The Time of the Doctor is approaching, as Matt Smith makes his final appearance as the Doctor on Christmas Day, and the BBC has released details of the DVD and Blu-ray collection that features all of the Eleventh Doctor’s seasonal specials.
Orbiting the quiet backwater planet of Trenzalore, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars.
And among them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.
This must-have release for fans of Matt Smith’s incarnation of the Doctor will also feature for the first time in one box in January 2014.other Christmas specials from throughout his four years in the role;
- The Snowmen (2012) starring Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Richard E. Grant.
- The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011) starring Matt Smith and Claire Skinner.
- A Christmas Carol (2010) starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins
The release is also packed full of extra content from The Time of the Doctor including:
• Behind the Scenes of The Time of the Doctor – It’s Christmas! A time for peace and goodwill to all. But hang on, its Doctor Who, surely it can’t be that simple? We take a peek behind the lens on this cracker of a Christmas special. The tinsel is out at the Oswald’s and we meet a familiar enemy in a new form. The Doctor comes face to face with the enigmatic Tasha Lem and makes a new friend. With Matt Smith, Orla Brady, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, Danny Hargreaves, Jack Hollington, Sheila Reid, James Buller and Elizabeth Rider.
• Farewell to Matt Smith – Narrated by Alex Kingston (River Song), this compelling special looks back at Matt Smith’s extraordinary tenure as the Eleventh Doctor, featuring highlights from the show and copious interview footage with Matt, his cast-mates, writers, producers, guest stars
• Tales from the TARDIS – A look back at the full, 50-year history of this iconic series. Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith and past Doctors David Tennant, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison and Tom Baker tell what it was like to be the Doctor, how they got the job and how it changed their lives. With companions Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and more, this truly insightful special offers a unique insight into the world’s longest running sci-fi series.
The Time of the Doctor & other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials is available to pre-order now (RRP £13.99 DVD, £17.49 Blu-ray) from the BBC Shop, in advance of release on January 20th.