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October 27th, 2019 177 comments

Order Now – Fury from The Deep Animation Announced

Fury from The Deep is available to order from www.amazon.co.uk and www.zoom.co.uk

For the second year running, Doctor Who is appearing at London Comic Con from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October.

The official stand will host a retail area with exciting new book titles and London Comic Con exclusive products including:

  • The Revelation of the Daleks book
  • Exclusive sample of The Maze of Doom, sequel to The Secret in Vault 13
  • The Vengeance on Varos audiobook
  • Titan t-shirts including a 3D t-shirt with 3D glasses, and a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt
  • The ‘virtual reality’ section: offering exclusive demos of the new Doctor Who VR game: The Edge of Time
  • Exciting display stand: showcasing costumes from Series 11

Throughout Sunday 27th October, and for the first time at London Comic Con, a series of panels will be held in celebration of all things Doctor Who:


Doctor Who: The Collection (hosted by Toby Hadoke) – Centre Stage

  • Hear from the team behind the best-selling Blu-ray boxsets
  • Find out how footage is restored to the best possible quality, and how the much-loved limited-edition packaging is created
  • See never-before-seen content from the upcoming Season 26 boxset

Doctor Who: The Animations (hosted by Toby Hadoke) – Main Stage

  • Hear from the Executive Producer and special guests from the upcoming animation, The Faceless Ones
  • World-first look at an exclusive clip from The Faceless Ones
  • World-first announcement of a new animation with a clip!

Doctor Who Publishing: Bringing Stories to Life – Centre Stage

  • Hear from the writers, narrators and artists behind the wide range of Doctor Who publishing titles
  • Hear how story is developed, from current show narratives and brand new adventures

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time VR – Main Stage

  • In the lead up to the global launch of the first VR game, hear from the makers about how they pulled it together – the stories and secrets behind taking you inside the adventure for the first time

A Tribute to Terrance Dicks – Centre Stage

  • A celebration of the life and influence of Terrance Dicks from those who have been impacted by him in their own careers in the world of Doctor Who

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177 comments

  • TIM M

    October 27th, 2019 - 3:47pm

    So am I right in thinking there are now two animation companies involved in recreating the missing episodes/stories? If so, then maybe two stories being animated a year is possible? Next year will hopefully see ‘The Faceless Ones’ and ‘Fury from the Deep’. Maybe we could have one Hartnell and Troughton story animated for 2021? I’d choose ‘The Celestial Toymaker’ and ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ next.

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  • Anonymous

    October 27th, 2019 - 3:43pm

    I wonder (since this is being done by a different group) if the BBC Studios team doing Faceless Ones will move straight onto Evil of the Daleks for 2021 since they continue on from each other?

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    • James17

      October 27th, 2019 - 5:32pm

      That would be cool cause then fury team could move to wheel!

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 7:06pm

      Plus the fury team is the same team that did tenth planet and moonbase it makes sense for them to do the last of the cyber stories

  • prototype dalek

    October 27th, 2019 - 2:35pm

    Certainly an unexpected choice but certainly welcomed

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  • Alvin

    October 27th, 2019 - 2:34pm

    WOW, I’m so glad they’ve chosen Fury of the Deep for the next animated story, its one of the stories that I remember a lot about from when I first saw it televised as a child 🙂

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  • Fran Burns

    October 27th, 2019 - 2:01pm

    When is the faceless ones clip out

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    • the 14th doctor

      October 27th, 2019 - 2:31pm

      i was thinking the same thing!

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 3:24pm

      Trailer was released aged ago

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 3:27pm

      Sorry, new clip mentioned above. Surprised it’s not on YouTube by now. Apologies again.

    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 3:31pm

      Maybe they are going to keep that for the dvd release.

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 6:01pm

      Out now

  • Anonymous

    October 27th, 2019 - 1:39pm

    Great news.A true classic

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  • Anonymous

    October 27th, 2019 - 1:35pm

    First animation I am honestly worried might ruin the story. This episode couldn’t work with 2D animated cut outs miming lines. There a few chase sequences that visuals would ruin. I’d honestly wait for a 3D animation in a few years.

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    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:38pm

      Wow… why don’t you wait and watch it before dismissing it…

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:44pm

      It would terrible if the original episodes were found as well. All those visual moments would ruin a great audio story…

    • Bobby Davros

      October 27th, 2019 - 2:33pm

      Dont watch it then. Pretend it doesn’t exist. The only way they can ruin a pre-existing audio track is by destroying all copies.

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 3:41pm

      I haven’t dismissed it. I know how the animation style goes. It’s 2D drawing figures miming an audio track from the 60’s. No matter how good it is it. The episode was made in live action and so the dialogue, animation can’t capture that. Theres apparently big helicopter shots in the episode. I have only listened to the audio so I don’t know. And I don’t think the animation can capture that really well. There’s also always going to be positioning problems and preformance capturing being wrong. Still I am going to be buying this on DVD and Steelbook as I support what they’re trying to do and it would look stupid not having it.

    • Bobby Davros

      October 27th, 2019 - 5:29pm

      So you haven’t listened to the audio but fear that visuals will ruin it….hmm.

  • skaroman

    October 27th, 2019 - 1:29pm

    Anyone know who the animation team is for Fury? Or is it the same one as Macra/Faceless?

    P.S. Also gonna call shots now for next one after Fury. Either Evil, Abominable or Wheel.

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    • Whofan44

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:36pm

      I think its Big Finish Creative (formally Planet 55)

    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:36pm

      It’s big finish creative. They used to be called planet 55 studios. It’s a different team to faceless ones which is being done by Bbc studios

  • the 14th doctor

    October 27th, 2019 - 1:22pm

    OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    can’t wait for this!!!!!!! any idea when it will be out??????????????????

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    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:26pm

      Assuming march/April for faceless maybe oct/Nov for fury?

    • Sons of Skaro

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:29pm

      FURY FROM THE DEEP. MY MOST WANTED, CONFIRMED

  • Gordon

    October 27th, 2019 - 1:18pm

    https://youtu.be/grlk-ypKVps

    Here’s the Teaser.

    Heard that it’s big finish creative that are making this animation so it’s a different team to the faceless ones

    Chris chapman has confirmed he’s doing a making of

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  • Dominic

    October 27th, 2019 - 1:13pm

    I wonder when that clip from the faceless ones is a announced

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  • Steven taylor

    October 27th, 2019 - 1:10pm

    I really hope they animate the sonic screwdriver to look like the whistle they used instead of just making it look like a pen light

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  • Anonymous

    October 27th, 2019 - 1:03pm

    Great news. Surprised it wasn’t evil but definitely a nice surprise.

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    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:14pm

      I thought it was going to be evil but glad to be wrong. It’s my most wanted story animated

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:31pm

      Gordon do you think we’ll get all of the troughton era animated? I feel that evil and wheel are probably going to be done. I think abominable is a possibility but I’m not sure how commercial Highlanders and pirates are. Same applies to the hartnell era really, I’d love some animated but just not convinced they could get enough casual sales to make a lot of the first doctor era viable.

    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:46pm

      Highlanders is probably the most problematic of the troughton’s to do but the rest seem very possible. Maybe space pirates as it’s an extremely unpopular story which may effect sales

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:51pm

      Funny thing is I’d love pirates to be animated. I genuinely don’t have a problem with it and think it would also benefit from adding visuals but I also get that it isn’t a great story, I like it despite it’s faults but it would be a hard sell to the general buying public rather than fans.

    • Gareth Pugh

      October 27th, 2019 - 2:27pm

      Mark Ayers said at the panel that Highlanders was tricky due to the sound recordings they had being too ropey for the unforgiving sonic reveal-all glare of blu-Ray but that they’ve now got a better sound source (in the past year) which means ‘it might now be possible’

    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 2:38pm

      That will be the Randell tapes that were found earlier this year

  • Gordon

    October 27th, 2019 - 1:02pm

    This just leaves 5 Troughton stories to get a stand alone dvd release:

    The highlanders
    The evil of the Daleks
    The abominable snowman
    The wheel in space
    The space pirates

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    • Mark Belsom

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:03pm

      Evil and Wheel next, hopefully.

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:16pm

      One of the reasons I’m pleased about fury is it’s a story I prefer reading to listening to. Don’t get me wrong I love the soundtrack CD but I find it hard to get into sometimes. I love the idea of an animated version as I do think fury Is a story that will benefit greatly from having a visual element added back. Out the 5 (wow just 5!) remaining stories I would like to see abominable animated for the same reasons. It’s a story that would benefit immensely from being able to see the yeti as on the soundtrack they are silent.

    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:20pm

      I found the recon of abominable a slog to get through so I’d seriously welcome an animated version

    • TIM M

      October 27th, 2019 - 3:53pm

      Hopefully someone animates at least episodes 1 and 4 of ‘The Underwater Menace’. I’d happily buy it on DVD again. I think animation would do wonders for the story anyway, and actually improve it.

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 4:30pm

      Agree with that tim

    • I Cotterill

      October 27th, 2019 - 9:38pm

      They could perhaps re-release ‘Underwater Menace’ and ‘Web of Fear’ as special editions with animated episodes in the future.

  • ChrisP

    October 27th, 2019 - 12:51pm

    Fantastic!
    Enjoyed Fury novelisation and the audio. So look forward to seeing it for the first time!

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  • CosmicJellybaby5269

    October 27th, 2019 - 12:49pm

    It’s Fury from the Deep

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    • CosmicJellybaby5269

      October 27th, 2019 - 12:50pm

      I can’t wait!!

    • Bobby Fackrell

      October 27th, 2019 - 12:52pm

      I wanted Evil 🙁

    • CosmicJellybaby5269

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:02pm

      Evil was one of the ones I wanted most but I am still over the moon that they have chosen this story to animated.

  • Gordon

    October 27th, 2019 - 12:28pm

    Just saw on twitter: They just confirmed 2 animation teams

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    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 12:43pm

      2020 prepare for fury

  • Tardis7K

    October 27th, 2019 - 12:08pm

    Just announced at London Comic-Con!

    Range producer, Russell Minton confirms there will be a Limited reissue of DoctorWho The Collection: Season 12 Blu Ray.

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    • James17

      October 27th, 2019 - 12:24pm

      When when when when when when when when

    • Rikki Krystal

      October 27th, 2019 - 5:57pm

      Is this true Booboo,about season 12?

    • booboo

      October 27th, 2019 - 6:34pm

      yes

  • Robert Sienicki

    October 27th, 2019 - 11:40am

    I wonder if they release the cover art and the premiere date for “Faceless Ones” as well today. Also really curious about the new animation. I really dug “Marca Terror”, so I hope we will get more Troughton.

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  • Sons of Skaro

    October 27th, 2019 - 11:37am

    AAAAH! The suspense is killing me. Always excited by a new missing story animation. (if that is what we’re getting)
    I really did enjoy the Macra Terror release.

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    • Big chief

      October 27th, 2019 - 12:45pm

      It’s Fury from the Deep 🙂

    • Sons of Skaro

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:31pm

      FURY FROM THE DEEP. MY MOST WANTED, CONFIRMED. WAHOO!

  • F-Ood

    October 27th, 2019 - 10:22am

    Is it likely that the Sophie Aldred book will be announced today???

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  • Hi

    October 27th, 2019 - 9:22am

    I think it mostly to be the space pirates or the crusade or Marco Polo because then if they do any of those we can have a Blu-Ray box set
    For William Hartnell or Troughton

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    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 9:29am

      The choices of animation aren’t influenced by the collection box sets

  • Sean Bassett

    October 27th, 2019 - 9:16am

    I’m wondering if this could be an animation of a Big Finish audio, because he has written some Big Finish audio dramas in the past, and he is attending the panel…

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    • DalekAgent

      October 27th, 2019 - 11:31am

      I would love it if they do a big finish animation

  • booboo

    October 27th, 2019 - 9:01am

    we are out and about for much of the day may not be able to update immediately this to whatever it is just so everyone knows

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  • Anonymous

    October 26th, 2019 - 5:57pm

    Starting to wonder if it will be an animated Jodie story.

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    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 8:39am

      Probably not. I’m guessing as the last series was pretty divided on opinion plus the new series will be here soon…. but you never know.

    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 8:42am

      I’d rather it was a missing story however I would be open to an animated Jodie story. I wouldn’t dismiss it if it was anounced

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2019 - 10:46am

      I’d rather it was a missing story but I’d be happy with a Jodie story

  • CosmicJellybaby5269

    October 26th, 2019 - 2:51pm

    Personally I do not mind which one is going to be animated, I am just really happy that more stories are being animated.

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  • Dominic

    October 25th, 2019 - 10:09am

    Is it today

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    • booboo

      October 25th, 2019 - 10:14am

      Sunday i think

    • Gordon

      October 25th, 2019 - 10:29am

      The animation panel is Sunday 12.15 -13.00. We should know by 1pm Sunday what this new animation is

  • Anonymous

    October 24th, 2019 - 11:53pm

    Gary Russell is attending the animation panel

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    • Gordon

      October 25th, 2019 - 1:37am

      This is an interesting one. I’m wondering why he’s there. He produced animations for dreamland and infinite quest. He also helped planet 55 studios get off the ground but ive no idea if he’s still involved. It’s going to be interesting what his role is. Speaking of planet 55 studios I had no idea they rebranded to a new name called big finish creative https://bigfinishcreative.com.au/#contact

    • the 14th doctor

      October 25th, 2019 - 9:15am

      i so hope they do another animation! their moonbase animation is the best animation thay have ever done in my opinion!

    • Sean Bassett

      October 27th, 2019 - 9:11am

      What if Big Finish Creative focus on animations with only two missing episodes whilst Charles Norton and his team animate stories with more missing? It could be a way for us to get The Crusade and The Underwater Menace.

    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 10:09am

      Charles norton isn’t doing the animations anymore. The macra terror was his last animation. Anne Marie-Walsh who did the wheel minisode is doing the faceless ones. He’s still doing things for doctor who though as he worked on the vervoids se. Crusade is extremely unlikely. It has more cast costumes and sets than most 6 or even 7 parters. For comparison there is more cast characters and sets in crusade than there is in both faceless ones and evil combined

    • Sean Bassett

      October 27th, 2019 - 11:33am

      The Crusade is only unlikely with this animation team, however with a different team focusing on serials where only two episodes are missing it could be a different story. It depends how they would budget it.

    • Gordon

      October 27th, 2019 - 12:00pm

      The crusade is unlikely with pretty much any animation team on the budget they currently have. It just has far too many cast characters and sets to be done on the time and budget they have. The only story that would cost more is masterplan and that would be doable if they split it into 2 6 parter. Just because it’s only 2 eps doesn’t make it doable.

  • skaroman

    October 21st, 2019 - 12:23am

    Possibilities:
    1. Evil – following from the season 4 trend plus the popularity of the daleks
    2. Web – only one episode to animate (unless they tracked down web3) and good for a SE release like Enemy
    3. Wheel – partly already animated plus Cybermen are popular
    4. Space Pirates – easy to do and in time for season 6 blu-ray (for Troughton’s centenary)
    5. A new original animation like Infinity Quest and Dreamland
    6. Any other popular Troughton’s (Abominable, Fury)

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    • Gordon

      October 21st, 2019 - 8:54am

      If they do space pirates I can’t see them doing season 6 next year. They will want a stand alone release first to recoup animation costs before it gets included in the collection and the choices of animation aren’t influenced by the collection box sets

    • skaroman

      October 21st, 2019 - 5:37pm

      Good point, but it ultimately depends on how quick they are with their animations. Faceless Ones is out ‘2020’, but how early? If they’re already debuted a clip from a new animation project then have they finished Faceless or close to finishing it?
      Season 6 doesn’t have to be released to the day of the centenary but if Space Pirates was completed in time for a Summer 2020 release, then the blu-ray collection released in time for Christmas 2020 then it would make sense. Just speculation I know, but it’s interesting to see how both the animation team and the blu-ray team are working.

    • Anonymous

      October 21st, 2019 - 10:32pm

      Couldn’t you argue that even if they announced space pirates to be animated, sales would be down as people would be anticipating a collection box set of season 6 and therefore choose to wait a year or so for it to be released in that set, and the animators must be at the very least aware of the bluray collection & choose to animate some of the less popular stories (such as Space Pirates) in order to leave some classics for the last, similar to how not all the fan favourite seasons were released in the bluray collection first (I anticipate season 13 to be left till later)

    • Prowl

      October 22nd, 2019 - 8:17am

      I think the Highlanders could be high on the list, they’ve talked before about how they were choosing between it and Macra Terror before going with Macra Terror. It’s an important piece of the show’s history since it’s Jamie’s first story. Persoanlly, I’d love it or Evil, they seem to be working on season 4 stories.

    • Anonymous

      October 24th, 2019 - 1:20pm

      Highlanders has already been ruled out

  • Crosby

    October 15th, 2019 - 8:49pm

    Why are BBC America getting an airing of the animated version of the faceless ones why can’t BBC air it over here getting sick of the Americans getting things like that they get some on the cinema as well such as series finale of series 8 and the end of time it’s a British show we should get them over here on the cinema

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    • booboo

      October 15th, 2019 - 9:26pm

      Part funded by BBC America without which you would not get anything most likely, this has been established for a long time now.

      There is tonnes of stuff now the USA dont get so it works both ways

    • Skonnos

      October 18th, 2019 - 10:06pm

      Smacks of fan entitlement that rant

    • Prowl

      October 19th, 2019 - 6:49am

      As a US Whovian, we would love to have the limited edition UK packaging of the blueray classic DW collection boxsets, instead of the way stripped down version of it we get with just a standard blueray case. Instead I have to import the UK version because the packaging is sooooo much nicer.

      As booboo says, it works both ways…

    • Gordon

      October 19th, 2019 - 1:11pm

      The only bbc channel that would likely show the animation style of the faceless ones would be cbbc which would only give it a very small audience. You also got to find an available slot to broadcast. With it being a 6 parter I can see it being spread out over 6 weeks. All this will push back the dvd/blu ray release by months as they will want it broadcast before the dvd release. Considering macra terror was released about 3 weeks after completion I’d rather they didn’t broadcast

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