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October 28th, 2019 36 comments

Order Now – Fury from the Deep DVD

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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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  • Anonymous

    May 14th, 2020 - 8:07am

    Booboo, is there any news on the cover for this?

    • booboo

      May 14th, 2020 - 9:32am

      not yet

    • Gordon

      May 14th, 2020 - 11:30am

      Probably when it’s final release date gets announced. Faceless was a month before release so I guess this will be the same. It’s still at least a couple of months off. August/September at a guess (animation started 6 months after faceless so it’s probably due August/September time)

  • Jack Palance

    May 10th, 2020 - 6:36am

    No one really wants Underwater Menace in a very basic telesnap version? Surely they would do the missing B&W episodes animations, we don’t need to have 4 colour episodes either, just to help it flow like previous releases

    • Error

      May 14th, 2020 - 3:47am

      I would agree with the idea that four color-animated episodes would not be necessary, but if they want to use Loose Cannon for that episode instead of animation, that should be fine. Both ways work. Without Loose Cannon, the animation isn’t even possible. What’s surprising that the Crusade doesn’t have a DVD release since it’s only missing half of its episodes.

    • Gordon

      May 14th, 2020 - 11:38am

      Crusade is far too expensive and time consuming at present and has about 3 stories worth of Characters sets and costumes of animation to create. Plus after the success of the animations I don’t think they have any interest in making any more main feature releases where the gaps are filled with telesnaps

  • Error

    March 31st, 2020 - 7:40pm

    I wonder if they’re planning on doing all the Troughton’s, including this one, The Evil of the Daleks, The Wheel in Space, The Space Pirates, and The Highlanders.

    Don’t really need to worry about the Web of Fear and the Underwater Menace due to their DVD releases.

    • Jack Palance

      May 10th, 2020 - 6:35am

      No one really wants Underwater Menace in a very basic telesnap version? Surely they would do the missing B&W episodes animations, we don’t need to have 4 colour episodes either, just to help it flow like previous releases

    • Anonymous

      May 10th, 2020 - 9:25am

      I think it is likely we’ll get evil, snowmen, wheel and due to them having iconic villains, I’d like to think that we’d see Highlanders as it is Frazer Hines’ first story but we’ll see about the tartan, space pirates might be hindered by its poor fan reception but could be reappraised if animated similar to how enemy of the world was when the lost episodes were found. Underwater may also be left a while as it already has a DVD release, however power is now getting tweaks and improvements before all the other stories that haven’t got an animation or dvd release so who knows…

    • Gordon

      May 10th, 2020 - 12:36pm

      Evil abominable and wheel all have good chances of being animated. They all have memorable monsters plus 2 of them have companions debut stories. Underwater menace had a dvd release but the dvd had a reconstruction which was not up to anybody’s par. Even the person that made the reconstruction wanted something better for it but however was instructed otherwise by those that was in charge at the time. It’s time for a revisit and animation should finally happen for it. If web 3 doesn’t turn up I can see them animating it (it’s only 1 ep) in the next couple of years to give us a complete season 5. Space pirates isn’t popular but there is no telesnaps to do any sort of decent recon so an animation might be the best way forward with it. That just leaves the highlanders. Charles norton described it as too complex. Part of the problem I hear is that there is so much tartan all of which would need to get animated by hand. It’s also a historical which is a tougher sell especially after the reign animation did extremely poorly sales wise. It may get done some day (they are going to run out of easy animations at some point) but it won’t be soon

    • Error

      May 14th, 2020 - 3:53am

      Wasn’t the Reign of Terror a poorly received episode in the first place? It’s too bad for me because I thought it was the best episode of that first season of Doctor Who… oh well.

  • Anonymous

    March 10th, 2020 - 4:08pm

    I’ve just been charged by Zoom for this and The Faceless Ones DVD, yet Fury from the Deep is still showing as unreleased on their site (Faceless Ones released on Monday).

  • WC

    March 2nd, 2020 - 11:26am

    I know it’s a pointless thing, but is anyone else at all annoyed that the covers aren’t consistent with the layout of the rest of the classic era? I love that they are being made either way, but it wouldn’t be that hard to make them with the template, and the way they are currently they stick out among the rest.

    • Anonymous

      March 2nd, 2020 - 11:57am

      They’re reversible aren’t they?

    • Anonymous

      March 2nd, 2020 - 12:31pm

      They’re on the back. It’s a reversible Gordon will tell you

    • Gordon

      March 2nd, 2020 - 2:51pm

      Yeah. They always will offer a reversible cover. I’m amazed people still complain.

  • bob hellier

    February 24th, 2020 - 1:31pm

    nice to see fury from the deep being released i wonder if wheel in space will be released as a dvd maybe this year or next

    • Gordon

      February 25th, 2020 - 12:52am

      It’s been mentioned at the Gallifrey 1 convention that the hope is to do 2 animations a year. As we already have faceless ones and fury from the deep so it definitely won’t be this year. Think there is a 50/50 chance next year. Fairly certain the next animation from the faceless team is evil due to how faceless ends on a cliffhanger and it follows directly on from faceless plus it’s a fairly easy animation in terms of characters and sets. As for the next animation from the fury team it could either be abominable or wheel. Abominable has the same tardis team as fury and has the smallest cast and sets of any of the troughton’s outside of web 3. Gary russell who heads up the fury animation was asked about abominable on twitter and he said he’d love to do it 1 day but let’s see the reaction to fury first. Alternatively Wheel does follow on from fury so it could be a possibility next but they may want the team that’s tackling the faceless ones to do it as it would be the same team that did the minisode a few years back which would mean an early 2022 release date if they do that after evil. Think it’s very likely within the next 3 years especially if they are sticking with the Troughton era.

  • Peter

    November 8th, 2019 - 2:33pm

    At this rate we’ll never get a Hartnell. Oh well, can’t complain about what we did get.

    • Anonymous

      November 8th, 2019 - 5:20pm

      Actually at this rate it will take a maximum of 4 years to get a Hartnell, which is pretty good considering this previously looked like a pipe dream.

    • Peter

      November 13th, 2019 - 2:06pm

      True, it is quite hard to believe how lucky we are sometimes.

    • Anonymous

      November 13th, 2019 - 5:05pm

      Is love to see the smugglers, savages and galaxy 4 as they are probably the easiest of hartnell to animate

    • MJS

      March 31st, 2020 - 9:00pm

      This really only affects season 2-4 as there’s enough including existing animation for season 1.

  • Anonymous

    October 29th, 2019 - 9:37am

    2021 it is most likely to be abominable snowman and wheel in space because they are close to do season 5 and of the do animate those stories we can have a Troughton season set

    • Gordon

      October 29th, 2019 - 10:25am

      I would think that evil and wheel are more likely as they follow on from faceless ones and fury. The stories chosen aren’t influenced in any way by the box set releases.

    • The 14th Doctor

      November 8th, 2019 - 6:02pm

      Also it is likely to be big finish that animate evil because big finish did a poll on their twiter about which story would people want to be animated next and evil won.

  • TheQuestion

    October 28th, 2019 - 5:49pm

    They will have changed the logo by then

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 9:02pm

      Here we go again another tedious logo comment…

    • Anonymous

      October 29th, 2019 - 9:42am

      the logo does not bother me the cover is always reversible the only thing i don t like is at the beginning of all the dvd s now when the tardis appears followed by the new logo the sound goes in and out and i always think there is something wrong with my tv

    • Anonymous

      October 29th, 2019 - 7:17pm

      Lol, same here, I check my TV everytime!

  • Callum

    October 28th, 2019 - 8:59am

    I really glad we are getting more of the 2nd doctor. Wheel in space or space pirates next please.

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 8:05pm


  • Darren

    October 28th, 2019 - 3:39am

    All 3 say currently unavailable on Amazon, hopefully they are available to pre order properly soon

  • The Ergon

    October 28th, 2019 - 12:12am

    I, so want this so that it matches up with the rest of the DVD collection but what year can we expect season 5 collection on Bluray, i wonder. I would certainly upgrade those first six seasons It would be pointless to get Bluray editions twice,so I can afford to wait for now.

    • Robert Sienicki

      October 28th, 2019 - 7:30am

      I am hoping they will animate all the missing episodes and The Collection will be complete. I was struggling, cause If they will include the animations in the Collection then I will have doubles, but I feel good to pay them for the animated Blu-Rays now, cause I feel like they have the money to do it (they have a studio now and two teams working on animation, so we can have two per year), so I feel like I helped a little.

      Gonna need to sell the standalone Blu-Rays if the Collection will get here.

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 8:10am

      At least 2022 at a minimum I would think. Maybe 2023. All depends on which stories are done next.

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