BBC Studios have announced that Sylvester McCoy‘s first season as the Doctor will be released on blu-ray in the next addition to Doctor Who – The Collection
The Seventh Doctor is set to join several of his fellow classic incarnations as his debut season gets the blu-ray treatment in this latest instalment of Doctor Who: The Collection.
Season 24 first aired in 1987, and featured Sylvester McCoy in his first outing as the Seventh Doctor, alongside Bonnie Langford as companion Mel. Across four stories, they travel across time and space to explore alien planets, a hostile future block, 1950s Wales, and finally the mysterious colony of Iceworld, where the Doctor meets new companion Ace (Sophie Aldred).
Along the way, the Doctor faces off against enemies including the Rani (Kate O’Mara) and the terrifying Tetraps in Time and the Rani, as well as Kroagnon and his cleaning robots in Paradise Towers, the ruthless Bannermen in Delta and the Bannermen and last but not least Kane (Edward Peel), the murderous ruler of Iceworld in Dragonfire.
Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24 will feature newly remastered versions of each of these four stories, alongside 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, with 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, with 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.
- CONVENTION FOOTAGE
- HD PHOTO GALLERIES, including many previously unseen images.
- INFO TEXT, including behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.
- SCRIPTS, COSTUME DESIGNS, RARE BBC PRODUCTION FILES AND OTHER RARITIES FROM OUR ARCHIVE
- AND LOTS MORE!
This eight-disc box set will also feature hours of special features previously released on DVD and blu-ray.