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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 and

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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  • Anonymous

    October 15th, 2019 - 8:12pm

    My money’s on Evil of the Daleks.

  • the 14th doctor

    October 14th, 2019 - 1:10pm

    personally i don’t care what we get. hartnel or trougton. they are both great doctors so any thing new from their eras would be great.
    stories that i would like to see the most are:
    1. the evil of the daleks
    2. the abominable snowman
    3. the fury from the deep
    4. the savegers
    5. the wheel in space
    6. the space pirates

    the only one i would be disopionted by would be the web of fear episode 3 as that would feel a bit of a let down but apart from that i am happy with any thing!

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2019 - 10:46am

    I’ve suddenly thought that it might just be mission on it’s own. An animated colour and black and white version along with the new remade version. That makes three episodes on a disc same as several McCoy era stories. I presume it will be evil as it makes sense commercially but I’d happily buy mission on its it’s own

    • Gordon

      October 14th, 2019 - 11:00am

      Makes zero sense to animate that if they have a live action version

    • Anonymous

      October 14th, 2019 - 11:52am

      But it’s not the original version. The remake is an alternative version not a replacement.

    • Anonymous

      October 14th, 2019 - 11:55am

      It also makes zero sense to animate episodes that physically exist but they are doing that with the faceless ones.

    • Tim M

      October 14th, 2019 - 12:01pm

      The ‘Mission to the Unknown’ which has already been recreated is absolutely fine and superb. There would be no point animating the story now. I’d much rather efforts are put towards animating other stories like ‘The Celestial Toymaker’ , ‘The Savages’ , ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ , ‘The Abominable Snowmen’, ‘Fury from the Deep’ , ‘The Wheel in Space’ or ‘The Space Pirates’ etc.

    • Gordon

      October 14th, 2019 - 12:23pm

      Neither is the animations the original version. Only difference is the animation uses the original soundtrack. With a bit of audio trickery they could work the soundtrack into the live action version. No animation would be required for that

      Bbc America who have a big hand on funding the animations will be broadcasting the faceless ones. It makes sense if you are broadcasting the whole thing to have a full consistent product in the same style instead of switching from 4:3 live action to widescreen animation then back to 4:3 live action before switching again to widescreen animation for the last 3 episodes.

  • Tim M

    October 14th, 2019 - 9:25am

    Logically I think the next animation would be ‘The Evil of the Daleks’. We shall hopefully found out what it is soon though.

    • Sauvix

      October 14th, 2019 - 2:29pm

      Given what we have had already, I agree with the fact that it is logical

  • simonhanlon77

    October 13th, 2019 - 9:02pm


    • Richard Turner

      October 13th, 2019 - 9:20pm

      Charles said Highlanders would be much harder to imagine doing than others given the amount of characters and complicated costumes needed. Same reason given for Marco Polo.

    • Anonymous

      October 13th, 2019 - 9:42pm

      Remember that the season 4 boxset would include the smugglers and tenth planet as well. Also the Highlanders has been confirmed as not coming out

    • TIM M

      October 14th, 2019 - 7:43pm

      Not trying to be controversial here, but another reason for not animating any ‘historical’ story is that the animation style being used works better for the sci-fi/fantasy stories, rather than the more serious historicals. The style might not sit as well with the audio.

  • Jamie

    October 13th, 2019 - 6:37pm

    Was anything announced or is it embargoed?

    • booboo

      October 13th, 2019 - 6:47pm

      its not for a couple of weeks

  • Anonymous

    October 13th, 2019 - 11:14am

    If it’s a serial of animated big finish episodes, that’ll be the BEST announcement ever!!!

    • Chris Howarth

      October 14th, 2019 - 8:18am

      No, it really wouldn’t.

    • Jonathan Dolan

      October 14th, 2019 - 4:01pm

      I agree, there’s some cracking stories which I’d love to see brought to life. Spare Parts, Davros, The Brink of Death or any McGann tales.

    • Anonymous

      October 14th, 2019 - 4:36pm

      The first on my list would be The Legacy of Time…

    • Anonymous

      October 16th, 2019 - 7:06pm

      I’d like to see Dark Eyes, Doom Coalition and Ravenous animated first if that’s the case

  • Gordon

    October 13th, 2019 - 10:26am

    Personally I think the obvious answer is evil. It follows directly on from the faceless ones. I doubt it will be Marco crusade masterplan masacre and highlanders. Those have been deemed unlikely to be animated at present. Wheel seems a possibility however Richard Bignell seems to think it’s not happening. Space pirates seems a posibility seeing as it completes a season however it’s got an extremely poor reputation with no memorable monster or companion entrance or exit which may hurt its chances and the animations chosen aren’t chosen because of the collection. With the team hard at work on the faceless ones I wonder if it’s another team working on this? It could open the possibilities for larger projects down the road

    • Anonymous

      October 13th, 2019 - 10:55am

      As Gordon says, and has said before, certain stories have already been ruled out. I do think evil is the most likely one. Am I right in thinking Gordon that the animations are to be shown on BBC America? If that is the case then they will not do a combination of animated, original episode and reconstruction as someone suggested. Now personally I wasn’t keen on the macrame animation, however I’m happily buying faceless ones and will buy whatever the next one is as well. Please be grateful for getting anything and don’t complain what you want isn’t announced.

    • Prof Horner

      October 13th, 2019 - 11:24am

      Well Evil would be better, but I still hope it’s the space pirates so we can the complete season 6 on Blu Ray next year. Season 6 is the earliest Who I can remember . I will get every season on Blu Ray up to season 21.

    • Rob W

      October 13th, 2019 - 11:39am

      The Macra Terror used newer animation software called Toon Boom Harmony and the team are now more experienced in using this, so who knows how many stories are in the pipeline.

    • Gordon

      October 13th, 2019 - 11:47am

      @anonymous that is correct though I’ve no idea when macra terror is being shown

      @prof Horner if it is space pirates I doubt season 6 will be out next year. They will want a stand alone release first to recoup animation costs and maximise sales before releasing it in the collection range

    • Anonymous

      October 13th, 2019 - 2:25pm

      Am still betting on Daleks Masterplan 2020 or in 2025. Mission to the Unknown needs put on some disc!

    • The 14th Doctor

      October 13th, 2019 - 2:29pm

      I want the space pirates to be animated as it would complete season 6

    • The Ergon

      October 13th, 2019 - 7:06pm

      Seems more than likely it could be those 5 episodes for Evil but what about ‘The celestial Toymaker’ for 3, and one story for Hartnells era?.Whats the main difficulty with this?

    • The Ergon

      October 13th, 2019 - 7:10pm

      Oh i,ve just checked my bookazine. No telesnaps to work on and reliance on existing photos.

    • Tim M

      October 14th, 2019 - 12:05pm

      Ironically that would make the animation of ‘The Space Pirates’ somewhat easier. Having only the surviving episode 2 and no telesnaps of the others, gives the animators more freedom to interpret and visualise the story however they wish within reason.

    • The Ergon

      October 14th, 2019 - 3:38pm

      They,ve sneakily incorporated Magpie Electricals from New Who into ‘The faceless ones’, so as the whole feature unless the episodes are found I see no reason why not?

  • Anonymous

    October 13th, 2019 - 10:04am

    Hope the highlanders get’s animate or the savages

    • Gordon

      October 13th, 2019 - 10:11am

      Charles norton ruled the highlanders out yesterday saying it’s unlikely to be animated.

  • Anonymous

    October 13th, 2019 - 9:41am

    I’ve got a feeling it’s Space Pirates for the Season 6 Blu-ray

    • Gordon

      October 13th, 2019 - 10:03am

      They would want a stand alone release first to recoup costs before putting it in season 6. There would also need to be a gap between the stand alone release and collection release so not to cancel each other out.

  • Steven taylor

    October 13th, 2019 - 8:10am

    I hope its the celestial toymaker, its a very visual story and telesnaps doesnt do it justice, its its my favourite Hartnell

    • Anonymous

      October 13th, 2019 - 10:24am

      Didn’t think telesnaps existed for that one

    • Tim M

      October 14th, 2019 - 1:51pm

      Yeah I would like ‘The Celestial Toymaker’ animated. It’s a great story and would work perfectly as a Cartoon.

  • The Outcast

    October 13th, 2019 - 3:52am

    My money is on Evil of the Daleks. It seems to me they’re doing Season 4 in chronological order, with The Highlanders and Underwater Menace skipped because they are too costly to do or something.

  • Anonymous

    October 13th, 2019 - 12:27am

    I’m guessing Evil of the Daleks, it would make sense, though I wish they hadn’t skipped the Highlanders.

    • Anonymous

      October 13th, 2019 - 10:06am

      I need the highlanders to be animated

  • Anonymous

    October 12th, 2019 - 11:40pm

    Hoping it’s Daleks masterplan
    Mission to the Unknown was recently recreated
    and next year is the 55th anniversary

  • prototype dalek

    October 12th, 2019 - 10:46pm

    Won’t be surprised if it was the wheel in space

  • BtsR

    October 12th, 2019 - 10:12pm

    If anyone can record/audio record the bluray collection talk/restoration and packaging panel I’d really appreciate it, would love to see that and add it to my collection of interviews/podcasts of the behind the scenes team of the blurays.

  • Sean Bassett

    October 12th, 2019 - 9:38pm

    Really hoping for Marco Polo.

  • Anonymous

    October 12th, 2019 - 9:30pm

    How soon after the convention will the new animation announcement be on Youtube?

    • SamWho

      October 13th, 2019 - 1:26am

      Probably quite soon after or at the same time so no one can leak it

  • Simon W

    October 12th, 2019 - 8:49pm

    I would like to see the Dalek Masterplan Come to animation in the next 4 years. This would be nice to see.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      October 12th, 2019 - 9:02pm

      Hope so! (If it’s a budget issue I wouldn’t even have a problem with them releasing it in two parts.)

    • Simon W

      October 13th, 2019 - 9:39pm

      I agree with you @ Doctor Mysterio. Even if they put the price of this story up to £30- £35 I would still get it.

  • Sons of Skaro

    October 12th, 2019 - 8:42pm

    Fingers crossed it’s Fury.

    • Anonymous

      October 12th, 2019 - 11:30pm

      I feel fury would be ruined by animation. That sorry could only be down well in live action or really good animation that isn’t mostly 2D

    • Sons of Skaro

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:34pm

      IT’S FURY!

    • Sons of Skaro

      October 27th, 2019 - 1:38pm

      It’s Fury

  • Anonymous

    October 12th, 2019 - 8:35pm

    I doubt this but what if they animated a big finish story or they made a unmade story? i would like to see season 27

    • Phasergrim

      October 12th, 2019 - 9:27pm

      Not gonna happen unfortunately. They almost defined think there’s no market for that. I’d love for them to animate Storm Warning and the rest of that series in order to have an eighth doctor series on DVD but there we go.

  • MJS

    October 12th, 2019 - 8:00pm

    I’d have said evil or wheel anyday….but with off the wall releases like macra and faceless, it’s anyone’s guess

  • Josh

    October 12th, 2019 - 7:49pm

    The more interesting thing is The fact this animation is being announced before the faceless ones is released and the fact that this early announcement probably means itll be released next year too means that theyve upped the funding to allow up to atleast 10 episodes a year possibly even 12 making the daleks master plan more of a possibility than before where it was almost certain it would never happen.

    Personally im hoping that itll be the abominable snowmen and a special edition of web of fear with an animated episode 3

  • Lege

    October 12th, 2019 - 7:16pm

    Space pirates anyone?…… 😉

    • Anonymous

      October 12th, 2019 - 7:59pm

      hope so for season 6

    • Anonymous

      October 12th, 2019 - 11:18pm

      I would like to see the space pirates because I think it is underrated

  • The Flying Shark

    October 12th, 2019 - 7:15pm

    I hope it’s a Season 3 Hartnell-whilst I understand Season 4 has been the focus of animations seeing as it has no complete stories, by the time The Faceless Ones comes out, it will have five stories completed with animation as opposed to four without. Meanwhile, Season 3 has three complete stories out of ten-the UCLan Mission to the Unknown fills a gap, but that’s still six stories incomplete. Personally, I wouldn’t mind if Galaxy 4 is left as the DVD recon, and Myth Makers, Massacre and Savages would do as recons for me too. The Celestial Toymaker would be good animated, but unlikely as with The Crusade due to the racist subtext. For those reasons, I recommend animating half of The Daleks’ Master Plan-I realise that nine episodes would be a massive task, but four/five, not so much. It would be better than still images for the majority of it, and could be alternated to be recon/animation/surviving episode. Plus, Daleks always sell! Sorry for the long post but I do love a missing episode ramble!

  • Bobby Davros

    October 12th, 2019 - 6:54pm

    Animate 7 episodes and you could complete both seasons 2 and 6 box sets. Animate another 7 and you complete season 1 too.

    • Anonymous

      October 13th, 2019 - 9:43pm

      It’s not a case of quantity, but rather contents.

  • Dan Fellows

    October 12th, 2019 - 6:38pm

    Any money it’s a Hartnell. I’d rather it wasn’t, but I suppose it would be only fair!

    • Anonymous

      October 13th, 2019 - 7:25am

      I love Hartnell and hope it is.

    • The Flying Shark

      October 14th, 2019 - 8:13am

      I agree, I’m not being biased because Hartnell is my favourite, but I’m getting a bit sick of Troughton releases to be honest. Every story since 2013 has been a Troughton-Enemy, Web, Moonbase, Underwater Menace, Power of the Daleks, Macra Terror and Faceless Ones (Yes, I know I skipped Shada)-I know Troughton has more missing episodes, and Season 4 is practically a blank slate, so I get they want to do lots of animations to get that season as complete as possible for the Collection sets, but Season 3 is also very blank, and that has no animations so far and could be a rather bland set without animations. It has three complete stories out of ten, four if we count the UCLan Mission to the Unknown, but even so, that’s a lot of telesnaps reconstructions, and could become tiresome in longer stories such as The Daleks’ Master Plan which would need nine reconstructions!

  • Chris

    October 12th, 2019 - 6:09pm

    I’m wondering if it’s the completion of The Wheel in Space…they have the first 10 minutes already on the Macra Terror.

  • DWS

    October 12th, 2019 - 6:04pm

    What could it be do you think, booboo? I think Evil of The Daleks or Fury from The Deep? Maybe Wheel in Space?

  • Sauvix

    October 12th, 2019 - 5:40pm

    Is this more info on the Faceless Ones or the announcement of another story (please let it be the latter and if it is so, please let it be Evil of the Daleks)

    • booboo

      October 12th, 2019 - 5:42pm

      announcement of another story

    • Anonymous

      October 12th, 2019 - 6:05pm

      Will it be of a missing story or a 13th doctor one similar to projects like the infinite quest, hope it’s a missing story, does this mean they’re being done more regularly now? Hoping for evil or fury, it would be cool for more season 4 episodes to be done for a potential season 4 bluray boxset

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