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July 3rd, 2021 98 comments

Doctor Who The Evil of The Daleks Steelbook

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BBC Studios announce Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks Animation, due for release on 27th September 2021.

BBC Studios have announced the new Doctor Who: Evil of the Daleks animation starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and can reveal artwork alongside a sneak peak of what’s included in the release.

The announcement lands on the 53rd anniversary in which the last episode of the original version was aired. The new animated release will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and a Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook from 27th September 2021.

The Evil of the Daleks is the mostly-missing ninth and final serial of the fourth season of the British series Doctor Who, which originally aired in seven weekly parts from 20th May to 1st July 1967.

Following the success of the existing animations, The Evil of the Daleks fills another gap in the missing Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC archive soon after the programme’s original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of all seven episodes have survived and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic, featuring the original surviving second episode.

The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) stars alongside his travel companion Jamie (Frazer Hines) in this recreation in which the TARDIS has been stolen. The story unfolds as the Doctor and Jamie set out to find the missing time machine,bringing them face to face with a very old enemy – the Daleks, who have a new masterplan to conquer the universe. The Daleks force the Doctor to help them on their quest to ‘humanise’ themselves into deadlier living weapons. This particular story is notable for introducing the Doctor’s new companion Victoria Waterfield (Deborah Watling), first seen in the surviving second episode, and also for presenting the Dalek Emperor.

The three disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy The Evil of the Daleks, available in either colour or black and white.

The release will include:

  • Remastered Surviving Original Episode 2
  • Telesnap Reconstructions – 6 episodes
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Audiobook, with recorded commentary by Tom Baker
  • Making Of
  • Photo Gallery

AnneMarie Walsh, Director of the 2021 production said “It’s been a privilege to work on this fantastic story with such a brilliant team – thanks to the fans for supporting our work, I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

DOCTOR WHO: THE EVIL OF THE DALEKS
Written by David Whitaker
Directed by AnneMarie Walsh (2021 Production)
Directed by Derek Martinus (1967 Production)
Produced by Paul Hembury (2021 Production)
Produced by Innes Lloyd (1967 Production)

Starring Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Marius Goring, John Bailey, Deborah Watling, Brigit Forsyth, Gary Watson, Jo Rowbottom, Windsor Davies and Sonny Caldinez.

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98 comments

  • Rob W

    July 23rd, 2021 - 7:35pm

    Steelbook currently £28.99.

    Reply
    • Rob W

      July 23rd, 2021 - 7:44pm

      At Amazon that is.

  • Michael Parsons

    July 7th, 2021 - 8:52am

    OVER THE MOON WITH THIS EXCITING NEWS-ONE OF THE BEST DOCTOR WHO DALEK STORIES EVER THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE DALEK EMPEROR AND ALSO AT THE TIME WE WERE LED TO BELIEVE THE FINAL END OF THE DALEKS NO WAY THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN LIFTED MY DEPRESSION TEMPORARY BRILLIANT NEWS

    Reply
    • Rob W

      July 7th, 2021 - 11:39am

      Yes, we had to wait 5 years ubtil Day Of The Dakeks in 1972?

  • Anonymous

    July 5th, 2021 - 3:33pm

    Shapeshifter have pretty much confirmed Galaxy 4’s happening on their CV

    But if Big Finish Creative are doing Galaxy 4, what’s going on with Abominable Snowmen?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      July 5th, 2021 - 5:25pm

      That’s a bit of a shocker. Think most were expecting them to be doing abominable next (me included). Maybe it’s the bbc studios group that’s actually doing it. However with them still being busy with evil they may have not started the animation yet. It could be a while before we get it. The cv has a 2020 date for galaxy 4 so I think it could be coming sooner rather than later.

    • Anonymous

      July 6th, 2021 - 12:23pm

      Much as I’d love abominable next, frankly any story will be gratefully accepted!

    • D84

      July 9th, 2021 - 2:57pm

      Agreed “anonymous” – anything currently lost brought back as an animation will do

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      July 10th, 2021 - 1:19pm

      If historicals are off the table, and are unlikely to be animated (except for ‘Reign of Terror’), surely seasons 1, 2 and maybe almost season 4 could be released as Blu ray complete season releases sooner rather than later. Maybe the missing Historicals would be presented with tele snap/photo reconstructions with audio.

    • Anonymous

      July 10th, 2021 - 3:32pm

      Although bear in mind that the BBC Studios team said that, not Big Finish Creative. AnnMarie Walsh said BBC Studios couldn’t do Highlanders because of “all the tartan.” Gary Russell said BFC could do The Highlanders, no problem.

      In fact, “all the tartan” isn’t even an issue if the 3D animation is tweaked and perfected for a potential Highlanders animation.

    • Anonymous

      July 10th, 2021 - 7:02pm

      If they do that dalek, people will just complain. They always do.

  • Crosby

    July 3rd, 2021 - 10:07am

    It was included in the 3 disc Lost in Time collection containing all episodes and surviving footage from the remaining uncompleted stories

    Reply
    • Harry

      July 4th, 2021 - 4:04pm

      This includes new animations for the missing episodes.

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