Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio was a first in the long history of Doctor Who – it tapped into the global appreciation of superhero comics and movies by introducing one into the Whovian mythos for the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special.
The combination of Time Lord and superhero worked– it holds up to repeat viewing extremely well. It’s just a shame that, as usual, there is a paucity of bonus features on the home video release (in stores this week).
BBC Home Entertainment is releasing two new Doctor Who Adventures early in 2017 – Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio and Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks. Both adventures will be available in Blu-ray and DVD.
Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio is this year’s Christmas special featuring Peter Capaldi as Doctor Twelve, while Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks is the animated recreation of the first adventure of Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor (we gave the televised run an B+).
Also from BBC Home Entertainment in the first quarter of 2017: Blood of the Vikings: First Blood; Shetland: Season Three; Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season Three; Mrs. Bradley Mysteries; Porridge; Spy in the Wild: Part One; London Road; Elizabeth at 90; Arthur: King of the Britons, and Wild Africa/Tiny Giants 4K UHD.