Doctor Who

Doctor Who

The Power of the Daleks

DVD - 2017
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Lost since its premiere on the BBC 50 years ago, this six-part Classic Doctor Who story has been meticulously animated based on the original audio recordings! One of the most celebrated Classic adventures, features the regeneration (or as it was called at the time "renewal") of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. The Doctor and his companions Polly and Ben battle the Daleks, his oldest and most dreaded foe, on the planet Vulcan.
Published: London :, BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD F DOC
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 2 hr., 25 min.) :,sound, color and black and white ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Fully animated, as the original black-and-white visuals are lost. Nevertheless, this is Patrick Troughton's debut story as the 2nd Doctor. It's definitely a good story, with the animation working surprisingly well for a complete story (I watched the color animation, incidentally), although Ben's chin was a little weird. Lots happens in this story! It doesn't take too long to tell which humans are supposed to be the "good guys" and the "bad guys", despite the beginning hinting (excellently, I might add) at more nuance, but the real focus of the story is on the Daleks and the new, recorder-playing man who has appeared in the place of the Doctor, and that's where it's at its best.

Mar 14, 2018

bad animate, feels like a money grab

Sep 03, 2017

good stuff from a lost classic ~ 420

Apr 24, 2017

This is a remake of a doctor who that was lost/damaged and recreated as an animated episode. There are two disks. One is animated in color and the second disk is the same animated but in black and white. Second disk contains commentary and making of this episode.

Feb 03, 2017

A first in the realm of Doctor Who: a lost serial (all episodes missing) recreated through animation. This is Patrick Troughton's first full story and brings up against the Daleks. The Dalek animation is quite good while the rest is okay. This DVD has two discs: one is a colorized version of the story while the second is black and white and includes the special features. The story itself is quite good and although it stretches over six episodes, it's still decently paced with little to no blatant filler. Could it have been compressed by an episode or two? Possibly, but it doesn't make you wish it was. All in all a great Doctor Who and a must watch for any Who completist who until now has only been able to listen to the audio-only version.


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