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December 19th, 2013 60 comments

Time of the Doctor & other Specials Blu-ray Pre Order

Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials (Blu-ray)

Release date: 13th January

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Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them – the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

This must-have release for fans of Matt Smith’s incarnation of the Doctor will also feature for the first time in one box his other Christmas specials from throughout his four years in the role.

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Jamie Payne. Produced by
Marcus Wilson. Executive Producers: Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin.

• Behind the Lens
• Tales from the TARDIS
• Farewell to Matt Smith

• A Christmas Carol (2010 Christmas Special)
• The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe (2011 Christmas Special)
• The Snowmen (2012 Christmas Special)


Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD


  • Warren Newman

    January 20th, 2014 - 9:08pm

    Just got this blu ray very brill and the extras r cool just watched the ark in space and terror of the zygons for Tom bakers birthday happy birthday Uncle Tom

  • DJHarrington

    January 18th, 2014 - 3:02pm

    Got my copy today from BBC Shop for £11.99, thanks to the discount when you enter the code DOCTOR, but I was a tad disappointed to find that there is no Ultraviolet copy

    • Thomass

      January 21st, 2014 - 1:53pm

      Yes it’s odd the BBC have chosen not to include an Ultraviolet copy, given they did with 7th Series and Day Of The Doctor. I see the Ultraviolet copy as an added bonus and an incentive to buy the releases. Might not have taken off yet but I can see it becoming more and more popular.

  • callum simmons

    January 5th, 2014 - 8:59am

    I hope they don’t muck up the audio on this one like day of the doctor’s blu ray release. That was probably because the blu ray 3D didn’t support 25fps so they slowed it down to 24fps. This isn’t 3D so it should be fine! I’m hoping for an amazing picture quality on this as the HDTV version was amazing!

  • Thomas

    January 1st, 2014 - 2:53pm

    Should I get this? I doubt it’d be on the front of Series 8 when that comes out…

    • Danny Brown

      January 2nd, 2014 - 11:21am

      it probaly will be in the series 8 box set

    • Cymon Hodson

      January 2nd, 2014 - 4:29pm

      Not sure it will be on the season 8 Boxset as this will feature a different doctor.

    • Thomas

      January 2nd, 2014 - 11:56pm

      That’s what I thought, maybe they’re putting the other Christmas specials on to compensate for the fact it won’t be released with a series?

  • Anonymous

    December 21st, 2013 - 10:57pm

    Why is everyone wining about the other specials? Why the hell does it matter theyve included them? If anything its a good bonus feature, just because theyre included doesnt mean you have to watch them?! Im buying it for the time of the doctor and the other bonus features. The other specials are just another nice adittion, even if it is a bit pointless

    • Shane McEntee

      January 23rd, 2014 - 6:56pm

      People are annoyed because it bumped up the price.

  • pwilc1967

    December 20th, 2013 - 1:24pm

    I was always under the impression that a proportion of sales from Dr Who Merchandise goes back into the programme. I’m sure either Russell T. or Moffatt have said thios in the past. So if Special Editions of Classic Who or Compilation sets of Christmas stories are helping to keep the show going (I know that’s not the ONLY factor)then I say go for it. If you don’t like the contents of something….. don’t buy it. Personally, I tend to buy most releases then update if required and donate my older copy to a worthy cause…

  • jaketorwho

    December 20th, 2013 - 11:46am

    Disappointed with this set. Why not just a vanilla release for the time of the doctor! Makes no sense to me! Wont preorder this, because no doubt it will come out on its own!

    • McGann is the Doctor

      December 21st, 2013 - 2:44pm

      I wouldn’t be so sure of that, none of the NuWho regeneration stories have been released on their own

      I think it’s great to have all the Christmas Specials under one box, so you can whip em out around Christmas time

      plus, the cover is devoted to ‘Time of the Doctor’ so it’s the best of both worlds 🙂

  • Cymon Hodson

    December 19th, 2013 - 8:02pm

    If you are buying this or anything else from the bc shop use the code DOCTOR to get 20% off

    • callum simmons

      January 7th, 2014 - 5:25pm

      Is that still valid? I was thinking of ordering the time of the doctor on blu ray and wondered if I can get 20% off.

  • Shane McEntee

    December 19th, 2013 - 6:47pm

    I hope this is on several disks and they don’t reduce the video bitrate to squeeze on all the episodes we already have.

    • Nicholas

      December 19th, 2013 - 7:04pm

      2 Discs. Blu-Rays can hold a lot more than DVDs without quality loss.

  • Doctor 13th

    December 19th, 2013 - 6:26pm

    Guys, if I was you, I’d just buy it on Blu-Ray, that way your getting your money’s worth, the 2013 Christmas Special plus the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Christmas Specials. I have the 2010 and 2011 on DVD so I ain’t to annoyed that I’m getting them on Blu-Ray.

    • Fezmeister

      December 20th, 2013 - 7:52am

      And what of those who already have the other specials on Blu-ray?

    • Doctor 13th

      December 22nd, 2013 - 2:45pm

      It still seems better value for money to get it on Blu-Ray. It’s like with Spearhead From Space on Blu-Ray: it’s better to get the Mannequin Mani box set than the Blu-Ray because you get Terror of the Autons (limited release and it’s cheaper).

  • Cpl Hicks

    December 19th, 2013 - 6:01pm

    Think I will keep it recorded on Skyplus and see if series 8 boxset has it…all of those episodes are included previously so sounds a bit completist

  • Nicholas

    December 19th, 2013 - 5:59pm

    Look. I was against the idea before but look at it this way.
    You’re getting the Christmas special, plus 3 extra episodes for the same price as a single blu-ray. And it looks like a single episode when on the shelf too, at least it isn’t a huge box.
    Let’s all stop complaining.

    • GallifreyanKnight

      December 20th, 2013 - 11:56am

      “Same price as a single blu-ray”

      Except for the fact that the single blu-ray for “The Day Of The Doctor” was much cheaper, and it was a 3D disc, so it should’ve been more expensive.

      The blu-ray release for “The Time Of The Doctor” is nothing short of a lackluster money grab release.

      Sorry, but it just is.
      Your argument is redundant.

    • booboo

      December 20th, 2013 - 12:07pm

      So is yours

      Just dont buy the thing and spend your money elsewhere.

  • Some bloke

    December 19th, 2013 - 5:57pm

    I don’t understand why they have included all previous Matt Smith Christmas specials? Is this it or will it be released on it’s own?

  • Matthew Littledyke

    December 19th, 2013 - 5:56pm

    Is there not going to be another on which just includes this and the day of the doctor because like most people I own the other specials already.

  • ianzygon

    December 19th, 2013 - 5:29pm


    • Trenzalore

      December 19th, 2013 - 5:32pm

      Would have preferred it if it was name of doctor, night of doctor, day of doctor and time of doctor in a trilogy type thing. Not too bothered about re-getting the Christmas specials, which I personally think haven’t been some of Moffat’s best. Plus if you haven’t seen series 7 and get this you may not understand The Snowmen.

  • DJHarrington

    December 19th, 2013 - 5:05pm

    From BBC Shop –

    “This must-have release for fans of Matt Smith’s incarnation of the Doctor will also feature for the first time in one box his other Christmas specials from throughout his four years in the role.

    • Behind the Lens
    • Tales from the TARDIS
    • Farewell to Matt Smith

    • A Christmas Carol (2010 Christmas Special)
    • The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe (2011 Christmas Special
    • The Snowmen (2012 Christmas Special)

    • drjakeyoung

      December 19th, 2013 - 5:06pm

      Do you know the email address of where i can complain about this boxset? Maybe we can get it changed, as this is biggest con i have ever seen for dr who dvds.

    • Nicholas

      December 19th, 2013 - 5:53pm

      Look. I was against the idea before but look at it this way.
      You’re getting the Christmas special, plus 3 extra episodes for the same price as a single blu-ray. And it looks like a single episode when on the shelf too, at least it isn’t a huge box.

    • dwFAN

      December 22nd, 2013 - 4:22pm

      No one should get this changed. This is great for who fans. It is extremely likely that The Name of the Doctor, Day of the Doctor and Time of the Doctor will get a trilogy release. But probably not until Summer as BBC always leave complete box sets for a while after vanilla releases so stop complaining and trying to ruin it for everyone else and wait if you don’t want this DVD.

    • drjakeyoung

      December 22nd, 2013 - 4:53pm

      How am i ruining it for everyone else? Please explain! The general attitude to this set is that most people already have the other episodes, so people just want TOTD. I am using statistics to judge that this set is not really worth it, can you please tell me how you came to the conclusion that this set is great for all who fans?

  • whorules

    December 19th, 2013 - 3:30pm

    the region i blueray features time of the doctor and some extra;s this is not a box set!

    • dwFAN

      December 22nd, 2013 - 4:23pm

      It is for Region 2 and 4

  • Rob C

    December 19th, 2013 - 3:05pm

    Please tell me they’ll do it separately, I don’t want the specials I already have them!

  • Ian

    December 16th, 2013 - 9:05am

    If the Blu ray release featured An Adventure in Space and Time I would buy it as its strange its not been released on Blu ray.

    • gordon

      December 17th, 2013 - 2:16pm

      Not really strange. Adventure is a drama and dramas are that normally poor sellers on bluray. Apparantly I heard that the bbc drama series robin hood only sold a few hundred copies when it was released as an example. Even broadchurch which was a ratings smash only got a blu ray because people campaigned for it. There is a campeign petition for a blu for adventure but with less than 50 signatures its not nearly enough to warrant Bbcww to make one.

  • Mark P

    December 14th, 2013 - 7:32pm

    On release the David Tennant 2009 specials box sets had a DVD RRP of £39.99 and Blu-ray RRP of £49.99 (before any retailer discounts) and in the case of the DVD had The Next Doctor/ Planet of the Dead/ Waters of Mars and extras on 5 discs.

    These Matt Smith 2014 specials box set have a DVD RRP of £20.42 and Blu-ray RRP of £25.52 so the disc count and content will be less than the previous specials box set.

    • dwFAN

      December 22nd, 2013 - 4:26pm

      What are you talking about. This Matt Smith Box set doesn’t exist. Yet. If it does give everyone else a link.

    • drjakeyoung

      December 22nd, 2013 - 8:28pm

      What are YOU talking about? I think you’ll find this post war made on the 14th December.

  • Nicholas

    December 14th, 2013 - 7:05pm

    All I want is a bog standard single Blu-Ray release of The Time of The Doctor, not a box set. I have all of the others and don’t want to part with £25 for just one episode.

  • the astronaut of death

    December 14th, 2013 - 5:10pm

    I imagine is this will be

    a Christmas carol
    the doctor the widow and the wardrobe
    the snowmen
    the day of the doctor
    the time of the doctor

    and mabey the 11th hour

  • Dalek Ian

    December 14th, 2013 - 5:08pm

    I thought from the track listings that Doctor Widow Wardrobe and Snowmen were only available separately so far. But I haven’t bought Matt Smith’s box sets yet.

    • Andy

      December 14th, 2013 - 5:12pm

      No. They are both on the series 7 DVD and Blu Ray.

  • Thomas

    December 14th, 2013 - 3:51pm

    So Time of the Doctor won’t be on the front of series 8? :O To buy or not to buy, that is the question…

    • crazy guy

      December 14th, 2013 - 5:32pm

      it will either get a separate release, either that it will be included on the series 8 DVD or maybe even both.

    • James A

      December 14th, 2013 - 6:36pm

      If Day/Time of the Doctor are included in Series 8, then we don’t get that release until early 2015 at the least.

    • Tom

      December 15th, 2013 - 9:29am

      Generally the Christmas special would be included on the next series’ boxset, but given the presence of the Anniversary Special (plus the fact that they both star Matt Smith, while Series 8 is Peter Capaldi’s) make it pretty unlikely I would imagine, in the same way that The End of Time was not on the Series 5 boxset.

  • Some bloke

    December 14th, 2013 - 11:15am

    What are the other matt smith specials? Is this going to be Matt’s best/key episodes from his tenure?

    • booboo

      December 14th, 2013 - 11:21am

      this is all the info there is right now

    • Some bloke

      December 14th, 2013 - 11:54am

      ok Booboo, thanks 😀 Hope Time of the Doctor will have a release of its own. It’s more than likely.

    • Dalek Ian

      December 14th, 2013 - 2:20pm

      I’m reading this as being all the Xmas specials, which haven’t been released with the series boxsets like they did with Tennant… but it might be wishful thinking at this price.

    • Andy

      December 14th, 2013 - 3:19pm

      Which ones Dalek Ian? Except for 2013, they have all been released with the series boxsets.

    • Matthew Littledyke

      December 14th, 2013 - 4:00pm

      I think it is all the specials from his run including the Name of the Doctor aswell

    • drjakeyoung

      December 14th, 2013 - 4:28pm

      I reckon it’s day, time and AAISAT with minisodes and extra’s.

    • LordofWHO

      December 14th, 2013 - 5:07pm

      hopefully they put the science of doctor who in this set aswell

    • I Froze Gallifrey

      December 14th, 2013 - 5:09pm

      An Adventure in Space ant Time will not be on this as its not a Matt Smith Special.

    • Drjakeyoung

      December 15th, 2013 - 10:00pm

      Well it does feature Matt smith in it, so I guess you can class it as a Matt smith special.

    • GallifreyanKnight

      December 19th, 2013 - 1:45am

      Dalek Ian, what on earth are you on about?
      All the 11th Doctor Christmas Specials have been released in the season boxsets.

      “A Christmas Carol”
      Included in the series 6 boxset.

      “The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe” and “The Snowmen” were both included in the series 7 boxset.

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