Doctor Who: The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot getting DVD release

News Simon Brew 2 Jun 2014 - 06:35

Peter Davison's joyous Doctor Who special, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, is to get a disc release...

The 50th anniversary weekend of Doctor Who last November didn't really put a foot wrong. Mark Gatiss' drama An Adventure In Space And Time was a treat. The Day Of The Doctor, starring Matt Smith and David Tennant, was a smash hit. And then there was Peter Davison's quite wonderful The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. Available via interactive services, word of it quickly spread, and as a consequence, lots of people got to enjoy the story of Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy trying to gatecrash Doctor Who's 50th special.

Now it seems as though The Five-Ish Doctors is coming to DVD as well. Colin Baker dropped the news at a convention over the weekend, revealing that it would be part of an as-far unannounced Matt Smith set that BBC Worldwide is planning. Hopefully to loud cheers.

It'd be lovely to see a full The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot special edition disc, and hopefully, the eventual DVD (and Blu-ray) release will dig behind the scenes on what's already something of a Doctor Who comedy classic.

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Brilliant news! Hopefully whatever set 'The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot' is released in will include 'Day of the Doctor'. They compliment each other quite well.

Sad that Adventures in Space and Time still isn't even out in the USA on disc :(

The main reason I haven't got Day of the Doctor on blu is because I was hoping for it, or some set including both that and the Five(ish) Doctors in it. So what I'd like is a nice little 50th set to include:
The Night of the Doctor
The Day of the Doctor
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
Adventure in Space and Time.

Nice! All three of the anniversary specials would be great to own on DVD.

Actually, it was just released last Tuesday on blu ray/DVD combo with an extra disc containing the 1st Doctor Who adventure an Unearthly Child.

The 50th anniversary weekend of Doctor Who last November didn't really put a foot wrong....Really?

What about Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty with Zoe Ball, Rick Edwards and 1Direction (on their big 1D celebration day on 23.11.14 which conflicted with the 50th)?

Stephen Moffat had his head in his hands with embarrassment at one point and the jokes and interviews were poorly done.


It would be nice if the Promm could also be included!

Yeah that after party was.....well cringe inducing is the nicest thing i can say about it

Oh... I was rather hoping for a HD release.

I stomached 10 minutes of it and then went to wipe my memory.

Yes it is.

same here. I keep hoping for some big nice boxed set with not only the 50th but the specials that ran on each doctor during the year.

That really was bad considering some of the guests that were never interviewed. Amateurish rubbish I don't know about 1 Direction, it certainly went in the wrong direction.

I thought it was very funny. And more enjoyable than quite a bit of recent Who. I'm very much a 5th and 6th Dr fan, so it was great to see them. The 5 doctors is probably my favourite episode of all and I really wanted a repeat. Moff was probably right but. Oh well.

Personally I would love an animated who where the old Drs could be young again! I reckon it'd pay for itself.

I want to see a Blu-ray Steelbook set of The Five-ish Doctors Reboot, An Adventure in Time and Space, and Day Of The Doctor - the Blu-ray of that already has Night Of The Doctor on it I think, as it's essential. (Plus Time Of The Doctor if it isn't planned to be in the Season 8 complete boxset!)

I didn’t care for Davidson's stint as the Doctor (not really
his fault since the BBC were cutting the budget of the series to the bone at
the time and who could really follow Tom Baker) but I really enjoyed this. Everyone involved seemed to be having a
great time, a vibe that’s been missing from the actual show IMO for quite some

Sorry, I've got this great image of two DVDs saying nice things about each other! I think you mean they complement each other quite well...

Would love to see it as part of a reissued version of The Beginning box set. Also how about updating the Lost In Time box set too? Add all the newly discovered "orphan" episodes? Once The Underwater Menace is released, this would make a great final DVD set. How about it BBC Worldwide/2entertain?

Maybe this will happen or as part of a huge Matt Smith box set - like they did at the end of Tennant's reign...?

Well what did you expect from a programme fronted by the appalling Zoe Ball? Why TV bosses persist with her (and the equally dreadful Claudia Winkleman) I really dont know.

Mind you, The Five(ish) Doctors was sheer brilliance.

I loved the fish Doctors - Would make a wonderful series. The Doctors, Captain Jack & Family, Compo, Foggy and Clegg.

I just bought it a couple weeks ago.

It deserves an award on a technical level (use of old equipment) but the writer took liberties, both subtle and gross, over the situations and people who made it. (e.g. the overly-camped caveman on the TARDIS set asking incessantly when it would be his turn to get on camera...) It's not entirely inaccurate, but the attempts at humor were more a disservice to the show... David Bradley's performance as Hartnell was fantastic, especially as the release also shows a brief interview with Hartnell himself. The more you read, the more you'll find it's a drama based (a little loosely) on historical events.

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