021 release but this was pre covid, so I think it will likely be 2022 or even 2023 – I can ask him for more details.

    • Acefan2005

      March 8th, 2021 - 8:00pm

      Ok thanks!!

  • Lewis frisby

    March 7th, 2021 - 3:21pm

    Update just had the money removed all good is there a release date for season 24

    • Philip Shaw

      March 7th, 2021 - 4:06pm

      Not yet, just make sure you pre order anyway!

    • Lewisfrisby

      March 7th, 2021 - 6:08pm

      Yes I preorder the day it was announced

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 7th, 2021 - 7:51pm

      Doctor Who magazine said it’s scheduled for April

    • Philip Shaw

      March 7th, 2021 - 8:23pm

      I’d willingly buy a new one a month!

    • DPHill

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:11am

      I believe it will be the end of may

    • Gareth Pugh

      March 8th, 2021 - 3:47pm

      DWM said April but that was before S8 moved back to March, I’d be surprised if we got 2 sets in 2 consecutive months. Someone on my Twitter feed said June for S24 a couple of weeks back, we’ll soon see. No date for Web yet either…

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 8th, 2021 - 9:11pm

      No DWM said scheduled for April in a recent issue this year in an article about the making of the trailer, the date for season 8 was already set when they printed it, in fact the date for season 8 was always March since the announcement, it never changed

  • Lewisfrisby

    March 7th, 2021 - 11:47am

    I havent had a despatch email yet but I have had the money taken out should I be worried

  • jvm2701

    March 7th, 2021 - 9:26am

    Has anyone had theirs despatched by Amazon yet? I see that the money has been taken from my account early this morning which is a good sign but no movement on it actually being sent yet.

    • D84

      March 7th, 2021 - 9:59am

      Yes, my Amazon order has been charged to my card and has been despatched. Says arriving tomorrow but they usually come a day early. Hopefully will be arriving later this afternoon. Will update when it arrives – hopefully safely

    • Neill Stringer

      March 7th, 2021 - 11:13am

      Just got dispatched, got worried when payment declined but it was just preorder made before details changed.

      Dispatched at 10 am this morning

    • Coleman

      March 7th, 2021 - 11:23am

      Mines been despatched from Amazon at 9.36 am, this morning according to account.
      Did yours come early Booboo with ordering from Zoom?

    • booboo

      March 7th, 2021 - 1:41pm

      did it from Amazon in the end, not had a despatch

    • MJS

      March 7th, 2021 - 11:33am

      Same here. Money taken out and dispatch notice received. Unlikely to arrive today, as it’s coming by Royal Mail, who don’t deliver on a Sunday….

    • Anonymous

      March 7th, 2021 - 11:41am

      Got mine yesterday – amazing looking set!

    • Gareth Pugh

      March 7th, 2021 - 3:09pm

      I had a similar situation to Neill Stringer – checked out my Amazon order status this morning to see a red ‘Payment Method Revision Required’ alert – and at first the change I tried to make didn’t seem to kick in. Thankfully, it eventually did, and my credit card has been successfully charged. A word of advice from previous experience – if that ever happens with a Zavvi pre-order, they don’t give you a chance to change your payment method – they just auto-cancel your order if their attempt to take payment hits a snag at the first asking. I lost out on a Star Wars steelbook pre-order that way, because there was no longer any available stock – anywhere – for me to place a new order again [which is what they told me I’d have to do]. Something to bear in mind with these DW Collection sets that often go OOS across the board before release day. Some people say they are wary of Amazon or would rather order elsewhere for various, valid reasons – but they *do* have this in their favour.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 7th, 2021 - 3:41pm

      Mine is dispatched

    • D84

      March 9th, 2021 - 1:26pm

      Arrived last night from Amazon, perfectly packaged and don’t free. I too appear to have been lucky – the booklet is fine with no missing pages. Great set, watched Terror of the Autons and Mind of Evil so far

  • Anonymous

    March 7th, 2021 - 9:00am

    Anyone had their money taken from Amazon yet? I’ve not and I’m getting a bit worried.

    • Anonymous

      March 7th, 2021 - 9:55am

      Thats my money gone from Amazon now

    • Amazon Anxiety

      March 7th, 2021 - 11:09am

      Getting concerned as Amazon has not yet taken the payment nor informed me of any dispatch? Just worried I might become a fatality of the debacle last time when people who pre ordered on day one did NOT have their order fulfilled.

    • booboo

      March 7th, 2021 - 1:42pm

      we’ve not had ours yet either, wouldn’t worry just yet

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 7th, 2021 - 3:42pm

      They are working through them, mine has not long been dispatched

  • James

    March 6th, 2021 - 11:47pm

    Just a thought. As there are quite a few missing episodes from Hartnell and Troughton era could they remake them like they were filmed originally? David Bradley portrayed Hartnell amazingly in Adventure and Twice. He and the actors who also played the companions are already doing BigFinish audios so why not remake some of the lost episodes but filmed as they were back in the 60s to as true as possible. If not instead of animations OR aswell as?
    Mission to the Unknown (I know it’s a Doctor Lite episode) was remade like the original as looks fantastic.
    Reece also played Troughton in Adventure so he could possible step into the role to do some of the 2nd epsiodes. Just a thought

    • Haza14

      March 7th, 2021 - 1:31am

      I’d love to see them do this too! I think Mark Gatiss jokingly proposed this and said how brilliant it would be to do this while they were making An Adventure in Space and Time. Sadly I think it would be too costly to do to any decent standard and there are quite a few episodes that would need doing. If it is was only 3-4 episodes I could see them doing it through crowd funding or something but remaking all the missing episodes in one run would sadly just be too expensive to do professionally.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 7th, 2021 - 8:42am

      True far too expensive, if I had money I would make The Evil of the Daleks into a movie

    • Anonymous

      March 7th, 2021 - 12:25pm

      Funny I was discussing this with a friend a few days ago, and sure it’d be quite expensive but seeing Marco Polo done like this would be pretty awesome.

    • Lewis

      March 7th, 2021 - 1:37pm

      I’d take some Hartnell remakes definitely, but as my favourite doctor I’m not sure I’d like someone else stepping into Troughton’s shoes.

    • Coleman

      March 7th, 2021 - 5:30pm

      While it would be expensive remaking missing Dr Who episodes using live action.
      I do wonder if it would cost considerably more than having to painstakingly draw every single frame for the animated releases? Any comments?

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 7th, 2021 - 7:53pm

      Sam Troughton would be a good choice but no one could ever truly replace Patrick Troughton he was the best

  • Jamie

    March 6th, 2021 - 9:34pm

    Anyone who ordered form Hive had a dispatched email or received theirs?

  • Nick

    March 6th, 2021 - 9:33pm

    Re Terror of the Autons – episode one: the studio scenes look fantastic, crystal clear, but something has happened to the grey scale level from episodes two through to four because the picture quality is murky in tone. Also it was a shame that the line at the top of the screen in episode 2 and the fuzziness at the bottom of episode 4 were not fixed too for the Blu-ray release especially as the new CGI effects are fantastic, especially towards the end of the story. Overall love this story!

    • Ricky

      March 7th, 2021 - 10:29am

      Hopefully just upping the gamma in your tv settings would even these lifted greyscales out in these episodes, most tvs have this option these days. 2.2 is often the standard setting so try 2.4 or even 2.6.

    • Nick

      March 7th, 2021 - 4:22pm

      Thank you Ricky, that is really helpful.

    • Ricky

      March 7th, 2021 - 7:29pm

      No problem hope it helps

  • the ergon

    March 6th, 2021 - 8:08pm

    The upgrade in picture for Terror, i thought was a little Blurry and jerky in places. For what there was, the terror CG effects and clean up on certain scenes were a slight improvement but they don,t take anything away from the original. I like the reactions on Behind the sofa especially from Newcomers Anjli and Sacha. I,m doing one a day. The mind of evil tomorrow

    • Ricky

      March 7th, 2021 - 10:36am

      Sounds like another superb set.
      Regarding the blurry image i thought that in the trailer , however thats one side effect of a restoration, some DNR will always be applied to clean up the image of excess grain and noise, which works well but the downside to that is slight loss of detail resulting in a slightly blurier image overall, and this material was hardly great to start with, great job though.

    • the ergon

      March 7th, 2021 - 10:39am

      The troll doll effects and the Newly improved ‘invasion’ are so crisp and clear and well worth waiting for. It is the varying picture quality and colour tones in certain scenes which slightly let it down.

    • Ricky

      March 7th, 2021 - 7:36pm

      That sounds like a treat, we are lucky to be getting these sets.
      I think the poor colour is just something they cant do a great deal about, this is one of the stories that was on 16mm black and white film and had the colour lifted from a poor quality off air home recording in the states, a 525 line NTSC transmission them synched onto the 16mm film copy.

  • Alzie Who

    March 6th, 2021 - 5:26pm

    Well that’s been a brilliant Saturday as mine was delivered at lunch time. Loving the Behind the Sofa and loads of other extra treats. Tomorrow I’ll continue with Colony in Space and The Daemons.

  • Basil Funkenstein

    March 6th, 2021 - 2:48pm

    Did everyone else pay £47 for this set in the end? I seem to remember it being up for £44.99 on Amazon but they have charged me £46.99, anyone else had this?

    • Rob W

      March 6th, 2021 - 2:52pm

      Depends when you ordered mate. Was as low as £43.99 I think.

    • MJS

      March 7th, 2021 - 4:49pm

      If it lowers in price by the time of dispatch, you will get a refund of the difference. Happened with me a few times.

    • Rob W

      March 7th, 2021 - 8:18pm

      The price you pay will be the lowest price offered by between the time you place your order up to and including the end of the day of the release date.

  • Doug Who

    March 6th, 2021 - 12:17pm

    Just arrived and looks gorgeous as always. So much packed onto this set, one of the most colourful seasons ever I think.

    One last, early delivery from Zoom in their sturdy cardboard. I’m going to miss them!


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