Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 17
Season 17, the penultimate season starring Tom Baker as The Doctor, will be the next to be released as part of the Doctor Who Collection series.
Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 17 was originally shown between September 1979 and January 1980 consists of the following stories.
In 1979, Tom Baker’s Doctor was in full flight. With Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) as script editor, the series leaned into Baker’s penchant for humour and paired his Doctor with a regenerated Romana (Lalla Ward) as his travelling companion. Together, they would form one of the most popular Doctor/companion duos of all time.
Although Season 17 was halted behind-the-scenes by strike action (resulting in the season finale being abandoned part-way through production), it remains a beloved slice of Doctor Who history, featuring the return of Davros of the Daleks, and one of the all-time classic stories, Douglas Adams’ own City Of Death.
With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also includes extensive and exclusive Special Features
Doctor Who: The Collection- Season 17 includes the following stories and extras, spread out over 7 discs:
- Destiny of the Daleks
- City of Death
- The Creature from the Pit
- The Nightmare of Eden
- The Horns of Nimon
The new Blu-Ray release includes existing bonus material from the original DVDs as well as the brand new features
With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also includes extensive and exclusive Special Features including:
BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES
Including a Making-Of documentary for Destiny of the Daleks, and new featurette for the Creature From The Pit.
A candid interview with Tom Baker as he gives us his unique take on life, the universe and everything.
DOUGLAS ADAMS TRIBUTE
Friends and colleagues remember The Doctor Who writer/script editor and creatorof the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
Matthew Sweet chats to Bob Baker, writerof Nightmare Of Eden, co-creatorof K9 and one of the creative forces behind Wallace & Gromit.
BEHIND THE SOFA
New episodes with actors Colin Baker, Katy Manning, Matthew Waterhouse, Nicola Bryant, June Hudson, Graeme Harper & Mat Irvine.
LALLA WARD INTERVIEW
An extensive interview discussing her first yearon the programme.
UPDATED SPECIAL EFFECTS
View Nightmare Of Eden with optional new effects.
An updated version of the ‘lost’ story, completed with enhanced animation and presented in six episodes for the very first time, alongside the original 1992 VHS and 2017 versions.
EXCLUSIVE NEW AUDIO COMMENTARIES
With Tom Bakeron episodes of Destiny Of The Daleks and City Of Death, and Lalla Ward & Catherine Schell on City Of Death.
Anearly cut of the Creature From The Pit Part Three.
A familiar face returns in a brand new mini-episode of classic Doctor Who.
IMMERSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND
On Destiny Of The Daleks and Shada.
RARE GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES
BBC archive material covering the promotion of this season.
A triumphant 1997 appearance from Tom Baker.
HD PHOTO GALLERIES
Including many previously unseen images.
Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.
SCRIPTS, COSTUME DESIGNS, RARE BBC PRODUCTION FILES AND OTHER RARITIES FROM OUR PDF ARCHIVE AND LOTS MORE!
The seven-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD.