After the release of The Ambassadors of Death we’ve got just one more classic Doctor Who DVD to look forward to this year, The Claws Of Axos: Special Edition. Next year is looking very promising for the range in the build up to the 50th anniversary.
Speaking today at the Doctor Who Appreciation Society event: Recon, DVD producer Dan Hall outlined some of BBC Worldwide’s plans for releases during the course of next year:
With the exception of one boxed set The Legacy Set (Shada and More Than Thirty Years In The TARDIS) due scheduled to come out in January all the releases next year will be individual stories. Expected titles include Terror of the Zygons, The Mind of Evil and The Reign Of Terror, and there will also be at least four Re-Visitations aside from Inferno these are as yet unknown.
The recently recovered episode Air Lock from Galaxy 4 is still in the process of being restored, but is hoped to be released alongside another title next year; the status of The Underwater Menace Episode Two was not clarified.
The fourth episode of The Reign of Terror was shown at the event, Hall explained that it was unlikely that more than two episodes could be animated within allocated budgets – though intimated, there were no formal announcements of further forthcoming animated episodes at present.
Most excitingly the range is expected to have a story released every three weeks during 2013 leading up to the 50th Anniversary. The first DVDs of this “full schedule” will be announced in the next edition of Doctor Who Magazine.