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Coming Soon: Doctor Who The Collection – Season 24, Sylvester McCoy’s First Series

You’ll soon be able to enjoy Doctor Who Season 24, Sylvester McCoy’s debut series as the Seventh Doctor, as a Blu-ray set.

That’s right, the next instalment in the Doctor Who: The Collection range is Season 24, collecting together: Time and the Rani, Paradise Towers, Delta and the Bannermen, and Dragonfire.

The latter is the first story to feature Ace (Sophie Aldred), and last with Mel Bush, played by Bonnie Langford, who returns in a brand new trailer…

Season 24 first aired in 1987 and saw the Seventh Doctor and companion Mel (Bonnie Langford) travel through space and time traversing alien planets, a hostile futuristic tower block, 1950s Wales, and finally, the mysterious colony of Iceworld, where the Doctor meets his new companion.

The Doctor comes face to face with the Rani (Kate O’Mara) and the Tetraps in Time and the Rani, Kroagnon and his cleaning robots in Paradise Towers, the ruthless Bannermen in Delta and the Bannermen, and Kane, the murderous ruler of Iceworld in Dragonfire.

These four stories have been newly remastered alongside extensive and exclusive Special Features including:

  • 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 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 the season.
  • 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 Season 24 actor and Rocky Horror cult figure Patricia Quinn.
  • BLU-RAY TRAILER: A brand new mini-episode.
  • HD PHOTO GALLERIES: Including many previously unseen images.
  • INFO TEXT: Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.

The eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24 is released later this year.

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.

Coming Soon: Doctor Who The Collection – Season 24, Sylvester McCoy’s First Series

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