Sylvester McCoy’s first season as the Seventh Doctor, with Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush, is the next classic Doctor Who release to come to Blu-ray. Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24 is now available.
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,” which introduces Sophie Aldred as new companion Ace to replace the outgoing Mel.
With all episodes newly remastered, this Blu-ray box set of Sylvester McCoy’s first season of Doctor Who also contains extensive and exclusive special features including:
- Extended versions of all four stories, featuring previously un-transmitted material.
- Immersive 5.1 surround sound & isolated scores
- 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 and 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 Stevens – A brand new interview with Season 24 actor and Rocky Horror cult figure Patricia Quinn.
- 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 the archive
- and much more
The eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
A specially shot announcement trailer has debuted on the Doctor Who YouTube channel, written by new series contributor Pete McTighe (Kerblam! and Praxeus) and featuring Bonnie Langford, Sylvester McCoy and many more in 24 Carat.