For the fortieth anniversary of Doctor Who – with no hope of a TV reboot (or any other celebration) of the show on tap – a couple of BBC employees decided to create an animated web series. Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka was that web series – a Flash animation adventure of a slightly vampiric-looking Ninth Doctor voiced by Richard E. Grant.
Whovians rejoice! BBC Worldwide is releasing a Blu-ray collection of the complete rebooted Doctor Who!
The 29-disc set will include every episode of the rebooted Who (including the four Tenth Doctor specials – so, really, eight seasons!), all the bonus material from the individual series sets, two hours of brand-new features and the proverbial more – including the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote, three original art cards and an exclusive Doctor Who comic! (I really must upgrade to HD!!!).
This unique set will be available on November 5th – just in time to celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary. The official press release follows the jump – and for once, the hyperbole is completely justified!
I’m not sure why it is, but Americans seem to have a fascination with the British Royal Family. Perhaps that’s way BBC Home entertainment is releasing a special box set, The Royal Collection. Composed of four documentaries – The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (a behind-the-scenes look at the Queen’s 1953 Coronation), King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy (a two-part portrait of Elizabeth II’s grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary), Queen Victoria’s Children (a three-part series exploring the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships with her husband and her nine children) and How To Be a Prince (a program centered on Prince William from 2003) – and a replica of a booklet for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation, featuring original photography from the ceremony, The Royal Collection will be released on May 21st.
Follow the jump for further details and pricing.