The Power of the Daleks
 

No. 8 of 235 in the BBC classic series audios series
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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Michael Craze, Anneke Wills & Tom Baker
By:David Whitaker
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Editions:  cassette | CD | MP3-CD
Note:Subsequently remastered and re-released as part of The Lost TV Episodes: Collection Three box set.

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Edition: cassette
When:  August 1993
ISBN:0-563-40695-X
Format: 2 x cassette
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Note:  Linking narration by Tom Baker.

Cover blurb:
Patrick Troughton regenerates into the guise of the Doctor for his first adventure and an encounter with his deadliest enemy...

When a mysterious capsule is found lying in a mencury swamp on the planet Vulcan, the inquisitive scientist who breaks it open, is completely unaware of the danger of its contents — three strange inert metal objects. He begins his experiments at once — much to the horror of the newly arrived Doctor and his companions Polly and Ben. Posing as the Examiner from Earth on an inspection, the Doctor must stop the scientist's meddling attempts to reactivate mankind's greatest threat. For only he knows the awesome terror of the Daleks...

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Edition: CD
When:  August 2004
ISBN:0-563-52503-7
Format: 2 x CD
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Note:  Linking narration by Anneke Wills.

Cover blurb:
THE FIRST DOCTOR BECOMES THE SECOND IN THIS EXCLUSIVE RECORDING OF DOCTOR WHO'S ORIGINAL REGENERATION STORY, STARRING PATRICK TROUGHTON, WITH LINKING NARRATION BY ANNEKE WILLS

'I've been renewed... without it I couldn't survive.'

Before the astonished eyes of his companions Ben and Polly, the Doctor's whole body has apparently been transformed. Now they are confronted by a stranger who claims to be their old friend — but how can they know whether to trust him?

The TARDIS's arrival on the swamp planet of Vulcan brings its own problems; the Doctor is mistaken for an official come to solve the Earth colony's in-fighting, and soon he and his companions are embroiled in political wranglings. However, a far more serious threat lurks within the colony. The scientist Lesterson has discovered a crashed space capsule, within it a group of inert metallic creatures which the Doctor identifies as Daleks. Refusing to heed the Doctor's warnings, Lesterson supplies power to the Daleks and revives them.

The awakened Daleks claim to be faithful servants of humanity — but could such a thing ever be possible? By covert means they seek an increasing level of energy, but for what? By the time the Doctor and his friends discover the Daleks' true plan for the colony, it looks as if it might already be too late to stop them...

Anneke Wills, who plays Polly in the story, narrates this debut story for the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, first broadcast in 1966 and long since missing from the television archives.

This recording was previously included in the Doctor Who: Daleks tin.

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Edition: MP3-CD
Title:  Reconstructed: The Power of the Daleks
When:  June 2005
ISBN:0-563-50417-X
Format: 1 x MP3-CD
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Note:  "Reconstructed" version, featuring the original episode audio synched with a multimedia slideshow of approximately 70 telesnaps (still photographs) per episode, for each of the 6 missing episodes. The cover blurb suggests that this was to be the first of a series of reconstructed MP3-CD releases of missing 1960s stories, but no others were ever produced.

Cover blurb:
Sound and pictures from the original TV broadcast come together in a classic 'lost' adventure with Patrick Troughton

In Doctor Who Reconstructed, the narrated soundtrack of a 'missing' doctor Who serial is matched with a slideshow of rare off-screen stills, taken by the photographer John Cura. Together these elements make the closest possible simulation of the actual film recording.

Before the astonished eyes of his companions Ben and Polly, the Doctor's whole body has apparently been transformed. Now they are confronted by a stranger who claims to be their old friend - but how can they know whether to trust him? The TARDIS's arrival on the planet Vulcan brings its own problems: the scientist Lesterson has discovered a group of inert metallic creatures which the Doctor identifies as Daleks. By the time the Doctor and his friends discover the Daleks' true plan for the colony, it looks as if it might already be too late to stop them... Anneke Wills, who also plays Polly in the story, narrates this debut adventure for the second Doctor, first broadcast in 1966.



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