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November 10th, 2016 81 comments

Which 3 Stories Would You Most Like to See Animated?

Now that we have had chance to some of the animated episodes of The Power of the Daleks, which 3 stories would you most like to see given the same treatment?

We have only included stories that do not have a full DVD release

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  • shatner

    November 16th, 2016 - 2:04pm

    All of them, its a shame only the daleks seem to be popular although i love them series 4 from smugglers to evil of the daleks should be animated. it would be amazing to watch williams last few and patricks first year

  • prototype dalek

    November 15th, 2016 - 4:14pm

    Poor Galaxy 4 on the poll

  • Tim M

    November 15th, 2016 - 2:25pm

    Hopefully Charles Norton is looking at this poll and does ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ next. Certainly, several stories were mentioned to the BBC as to which stories could be animated. ‘Power of the Daleks’ was deemed to be the ideal choice, if not necessarily the easiest choice to animate.

  • Nuallain

    November 15th, 2016 - 9:43am

    Marco Polo – because it’s the longest, most incomplete serial. One we otherwise don’t have ANY episodes of.

    The Daleks’ Master Plan – because it would mean an epic nine episode animation to add to the existing three episodes.

    Fury from the Deep – because (counting animations), the biggest continuous gap in the Who library now is the eight episode run from Fury Part 1 to Wheel in Space Part 2 and animating Fury would finally flip the Troughton era from ‘Mainly missing, with bits and pieces surviving’ to ‘Mostly available, with just bits and pieces missing’.

  • Prof Horner

    November 13th, 2016 - 5:53pm

    So does anyone think that Phil Morris found more episodes and wont return them ?

    • Tim M

      November 13th, 2016 - 6:19pm

      No. I doubt very much that Phil Morris has found any more missing Doctor Who. When we look at what has been recovered, ‘The Enemy of the World’ and most of ‘The Web of Fear’. I considered this to be a one off golden find. Plus, it wasn’t too much of a surprise that they were found in Nigeria. As it has been Nigeria in the past that has returned full prints of Doctor Who stories. These were ‘The Time Meddler’ and ‘The War Machines’. Of the four complete stories returned over the last 30 odd years, only ‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’ wasn’t recovered from Nigeria but Hong Kong in 1992. If more will be found, I think Nigeria is the most likely to still have something somewhere. So if there is anything left to be recovered then the most likely would be ‘The Web of Fear’ episode 3. As we are certain someone somewhere has it! The only other stories that possibly could be found in full (although I feel it’s unlikely) would be ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ and ‘The Wheel in Space’. But that’s only on the fact that those two stories were purchased in 1974, about the same time as ‘The Enemy of the World’ and ‘The Web of Fear’. So you would think that as 2 of those 4 have been recovered, there is a possibility the other 2 could exist. But I still think it’s unlikely. It may only be odd episodes that get recovered in future, and not full serials.

    • Anonymous

      November 16th, 2016 - 2:45pm

      Phillip Morris has got more of the paper trail for the other two stories, so even if he doesn’t find them we’ll at least have a better idea of their ultimate fate.

    • Tim M

      November 16th, 2016 - 3:49pm

      I do hope ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ and ‘The Wheel in Space’ can be recovered, as well as episode 3 of ‘The Web of Fear’. It would seriously improve Season 5, and the Troughton era.

    • Tim M

      November 16th, 2016 - 7:24pm

      It does seem clear as well that Phillip Morris is aware of private film collectors with potential missing episodes/material. Whilst I respect Mr Morris thanking collectors for saving and keeping such material. I do worry about how well this material is being looked after, because the old nature of the films will deteriorate over time, and could well develop vinegar syndrome. Which will ultimately make these films useless to the BBC, and worthless to the collector. I hope some of these people see sense, and understand that for long term survival they need to be properly restored and saved.

  • Nigel Mathews

    November 13th, 2016 - 12:37pm

    I chose the three I have chosen ‘cos as well as liking Vicki, I like Victoria too. I also wanted to see how the Doc sells the idea of the Trojan horse. Above all I want to see Victoria’s debut and departure. Wish I could have chosen more than three, but in a way I wish I didn’t, if ya know what I mean

  • Tim M

    November 13th, 2016 - 12:17pm

    If the plan (long term) was to animate all the missing episodes, and I for one would support and welcome that. I would also hope for a BBC Store release and a further DVD release a few weeks later. But if such an idea was to happen, I would suggest the very last stories to be animated should be ‘Galaxy 4’ and ‘The Underwater Menace’. Plus I would suggest releasing them both together in a DVD boxset.

  • Jasper Teoh

    November 12th, 2016 - 4:40pm

    Where is Mission into the Unknown?

    • booboo

      November 12th, 2016 - 5:49pm

      assume they would release that with Daleks Master Plan, cant see them doing a DVD for one episode

    • Peter Thorpe

      November 12th, 2016 - 7:33pm

      Come to that THE SAVAGES is also missing from the list

  • Acefan01

    November 12th, 2016 - 12:07pm

    The Daleks master plan will probably be 3 discs
    Disc 1
    Parts 1-5
    Disc 2
    Parts 6-10
    Disc 3
    Parts 11-12+ special features

    • RGB

      November 13th, 2016 - 4:13pm

      i would say this would be a better config

      Disc 1
      Parts 1-6
      Disc 2
      Parts 7-12
      Disc 3
      special features

    • DasBjoern

      November 14th, 2016 - 9:02am

      I really hope this would come in a boxset with a seperate DVD case for ‘Mission to the unknown’ 🙂

  • 100,000BC

    November 12th, 2016 - 11:34am

    I wonder if anyone at BBC worldwide or 2|entertain is looking at this poll…? Although if they aren’t I’d be happy with any of these stories re-animated anyway. Or better still, found in someone’s collection or an old BBC station… I think we’re due another recovery by 2020 😉 There’s never been more than 7 years without one.

    • Anonymous

      November 13th, 2016 - 6:18pm

      2|entertain doesn’t exist any more. Even if they did, they’ve exhausted their viable options.

      A lot of the funding here was provided by BBC America which removes that concern.

  • prototype dalek

    November 12th, 2016 - 10:31am

    Dalek stories seem to take the top spots

  • Acefan01

    November 12th, 2016 - 3:49am

    Evil of the Daleks Daleks master plan the celestial toymaker

  • Acefan01

    November 12th, 2016 - 3:48am

    Underwater menace is already out

  • Anonymous

    November 11th, 2016 - 6:21pm

    The Crusade, The Savages and The Underwater Menace.

    • Richard Williams

      November 12th, 2016 - 11:03am

      I think they mean Fury From The Deep. And who can blame them – that would be a brilliant choice. Evil of the Daleks for me – and most others it seems.

    • Anonymous

      November 14th, 2016 - 8:17pm

      The underwater menace is already out though

    • Tim M

      November 15th, 2016 - 1:08pm

      ‘The Underwater Menace’ is already out. But it’s out on DVD with a poor slideshow of telesnaps for parts 1 and 4. I hope to see it eventually re-released with animation for parts 1 and 4.

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