An Amazon listing (found here) has confirmed that the next Doctor Who season to receive a Blu Ray release will be season 18! An official confirmation has also come from the Doctor Who youtube channel as well, watch the trailer here…
The description lists some new special features for the set. These include:
• A new Making-Of documentary and updated special effects for Logopolis
• Revealing new 2019 commentaries moderated by Matthew Sweet (Tom Baker on The Leisure Hive, Lalla Ward & Rachel Davies on State Of Decay), surround sound mix for Warriors’ Gate
• Rare behind-the-scenes footage from The Leisure Hive, Full Circle and Logopolis
• Eight more editions of Behind The Sofa
• Brand new documentaries The Writers Room and Weekend With Waterhouse
• A new interview with K9 & Company’s Ian Sears
• Another dip into the Panopticon convention archives with Tom Baker
• HD photo galleries plus scripts, production files and rare documentation provided as PDFs
Tom Baker’s final year saw the programme undergo radical changes in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. Producer John Nathan-Turner revamped the series with new writers, new directors, a new title sequence and theme arrangement, glossy production standards and – throughout the course of the season – a brand new regular cast. Over seven classic adventures the Doctor and his companions encountered the Foamasi, Meglos, the Marshmen, vampires and Tharils, building to a final deadly showdown between the Doctor and his arch-nemesis the Master. As a special bonus, this set also includes the 1981 K9 & Company Christmas pilot episode, plus hours of brand new material.
The season is notable for being fourth Doctor Tom Baker’s last season after seven years in the role and comprises of the following stories:
The Leisure Hive
State of Decay
The Keeper of Traken
The stories Full Circle to Warrior’s Gate made up a story trilogy titled the “E-Space Trilogy” and The Keeper of Traken and Logopolis, alongside Season 19’s Castrovalva form the Master trilogy.
The set is expected to be released on 25th February 2019.
Stay tuned for further details regarding the set at a later time.
By HW Reynolds
Images provided by BBC/Amazon