In a move to please Whovians with a hi-def hankering, BBC Home Entertainment announced it is releasing a fan-tastic 29-disc Blu-ray box set this November just in time for the show’s 50th anniversary.
The series 1-7 set of the relaunched ‘Doctor Who’ includes the adventures of Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston, Tenth Doctor David Tennant and the final full season of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith. And in case that doesn’t make you jump into the set, the Eleventh Doctor gesture-based Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control (and replica), a set of original art cards and an exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ comic might make skeptics shout ‘Geronimo.’
Retailing for $349.98, the set additionally includes ‘Doctor Who: The Complete Specials’ starring Tennant as well as multiple bonuses such as ‘Doctor Who At The Proms 2010’; the previously unreleased ‘Doctor Who: The Best Of The Christmas Special’; and ‘The Doctor Who Ultimate List Of Lists’ where John Barrowman and BBC America pop culture correspondent Asha Leo countdown the show’s “Top Five Companions,” “Top Five Scariest Moments,” “Top Five Best Monsters,” “Top Five Guest Stars” and “Top Five Things You’ll Only See on Doctor Who.”
Arriving in a blue box, the set might need to be bigger on the inside to contain so much nerdery, and you might actually need to be a Time Lord to sit down to watch about 5,000 minutes of the set’s content. Still, if you or a loved one is a massive Whovian, this is the gift to get when it materializes for retail on Nov. 5 – only a couple weeks before the ‘Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special’ on Nov. 23.