Doctor Who's Power Of The Daleks to return in animated form
The rumours about a new animated version of lost 60's Doctor Who story The Power Of The Daleks has been circulating over the last few days and last night the BBC Store confirmed it. All six animated episodes will be released online, starting with the release of episode 1 on the 5th November - the 50th anniversary of the story's original broadcast.
The debut story of second Doctor Patrick Troughton is considered to be one of the finest stories ever to feature the villainous pepperpots, Power Of The Daleks was completely lost when the BBC infamously wiped their tapes in the 1970s. But with the original audio recording and stills taken from production, the story will be fully animated and available to watch once more.
Power Of The Daleks has been lovingly recreated by Charles Norton-led team, who completed the animation on lost Dad's Army episode A Stripe For Frazer. Charles Norton made the following statement:
“The Power of the Daleks animation is the most ambitious Doctor Who archive restoration ever attempted and we’re all very honoured to be a part of such a an exciting project. Intelligent, suspenseful and magnificently staged, Power of the Daleks is one of the great lost classics of 1960s television and a superb example of the black and white era at its finest." - BBC
A 25-minute trailer has been released, given fans their first glimpse at this reanimated classic.
Episodes 2-6 will be released in the days following the 5th November to download and keep from the BBC store. A DVD release is expected to follow soon after.