According to the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, Peter Davison’s first season as TV’s Fifth Doctor in Doctor Who Series 19 will come to Blu-ray in a limited edition on Nov. 19, 2018. (U.S. Amazon says Dec. 4.)
Davison is joined by Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Janet Fielding as Tegan and, sometimes, Anthony Ainley as the evil Master in seven 1982 stories beginning a thrilling new era of Doctor Who:
- “Four to Doomsday”
- “The Visitation”
- “Black Orchid”
Posting on Twitter Tuesday, Waterhouse confirmed his involvement in new special features for the Doctor Who Series 19 Blu-ray:
You may have heard that Season 19, Peter's first year and the second of JNT's two finest seasons, will be put out on Blu Ray in November.
For those who like 'extra', there will be a few new pieces.
— Matthew Waterhouse (@MinettaLane) August 21, 2018
Peter Davison joined the long running BBC series in 1981, replacing Tom Baker as the Doctor. His first season bursts with the fresh energy and breathless excitement that would come to define his era. Across seven classic adventures, the Doctor and his companions Tegan, Nyssa and Adric face off against The Master, the terrifying Mara, the Terileptils, the Plasmatons, Monarch and the revamped Cybermen, making a triumphant return to the series in one of the programme’s all-time classics.
The limited edition Blu-ray includes brand new special features exclusive to this set:
- Five new ‘Making-Of’ documentaries for Castrovalva, Four To Doomsday, Black Orchid, Earthshock and Time-Flight
- Surround sound mixes for Kinda and Earthshock
- An extended version of Black Orchid Part One
- Rare studio footage from Castrovalva, Four To Doomsday, Earthshock and Time-Flight
- Updated special effects for Castrovalva
- Seven more editions of Behind The Sofa
- A newly-shot one-hour interview ‘Peter Davison In Conversation with Matthew Sweet’
- And much more!
The eight-disc box set also includes the Peter Davison/David Tennant mini-episode Time Crash, plus hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.
All 26 episodes have been remastered from scratch by Peter Crocker and Mark Ayres. With the original 16mm film elements still in existence, the location material is presented in true HD, with studio material upscaled. Lee Binding has again provided stunning packaging design and Pete McTighe has written extensive booklet notes and is the content consultant for the title. Doctor Who: The Collection is executively produced for BBC Studios by Russell Minton.
Series 19’s planned HD release this fall comes on the heels of summer’s release of Series 12, upgrading Tom Baker’s first season as the Fourth Doctor. Those episodes were the first from Doctor Who’s original 1963-89 run to be released on Blu-ray.
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