The next installment in Doctor Who: The Collection delves into territory previous unexplored by the Blu-ray range: 1960s black-and-white era Doctor Who — namely the First Doctor series, Season 2!
And this will be the biggest release yet – a limited edition nine disc box set, covering an astonishing 37 episodes!
The Doctor is joined by Susan (Carole Ann Ford), Ian Chesterton (William Russell), Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill), Vicki Pallister (Maureen O’Brien), and Steven Taylor (Peter Purves). Together they face off against the Daleks, Mechanoids, Zarbi, Meddling Monk, and more!
But this is the first season with missing episodes, so what have they done for the two lost parts of The Crusade?
They’ve been reconstructed using off-air photographs and the original broadcast soundtrack, while remaining episodes have been newly remastered from the best available sources.
The Collection: Season 2 also includes these Special Features:
- Three new documentaries: an overview of Season 2, Flight Through Eternity; a look at 1960s collectables in Doctor Who and The Collectors; and a deep dive into the life and career of story editor David Whitaker in Looking For David.
- In Conversation: Two exclusive insightful feature-length interviews, with William Russell and Maureen O’Brien.
- Behind the Sofa: New episodes with companions Maureen O’Brien, Peter Purves, Carole Ann Ford, Janet Fielding (Tegan), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Bonnie Langford (Mel), and Sophie Aldred (Ace).
- Exclusive Audio Commentary: Learn about the recovery of The Lion, a missing episode that was returned in 1999, with three of the heroes responsible for its return.
- Convention Footage: A rare chance to hear from actors Jacqueline Hill and Adrienne Hill (Katarina) alongside Michael Craze (Ben) and Carole Ann Ford.
- Exclusive Enhanced Soundtrack: Watch The Dalek Invasion of Earth with an optional enhanced soundtrack.
- 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 the PDF Archive
The set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD.
And here’s the gorgeous announcement trailer, written by Pete McTighe (Kerblam!; Praxeus) and featuring Maureen O’Brien back as Vicki!
Season 2 includes these stories from 1964 and 1965:
- Planet of Giants
- The Dalek Invasion of Earth
- The Rescue
- The Romans
- The Web Planet
- The Crusade
- The Space Museum
- The Chase
- The Time Meddler