Regeneration: a limited edition collectors’ book, including over 1000 minutes of Doctor Who adventures on DVD will be released in June, doctorwho.tv can exclusively reveal.
The Doctor Who Regeneration set is an individually numbered, beautifully packaged, coffee table album including six DVDs of Doctor Who adventures – including fan favourites like The Caves of Androzani and The End of Time, plus an advance release of the First Doctor’s final adventure The Tenth Planet.
The set is adorned with superb photography from across the era and features detailed and informative accounts of each regeneration. The collection features each Doctor’s iconic regeneration episode; from the First Doctor played by William Hartnell, exhausted after battling the Cybermen to Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor suffering from radiation that had been unleashed by the Great One; and from the spectacular transformation of the Ninth Doctor to David Tennant’s emotional farewell as the Tenth.
And if that wasn’t enough, new to DVD is The Tenth Planet featuring the Doctor’s first regeneration – beautifully restored with the missing fourth episode now brought to life with stunning animation. Utilising the original soundtrack, off-screen photographs and a short surviving sequence of the Doctor’s regeneration the episode has been now reconstructed in animated form, incorporating the restored version of the surviving sequence.
“Did it hurt? I mean regeneration. That last body of yours, was he okay in the end?”
“It always hurts.”
The Doctor gets less picky
DOCTOR: My outward appearance is of no importance whatsoever.
PERI: Well, it is to me. I have to live with it.
PERI: Here, look at yourself.
DOCTOR: Very well, if you insist.
PERI: What do you see?
DOCTOR: Ah. A noble brow. Clear gaze. At least it will be, given a few hours sleep. A firm mouth. A face beaming with a vast intelligence. My dear child, what on Earth are you complaining about?
They’ve both been known to wear bow ties and they’re both (in their own inimitable ways) pretty good with the ladies, but according to Skyfall director Sam Mendes, James Bond and the Doctor have something else in common.
“I mentioned the word in the press conference, ‘regeneration’ rather than ‘evolving,’” said Mendes, describing the way new actors of varying ages - and each with their own personal take on 007 - have stepped into the role of Bond over the years.
”I feel it’s like Doctor Who - there’s a geek answer - I was brought up on the idea of Doctor Who, who at the end of his final episode, he dissolves and a new actor pops up,” the director told Collider.
“He regenerates and it’s a whole other character: sometimes it’s an old man, sometimes it’s a young man, but he just changes. I’ve always loved that idea.”
via Anglophenia, ‘Doctor Stew’ parody fanvid explains regeneration.
The fine print: Doctor Stew is a fan film based off of Doctor Who and is in no way affiliated with the BBC or the creators of Doctor Who. We’re only doing this for fun, and our love of one of the greatest shows in all of time and space.
They check different things - if they have two arms and legs (Ten), if they have fingers (Eleven), what age they are (River), but they always check their hair.