The winds of change are blowing: the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) begins his final season travelling with the second Romana (Lalla Ward) and K-9 (John Leeson), and concludes it alongside Adric (Matthew Waterhouse), Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) and Tegan (Janet Fielding). And not only does Season 18 provide a memorable exit for Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, it heralds the arrival of a new production team who are all working their hardest to make Doctor Who new and exciting again. The end result is a diverse slate of stories – including gothic horror (State of Decay), courtly intrigue (The Keeper of Traken) and surreal science-fantasy (Warrior’s Gate) – produced in a fresh, dazzling visual style unified by a thematic consistency that makes Season 18 one of strongest overall seasons of the classic era.
This 8 disc set bears all the hallmarks common to classic series collections released on Blu-ray – including a huge suite of existing and never-before-seen extras, a beautifully designed collector’s booklet packed with behind-the-scenes info, and the use of vigorous remastering techniques to present the episodes in the highest possible quality nearly 40 years after they were originally produced. There’s even the first ever Doctor Who spin-off – K-9 & Company – included as a special bonus!
Exclusive Special Features Include: new audio commentaries, new making-of documentary, rare behind-the-scenes footage and optional updated special effects for Logopolis, The Writers' Room, A Weekend with Matthew Waterhouse, Behind the Sofa (classic clips viewed by Tom Baker and co.), new and rare archival interviews with Tom Baker, Matthew Waterhouse & Ian Sears, immersive 5.1 surround sound mix for Warriors' Gate, production archive material, and rarities from the BBC Archives (PDF). Also includes special features previously released on DVD.