Next month, "Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series" will hit DVD with five brand new mini episodes starring Matt Smith as the Doctor, with Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams and even Alex Kingston as River Songs. And yes, I meant to make that plural.
Doctor Who TV had the first details on the mini-sodes (via SFX Magazine) which have been dubbed "Night And The Doctor." In a way, these interstitials were foreshadowed in Neil Gaiman's episode "The Doctor's Wife," when Rory asked the Doctor if he had his own room on the TARDIS. "Night And The Doctor" chronicles what the Doctor does while Amy and Rory are asleep.
The first four installments connect together and take place almost entirely on the TARDIS. In "Bad Night," Amy fields a phone call from a British royal before the Doctor runs into the TARDIS carrying what he claims to be "a very important goldfish."
In "Good Night," the Doctor takes Amy to the saddest moment in her life where they meet someone surprising. "First Night" and "Last Night" form a two parter, as the Doctor picks up River Song from her first night in the storm cage prison as events spiral out of control and leave THREE Rivers on the TARDIS simultaneously.
The final short is called "Up All Night," and features Craig Owens (James Corden) and his girlfriend Sophie (Daisy Haggard) as they deal with their baby, Alfie… who is better known by his "Stormageddon" nickname; which the Doctor says that he prefers. "Up All Night" takes place shortly before the twelfth episode of the season, "Closing Time."
All told, the shorts will run about 12 minutes."Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series" will also contain the 2010 "Doctor Who" Christmas special, the eight minute shorts "Space" and "Time" as well as all of the prequel scenes for "The Impossible Astronaut," "Curse of the Black Spot," "A Good Man Goes to War," "Let's Kill Hitler" and "The Wedding of River Song."
Expect "Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series" to materialize in stores on November 22, 2011.