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November 10th, 2016 10 comments

The Power of the Daleks Episode Six

uk-flag-small Available to buy and download in the UK from store.bbc.com

usa-flag-small Available to buy in the USA from Amazon Video

“The trick I tried before won’t work anymore”. The Daleks commence their plan for extermination. But the Doctor is powerless to stop the slaughter.

A colour version of The Power of the Daleks will be available to buy on 31st December 2016. If you purchase The Power of the Daleks in black and white, you will receive an offer code by email allowing you to purchase the colour version for just £5 SD/£4 HD when it becomes available.


The Power of the Daleks DVD or Limited edition Steelbook is available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

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10 comments

  • Kevin

    November 12th, 2016 - 2:22pm

    Why is the colour version only being released on Blu Ray??

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    • Anonymous

      November 13th, 2016 - 10:30am

      As a treat for people who fork out for the Blu ray

  • Kevin

    November 12th, 2016 - 2:21pm

    Why is the colour version on being released on Blu Ray??

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    • Tim M

      November 12th, 2016 - 4:22pm

      Because they want fans to double dip.

  • Tim M

    November 11th, 2016 - 8:50pm

    What is lost on us fans today is that when this story was first shown in 1966, they had to contend with a different interpretation of the Doctor being presented on screen, and people watching (as like Ben and Polly) question whether this Doctor acts the same as previous or not. Why not then also question the motives of the Daleks, maybe they had changed also, and viewers may even have thought that the Daleks have a new friendlier personality now. It was a stroke of genius from David Whitaker and Dennis Spooner to write a story that made both the Doctor unpredictable, and the Daleks. But hindsight and knowledge spoil it’s original unsettling impact.

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  • Number 6

    November 11th, 2016 - 12:25am

    I have watched them all. I must say that the animation team who have put a great effort in reconstructing the lost classic story and they have done absolutely brilliant. It is sad that the original episodes are lost somewhere in Singapore, but I have every hope that it will be found one day.

    I absolutely loved the story. It is the first time for a complete missing story to be fully animated and I like how the Daleks spoke and how they portray their Dalek attitude towards the humans. I like when the Dalek questioned Bragen – “Why do humans beings kill human beings?”. Great praises to the cast and the crew, especially Patrick Troughton. This man have worked so hard than the rest of the Doctors. I raise my hat to the cast and the crew, and the animation team who have put a great effort in recreating a classic story, missing for 50 years.

    Though they did cheated a bit, especially with the ending of Episode 4, but I didn’t mind and I like it! My score for this piece of work, 10/10!

    I am looking forward to oncoming missing stories being animated!

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  • Jay Glover

    November 10th, 2016 - 7:49pm

    A Beautiful Animation

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  • Tim M

    November 10th, 2016 - 5:09pm

    Brilliant! I knew the story well from audio and telesnaps. But I’ve never enjoyed it more than I do now with this new animated version. The story itself is superb and well written by David Whitaker and Dennis Spooner. I never understood why Terry Nation didn’t like the portrayal of his Daleks in ‘Power of the Daleks’. Never have the Daleks been so calculating, devious and manipulative until this story came along, and it actually makes them all the more interesting and creepy. As for the cast, I can’t fault one performance. Patrick Troughton shines throughout, and ‘Power of the Daleks’ must rank as one of the best opening stories for any Doctor. Alongside this renewed Doctor, Ben and Polly are at their very best in this story. Of the guest characters, stand out performances would be Lesterson, who is portrayed perfectly, Bragen who is chillingly cold, and Janley who is persuasive. Of course director Christopher Barry shouldn’t be forgotten. As although we can’t see his work, we can hear the performances he got out of his stunning and talented cast. The animation reconstruction on the whole was very good, brilliant in many places. Without doubt the Daleks came out better than the human characters, but that’s no great surprise. My only criticism is that only very occasionally some of the animation lacked detail. One scene in particular is in part 5 where Quinn is just about to leap out on Kebble leaving the capsule. But these are minor quibbles and are few and far between. Overall the animation though is really very good indeed. Especially when you consider it was made over a short amount of time! All in all the animation must be considered a huge success, but it helps by the fact that ‘Power of the Daleks’ is such a strong story anyway. 10/10.

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  • Anonymous

    November 10th, 2016 - 4:31pm

    I loved it,
    I would love the forgotton historial to be done unless they found it

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  • Koquillion

    November 10th, 2016 - 3:31pm

    shame its come to an end… at least ill get to watch it again when its on DVD, then again when its in colour on the BBC store and then again on blu-ray!

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