BBC Home Video have announced that they’ll release Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor — the recently aired 50th anniversary special for the British sci-fi series — on DVD and in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on December 10.
Written by the show’s current lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor (and I’m quoting the press release here), “sees the Doctors (Matt Smith and David Tennant) embark on their greatest adventure across space and time. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.”
Along with Smith and Tennant, the episode also featured John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, and Billie Piper, and includes a number of nods to the show’s fifty year history (including, rather cleverly, the…no, you know, you should see it for yourself).
Along with the special, both versions will include the two mini-episodes “The Night Of The Doctor” and “The Last Day,” a featurette on the history of the show called “Doctor Who Explained,” a behind-the-scene featurette that includes interviews with the cast and crew, and both the San Diego Comic-Con trailer and the 50th Anniversary trailer.
In addition, the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack also includes a 3D version of the episode that aired in movie theaters.