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Time of the Doctor & other Specials DVD

Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials (DVD)

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)


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  • Nicholas

    December 19th, 2013 - 6:04pm

    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 DVD. 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.

    • Jaffa Cakes

      December 19th, 2013 - 6:18pm

      It’s three stories we already own via boxsets though… This set isn’t for “us”.

    • Nicholas

      December 19th, 2013 - 7:07pm

      I own them all too. (3 copies of ACC, 1 copy of TDTWATW and 2 copies of TS) But you aren’t paying any extra for the other episodes. They’re free.

    • DWfan

      January 17th, 2014 - 8:01pm

      Who’s “us”

  • videogamemad00

    December 19th, 2013 - 6:01pm

    Hope it gets a seperate release. Otherwise that would be my 3rd copy of A Christmas Carol.

  • Sam Bentley

    December 19th, 2013 - 5:59pm

    Highly disappointed with this. TTotD won’t be on the Series 8 DVD, and I have all the other specials already. It better get a single release. I won’t be happy if they don’t release it. I don’t want all the others again.

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:27pm

      What’s wrong with having extra episodes. It’s just a tribute to Matt Smith.

  • Alex

    December 19th, 2013 - 5:49pm

    da fuq? why is this must have, i already have all the other specials, i expect the time of the doctor to be released seperately aswell

  • CyberGuy500

    December 18th, 2013 - 5:53pm

    Does anyone know if The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot will be included on this?

    • matparks08

      December 19th, 2013 - 5:58pm

      it’s not an ’11th Doctor Xmas Special’ so wouldn’t have thought so

  • Jedi Jim

    December 17th, 2013 - 12:37am

    The “other” specials will probably be BBC America extras.

  • callum simmons

    December 16th, 2013 - 11:27pm

    I reckon this will be the “Doctor” Trilogy. That title screams preliminary. My thoughts on what this may be:

    Name Of The Doctor

    Day of The doctor (2D as 3D would just muck it up again like it did on vanilla release)

    Time Of The Doctor.

    Plus some special features like: Doctor who proms 2013, Ultimate guide, Probs a behind the scenes for Time Of The Doctor, Maybe another minisode or something else, a trailer maybe.

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:28pm

      Start a petition. I would, I just don’t know how or where to do it.

  • Johnny

    December 16th, 2013 - 8:21am

    Great spoiler there, in the synopsis!

  • Morgan

    December 16th, 2013 - 6:13am

    OK. I want to just focus on the adventure itself. People, this can’t be the final incarnation of the Doctor as towards the ending of ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ River Song gave all her remaining regenerations to the Doctor! So either it’s not the final Dr or Steven just doesn’t want to do the show anymore.

    • BigBangTwo

      December 16th, 2013 - 4:41pm

      She didn’t give him all her regenerations, she used up them all up to bring him back to life.

    • Andy

      December 17th, 2013 - 8:23am

      I gather you missed all the Peter Capaldi announcements, to believe what you have written. Of course he isn’t the last Doctor.

  • Mikeyboss182

    December 15th, 2013 - 6:53pm

    I like to think that this box set will include The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor. I purposely did not buy the vanilla release of The Day of the Doctor because I assumed that it would be released in a box set along with Time similar to the 2009 specials in 2010.

    • DWfan

      January 17th, 2014 - 9:33pm


  • whorules

    December 15th, 2013 - 4:06pm

    it doesn’t actually state that this is a box set. i think it will be the time of the doctor dvd and maybe more of the small mini-sode type things, some of those have not been released yet. but at £20 it won’t feature lots of other stories.

    • DWfan

      January 17th, 2014 - 9:34pm

      It features another 3

  • The Other Scarman

    December 15th, 2013 - 10:12am


  • Cyberking281

    December 15th, 2013 - 8:24am

    I bet after all this guessing of what they mean by “other matt smith specials”, they could be somthing new and exclusive, only time will tell 🙂

  • Sam Davern

    December 14th, 2013 - 8:55pm

    It might include an Extended Edition of The Day of the Doctor.

    • Andy

      December 15th, 2013 - 11:22am

      It really won’t. Not while DotD is so new and available.


    December 14th, 2013 - 7:40pm

    so what is actually in this set?

    • videogamemad00

      December 14th, 2013 - 7:49pm

      Probably The Day Of The Doctor and The Time Of The Doctor. I believe it was originally going to have The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe but everyone complained it wasn’t on the series 7 box set.

    • Joe

      December 15th, 2013 - 11:37am

      I would have thought
      1 A Christmas Carol
      2 The Dr, The Widow and the Waldrobe
      3 The Snowmen
      4 The Night of the Dr
      5 The Last Day
      6 The Day of the dr
      7 The Time of the dr

  • Mark P

    December 14th, 2013 - 7:28pm

    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 29th, 2013 - 10:31pm

      There is no Matt Smith specials box set yet. If so give a link.

  • the astronaut of death

    December 14th, 2013 - 5:22pm

    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

    • Sam Bentley

      December 14th, 2013 - 5:31pm

      I doubt it. Four of those are already on Series Boxsets. It’ll be like the Tennant specials – the ones that aren’t on a Series Boxset. I really con’t see them releasing some of those for a third time.

    • the astronaut of death

      December 14th, 2013 - 5:42pm

      well out of those the only ones that are not on a box set is the day of the doctor and the time of the doctor

      so I imagine it will be ALL his special

      there is no point in releasing a box set with just 2 eps

    • Sam Bentley

      December 14th, 2013 - 5:51pm

      Yes there is. Why is there no point in that? I reckon it will be The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor – and they may even include The Name of the Doctor just so that the whole trilogy is there.

      I really just can’t see them releasing all of those, especially as it is only £20.43, and if this is the only release that The Time of The Doctor is getting – then I don’t want to have two copies of some of these episodes. Waste of money then.

    • Trenzalore

      December 14th, 2013 - 6:01pm

      Don’t forget night of the doctor 😉

    • the astronaut of death

      December 14th, 2013 - 6:22pm

      yeah but the name of the dr is not a specail

    • Alex The Geek

      December 15th, 2013 - 2:50pm

      I agree with Sam Bently. Although it may include AAISAT or Night Of The Doctor it won’t include things like a Christmas Carol or The Snowmen.

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:32pm

      It does include A Christmas Carol and The Snowmen.

  • McGann is the Doctor

    December 14th, 2013 - 4:40pm

    So this won’t get a single release? that’s lame

  • CyberGuy500

    December 14th, 2013 - 4:37pm

    Does this mean all his Christmas specials or just the 2013 specials (The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor)?

  • Anonymous

    December 14th, 2013 - 4:11pm

    1. The Christmas Carol
    2. The doctor the window the wardrobe
    3. The snowmen
    4 The day of the doctor maybe

    And The time of the doctor

  • James A

    December 14th, 2013 - 3:31pm

    Other specials?

    I feel it would be better to either re-release series 7 boxset with Day and Time of the Doctor on a additional disc or release it with series 8 (even though that wont be out till early 2015 at the last, plus it would look weird having two Doctors presenting one season.

  • drjakeyoung

    December 14th, 2013 - 12:55pm

    It’s almost guaranteed that this boxset will include the following:

    The day of the doctor
    the time of the doctor
    an adventure in time and space
    all mini episodes/prequels that haven’t yet been released.
    all the extra’s on the individual releases
    a couple of exclusive minisodes
    all the programs that have been show to celebrate the 50th (including the next doctor live) plus the proms 2013, comic con 2013 and the official 50th celebration as when i was there, they were filming bits of it that looked like it could be a DVD extra.

    • drjakeyoung

      December 14th, 2013 - 1:08pm

      I am going to send an email to BBC worldwide and see what this boxset is about.

    • gordon

      December 14th, 2013 - 1:16pm

      Doubt it will have adventure in time in space. With the cost quoted its rrp is £25 I doubt it will be as many as 4 discs which would be needed for all the items you listed.

    • drjakeyoung

      December 14th, 2013 - 1:44pm

      Well series 7 is 5 disks and at the moment on BBC shop it is £25.

    • gordon

      December 14th, 2013 - 4:45pm

      But that wasn’t the rrp of it. Series 7 rrp was 51 quid when first released. This set is an rrp of half that. Thats why I think it won’t be as much as 4 discs. 3 at most.

    • Sam Bentley

      December 14th, 2013 - 4:53pm

      Why would An Adventure in Space and Time be included? It wasn’t a Matt Smith Special. Neither was the Proms 2013. And the Celebration Event was shown on YouTube.

      I expects this boxset to be The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor and maybe even The Name of the Doctor thrown in there for good measure and to complete the trilogy. And don’t expect many new bonus features, in fact don’t expect too much at all, not until we have confirmation of what’s included.

    • Sam Bentley

      December 14th, 2013 - 4:59pm

      This won’t include An Adventure in Space and Time. Why would it, it is not a Matt Smith Special.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if this boxset consisted of just The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor – and maybe The Name of the Doctor thrown in for good measure and to complete the trilogy.

      Don’t expect much when it comes to bonus features either. I’m not saying there won’t be any – but not as many as you are hoping for. Especially not the Doctor Who Live specials.

    • G Soanes

      December 15th, 2013 - 3:09am

      It is a 2 disc DVD/Blu-ray set, the main feature being ‘The Time Of The Doctor’ [2013 Christmas special], also included are ‘Doctor Who; The Ultimate Guide'[as seen on BBC3], ‘The Science Of Doctor Who'[ shown on BBC2] and ‘Doctor Who At The Proms 2013. Release date 13/1/13

    • Sam Bentley

      December 15th, 2013 - 11:43am

      If G Soanes is correct then I’ll be very happy with that boxset.

    • Shane McEntee

      December 15th, 2013 - 11:58pm

      I hope it has An Adventure in Time and Space since that’s unavailble on Bluray. i doubt it though as its an Eleventh Doctor Specials set rather than a 50th Anniversary Specials set which would have made more sense.

    • Shane McEntee

      December 16th, 2013 - 12:00am

      Why is it almost guaranteed that all those will be on it. i’d say it’s almost guaranteed they won’t. That’s a lot of content considering the price. It will be a 2 disk set at most.

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:34pm

      You are an extremely bad guesser!!!!

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:34pm

      Next Doctor Live was not a 50th Special.

    • the astronaut of death

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:36pm

      speaking of the next doctor live o hope that gets released on dvd as I would realy like to see that again ii hope it gets released in a series 8 box set or somthing

    • I Froze Gallifrey

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:40pm

      Hehe, it’s certainly not almost guaranteed!

  • Anonymous

    December 14th, 2013 - 12:04pm

    This is not on either Amazon or the BBC shop

  • timelord22

    December 14th, 2013 - 12:03pm

    I didn’t know the Sontarans were in it! Thought the Weeping Angels would get a mention.

    • Joe

      December 15th, 2013 - 11:40am

      Many they accidentally put the Somtarans on there and they were supposed to say the Weeping angles

    • Alex The Geek

      December 15th, 2013 - 2:54pm

      Well actually if you look at one of the posters you can see a Sontaran space ship. Also the Radio Times mentioned Sontarans.

  • PlanetProductiosn123

    December 14th, 2013 - 11:50am


    • doc fan

      December 14th, 2013 - 2:02pm

      The name of the doctor,
      the night of the doctor,
      the day of the doctor
      & the time of the doctor.
      Good thinking panetproduttiosn123.

  • Melkur

    December 14th, 2013 - 11:34am

    I guess this will be similar to the Specials boxset that was released in 2010.

    Perhaps it will have Day of the Doctor and Time of the Doctor. Perhaps even the Science of Doctor Who to bulk it up a bit.

    • James A

      December 14th, 2013 - 3:39pm

      Yeah, but a ‘boxset’ with just two episodes doesnt sound like a ‘boxset’, so a number of special features might be added.

  • Trenzalore

    December 14th, 2013 - 11:24am

    so, by ‘specials’ does this mean The name of the doctor, the night of the doctor, the day of the doctor and the time of the doctor will be in a box set?

  • the astronaut of death

    December 14th, 2013 - 11:20am

    will the time of the doctor still get a single rlese

    • booboo

      December 14th, 2013 - 11:23am

      its not on the schedule we received

    • the astronaut of death

      December 14th, 2013 - 11:25am

      so do you think in order to get the time for the doctor you will have to get this

    • booboo

      December 14th, 2013 - 11:26am

      looks like it, at least for now

  • BUY ME

    December 14th, 2013 - 11:15am


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    December 14th, 2013 - 11:14am



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