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BBC Studios announces Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 2 on Blu-ray

BBC Studios announced today they plan to debut the second ever season of Doctor Who on Blu-ray! Doctor Who: Season 2 will continue to offer Doctor Who fans the opportunity to build their own Blu-ray home archive, and you can pre-order now!

Across a jam-packed season of 37 episodes, the Doctor (William Hartnell) is joined by faithful companions Susan (Carole Ann Ford), Ian (William Russell), Barbara (Jacqueline Hill), Vicki (Maureen
O’Brien
) and Steven (Peter Purves). Together they face off against the dreaded Daleks, the
marauding Mechonoids, the ant-like Zarbi and the meddling Monk, while visiting fantastic
alien worlds and turbulent times in the Earth’s history.

The missing two episodes of The Crusade have been reconstructed using off-air photographs
and the original broadcast soundtrack, while remaining episodes have been newly
remastered from the best available sources – these classic adventures have never looked or
sounded so good on home media.

With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also contains extensive and exclusive Special Features including:

  • THREE BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES: Including 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: Six new episodes with companions Maureen O’Brien, Peter Purves, Carole Ann Ford, Janet Fielding (Tegan), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Bonnie Langford (Melanie) 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.
  • PDF ARCHIVE: Including scripts, exclusive unseen BBC production files and other rarities

This nine-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD including
Documentaries, Featurettes, Audio Commentaries, Overseas Soundtracks and more.

A specially shot announcement trailer has debuted on the Doctor Who YouTube channel, written by new series writer Pete McTighe (Kerblam! and Praxeus) and featuring Maureen O’Brien back as Vicki.

Pre-order Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 2 from Amazon and HMV in the UK, from Sanity and JB in Australia and Amazon in the US

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