BBC America and Fathom Events announced today that for one night there would be a special theatrical event of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks. On Monday, November 14, Fathom Events will be airing the six-part animated series in advance of the premiere on BBC America on Saturday, November 19 at 8:25 PM Eastern Standard Time.
For the new fans of Doctor Who, the ones who weren’t around when the original Doctor Who series were aired before the relaunch in the 2000s, I’m sure you’re asking, “What is Doctor Who: The Power of Daleks?”
Doctor Who: The Power of Daleks is a recreation of one of the most favorite Doctor Who adventures that was lost long ago. With the advances of modern technology, BBC has been able to bring the adventure back to life and is too happy to share it with fans:
“Ahead of the premiere on BBC AMERICA, it is a rare treat to be able to bring the lost episode, Power of the Daleks, to life using modern animation techniques. Doctor Who cinema events have been incredibly successful, and this is extraordinary opportunity to allow a new generation of fans the opportunity to experience this classic adventure for the first time,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.
via Press Release
The official synopsis for the series is as follows:
The Power of the Daleks is one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures, and yet no complete film recordings are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This brand new animation, being released 50 years after its only UK broadcast, is based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips. The six-part adventure features the regeneration – or as it was then called “renewal” – of First Doctor, William Hartnell, into Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and follows the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.
via BBC America
Tickets for Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks in cinemas can be purchased online beginning this Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10 AM Eastern Standard Time by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Double check to make sure that before you purchase a ticket that you are selecting the correct theater location. I warn you based off of my own personal experiences.
Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is produced and directed by Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.
What do you think of this news? Is this event something you’d be interested in? Make sure you take a look at the teaser for the episode below and let us know what you think!