DVD release announced for The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

Posted Jun 3, 2014 by Mathew Wace Peck
Peter Davison’s altenative “Doctor Who” 50th-anniversary special is to be released on DVD, Colin Baker revealed at the weekend.
The Five(ish) Doctors: Colin Baker  Sylvester McCoy and Peter Davison
The Five(ish) Doctors: Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Peter Davison
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The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot was originally broadcast via the BBC Red Button service last year, forming part of the corporation’s night of anniversary celebrations for Doctor Who, which reached 50 on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
The 30-minute special was written and directed by Davison, the actor who portrayed the Fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984.
Now, according to Baker, who was a guest at the weekend at the DWAS Myth Makers convention, it will be released on DVD.
Davison also stars in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, alongside his successors as the Doctor, Colin Baker (Sixth Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor) and Paul McGann (Eighth Doctor). David Tennant (Tenth Doctor) and Matt Smith (Eleventh/Thirteenth Doctor) also make brief appearances. Also in the cast are Sean Pertwee (Elementary), whose father, Jon Pertwee, played the Third Doctor, and Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), as well as Doctor Who’s current and previous showrunners, respectively, Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies, Torchwood's John Barrowman, Hollywood director Peter Jackson (The Hobbit), Sir Ian McKellen (X-Men) and others.
In a nutshell, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot is a brilliantly funny piece of storytelling that follows the attempts that actors Davison, Baker and McCoy go to to appear in Doctor Who’s 50th-anniversary adventure, The Day of the Doctor.
According to Doctor Who News, Baker confirmed that an official BBC release on DVD, would form part of an “as-yet unscheduled special set.”
DWAS — which stands for Doctor Who Appreciation Society — was founded in 1976, having emerged from the Westfield College Doctor Who Appreciation Society and the editors and readers of a popular Doctor Who fanzine, Tardis.
Colin Baker is its current president, having been elected to that post following the death of his predecessor, Nicholas Courtney, who played the Brigadier in the science-fiction drama.