“Season 23 covers a season-long story arc known as The Trial of a Timelord…”

The BBC has confirmed that the next Doctor Who Season to receive its Blu Ray debut will be Season 23! The set will (fittingly) be released on 23rd September 2019.

An official trailer has also been released, as seen below, which features some familiar faces:

The description for the set states: The next chapter in these definitive collection boxsets sees the Doctor (Colin Baker) on trial for his life, with the court examining his adventures with companion Peri (Nicola Bryant) and looking to his future escapades with new companion Melanie (Bonnie Langford).

This season saw the return of popular villain Sil, along with The Master, the towering robot Drathro and the plant-based Vervoid monsters, with the Inquisitor (Lynda Bellingham) overseeing the proceedings, it was The Valeyard (Michael Jayston) who proved the greatest threat, hiding his own sinister motives for wanting the Doctor’s downfall.

Doctor Who Season 23
Doctor Who Blu Ray Set [BBC]
As has become the norm with these collections there is a plethora of VAM (value added material) including:

Extended edits – of all fourteen episodes.

Terror of the Vervoids – four-part standalone edition with updated effects.

Immersive 5.1 surround sound & isolated scores – on all 14 broadcast episodes.

Behind the Sofa – new episodes with Season 23’s Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, and Bonnie Langford. While fellow Who veterans Mark Strickson, Frazer Hines and Matthew Waterhouse also lend their perspective.

The Writers’ Room – Eric Saward, Philip Martin, Christopher H Bidmead & Waly K Daly discuss the ‘Lost’ Season 23.

The Doctor Who Cookbook Revisited – brave cast members tackle their original recipes from the 1980s official cookbook.

The Doctor’s Table – join Colin Baker and friends for dinner.

In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to companion Bonnie Langford.

Unseen studio footage.

Rare archive treats.

Convention footage.

Blu-ray trailer.

HD photo galleries.

Scripts, costume designs & more in the PDF Archive.

Hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.

Doctor Who Season 23
The Box Art for this collection [BBC]
Season 23 covered a season-long story arc known as “The Trial of a Timelord” which saw the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) put on trial by his own people for meddling in the affairs of other planets and alien races. It would sadly be Baker’s last season before Baker was fired from the role.

More news on the set is likely to follow in the coming months and stay tuned for a comprehensive look into the Season 10 release next month!

By HW Reynolds 

Images provided by BBC

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