The first season of Merlin
is out on DVD in North America.
I hadn't planned to buy it; I just assumed it would run about the same price as a Doctor Who
season set, around eighty or ninety dollars. Both BBC Wales productions, both thirteen episode seasons. I actually thought that [i}Merlin[/i] would be more expensive than Who
, because it's not a known quantity, because the audience is much smaller.
I paid thirty-five for Merlin
I always knew that BBC Worldwide knew that Who
fans would pay through the nose; I didn't think they would make the fact so bloody apparent
. If BBC Worldwide can justify a lower price point for Merlin
, then clearly they're just gouging the Who
vian for similar product with similar specs.