There’s a new Doctor Who miniseries coming our way in November. And by mini, I mean mini.
Written by Steven Moffat especially for the full-series DVD and Blu-ray box sets of this year’s episodes, the five epsisodes of Night and the Doctor aren’t likely to run more than fifteen minutes between them (in fact, we may be lucky if they last ten).
But if the disc-exclusive minisodes in last year’s release are anything to go by, these will be a whole lot of fun.
And whereas last year’s minisodes were just sketches that could have been sandwiched between full episodes, it looks like the five-part Night and the Doctor will have a complete, coherent story of its own – why else be split into five parts?
And it will certainly have it’s own episode of Doctor Who Confidential, A Night’s Tale.
Here’s the full press release for what will be on the discs when they launch in the UK on November 21st . I assume the US sets will be identical…?
The Doctor, Amy and Rory return to face monsters, mysteries and adventures all across time and space in the action-packed sixth series. Billed as the biggest and best series yet, all 13 thrilling episodes of Series 6 together with host of exclusive extras arrive on DVD and Blu ray from 21st November, priced £51.05 and £61.27. Episodes are also available on download to own.
With Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill as Rory and Alex Kingston as River Song, these exciting new episodes also guest stars a wealth of British acting talent including David Walliams (Come Fly With Me), James Corden (Gavin and Stacey), Daniel Mays (Outcasts), Simon Callow (Rome) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Hugh Bonneville (Twenty Twelve), Suranne Jones (Five Days) and Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus).
Complete with the series opener when together they find themselves in Sixties America, battling the invasion the world forgot, then journey on the high seas of 1696 aboard a pirate ship, to solve the mystery of the Siren. In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape. They also venture across centuries and galaxies, where they encounter the greatest war criminal in all of history – and Hitler. They’ll also discover there’s no scarier place in the universe than a child’s bedroom and a visit to an alien quarantine facility will reveal to Rory a very different side to his wife. In a hotel where walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish, death lies waiting. But the Doctor’s time has yet to come. He has one last stop to make on his final journey – an old friend needs his help and an old foe must be defeated. But time catches up with us all and the Doctor can delay no more.
Doctor Who Complete Series 6 Boxset showcases a wealth of added bonus material including 13 Doctor Who Confidential’s for each episode, last year’s Christmas episode, A Christmas Carol, 4 Monster Files and 4 episode commentaries. Also, never been seen before, five specially written and created mini episodes entitled Night and the Doctor – a series of short films written by show frontrunner Steven Moffat exclusively for the DVD release.
Doctor Who Complete Series 6 is also available in a Limited Edition numbered Boxset that features a Silence head in terrifying 3D as well as four lenticular art cards!
Release Date: 21st November Cat. Number: BBCDVD3430/BBCBD0153
Cert.: 12 RRP: £51.05/£61.27
Duration: 585 mins
Extras: 4 monster files, 4 episode commentaries, 13 confidential cut downs, A Christmas Carol, Doctor Who Confidential, The Nights Tale, 5 x Night and the Doctor, 5 prequels.