Doctor Who Season 23, the next instalment in The Collection Blu-ray range featuring the sixth Doctor, will be available on September 23.
The season (The Trial of a Time Lord) includes the following stories from 1986:
- The Mysterious Planet
- Terror of the Vervoids
- The Ultimate Foe
A specially shot announcement trailer, written by new series contributor Pete McTighe (Kerblam!) and starring Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant, was released to promote the collection.
In 1985, Doctor Who was taken off the air for an 18 month hiatus. It returned, it was with a s fourteen-episode adventure, The Trial of a Time Lord.
The series story featured the Doctor on trial for his life, with the court examining his adventures with companion Peri (Nicola Bryant) and looking to his future escapades with new companion Melanie (Bonnie Langford). This season saw the return of Sil, the Master, Drathro and the Vervoids. With the Inquisitor (Lynda Bellingham) overseeing the proceedings, the Valeyard (Michael Jayston) plotted the Doctor’s downfall with false recordings of the Doctor’s adventures.
Starring alongside Colin Baker as the Doctor are Nicola Bryant, Bonnie Langford, Michael Jayston and Lynda Bellingham; with guest appearances from Anthony Ainley, Nalbil Shaban, Joan Sims, Christopher Ryan, Michael Craig, Honor Blackman, Tony Selby and Geoffrey Hughes.
The collection of newly-remastered episodes also contains extensive and exclusive special features which include:
- Extended edits – of all fourteen episodes
- Terror of the Vervoids – four-part standalone edition with updated Fx
- Immersive 5.1 surround sound & isolated scores – on all 14 broadcast episodes
- Behind the Sofa – new episodes with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Bonnie Langford, Mark Strickson, Frazer Hines and Matthew Waterhouse
- The Writers’ Room – Eric Saward, Philip Martin, Christopher H Bidmead & Waly K Daly discuss the ‘Lost’ Season 23
- The Doctor Who Cookbook Revisited – brave cast members tackle their original recipes from the 1980s official cookbook
- The Doctor’s Table – join Colin Baker and friends for dinner
- In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to companion Bonnie Langford
- Plus: unseen studio footage, rare archive treats, convention footage, Blu-ray trailer, HD photo galleries, scripts, costume designs & more in the PDF Archive.
- The six-disc box set also includes hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.