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Old 07-23-08, 06:16 PM
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Can we expect Season 4 in November with the R2 release like Seasons 2 and 3, or are we going to be waiting because of the series hiatus?

Edit: So I guess only Series 3 was released on approximately the same date (11/07) but there was a three month wait from November of 06' until January of '07 for Series 2.

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Old 07-23-08, 06:53 PM
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Don't about the S4 set, but we're getting Sarah Jane Adventures on October 7th!

BBC Worldwide Americas have announced three Doctor Who-related releases for October 7, 2008. They are:

Doctor Who - The Brain of Morbius starring Tom Baker (4 25-minute episodes, 1 disc, $24.98) and

Doctor Who - The Trial of a Time Lord starring Colin Baker (14 25-minute episodes (4 stories), 4 discs, $59.98) and

The Sarah Jane Adventures The Complete First Season starring Elisabeth Sladen (1 60-minute episode and

10 30-minute episodes (6 stories), 4 discs, $49.98).
Old 07-23-08, 10:05 PM
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Sweet! I was wondering if the SJA would make it out here!
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dang, i was running here to post that. Good news though
Old 07-29-08, 10:53 AM
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http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Doctor-Series-4/10188


Season 4, November. Awesome.
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Finally! However, I was really hoping it would be in a few weeks time. I should have known better. I guess I'll be waiting until the Thanksgiving break to plow through the episodes I missed (6-13).
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Originally Posted by drainout

If we are lucky, the release date will coincide with a certain sale...
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Originally Posted by moonraker
If we are lucky, the release date will coincide with a certain sale...
You mean that sale that will take the discount off of the recently repriced product so the price reflects discount from MSRP rather than competitors price price?
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TVShowsonDVD just put the cover up for Series 4:

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That is looking a little weak. So weak I feel like they took two seperate photos and cut each person out and slapped them on there. In the past I know there have been photoshoots prior to see the season that act as promotional pictures. I believe these were used for past covers. Maybe this will change. Is it November yet?
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Originally Posted by Superman07
That is looking a little weak. So weak I feel like they took two seperate photos and cut each person out and slapped them on there. In the past I know there have been photoshoots prior to see the season that act as promotional pictures. I believe these were used for past covers. Maybe this will change. Is it November yet?
I disagree. Tate's hand seems to be clearly resting on Tennant's arm, lean of her hair and coat align with Tennant's, and the placement of Tennant's left sleeve is consistent with someone pulling it slightly. It looks to me like this is one photo of two people, not two of two.

And the cover seems pretty consistent with the S1-S3 covers to me.
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http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Doctor-...te-Quest/10200

heavy news week.
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Thank goodness! I nearly ordered this from Amazon UK this weekend.
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I've updated my R1 DVD pdf to include The Infinite Quest, released coloring for the Aug. 5th releases and Upcoming release dates for the soon to be released items.

Doctor_Who_R1_DVD.pdf
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Has anyone already seen The Infinite Quest? Would appreciate a short review (spoiler free, please)!
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I got The Brain of Morbius EARLY from the Warner Bros Store! It's not due til October but I got it last week!
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The War Machines & Four to Doomsday - January 6, 2009

Steve Manfred's wonderful Doctor Who Video FAQ page has this just in....

And the first titles for 2009 will be…

January 6
Doctor Who: The War Machines starring William Hartnell (4 25-minute episodes, $24.98)
Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday starring Peter Davison (4 25-minute episodes, $24.98)
http://home.comcast.net/~smanfred/

Please visit the Doctor Who Restoration Team's Forum for info on the actual DVDs:

The War Machines
Four To Doomsday

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Old 09-18-08, 07:01 AM
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Why are these new Doctor Who Series sets so expensive? You'd think they were Star Trek the way they're priced, except with Trek, you got more than 13 episodes.
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Originally Posted by Star Wars Guy
Why are these new Doctor Who Series sets so expensive? You'd think they were Star Trek the way they're priced, except with Trek, you got more than 13 episodes.
Licensing. It's a British TV show being released by an American company.
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Originally Posted by Star Wars Guy
Why are these new Doctor Who Series sets so expensive? You'd think they were Star Trek the way they're priced, except with Trek, you got more than 13 episodes.
I like analogies that only certain other people understand. Mostly people on this board.
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Originally Posted by moonraker
Has anyone already seen The Infinite Quest? Would appreciate a short review (spoiler free, please)!
It's ...OK. I'd give it a "B-" I guess. I got into it more as it went on, but it's a bit more kid-friendly than the regular show. On the plus side, with animation they don't have to work about a special effects budget and have some cool scenes; on the down side, it's not the world's finest animation (particularly at first, I was really distracted by how little the faces moved). The plot is also a rather hokey treasure-hunt kind of riff. I just rented it, and don't think it measures up to the live action series frankly, but it's still worth a view if you're a Who fan of course.
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The price on the DVDs of the older series -- that go from $25-$35 per "episode" -- irritate me when you consider that the BBC had so little regard for the series that they trashed the first seven years worth of it.

Yes, I can understand all of the restoration work that goes into these releases, and getting the actors to record commentaries, and all that, but it still kind of burns my ass when I think about it.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
The price on the DVDs of the older series -- that go from $25-$35 per "episode" -- irritate me when you consider that the BBC had so little regard for the series that they trashed the first seven years worth of it.

Yes, I can understand all of the restoration work that goes into these releases, and getting the actors to record commentaries, and all that, but it still kind of burns my ass when I think about it.
The BBC trashed EVERYTHING from that era though, not just Doctor Who. They were trying to save money reusing tapes.

The retail prices are a bit high on the "episodes" although considering that they length of the DVDs is on average about 90-120 minutes it's essentially like buying a special edition of a movie. I usually manage to get the single disc sets for about 9.99-14.99 or so and the two disc sets for about 14.99-19.99 most of the time, which isn't too bad.
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Alright, fellow Time Lord fans... please hop in your Tardis and head over to the DVD Reviews forum here (link below). I'd be interested in hearing your personal interpretation of the Morbius vs. Doctor mental battle from THE BRAIN OF MORBIUS.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-reviews...ml#post9010745

Surely I can't be the only one who interprets those unfamiliar faces to be those of Morbius' past regenerations?

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Odds are good that the release of series 4 will line up with the sale we do no speak of, no?

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