It’s a bit of a diversion from previous DVD release covers, but nevertheless The Next Doctor artwork has been released.
Bringing us threatening Cybermen and the two male stars David Tennant and David Morrissey, the DVD box mixes traditional Christmas red, gold and silver with an apocalptic announcement that the Cybermen are back.
What is curious is that there is no room for Vila Tschabala or the delicious Dervla Kirwan on the box cover – not even a namecheck – which indicates to us that whatever happens in the 2008 Doctor Who Christmas Special, the core drama occurs between the Doctor and whoever this "Next Doctor" character is…
It’s true – The Next Doctor features the most dramatic artwork of any DVD release since the series’ return in 2005, offering a teasing portent of doom just two weeks before the adventure is aired.
This Christmas’s Doctor Who adventure The Next Doctor is released on January 19th 2009 and is naturally available from Amazon – for just £10.98!