‘Doctor Who’ complete Season 9 box set release and extras announced

BBC Worldwide has revealed details of the upcoming complete box set for the latest season of Doctor Who .

The complete ninth season will be released on Monday 7 March next year on DVD and Blu-ray.

> Pre-order the box set on DVD on Amazon.

> Pre-order the box set on Blu-ray on Amazon.

The set will contain all 12 episodes from Peter Capaldi’s second season as the Doctor, plus 2014’s Christmas special ‘Last Christmas’ and this year’s festive episode ‘The Husbands of River Song’, with more than four hours’ worth of bonus features.

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Extras will include:

Commentaries

On ‘Under the Lake’ and ‘Before the Flood’ (with actor Sophie Stone, writer Toby Whithouse, producer Derek Ritchie), ‘The Woman Who Lived ‘ with (actor Maisie Williams, producer Derek Ritchie) and ‘Sleep No More’ (with actor Reece Shearsmith, writer Mark Gatiss).

Season 9’s US prequel ‘The Doctor’s Meditation’

Deleted scenes

Season 8 recap

All the Season 9 trailers

Season 9 prologue

2015 San Diego Comic Con Panel

An interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman hosted by Wil Wheaton

Doctor Who Extra: The Magician’s Apprentice & The Witch’s Familiar

Peter Capaldi reveals all, and shows off his guitar riffs, as we get the inside story on this stunning two-parter. Featuring additional interviews with Michelle Gomez and Steven Moffat.

Doctor Who Extra: Under the Lake & Before the Flood

Go backstage and meet some very ghastly monsters! Discover the secret of a special celebrity appearance as Paul Kaye welcomes us on location, and we reveal how to make a big splash on set. Featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, writer Toby Whithouse and production designer Michael Pickwoad.

Doctor Who Extra: The Girl Who Died & The Woman Who Lived

Maisie Williams talks about crossing fandoms, celebrates her birthday with an impromptu quiz, and generally everyone has a lot of fun, as Rufus Hound gives us a unique view of what it’s like to make Doctor Who. Featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi and Maisie Williams.

Doctor Who Extra: The Zygon Invasion & The Zygon Inversion

The Zygons are back! We discover how a Zygon keeps fit, and Ingrid Oliver tells of her delight at once more playing the Doctor’s biggest fan, Osgood! Featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Ingrid Oliver.

Doctor Who Extra: Sleep No More

Mark Gatiss reveals the story behind the horror, Reece Shearsmith reviews the importance of space glasses, and we look at the challenges of making this unique episode. Featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat.

Doctor Who Extra: Face the Raven

Joivan Wade (Rigsy) is shocked to be back, but he’s not the only character to return for this unforgettable adventure, as we discover the perils of thinking you are invincible. Featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat.

Doctor Who Extra: Heaven Sent & Hell Bent

Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay reveal the challenges of creating the puzzle-box that is Heaven Sent, we get wind-blown in Fuerteventura, and we witness the departure of a companion as we go on set for Jenna Coleman’s last day of filming. Featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat and Rachel Talalay.

Doctor Who Extra: The Husbands of River Song

Matt Lucas is our guide as we join River Song, the Doctor and a star-liner full of supervillains for this festive Christmas special. We get the heads-up on the Hydroflax from Greg Davies, reveal Alex Kingston’s favourite Sonic, and we find out what Peter Capaldi is getting for Christmas. Featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi, Alex Kingston, and Steven Moffat.

Writing Who documentary

The definitive guide for a would-be Doctor Who scriptwriter. We follow Sarah Dollard on her intricate journey to create her episode, Trap Street. From the highs of pitching her original idea to Steven Moffat, to the challenges of writing her first draft – faced with a blank page and typing Int. TARDIS Day – to seeing her episode becoming reality.

Dalek Devotion documentary

Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat reveal the inspiration for the return of the Daleks to the incredible season opener of series 9, how their earliest memories have shaped their devotion to the ultimate killing machine, and the journey to the Dalek homeland of Skaro.

The Adventures of River Song documentary

Join Alex Kingston and Steven Moffat as we look forward to River’s return in ‘The Husbands of River Song’. Find out how River’s character came to be created, why Alex just had to play the role, what happened when the cast discovered who River really is. Narrated by Nina Toussaint-White.

Doctor Who: Sublime Online documentary

A video selection box of the funniest, most insightful and engaging online treats from behind the scenes of Series 9. With interviews and magical moments from Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat, and featuring a host of guest stars, including Maisie Williams, Michelle Gomez, Rufus Hound, Ingrid Oliver and Slipknot.

Clara’s Journey documentary

In 2012, Jenna Coleman joined Doctor Who and took her place in television history as the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald. Having become the longest serving companion since the revival of the show, Clara’s time on the TARDIS has now come to an end, so we can now look back at just what made the Impossible Girl, well, possible. Featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi, Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman. Narrated by Colin McFarlane.

The Fan Show’s Finest documentary

Christel Dee gives a whistle-stop guide to Doctor Who: The Fan Show the online series that celebrates Doctor Who and the amazing creativity of the show’s fans. We get a peek inside Steven Moffat’s writing lair, take a look into the Old Monster’s Retirement Home and step into the amazing world of Minecraft to find out how fans are celebrating their love for the show online. We even get face to face with the Doctor and Missy to ask them all the questions the fans want to know.

> Pre-order the box set on DVD on Amazon.

> Pre-order the box set on Blu-ray on Amazon.

What did you think of Season 9? Let us know below…

  • Nicole Renee

    How do I preorder?

    • Steve D Johns

      amazon ?

      • Nicole Renee

        I cant find it on amazon with all the extras

        • Steve D Johns

          the problem is that there are no “real” reviews or actual descriptions yet , since it doesn’t release until april

  • Bradlee

    Wow – these are probably the best extras we’ve ever had on a modern Who box set, plus the Christmas special – yay! Makes sense that the best series since 2005 would make the best box set. Won’t bother buying the Christmas special or Part 2 separately now as will wait to luxuriate in this little beauty!

    • Edward Delingford

      It’s a corker but what else woukd we expect after the masterpiece that series 9 has been. Lucky us!

  • Daniel

    Most extras ever on a modern Who box set. Deleted scenes – at last! Commentaries!!! This is the best box set package without doubt on a modern Who box set release and a long time coming with very sub standard fare throughout RTD’s time and quite spotty even in Moffat’s. Only things that could have made it better would have been commentaries with Capaldi and Coleman on either Face the Raven or Hell Bent, but we get some excellent extras focusing on both of them including one with just Capaldi and Moffat talking about the two part opener AND a short featuring highlights of the recent convention at EXCEL. But on the whole, pretty damn amazing and well worth the wait.
    It does look now as though we may have a bit of a gap until series 10 but the box set will be a great way to bridge that gap along with Class and the River Song/8, Churchill and War Doctor Big Finish box sets.

    • That Guy

      The box sets have generally been worse during Moffat’s time, we had lots of deleted scenes and more commentaries during the RTD era ones, though the specially written scenes by Moffat for Series 5-7 were nice. This does looks like the best in years though

  • James Vaughan

    Was good, Sleep No More was rubbish, other episodes varied from good to very good. Will miss Jenna Coleman.

  • Notyet

    This looks to be the best box set compilation since 2005. Great to see they have done series 9 proud as it was certainly the best we’ve had since the show came back. Happy they have announced that the River Song Christmas special is on it, otherwise I’d have wasted my money on buying the special by itself.

    • Edward Delingford

      Not clear if we are getting the commentary on the separate Christmas special DVD release on the box set. Looks like not which is disappointing as I wasn’t intending to buy it in addition to the box set.

  • Edward Delingford

    This is certainly the finest box set they have ever put together for modern Who. There really has been a sea change in all areas of the show and production this year and it’s great to see this reflected in the high quality of the box set. What a pity BBC publicity dropped the ball so badly at the neginning of this series.

    Still waiting for that Capaldi commentary track. He’s a natural and brings not just his own Who knowledge but a director’s and writer’s perspective. It would be wonderful to capture some of the great thought and insight he brings to the role on a DVD commentary track. Hell Bent or Heaven Sent would have been great choices.