Back in September the BBC announced the release of the animated version of ‘The Power of the Daleks’ via BBC Store. Now Australian fans can now watch in cinemas.
BBC Worldwide ANZ and Sharmill Films have announced a limited one-week run beginning on the 12th November. The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast.
“This is a great opportunity for Doctor Who fans to see all six parts of Power of the Daleks brought to life using modern animation techniques, and to experience this as a shared event,” said Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Executive for BBC Worldwide ANZ.
While Natalie Miller AO, Sharmill Films Executive Director, said: “The state-of-the-art presentation of these iconic lost episodes will be a landmark event in the world of Doctor Who, and we are hugely excited for Australian fans to discover them on the big screen.”
Tickets for Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks can be purchased by visiting the Sharmill Films website for information on participating cinemas, or at the cinema box offices.
Fans in the US can also enjoy a one-night screening on November 14th. Tickets can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theatre box offices.
About The Power of the Daleks
By 1966 Doctor Who was big news and its return with the scary Daleks and a new Doctor, Patrick Troughton, made the front cover of the Radio Times, then the UK’s only TV listings magazine.
But this classic story featuring one of the Doctor’s most celebrated adventures was sadly lost following an archive purge in 1974 in which the master negatives were destroyed.
This brand new black and white animation has been lovingly created by the team behind the highly successful animation of the lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer. Its has been constructed using audio recordings of the programme and the original cast, surviving photographs and film clips.
The six half-hour episodes feature the regeneration of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. Along with companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.
Character design comes from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty (Doctor Who Magazine) and Adrian Salmon (Big Finish).