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Available one week after DVDs and Blu-rays for 'The 7th Series, Part 1' (which we have finalized art for, too!)

Posted by David Lambert
As you probably know, tomorrow's new episode of Doctor Who marks the end of the first part of the 7th series (season), bringing us to the mid-season break and meaning there's no more new Who until the 2012 Christmas special. But while we think about that, fans who can't wait to own the first five episodes of the current season will be able to buy Doctor Who - The 7th Series, Part 1 DVDs and Blu-rays on November 13th. Among the extras on this disc, that we previously reported along with early cover art (the now-finalized packaging for both the Blu-ray and DVD versions can be found at the bottom of this story), will be a BBC America special called "The Science of Doctor Who." As we mentioned in an early write-up about this release, "Science" was actually one of FOUR such specials which aired in the lead-up to the seventh series debut. So where on disc are the other three?

Doctor Who - Limited Edition Gift SetEarlier this week BBC Home Entertainment announced a spectacular new 41-DVD package titled simply as the "Doctor Who - Limited Edition Gift Set": it collects the first 6 series (seasons) of the 2005 re-launched program into one place. This means it covers Chris Eccleston's one season as the 9th Doctor, David Tennant's three seasons (and all of his specials) as the 10th Doctor, plus Matt Smith's first two seasons as the 11th Doctor. It also includes an "11th-Doctor-style" Sonic Screwdriver, a comic book (or graphic novel if you prefer) called "Doctor Who at Comic Con," and three original art cards (one for each Doctor represented in the set). New on-disc content, to supplement the included bonus material identical to what's already available on the individual season sets, was said by the BBC to consist of "3 new Doctor Specials coming to DVD for the first time ever." Not unsurprisingly, these 3 specials are indeed the other 3 specials which BBC America aired, along with "The Science of Doctor Who," in the lead-up to the seventh series broadcast debut. Those 3 specials included in the Limited Edition Gift Set in their own case (shown at right) are "The Women of Doctor Who," "The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who" and "The Destinations of Doctor Who."

That image to the right was extracted by us from the "beauty" shot shown below of the Doctor Who - Limited Edition Gift Set, giving you a spread-out look of the main package, the interior packages, the Sonic Screwdriver, the comic, and the art cards. This is a much better look that the thumbnail we showed in our last report, and to help we've included a close-up look at the main package itself. Underneath those, as we said above, is finalized artwork for the Blu-ray and DVD releases for The 7th Series, Part 1. Don't forget that the Limited Edition Gift Set will be available starting November 20th, and you can now pre-order it from at a discount using the button link provided immediately below. If you know of a new fan for Doctor Who that just got into the show, loves it and wants to own all the DVDs, this is the perfect "catch-me-up" Christmas gift to give them! Or buy it for yourself, and give the noob your old individual sets instead. We'll never tell.

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Doctor Who - Limited Edition Gift Set

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