Peri Returns in a New Short Promoting Doctor Who Season 22 Blu-ray
Colin Baker‘s stint as Doctor Who‘s sixth Doctor may have been mired in behind-the-scenes troubles with the BBC, but several decades on it taps the nostalgia feels as much as any other iteration. And now his first full season is coming to Blu-ray with a bigger-on-the-inside bevy of extras. But as has often been the case with the BBC’s Blu-ray releases for Doctor Who, that’s not all. In the announcement featurette, we appear to get a canonical follow-up on former companion Perpugilliam “Peri” Brown (Nicola Bryant).
Peri’s original departure from the storyline got ever-complicated, with her possessed body being killed, but an alternate version plucked out of the timeline to survive on an alien planet as a warrior queen. If we take the audio adventures as canon, however, she has other alternate timelines. In this revisited version, though, the warrior queen returns. Check it out below:
The final release date remains unconfirmed, but the set includes the following serial adventures from 1985: Attack of the Cybermen, Vengeance on Varos, The Mark of the Rani, The Two Doctors, Timelash, and Revelation of the Daleks.
Per BBC press release, the eight-disc set will also include the following extras, as well as some previously released for DVD:
- Brand New Documentaries: Including a Making-Of documentary for The Two Doctors, and a nostalgic trip back for Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant to Season 22’s filming locations.
- In Conversation: Not one but THREE insightful feature-length interviews, with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and a surprise guest.
- Behind The Sofa: New episodes with actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Terry Molloy, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Sylvester McCoy and Wendy Padbury.
- Extended Episodes: Including Vengeance On Varos, The Two Doctors (Part One) and Revelation Of The Daleks (Part One).
- A Fix With Sontarans: The Doctor and Tegan battle the Sontarans in this special mini-episode.
- Updated Special Effects: View Timelash with optional new effects
- Exclusive New Audio Commentaries: With Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Alexei Sayle & Terry Molloy on Revelation Of The Daleks and Colin Baker, Janet Fielding & Gareth Jenkins on A Fix With Sontarans.
- Immersive 5.1 Surround Sound: On Attack Of The Cybermen, Vengeance On Varos and Revelation Of The Daleks.
- The Eternal Mystery: A brand new mini-episode of classic Doctor Who.
- Studio Footage: Rare behind-the-scenes material from Vengeance On Varos, The Two Doctors, Timelash and Revelation Of The Daleks.
- Convention Footage: Featuring actors Colin Baker and Jacqueline Pearce alongside producer John Nathan-Turner.
- Rare Gems From The Archives: BBC archive material including The Colin Baker Years, plus content covering the promotion of the season and the controversial hiatus.
- Radio Serial: Slipback, a six-part radio adventure.
- HD Photo Galleries: Including many previously unseen images.
- Info Text: Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.
- Scripts, Costume Designs, Rare BBC Production Files and other rarities from the PDF Archive
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