The Doctor Who Season 8 Finale DVD Has Some Awesome Bonus Features

The new Doctor Who ‘Dark Water’/’Death in Heaven’ 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo is much bigger on the inside than it is on the out. The home video release features the two-part season eight finale in which the Doctor and Clara come up against Missy (aka The Master) and her army of Cybermen.


But there’s more—the new Blu-ray/DVD also has some really cool bonus features. There’s a prequel clip to season nine (the premiere of which aired on Space this past Saturday September 19—catch it here if you missed it) and a 45-minute interview with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and companion Jenna Coleman, hosted by Who superfan and Star Trek alumnus Wil Wheaton.

Written by Stephen Moffat, the six-and-a-half-minute prequel titled “The Doctor’s Meditation” sees Capaldi engaging in a humorous exchange with a knight whose life he has just saved—from a splinter. The Doctor then sets off on a path of extended procrastination. All the while a battle, which could be his last, looms ahead of him. You can watch the clip for yourself here.

As for the interview, it covers everything from Capaldi’s love of pancakes to Coleman’s enthusiasm for the TARDIS’ many flashing dials and buttons. (Bonus: Wheaton shares his methods for taking the Starship Enterprise to warp speed. It involves lots of typing and a big purple button—if only operating the TARDIS were so simple.)


The Doctor Who ‘Dark Water’/’Death in Heaven’ 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo will be released tomorrow, September 22.