Ice hot, Doctor! Doctor Who Season 24 is on its way to Blu-ray as part of the on-going Collection series.
The eight disc box set comprises all four adventures of the Seventh Doctor‘s first season, starring Sylvester McCoy as the incumbent Time Lord alongside Bonnie Langford as Mel and Sophie Aldred as Ace.
The stories that make up Doctor Who Season 24 – in case you don’t know – are ‘Time and the Rani,’ ‘Paradise Towers,’ ‘Delta and the Bannermen‘ and ‘Dragonfire.’ The opening adventure is particularly notable, as it features the Sixth Doctor’s regeneration into the Seventh, and also sees the return of the Time Lord’s evil nemesis the Rani, played by Kate O’Mara.
This series is also the first to be guided by Andrew Cartmel as Doctor Who‘s script editor, who became famous in Doctor Who circles as the curator of The Cartmel Masterplan, which aimed to re-establish the mystery of the Doctor’s identity.
The new Doctor Who Season 24 box set also hosts a slew of special features, including extended versions of all four stories, brand new documentaries, audio commentaries, and behind-the-scenes footage. The Blu-ray set also includes the studio footage from the day that the regeneration scene was filmed.
Here’s the complete list…
- EXTENDED VERSIONS of all four stories, featuring previously un-seen material.
- IMMERSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND on all four stories and extended versions.
- ISOLATED SCORES on all four stories.
- BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES: Including a feature-length overview of Doctor Who Season 24 – ‘Here’s To The Future,’ plus ‘The Making of Delta and the Bannermen.’
- RARE STUDIO & LOCATION FOOTAGE: Over 25 hours of raw material never seen before, including behind-the-scenes footage from the regeneration scene.
- IN CONVERSATION: Matthew Sweet interviews Sylvester McCoy about his life, career, and time as the Seventh Doctor.
- BEHIND THE SOFA: Four new episodes with Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Colin Baker, and Michael Jayston.
- THE DOCTOR’S TABLE: Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred, and Clive Merrison reminisce about the making of Doctor Who Season 24.
- RARE GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES: Hours of footage covering the promotion of this season including lots of previously unreleased material.
- AN AUDIENCE WITH LADY STEPHENS: A brand new interview with Doctor Who Season 24 actor and Rocky Horror cult figure Patricia Quinn.
- BLU-RAY TRAILER: A brand new mini-episode.
- CONVENTION FOOTAGE
- HD PHOTO GALLERIES: Including many previously unseen images.
- INFO TEXT: Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.
- SCRIPTS, COSTUME DESIGNS, RARE BBC PRODUCTION FILES AND OTHER RARITIES FROM OUR ARCHIVE
- AND LOTS MORE!
In addition, the BBC has created a brand new trailer to mark the release of Doctor Who Season 24 on Blu-ray. Taking the form of a mini episode, the trailer sees the reunion of the Seventh Doctor and his companion Mel, alongside a host of familiar faces…
Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24 is now available to pre-order, and will be released in 2021.
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