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October 28th, 2019 42 comments

Fury from the Deep Steelbook

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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.

Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD


  • Gordon

    May 31st, 2020 - 5:56pm

    Out 14th September according to the steelbook listing on zavvi

  • James

    May 5th, 2020 - 11:24am

    Anyone heard of a release date yet?

  • Robert Barker

    March 30th, 2020 - 6:06pm

    Do we have an estimated release date for fury?

  • Lee

    November 9th, 2019 - 4:22pm

    I went on to Zoom to order this today and tried the SIGNUP10 code. Got a message saying the code can no longer be used as it’s only for the first order. So seems like Zoom has finally stopped allowing the welcome code. Surprised it has taken them this long tbh!

    • Gordon

      November 10th, 2019 - 11:56pm

      Wondered how long it would take for that loophole to stop. It was good while it lasted

    • Lee

      November 13th, 2019 - 1:10pm

      Well I used it on a lot of orders, so definitely no complaints from me. 😀

  • TIM M

    November 2nd, 2019 - 6:50pm

    So, if no historical stories are to be animated, then that likely leaves only 9 more potential animations of missing/incomplete stories. The contenders for potential future animation would be ‘Galaxy 4’ , ‘The Daleks Masterplan’ , ‘The Celestial Toymaker’ and ‘The Savages’ for Hartnell. Plus ‘The Underwater Menace’ , ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ , ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ , ‘The Wheel in Space’ and ‘The Space Pirates’ for Troughton.

    • TIM M

      November 3rd, 2019 - 1:06pm

      Oh yeah, I did forget ‘The Web of Fear’. But as only episode 3 is missing. I think I’d rather just have a photographic reconstruction of the episode. Or hope someone sees sense and hands it back.

    • Anonymous

      November 3rd, 2019 - 1:59pm

      I wish a lower budget team could just animate the 3 episodes total of the underwater menace and web of fear, I doubt they’d animate all the episodes of underwater menace and even more sure they wouldn’t do Web. If they do all the other troughtons except the Highlanders when it’s the introductory story of a popular companion, I’d be shocked. Hopefully they could do the Highlanders and the smugglers just to complete a season that’s within the realms of possibly completing

    • Anonymous

      November 3rd, 2019 - 2:06pm

      I’d imagine each team would in order and share assets when they need to, so 2020 will see faceless ones and fury, 2021 will see evil and wheel, 2022 could be snowmen and space pirates, and possibly 2023 smugglers and Highlanders for a completed season 4, they could then do the easier hartnell animations such as galaxy 4 and savages in 2025…

    • Anonymous

      November 3rd, 2019 - 2:07pm


    • Gordon

      November 3rd, 2019 - 11:30pm

      I wouldn’t rule out historicals completely. They are going to run out of monster and sci-fi based stories in the next 4-5 years. I’d be surprised if they didn’t want to at least try one of the easier historical stories at some point as a test case. Highlanders would be tricky as it’s full of tartan all of which would need to be hand drawn and would make it expensive. Myth makers doesn’t have telesnaps for reference and crusade and Marco Polo would be too expensive. Smugglers would be a good way to test as it wouldn’t be too expensive and has telesnaps.

      The problem with doing either web 3 or
      the underwater menace is you would be focusing on stories that have already had dvd releases. Doing a story that has never had a stand alone release has way more sales potential than a story that has already had a dvd release. I’m sure they will get tackled eventually but I doubt they are in a rush to fill these gaps at this precise moment when they are far more bigger and appetising gaps that are still possible on the current budget.

      I do think it’s possible that they may do web 3 when they do abominable as abominable is pretty much the easiest Troughton to do in terms of cast sets and costumes and it might be possible that they will be able to do both at the same time. As for underwater menace i think it will be fully animated. Listening to the convention panel and part of the reason they fully animated and in colour the faceless ones it’s more accessible to larger audiences so I think if it’s animated it will be fully animated

  • David Simon

    October 30th, 2019 - 8:17pm

    if you order anything on Amazon between now and end of day tomorrow(31st) totalling over £25. put in the code “GIFT05” to get £5. off. your welcome

    • Rob W

      October 30th, 2019 - 9:00pm

      The code is for selected customers only mate, glad you got it.

  • Prof Horner

    October 29th, 2019 - 1:06pm

    Well this is great news. Am I right in thinking there is now one team doing season 4 and one doing season 5 ? It is just sad that Debbie and Vic are not around to see this..

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 9:04pm

    Was going to order from hmv but think I’ll wait still they put the correct prices on.

    • Rob W

      October 29th, 2019 - 9:22am

      £28.99 is most likely the price you’ll pay so I wouldn’t worry about paying over the odds.

    • Anonymous

      October 30th, 2019 - 8:10pm

      Prices have dropped on hmv so ordered now

  • Prowl

    October 28th, 2019 - 8:40pm

    Just got mine pre-ordered on amazon. I’ve never seen a recon or listened to the audio for Fury so this is a real treat for me. I’ve always heard Fury is one of the great stories from Patrick’s era.

    • Martyn weekes

      May 14th, 2020 - 3:30pm

      You are correct. This must be in the top five of the greatest Patrick troughton stories of all time. I remember watching these adventures when they were first broadcast. The best one of troughton’s era ( in my opinion ) has to be ” evil of the Daleks .” An adventure fought across three time periods which ends in the destruction of the Daleks on their home planet. I specifically remember the special effects which were astonishing for a 60’s to show at the time. The climactic battle at the end is just etched into my memory and I have never forgotten it. So I am hoping that either they actually discover this lost adventure and bring it back to the BBC which would be preferable or as the last resort produce an animation but to a high standard! We will have to wait and see.

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 5:49pm

    Well I will be buying dvd and steelbook as a completionist. Can’t wait for the artwork.

  • Joe 90

    October 28th, 2019 - 10:25am

    The link is live on Zoom but Amazon currently shows unavailable

    Also available to order at HMV but they have a current release date of 2022 and at £39.99

    Nothing on Zaavi yet

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 7:40pm

      It’s live on Amazon now…

  • I Cotterill

    October 28th, 2019 - 10:20am

    Any idea yet as to what additional content the steelbook will have compared to the main DVD and Blu-Ray releases?

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 10:41am

      It will be announced closer to release. The bonus content won’t be finalised for a good while yet

    • BtsR

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:10pm

      It will feature a making of documentarie called “The cruel sea: surviving fury from the deep”, a opening shot as well as animation previews were shown at the panel. Theres a full panel video on YouTube.

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 1:21pm

      That is going on all 3 versions and isn’t exclusive to the steelbook

    • Pete X

      October 28th, 2019 - 9:19pm

      BtsR, do you have a link or a title for the panel video. Had a look for comic con postings for the last day and a half on You Tube, couldn’t see anything specific for the animation or Blu-ray panels.

    • Prowl

      October 29th, 2019 - 12:15am

      Gorden has a link to the panel posted under the Fury of the Deep announment thread. but I can copy paste it.

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 10:16am

    Has anyone managed to pre order the steelbook fro Amazon?

    • booboo

      October 28th, 2019 - 10:20am

      not yet, it was supposed to be live at midnight, this happened before, all the orders are going to Zoom at the moment

  • Paul Armstrong

    October 28th, 2019 - 9:50am

    I applaud the efforts made to produce these animations. I know they dont please everyone, which is fair enough, but personally I think this is a marvellous enterprise to restore these classics to be enjoyed again.

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 10:46am

      I wasn’t too impressed with macra but will still happily buy fury and faceless. I’d rather have them and risk not being impressed by them than not have them made at all. Incidentally I enjoyed power and shada, I’m really not sure why macra left me cold.

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 11:46am

      It was pollys hair

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:50pm

      It wasn’t so much the physical animation more the choices made in telling the story I think.

    • Bobby Davros

      October 28th, 2019 - 7:35pm

      Macra is a much duller story than it could have been, let’s face it. I dont find it had much rewatch/listen potential.

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 8:58pm

      Always enjoyed the audio so still can’t put my finger on my feelings for the animation. Still, doesn’t matter as I’ll watch the animations again at some point and I was very happy with the recon. I’ll approach faceless and fury with an open mind. If I enjoy the animations (and I did like power and shada) then great if not hopefully there will be recons on as well.

  • Flo

    October 28th, 2019 - 8:33am

    Gordon I don’t understand… These animated épisodes won’t be available in the Blu-ray collection ?

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 8:41am

      Anything that is animated will be included in the collection. Due to how expensive animation is it needs to get released on its own beforehand to recoup costs

    • flo

      October 28th, 2019 - 11:19am

      That’s what I thought. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 12:11am

    Can’t wait! Any update on when The Faceless Ones is out?

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:19am

      Anne-Marie Walsh who is heading up the animation for the faceless ones has said the animation will be complete in the next 2-3 weeks so it’s probably be anounced soon

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