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Coming Soon to Blu-ray: Doctor Who The Collection — Season 17

Doctor Who Season 17 will be the next series to be released as part of The Collection Blu-ray range.

The series includes the fan favourite story, City of Death, and I personally think there’s something here for everyone:

  • Destiny Of The Daleks
  • City Of Death
  • The Creature From The Pit
  • Nightmare of Eden
  • The Horns Of Nimon
  • Shada

(Anyone who doesn’t like Destiny of the Daleks and Nightmare of Eden is just being mean.)

Yes, this set will include Shada, the tale abandoned due to industrial action, and here presented as an updated version, completed with enhanced animation and presented in six episodes for the very first time, alongside the original 1992 VHS and 2017 versions!

Check out David Gooderson’s return as Davros in Risen, a specially shot announcement trailer, written by Pete McTighe (Kerblam!).

These episodes are all newly remastered from the best available sources.

Plus there’s a whole host of special features:

  • Brand New Documentaries – Including a Making-Of documentary for Destiny Of The Daleks, and new featurette for The Creature From The Pit
  • Tom Talks – A candid interview with Tom Baker as he gives us his unique take on life, the universe and everything
  • Douglas Adams Tribute – Friends and colleagues remember the Doctor Who writer/script editor and creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
  • In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to Bob Baker, writer of Nightmare Of Eden, co-creator of K9 and one of the creative forces behind Wallace & Gromit
  • Behind The Sofa – New episodes with actors Colin Baker, Katy Manning, Matthew Waterhouse, Nicola Bryant, June Hudson, Graeme Harper & Mat Irvine
  • Lalla Ward Interview – An extensive interview discussing her first year on the programme.
  • Updated Special Effects – View Nightmare Of Eden with optional new effects.
  • Exclusive New Audio Commentaries – With Tom Baker on episodes of Destiny Of The Daleks and City Of Death, and Lalla Ward & Catherine Schell on City Of Death
  • Extended Episodes – An early cut of The Creature From The Pit Three
  • Blu-ray Trailer – A familiar face returns in a brand new mini-episode of classic Doctor Who
  • Immersive 5.1 Surround Sound – On Destiny Of The Daleks and Shada
  • Rare Gems From the Archive – BBC archive material covering the promotion of this season
  • Convention Footage – A triumphant 1997 appearance from Tom Baker
  • HD Photo Galleries – Including many previously unseen images
  • Production Subtitles
  • Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode
  • Scripts, Costume Designs, Rare BBC Production Files and Other Rarities from our PDF Archive

And more!

The seven-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD.

Doctor Who: The Collection — Season 17 is out on 13th December 2021 in the UK… Just before Christmas! What a coincidence!

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 to Blu-ray: Doctor Who The Collection — Season 17

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