Power Of The Daleks Animated Official – Doctor Who BBCStore

Power Of The Daleks BBCstore

A brand new animation of a lost Doctor Who classic, Power Of The Daleks, available to download and keep. On the 5th November here. DVD release will follow on the 21st November – Pre Order Here!

BBC Store will launched this lost set of episodes, freshly animated from original set photos on the 50th anniversary of the start of the serial.

This post is an update to our original Awaiting Power Of The Daleks post after rumours that a big announcement was going to be made.

Earlier today, 6th September 2016, the official BBC Doctor Who facebook feed posted this animated gif:

Something is materialising very soon... Check back at midnight UK time to find out!
Something is materialising very soon… Check back at midnight UK time to find out!

I think this Wikipedia entry will be changing soon!

The Power of the Daleks is the completely missing third serial of the fourth season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from 5 November to 10 December 1966. It is the first full story to feature Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. Although audio recordings, still photographs, and clips of the story exist, no episodes of this serial are known to have survived.

Put on BBC Store Midnight 6th September 2016

50 years ago, one of Doctor Who’s most significant and celebrated stories had its one and only broadcast. It has never been seen since. The story is not only considered one of the finest in the series’ history. It was also the debut of the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton.

Available to Buy, Download & Keep from 5th November. Exclusive to BBC Store until 14th November.

Although the tapes were lost long ago, now, with the help of surviving photographs and footage, BBC Worldwide are delighted to announce that a brand new black and white animation, accompanied by an original audio recording, will be released 50 years to the day after the story’s original broadcast.

Episode one of The Power of the Daleks will be available to buy from BBC Store on Saturday 5th November, and the remaining episodes will be released over the following five days.

Power Of The Daleks BBCstore
Power Of The Daleks BBCstore

Awaiting Power Of The Daleks Animated Official Notification

Power of the Daleks
Power of the Daleks
Power of the Daleks

It is so frustrating when others post stories of Doctor Who news without attribution.

The Daily Mirror posted a story about “Lost episodes of Doctor Who to be shown as cartoons half a century after they vanished”.

According to this source of information:

Six long-lost episodes of Doctor Who are to be revived as cartoons – 50 years after they were aired.

BBC Worldwide has ­commissioned a company to animate the 1966 classic six-part story The Power of the Daleks, featuring the first ever Doctor Who regeneration.

Patrick Troughton’s first outing as the Time Lord – taking over from William Hartnell – is the holy grail for fans, as it was only shown once in the UK and only sold overseas to Australia and New Zealand.

The film prints of the black-and-white fourth series were junked from the BBC archives during the early 70s.

Only a handful of short clips and cine film footage shot by a fan survive.

This has been rumoured for a while and some footage did surface very briefly on youtube before being pulled of professionally looking animated Power of the Daleks footage.

We are waiting to see what BBC Worldwide come back with. Can we expect an official announcement on the 53rd Anniversary of Doctor Who – or even a DVD release at this time?

Time will tell.

The Power of the Daleks is the completely missing third serial of the fourth season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from 5 November to 10 December 1966. It is the first full story to feature Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. Although audio recordings, still photographs, and clips of the story exist, no episodes of this serial are known to have survived.

From Wikipedia – Also Image taken from Wikipedia.

Daily Mail – ‘source’

DALEKS Invade Blu Ray!!! Plus Bernard Cribbins on Doctor Who

Doctor Who is 50 years old this year, even if the BBC are doing little to directly promote this fact. Also this year would have seen the Centenary of Peter Cushing – the second actor to play The Doctor! So what better way to celebrate this than looking at the 1960’s Dalek movies with fresh eyes as they come to Blu Ray.

Dr Who And The Daleks (Digitally Restored)

Dr Who And The Daleks (Digitally Restored) Blu Ray Cover
Dr Who And The Daleks (Digitally Restored) Blu Ray Cover

Out on DVD and Blu-ray: May 27th, 2013

Directed by Gordon Flemyng and now fully restored, Dr. Who & The Daleks (1965) was the first big screen film adaptation of British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, and was the first time Doctor Who was ever seen in colour!

British film legend Peter Cushing plays everyone’s favourite Timelord, and having invented the TARDIS, a strange machine capable of travelling into other dimensions, the Doctor and his three young accomplices set forth on a quest through time and space. Their journey takes them into the dark, undiscovered depths of the universe and to the planet of Skaro. A primitive world devastated by nuclear war and populated by two warring species, a peaceful tribe known as Thals and a life form heavily mutated by radiation, encased in protective machines. A merciless force of destruction known as The Daleks!

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (Digitally restored)

Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (Digitally restored) Blu Ray Cover
Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (Digitally restored) Blu Ray Cover

Out on DVD and Blu-ray: May 27th, 2013

DALEKS INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. directed by Gordon Flemyng, now fully restored and starring Peter Cushing in his return to the big screen as British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, Doctor Who.

The earth of 2150 AD is a desolate and hostile ruin of a planet, crumbling at the edge of civilisation, slowly disappearing into the darkness of space. For the future of planet earth now belongs The Daleks, a destructive army of alien invaders who have turned the human race into cowering slaves. Meanwhile deep within the London Underground a group of resistance freedom fighters are planning an attack. But there’s only one man who could possibly help them succeed in destroying their extra terrestrial enemies and take back control of planet earth. A man of mystery, a man of time and space, a man known only as… The Doctor.

Interview With Bernard Cribbins

Scifind’s Helen Armfield had the oppertunity to speak to Peter Cushings co-star for Daleks Invasion 2150AD Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins starts with a more recent adventure with the Doctor…

..we’d gone into the tardis. Now the tardis was in the stable block, and we had to walk in to this. And he (David Tennant) opened the door and said “come on, come on in”. We went in, closed the door, and the director said, “ok cut that’s it.” Before we came out of the tardis again, I said to David, do you know, the first time I was in this thing was in 1966. There was a pause and he looked at me, and he says… I wasn’t even born then.
It just struck me as extra ordinarry that I’d been involved with it all those years before.

Recollections of the Movie?

One of the things I do remember about the film was Peter (Cushing) and I got into terrible trouble with the director, Gordon Flemming, who was a very gruff voiced scotsman… the first time Peter and I had met a dalek in the film. Now the daleks were operated by a man sitting inside, shuffling his feet to move along. They had the line the daleks speak as well, in order to play the scene with us… we’d been captured by the daleks and down the ramp comes a dalek, the lead dalek. The guy inside was called, I think he was Bob Jewels, he was Australian. He said something to the effect of “if you don’t behave yourself, you will be exterminated” [in] this broad australian accent.

Now Peter and I got the giggles, we were just wetting ourselves at the thought of this little guy saying “you will be exterminated” [in an Austrailian accent] inside and ‘Don Flemyng, the director saying “Cribbins will you stop laughing, come on! We’ve got a lot of work to do” (Cribbins aped Gordon Flemymin’s Scottish accent to a T). He got very angry with us, but in a nice sort of way. just because we were like two school girls giggling.

And Peter Cushing?

[Seeing Daleks Invasion Earth Again] brought back so many happy memories, of Peter; we had a wonderful time when we did a film in israel, “She”, with Ursula Andress and Christopher Lee… then to work with him again was absolutely brilliant. Because we always got on well, and we used to compare notes. he was a sweet sweet man and a very very good actor.

Bernard Cribbins, Scifind thanks you for your time, and your amazing career!

Doctor Who: Energy of the Daleks

Energy of the Daleks - Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures
Doctor Who: Energy of the Daleks

Written by Nicholas Briggs

Published by Big Finish

Yes, the Doctor’s most feared enemies are back in this latest release in Big Finish’s series of audio adventures featuring the Fourth Doctor and Leela.?

Landing in almost contemporary London, the duo discover protests in Trafalgar Square against GlobeSphere’s moonbase project, which will produce unlimited energy for all. While Leela is arrested as a would-be rioter, the Doctor joins an embittered GlobeSphere director to uncover a diabolical Dalek plot.

As the Doctor’s temporary foil, Mark Benton’s performance is so well rounded that I’d love to hear more from him.?Fans will know that Louise Jameson never got to meet the Daleks on screen, and she doesn’t waste the opportunity here – her scenes in a Roboman conversion chamber generating the greatest menace and tension in the whole audio.

But here lies the problem. There’s just so much packed into these 60 minutes, with Nick Brigg’s script flitting between London, the Moon and a time ship from Skaro, that the Dalek’s masterplan receives no breathing space at all. In fact, we only become aware of that plan a few minute before the end. Compared to Leela’s story arc, this main plot lacks real heft.

The problem lies in the story structure. This series is produced as two 30 minute episodes an adventure, but really, Energy of the Daleks would have benefitted from another 30 minutes at least. The multifaceted plot could easily take it.

Still, there is much to enjoy here, and no other Doctor faces the Daleks with such fervour as number Four. Fans should revel in the opportunity to hear him do it again.

Doctor Who: The Curse of Davros

The Curse of Davros

Audio Drama by Jonathan Morris

Big Finish Productions

This audio adventure, the first of a new trilogy featuring Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor, is positively fizzing with ideas through Jonathan Morris’s inventive script.

The Doctor is reunited with companion Flip (first heard in The Haunting of Thomas Brewster) in present day London, closely followed by the Daleks. There are a few terrific scenes in the city before a hijacked Dalek ship takes the duo, plus Flip’s boyfriend Jared, back to 19th Century Europe and the Eve of Waterloo. It is here that Davros, in league with Napoleon, plans to alter the outcome of the battle and change human history forever.

The scenes of French and Prussian soldiers preparing for battle are acted with real passion and insight, and contrast well with the Dalek’s own mindless warmongering.

Lisa Greenwood gives a spirited performance as Flip, though her lack of lasting concern over the various massacres she witnesses seems unrealistic (the Doctor’s own seeming callousness forms an important plot development).

Of note too is Terry Molloy’s performance as Davros, casting his physical predicament in a new light, tinged with the current right to die debate.

But it is Colin Baker who really delivers a tour de force in this audio, making the most of his two handers with Davros, and the ? ? opportunities the Dalek’s mind transference device afford both him and the story. To say more would spoil some wonderful moments.

From Daleks chasing a ‘Boris bus’ to Napoleon facing a crisis of confidence, the story offers multiple pleasures for the listener. The prospect that this trilogy may yet turn full circle for both The Doctor and Davros is an enticing one.

NEW Character Building Doctor Who Packs

New Character Building army builder figure packs are now available from Character Online.

These packs allow you to boost your armies of Doctor Who monsters.

(The Flesh Goo Packs coming soon)

Character Building Doctor Who Cyberman Army Builder Pack

Character Building Doctor Who Cyberman Army Builder Pack

DELETE! The Cybermen were originally human beings, but gradually they replaced their weak mortal flesh with metal and plastic. In the process they lost their compassion, along with all other emotions.

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Cybermen seek to ‘delete’ all who stand in their way, and can electrocute with their touch.

Re-create epic battles with the Eleventh Doctor or build your own army of Cybermen.

Includes 5 fully articulated Cyberman micro-figures with Doctor Who display bases.

Age: 5+
Price: ?9.99

Character Building Doctor Who Dalek Army Builder Pack

Character Building Doctor Who Dalek Army Builder Pack

EXTERMINATE! The Daleks were born without any ability to feel compassion or pity and are motivated only by hate, fear and an implacable belief that they are the superior creatures in the Universe.

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Re-create epic battles with the Eleventh Doctor or build your own army of Daleks.

Includes 5 Dalek Drone micro-figures.

Age: 5+
Price: ?9.99



Character Building Doctor Who Weeping Angel Army Builder Pack

Character Building Doctor Who Weeping Angel Army Builder Pack

DON?T BLINK! Possessing a natural and unique defence mechanism, the Angels are quantum locked. This means that they can only move when no other living creature, including their own kind, is looking at them. As soon as they are observed, they instantly turn to stone and cannot be killed.

The Angels have the ability to send other beings into the past. This allows the Angels to feed on the potential time energy of what would have been the rest of their victim’s lives.

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Re-create epic battles with the Eleventh Doctor or build your own army of Weeping Angels.

Includes 5 fully articulated Weeping Angel micro-figures with Doctor Who display bases.

Age: 5+
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Missing Dalek Stories This Year Check This Out

Daleks: The Chase, is a thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure, written by John Peel (based on TV scripts by Terry Nation) and read by Maureen O’Brien, with Dalek voices by Nicholas Briggs.

Doctor Who - Daleks: The Chase

Through a Space-Time Visualiser the Doctor and his companions are horrified to see an execution squad of Daleks about to leave Skaro on a mission to find the TARDIS and exterminate the time travellers. Eluding the Daleks on the barren planet Aridius the Doctor and his friends escape in the TARDIS. But this is only the beginning of an epic journey.

As they travel through space and time, they try to shake off their pursuers by making a series of random landings – but the Daleks don’t give up easily. This is a chase to the death…

Format: 4 CDs
Duration: 4 hours 30 mins approx.
RRP: ?13.25
ISBN: 9781408468357
Release Date: 7 July 2011

Available from www.audiogo.co.uk and all good audio retailers.