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December 21st, 2016 34 comments

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The Return of Doctor Mysterio DVD

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This Christmas sees Peter Capaldi return as The Doctor, alongside Matt Lucas who returns as Nardole with a stellar cast including Charity Wakefield, and Justin Chatwin. Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, will be on DVD and Blu-ray from 23rd January 2017 priced at £13.27 and £16.33 (RRP).

In this epic Christmas Special, The Doctor joins forces with a masked Superhero for a fantastic New York adventure.

With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost.

The 60 minute Doctor Who Christmas Special is written by Steven Moffat, Executive Produced by Brian Minchin, Produced by Peter Bennett and Directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark).

Bonus material for the DVD & Blu-ray includes two features:

The Doctor: A New Kind of Hero

The Doctor has no superpowers, but he can stand proudly alongside the greatest superheroes ever known. In this special program, we’ll ask what it is about the Doctor that makes him so heroic.

Doctor Who Extra: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Join stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, showrunner Steven Moffat, and many more for this very special inside look at the making of ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio.’

Please note that this Extra contains spoilers, so make sure you’ve watched this episode first.


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  • Jay Glover

    December 21st, 2016 - 8:06pm

    I usually buy the Blu Ray for the parts and volumes for the Twelfth Doctor episodes and the DVD boxset

  • Jay Glover

    December 21st, 2016 - 8:04pm

    95% Exaclty what I made beforehand they announced the dvd

  • JA

    December 21st, 2016 - 5:25pm

    A 12 rating? Makes one wonder if this episode will actually be more serious than advertised….

    • T4RD1S

      December 22nd, 2016 - 2:23am

      Well, the Husbands of River Song was a 12

    • JA

      December 22nd, 2016 - 5:47am

      Actually, THORS was PG. It was 12 on the unfinalised artwork before it got an official rating.

    • Weeping Angel

      December 22nd, 2016 - 9:19am

      Considering that doctor who is at 5:45pm and it is 12 and ‘we are going on a beat hunt’ which is probably U is at 7:00pm – i think they need to re-think their schedule 🙂

    • T4RD1S

      December 23rd, 2016 - 6:46pm

      Well the cover for this could also be unfinalised but it doesn’t say anything like ‘artwork tba’ or ‘not final’ or anything like that, so it could be a 12


    December 13th, 2016 - 9:02pm

    I will probs wait for the boxset – I don’t do buying the xmas episodes on them own then the series in Parts – The Complete Box set for me

    • Weeping Angel

      December 21st, 2016 - 4:09pm

      Same here

    • DannyTheNerd

      December 21st, 2016 - 6:45pm

      Yup same

    • Anonymous

      December 21st, 2016 - 11:37pm

      I was going to say this to.

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    December 3rd, 2016 - 4:49pm

    “This Christmas sees The Doctor team up with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure.” Hang on I thought the Doctor could never return to New York after what happened in The Angels Take Manhattan, unless this is going to be another unexplained plot-hole.

    • Doctor Who Archive

      December 3rd, 2016 - 6:03pm

      Yeah… well…. but….
      OK, I admuttered there’s no argument I can produce for your statement. I think Moffat was hoping people forgot.

    • simon

      December 3rd, 2016 - 7:17pm

      I thought it was Manhattan in the 30’s he couldn’t return to ? Its all getting to complecated

    • Jay Glover

      December 3rd, 2016 - 8:16pm

      P.S He reminded us about that episode last episode


      December 4th, 2016 - 9:21am

      Yeah I think Simon’s right, it was only that specific time period

    • Omega63

      December 21st, 2016 - 4:12pm

      So he could see older Amy and Rory then? Illogical to me.
      My theory is:
      That the Doctor can never see them again because the time potential isn’t there, literally time would drive him away from ever meeting them, even accidentally stumbling into them can’t happen as the potential energy for it to happen isn’t there.
      Obviously Doctor Who has physics that as a human race we haven’t learnt yet so I like to think a scientific idea to time travel is just that everything is down to energy. Like if you drop a ball the gravitational potential energy for it to hit the ground exists, I like to think in Doctor Who the science behind time is similar, the potential energy has to be there for the said event to occur. So essentially, time is just energy that the Angels feed off.

      Anyway, that’s my mad attempt at understanding Moffat’s brain…

    • Dalek Sec

      December 28th, 2016 - 12:11pm

      I think the Doctor cannot go back to New York, until Amy and Rory die I guess.

    • JacksonLake

      March 27th, 2017 - 4:13am

      This might be another Moffat plot hole so correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it entirely possible for the Doctor to go to NY a few years after 1938, say 5 years later (1943), and land and meet the Ponds then, who won’t have aged that much, so they can continue travelling, then to stay within the timeline of them being dead in NY by 2012, bring them back to 1943 after they’ve had enough adventure.

      Just saying, it seems possible.

  • Anonymous

    December 3rd, 2016 - 4:47pm

    Where can i get this in the U.S.?

  • Jay Glover

    December 2nd, 2016 - 9:52pm

    Oh My, Oh My
    Seriously I made one the other day using iPad photo shop that looks better than this
    I saw images in my head showing this same thing

    • The Outcast

      December 3rd, 2016 - 2:52am

      ‘Artwork TBC’. It’ll probably end up looking much better.

    • Doctor Who Archive

      December 3rd, 2016 - 6:02pm

      Can I see it? I love seeing fan covers!

  • Peter

    December 2nd, 2016 - 8:46pm

    I’d rather learn more about the third doctor boxset that amazon has listed.

    • Jay Glover

      December 3rd, 2016 - 7:25am


    • booboo

      December 3rd, 2016 - 8:25am

      what 3rd doctor box set?

    • Peter

      December 3rd, 2016 - 3:27pm

      The Doctors – The John Pertwee Years. Out 6th March 2017. I think I know what this is but then it can’t be since what I think it is has been out ages.

    • booboo

      December 3rd, 2016 - 4:41pm

      found it, not under Doctor Who

      its Reeltime Pictures stuff so probably documentaries

  • Dalekparadigm2

    December 2nd, 2016 - 8:01pm

    Really wish they used the newer official image to this one. It’s cool and all but it ain’t the new image…

    • JA

      December 2nd, 2016 - 8:53pm

      They’ll probably use the newer one this, isn’t the finish version anyway 🙂

  • Weeping Angel

    December 2nd, 2016 - 7:36pm

    Probably going to wait until the season 10 boxset comes out as this will be on it plus lots of special features. Also this will be on iPlayer for a while. I like the artwork though 🙂

    • Doctor Who Archive

      December 3rd, 2016 - 6:05pm

      The Series 10 Box Set may not come out until January 2018 if they want Moffat’s last episode on it.

    • Jay Glover

      December 4th, 2016 - 5:22pm

      Wow Two Years of Waiting

    • Weeping Angel

      December 11th, 2016 - 2:16pm

      I can wait that long 🙂

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