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Doctor Who: The Next Doctor starring David Tennant as the Doctor and David Morrissey as… the next Doctor?

 

The Doctor visits Victorian London at Christmas and joins forces against his old foes the Cybermen with a mysterious

stranger known only as… the Doctor?   

 

DVD FEATURES OF THE STANDALONE EDITION

-    Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing impaired.

-         DTS HD stereo sound

-         16:9 Enhanced aspect ratio.

-         The disc boots up with trailers for other BBC Video DVD sets, but these are skippable with your remote.

-     The 60-minute episode in stereo sound.

-     Doctor Who at the Proms – Music From the Series composed by Murray Gold.  59 minutes of footage

            from a live orchestral concert held at the Royal Albert Hall in London in the summer of 2008,

            where musical highlights from the series from 2005-2008 were played to a packed audience.

            Hosted by Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones).  Features appearances by Catherine Tate (Donna

            Noble), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), and numerous monsters

            including Julian Bleach in character as Davros.

            The highlight is a mini-episode that was played into the concert hall about halfway through the program

called Music of the Spheres starring David Tennant as the Doctor trying to compose music of his own

when the TARDIS is invaded by a Graske (Jimmy Vee).  It’s six minutes in length. 

-         There is no commentary track, nor any further bonus features.

 

THE COMPLETE SPECIALS EDITION

This story is also sold as part of The Complete Specials box set.  The version in the DVD set has the same special features

as the standalone edition, and two additional ones.   These are a 5.1 surround sound mix, and the full 56-minute edition

of Doctor Who Confidential that detailed the production of this story. 

 

There is also a Blu-Ray edition of The Complete Specials  box set.  The Next Doctor  was shot at standard-definition

PAL (576i) but for the Blu-Ray edition it has been up-converted to 1080i.  The special features are the same as are in

the DVD edition of The Complete Specials set, but all at standard-definition NTSC (480i).

 

If one counts this series as a continuation of the original series, then this is story number 203, and episode number 763. 

 

Originally transmitted on 25 December 2008 on BBC1.