The Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, Will Finally Hit DVD!

Some big news from the Hoo On Who podcast (via Kanderson over at Nerdist):

Daniel Hall of 2 Entertain, the folks behind many BBC DVDs, among them the fantastic line of classic Who, broke the news that the distributor finally reached an agreement to allow the 1996 TV Movie to be available on Region 1 for the first time ever!

Yes, this is totally sick news. Mr. Hall says that a release could happen within the next 12 months.

Paul McGann, best known for playing opposite Richard E. Grant in the 1986 comedy Withnail and I, has become the forgotten Doctor of sorts, the curious gap between the long-running classic series and the modern Russell T Davies/Steven Moffat era. We never saw him regenerate into Christopher Eccleston‘s Ninth Doctor. But here’s the chance for millions of Whovians to close a huge empty space in Doctor history, which is majorly cool.

When the Eighth Doctor DVD is released, will you be first in line to buy it?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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