Hardcore fans of Doctor Who will be pleased to hear that Doctor Who – The Collection is getting a new installment. The BBC just announced that Season 24 of Doctor Who will get an HD restyling before hitting the blu-ray. It originally aired back in 1987, with Sylvester McCoy playing the Seventh Doctor and Bonnie Langford as the Doctor’s companion, Mel Bush. The upcoming Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24 will include Time and the Rani, Paradise Towers, Delta and the Bannermen, and Dragonfire.
For the occasion, the broadcaster has also dropped a funny trailer full of references from the past. The video features Langford’s Mel Bush dealing with some old acquaintances in a Shark Tank-like contest for her approval. But someone unexpected visits her and forces her to change her plans. You can watch the announcement trailer in the player below.
With all episodes newly remastered, this Blu-ray box set also contains extensive and exclusive special features including:
- Extended versions of all four stories, featuring previously un-transmitted material.
- Immersive 5.1 surround sound & isolated scores
- 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 and 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 & 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 Stevens – A brand new interview with Season 24 actor and Rocky Horror cult figure Patricia Quinn.
- 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 the archive
BBC has yet to announce an official debut date for Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24. In the meantime, you can check the freshly-released poster for the box below.
Are you going to buy it to rewatch the old Doctor Who stories? Let us know in the comments section below.
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