Doctor Who: The Collection Season 24 will be the next Standard Edition re-release

Sylvester McCoy’s first series as the Doctor is due out in the Doctor Who: The Collection Standard Edition Blu-ray format next February. Previously released last year in the Limited Edition format, the new Season 24 set’s discs contains all the same content, but in a slimmer, more compact box.

Season 24 first aired in 1987, with Bonnie Langford alongside McCoy’s Doctor as his 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 Standard Edition (c) BBC Studios Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy Blu-ray
Doctor Who: The Collection Season 24 Standard Edition (c) BBC Studios

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24 will feature newly remastered versions of each of these four stories, alongside exclusive special features

  • 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 CONVERSATIONMatthew 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 TABLESylvester 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.
  • HD PHOTO GALLERIES, including many previously unseen images.
  • INFO TEXT, including behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.

This eight-disc box set will also feature hours of special features previously released on DVD and blu-ray.

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24 Standard Edition arrives on the 13th of February 2013


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