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Doctor Who Season 8 to be Released on Blu-ray as Part of The Collection

Doctor Who Season 8, Jon Pertwee’s second series as the Third Doctor, will be released on Blu-ray as part of The Collection range on 23rd February 2021.

The set collects together stories which introduce Jo Grant (Katy Manning) and the Master (Roger Delgado): Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, and The Daemons.

The season finds the Doctor still stranded on Earth, and fighting Autons, Axons, and a god-like Daemon, although he also gets away from Sol 3 when the Time Lords send him on a mission to Uxarieus in 2472.

The set was announced with a trailer featuring some familiar faces…

Here’s Lee Binding’s wonderful cover and interior:

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.

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 8 is out on 23rd February 2021, but you can pre-order it now.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Season 8 to be Released on Blu-ray as Part of The Collection

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