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September 12, 2016

10 Things You Might Not Know About The Power of the Daleks

As we continue to countdown toward the release of the newly animated Power of the Daleks this November, we present ten things you might not have known about the serial… although Doctor Who fans know everything, so you might know them… not that that should stop you from reading.. because you might not know… but you might. That’s all we’re saying. So read on dear readers!

The Power of the Daleks by John Peel was released in 1993

1: For a long time, The Power of the Daleks was one of the few television stories not to be novelised by Target books due to Terry [...]

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September 10, 2016

DWW Readers Sound Off on Remaking Missing Doctor Who Classics

Following the immensely positive reaction to BBC Four’s remaking of the lost 1957 Hancock’s Half Hour episode The New Neighbour, which stars Kevin McNally as the Lad Himself, we asked our followers whether they’d ever consider accepting similar remakes of the missing episodes from Doctor Who‘s history.

The reaction was generally positive from fans, with many saying the approach is something they’d be keen to see.

@DrWhoWorldwide I've long thought this would be an excellent approach

— Far from all over (@farfromallover) September 9, [...]

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September 9, 2016

Whatever Happened to The Power of the Daleks?

Fifty Years since its initial broadcast, The Power of the Daleks will finally be seen again, in newly animated form, when the BBC release all six episodes this coming November.

But what happened to the original film recordings?

The master tapes of the complete serial were erased at Villiers House in 1974 (even though they weren’t “officially” junked), while the additional 35mm film negative of Episode 6 was junked by the BBC Brentford film library some time prior to 1970. Due to an error on the library film card, there has been long speculation that the Brentford [...]

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September 7, 2016

Full Power of the Daleks Animation To Be Released This November

The 1966 lost classic Power of the Daleks is to be released this coming November in fully animated form the BBC has revealed.

“Landing on the planet Vulcan in 2020AD the Doctor, Polly and Ben are horrified to find two inanimate Daleks. They are even more alarmed when they discover that the colonists plan to reactivate the Daleks and use them as their slaves…”

The six part Power of the Daleks, the first to feature Patrick Troughton in the role of the Doctor, has long been considered one of the lost gems of the 1960s and while audio recordings, still photographs, telesnaps and clips of the story [...]

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