Get ready to experience the Tenth Doctor’s last adventures in the best possible way. The BBC is releasing a limited edition Blu-Ray Steelbook containing David Tennant’s last five episodes of Doctor Who. Whovians might already own the stories but they won’t want to miss this due to the incredible artwork and abundance of special features.
The Steelbook contains every episode from Christmas 2008 to New Year 2010. There was no full season that year and instead the Tenth Doctor’s era was rounded out with a few specials linked by an ongoing storyline. The episodes in question are “The Next Doctor,” “The Planet of the Dead,” “The Waters of Mars” and “The End of Time: Parts 1 and 2.”
From the first special in which he encounters a man who appears to be his next regeneration (The Walking Dead‘s David Morrisey), the unifying theme of the run is the Doctor coming to terms with his own mortality. This comes to a head in the grand two-part finale in which he faces his old enemy, the Master (John Simm). Interestingly, “The End of Time” is also getting a cinematic re-release this August.
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A bonus disc will also include animated episodes “The Infinity Quest” and “Dreamland,” released in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Meanwhile, the special features will contain commentary with the cast and crew, deleted scenes and an exclusive video diary from Tennant himself. Episodes of tie-in show Doctor Who Confidential will be on the release, too, as will Doctor Who at the Proms and Doctor Who at Comic-Con. The set will become available in the UK on September 2nd.
So, that’s the past of Doctor Who covered, but what about its future? Well, season 12 starring Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor is currently shooting now and is expected to arrive in early 2020. Though there could potentially be a special coming at Christmas time. Stay tuned for more.