Well, that was quick. The new season of Doctor Who may have only started two Saturdays ago, but BBC Home Entertainment has already announced when the first half will hit DVD and Blu-Ray. Here's the scoop, right from their British mouths:
DOCTOR WHO: SERIES SEVEN, PART ONE
Street Date: November 13, 2012
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada), Blu-ray $29.98 ($37.48 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 225 mins + bonus material / 2-disc set
Doctor Who returns, after a record-breaking season on BBC AMERICA, with five new blockbuster episodes in the first half of Series Seven. Join the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companions Amy and Rory (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, aka “the Ponds”) on their latest escapades through space and time. Featuring an asylum full of Daleks, a spaceship full of dinosaurs and a town called Mercy in the Wild West, this explosive series concludes with Amy and Rory’s heart-breaking farewell – a race against time through the streets of Manhattan. Will the Doctor really lose the Ponds forever? There’s only one way to find out. Bonus features include the BBC AMERICA specials The Science of Doctor Who and Doctor Who at Comic-Con, as well as the Pond Life featurettes, the prequel to Asylum of the Daleks, and The Making of The Gunslinger.
So yeah, no spoilers there, or big revelations; but with three weeks of shows left, you won't have to wait long to own the show for yourself, searching for clues, and sobbing whenever you watch Episode 5 (we assume).
There's a few more Doctor Who products coming your way for the Holidays, as well, including:
Doctor Who: Monopoly Game
Roll the dice and build your intergalactic empire as you move your Doctor Who game pieces around the board. Will you win with help from UNIT and Torchwood? Or lose with flack from Daleks and Cybermen? Includes sonic screwdriver, scarf and bow tie pieces, plus 22 classic episodes with all 11 Doctors. Your guaranteed Chance for hours of fun playing one of the world’s best-loved board game, now in this special 50th-anniversary Doctor Who Collector’s Edition.
Doctor Who: Van Gogh Women’s Tee
You’ll look heavenly wearing Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” vision of the exploding TARDIS—a catastrophe happily averted by the Tenth Doctor. Short sleeves; flattering wide scoop neckline; golden highlights. Women’s sizes S, M, L and XL. 100% cotton. Machine wash.
Doctor Who: TARDIS Lunch Box
Packing your lunch or snack in this metal TARDIS case adds an intergalactic dimension to your day. It's also a great place to store toys and treasures. A fun and functional gift for Doctor Who fans of all ages.
Doctor Who: TARDIS Teapot
Nothing spruces up your teatime quite as effectively as an intergalactic time machine and spacecraft, attractively retrofitted to brew and serve the hot earthly beverage commonly known as tea. Glazed lightweight ceramic pot with a more than 25-ounce capacity-the equivalent of more than four 6-ounce cups of tea. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
...And much more over at the BBC shop. Sorry, Shoppe. That's the British way of spelling it, we bet.