BBC Studios has today announced the next instalment in the Doctor Who: The Collection range with Season 24, offering Doctor Who fans the opportunity to continue building their own home archive on Blu-ray. Starring Sylvester McCoy in his first season as the Seventh Doctor, this must-have instalment can be pre-ordered now ahead of release date later this year.
Season 24 first aired in 1987 and saw the Seventh Doctor and companion Mel (Bonnie Langford) travel through space and time traversing alien planets, a hostile futuristic tower block, 1950s Wales and finally, the mysterious colony of Iceworld, where the Doctor meets new companion Ace (Sophie Aldred).
The Doctor is faced with enemies including the Rani (Kate O’Mara) and the terrifying Tetraps in Time and the Rani, Kroagnon and his cleaning robots in Paradise Towers, the ruthless Bannermen in Delta and the Bannermen and Kane (Edward Peel), the murderous ruler of Iceworld in Dragonfire.
These four stories have been newly remastered alongside extensive and 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 – 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 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 – 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!
The eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD and Blu-Ray.