Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy star as the Time Lord in this made-for-TV feature based on the long-running BBC sci-fi series. Whilst returning the Master (Eric Roberts)'s remains to their home planet of Gallifrey, the Doctor (McCoy) crash lands the TARDIS on Earth in San Francisco in the year 1999. Gunned down by a street gang, the Doctor is rushed to hospital, where exploratory surgery by Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook) triggers a regeneration into the Eighth Doctor (McGann). Meanwhile, the Master has taken over the body of a paramedic and infiltrated the TARDIS, which he plans to use in his latest scheme to take over the Doctor's new body and destroy the world.

 

Blu-Ray: Special Features:

Disc One

Commentary 1 - with director Geeoffrey Sax (recorded 2001)

Commentary 2 - with Doctors Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy, moderated by Toby Hadoke (recorded 2009)

The Seven Year Hitch - documenting the return of Doctor Who to the screen. Narrated by Amanda Drew.

The Doctor's Strange Love - writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier discuss The TV Movie with comedian Josie Long.

The Night of the Doctor - the mini-episode released in 2013 in the run-up to the show’s 50th anniversary special, marking Paul McGann’s second on-screen appearance as the Eighth Doctor.

Isolated Score - the option to view The TV Movie with the isolated music soundtrack.

Music Tracks - tour tracks from the production presented in full: In a Dream, All Dressed Up, Ride into the Moonlight and Auld Lang Syne.

Production Subtitles

Photo Gallery

 

Special Features: Disc Two

Electric Press Kit - used by Fox in 1996, this includes a short documentary and interview segments to allow other broadcasters to put together their own packages about the TV Movie.

Behind the Scenes - on set and on location in Vancouver, Canada during the filming of The TV Movie.

Philip Segal’s Tour of the TARDIS

Alternate Takes

VFX Tests June 1994 - early video effects tests by Amblin Imaging in 1994, featuring the ‘Spider Dalek’ design.

VFX March 1996 - video effects presented as mute time-coded ‘work in progress’ shots from the CGI department.

Paul McGann Audition

BBC Trails

The Wilderness Years - in the years between the end of the classic series and the broadcast of The TV Movie, Doctor Who survived in print, video and audio, kept alive by fans who were determined not to let it die.

Stripped for Action – The Eighth Doctor - looking at the Doctor’s adventures in comic-strip form.

Tomorrow’s Times – The Eighth Doctor - a look back at the contemporary coverage of The TV Movie in newspapers and other publications. Presented by Nicholas Courtney.

Who Peter 1989-2009 - the second part of this documentary, exploring the special relationship between Doctor Who and Blue Peter. Presented by Gethin Jones

 

DVD Special Features:

An new commentary featuring Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann

The Seven Year Hitch, looking at the seven year quest to get this story made

The Wilderness Years, looking at how the show was kept alive during the hiatus between the end of Series 26 and the TV Movie

Who Peter 1989-2009, the final part of the documentary looking at the special link between the two programmes Doctor Who and Blue Peter

Stripped for Action, the Eighth Doctor in Comic Strip

Tomorrows Times, how the short reign of the Eighth Doctor was reported by the press at the time.

DVD: Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)

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