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October 28th, 2019 22 comments

Fury from the Deep Blu-ray

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BBC Studios is pleased to announce that Fury from the Deep will be released in 2020. It will follow the release of The Faceless Ones, announced earlier this year, and fill another gap in missing Doctor Who content. Following the success of existing animations The Power of the Daleks, Shada and The Macra Terror, Fury from the Deep will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as an exclusive Steelbook later next year.

Fury from the Deep is the missing sixth serial of the fifth season of Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from March to April 1968. Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, the story concerns a colony of sentient, parasitic seaweed, last seen in the eighteenth century, returning to attack a number of gas instillations in the North Sea in an attempt to take over humanity.

No full episodes of this story exist within the BBC archives, and only snippets of footage and still images are still around to represent the story. However, off-air recordings of the soundtrack do exist, thus making the animation of a complete serial possible once again.

The six new animated episodes are being made in full colour, in the original black and white and in high definition and the release will include the surviving clips from the original 1968 production. It also stars Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon and Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield.

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  • Majora

    July 5th, 2020 - 8:16am

    Correct me if I’m wrong but if the team working on Fury from the Deep is the same team from Planet 55 that did the Moonbase call me one very happy Doctor Who fan. Is there any news yet regarding the 2021 releases? I’m not sure how much Covid-19 has affected production but with two teams I’m hoping they can do another two releases next year. It seems likely that Evil of the Daleks is next after The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones but I’m not sure what the second release could be. Perhaps The Wheel in Space? I doubt The Abominable Snowmen will be easier than a base under seige story.

    • Anonymous

      July 5th, 2020 - 8:30am

      As far as I’m aware it has been mentioned that another Troughton story is in the works for early 2021 but that’s all we know so far.

    • Gordon

      July 5th, 2020 - 12:41pm

      The animations are done remotely from home anyway so it really shouldn’t effect the schedule. Only if they wanted to do special features like a making of or any on camera interviews there maybe some problems. I think it will be evil and abominable next year. Evil as it’s the next Troughton after faceless ones and abominable as it’s the same tardis team as fury and if the team that did power got another special edition to work on I’d go for underwater menace. Abominable is classified as a base under siege and would actually be easier to do than wheel. There are only 8 human characters (Doctor Jamie and Victoria are already done for fury) to create plus the yeti which would only need 1 to be created and they then could copy. The indoor sets are extremely basic too. The only real issue Is the outdoor sets but it’s far from impossible

  • James

    May 5th, 2020 - 11:26am

    Anyone heard of a release date yet?

  • Henrik V

    April 28th, 2020 - 1:27pm

    So.. my pre-order on Amazon has vanished, and I can’t find it again on Amazon at all. That’s pretty strange. Anyone got a clue to what’s going on?

  • Anonymous

    November 12th, 2019 - 10:16pm

    I wonder if this new team will be responsible for working on stories that include Victoria since will have a model of her. Leaving the other studio to continue to work on stories with Ben and Polly.

  • Phillip C Niethe

    November 5th, 2019 - 1:32am

    This is fantastic! The 2nd Doctor is awesome, hope they complete his whole run.

  • Leigh

    October 31st, 2019 - 4:38pm

    Is there a high probability that these animated missing stories will be included on the future blu ray collection sets in the seasons they are from?

    • Anonymous

      October 31st, 2019 - 4:57pm

      So long as they aren’t right on top of each other in the release schedule, they will be included eventually.

    • Gordon

      October 31st, 2019 - 5:01pm

      Any animations that are made will be included.

  • Jamie

    October 28th, 2019 - 11:32am

    I wonder if they are going to try and fit third animated title into 2020? The animated stories are selling well on pre-order and once released so it might spur the BBC on to produce more. Faceless Ones – Spring, Fury – Summer, ? – Autumn

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 11:36am

      They only have 2 teams. Think they would struggle to fit a third animation tbh. I fully expect a couple of announcements in 2020 for release in 2021

    • Robert Sienicki

      November 4th, 2019 - 9:01am

      I don’t expect more than these two next year, but there are shorter stories missing, so if they chose to do them, then we may get 3 blu-rays in 2021.

  • Bryan

    October 28th, 2019 - 11:23am

    Zoom, just one look and then my heart went boom
    Suddenly and we were on the moon
    Flyin’ high in a neon sky, oh oh 🙂

    Zoom currently have £ 35 (McCoy BR) £17+ £17 (Faceless & Fury BR) All paypal, so paid up.

    Fantastic news, and very left Field (I and a lot of others ) thought it would be Space Pirates, as there was mumblings that season 6, was coming sooner rather than later. Add to this Season 12 BR and I need a new job 😉

  • Robert Sienicki

    October 28th, 2019 - 6:57am

    Looks like this is all going pretty well. I remember that “Shada” was made all by freelancer after their regular job, and “Macra Terror” was made in a specially created studio and now I hear they have separate two teams working at the same time. This sounds like BBC really put the money into this project and I feel like there might be a plan to animate the all missing episodes.

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 6:55am

    Does anyone think that we might get The Faceless Ones before or around Christmas?

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 7:30am

      Nope. It’s due in 2020. If it was coming before Christmas the release date would have been revealed by now

    • skonnos

      October 28th, 2019 - 8:17am

      doubt it. the BFI always have a screening of it before any actual release and they have no such screening scheduled for 2019. expect to see it early 2020 next year

  • Gordon

    October 28th, 2019 - 12:24am

    Think zoom have mis-priced the blu ray of it. £999.99

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:48am

      Shall we see how long it takes for people to explode about the ridiculous price!

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:50am

      Been adjusted now, rather unsurprisingly

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 7:38am

      That’s a better price

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