The holidays are just around the corner and if you’re looking for a great gift for that special Whovian in your life (even if that special Whovian is yourself), BBC Home Entertainment is offering a fantastic set just in time for the gift giving season!
Beginning next month, a limited edition ‘Doctor Who’ gift set will be available to purchase. What makes it so special you ask? (Even you if didn’t, just ask anyways.) The set will include the first six seasons of the Nu-Who years starting with Christopher Eccleston as the 9th Doctor going through the reign of the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) and includes the first 2 years of the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith). Not only that, the set will also include 3 specials, ‘The Woman of Doctor Who’, ‘The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who’, and ‘The Destinations of Doctor Who’ that aired a few months ago on BBC America. Including bonus features, this 41 disc set will contain over 70 hours of Who-filled watching enjoyment that will easily fill the time as fans wait for the series to return in the spring.
But wait! That’s not all! Not only do you get to relive the memories of the 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctors, the set also includes 3 original art cards, a comic book, ‘Doctor Who at Comic Con’, and your very own collectible 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver! (No assembly required)
So what will this Who-tastic gift set cost? The suggested retail price for this entire set is $249.95 but before you yell out a resounding groan at the price, if you head over to Amazon, you can pre-order this fantastic collection for only $174.99 and it ships free!
If you’re looking to complete the series, the Blu-Ray/DVD 2 disc set of Part One of Season 7 will be released a week before the ‘Doctor Who Limited Edition Gift set’. This set will include the first 5 episodes of the season: ‘Asylum of the Daleks’, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship‘, ‘A Town Called Mercy‘, ‘Power of Three‘, and ‘The Angels Take Manhattan‘. Hopefully it will also include the short storyboard animation titled ‘P.S‘.
The ‘Doctor Who Limited Edition Gift Set’ is a great addition to any Whovian’s video library! The best part, if you’ve only watched the show on the telly, then you’ve been missing out on a lot of scenes from the actual episodes that aired in the UK as BBC America edits the episodes to accommodate commercials in the U.S. Many of the edited scenes add a new dimension and a clearer understanding to that particular episode. For example, ‘Voyage of the Damned’ has a scene where the Doctor says a final goodbye to Astrid after he prevents the Titanic from crashing into Buckingham Palace and in ‘Christmas Invasion’, there’s a whole segment where 10 is asking Rose about his looks before dealing with the Sycorax.
So reserve your copy before the price goes up! (I’m heading over to break open my TARDIS bank now…)
The ‘Doctor Who Limited Edition Gift Set’ (which you can check out below) will be released on November 20, 2012.