The Power of the Daleks
 

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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Michael Craze & Anneke Wills
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (black and white DVD) | US US (DVD) | UK UK (Blu-ray) | Australia Australia (colour DVD) | Australia Australia (Blu-ray) | UK UK (special DVD) | UK UK (special Blu-ray) | Australia Australia (special DVD) | Australia Australia (special Blu-ray)
Note:Fully-animated version of Patrick Troughton's debut story. More details at the official Doctor Who website.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  November 2016
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  The full list of extras (not mentioned on the back cover for some reason) is as follows:

  • Alternate soundtracks — The option to listen to the story with a series of completely new digital re-masters of the original soundtrack — a stereo mix; a 5.1 surround sound mix and version of the original 1966 mono sound mix.
  • Animation Test Footage — A compilation of animation tests, created during the production of the new animated series.
  • Audio Commentaries on all 6 episodes — Members of the original cast and crew are joined by members of the new animation unit to discuss the production of the story and its new animated reconstruction. Moderated by Toby Hadoke. Please note: this commentary also includes archive audio.
  • Booklet with Production Notes — An extensively researched set of production notes, written by the noted television historian Andrew Pixley, covering the behind the scenes story of how the original production was made.
  • Original Camera Scripts — Selected items of original production paperwork and a complete set of original camera scripts
  • Original Title Sequence - new restoration — An unedited presentation of the full original 'Doctor Who' title sequence, prepared using an all new HD re-master of the original film elements.
  • The Power of the Daleks Animation and Photo Gallery — An extended gallery of images, featuring production photographs from the original 1966 series and artwork from the latest animated production, accompanied by incidental music from the story, which has been digitally re-mastered from the original music production tapes.
  • Original Dalek Voice Session Recording (1966) — Rare and previously unreleased sections from the studio recordings that were made at Maida Vale Studios in 1966 for the Dalek voices.
  • Servants and Masters - The Making of The Power of the Daleks — A specially prepared documentary directed by John Kelly and featuring interviews with members of the original 1966 cast and crew.
  • Telesnap reconstruction — Around 400 individual still frames of film exist from the original 1966 television production of 'The Power of the Daleks'. These images were kept in the programme's production files by the BBC Written Archive Centre. These images are here combined with the programme's soundtrack to present a photographic reconstruction of the original programme.
  • Surviving Footage & Original Trailer — A compilation of short film fragments and clips from the original 1966 BBC television production...the only surviving footage to remain of the show's original BBC1 run.

Cover blurb:
50 years after its only UK broadcast on BBC One, one of Doctor Who's most celebrated, lost adventures is regenerated, with a brand new hand-drawn black and white animation, synchronised with a digitally remastered recording of the original 1966 audio.

The six-part adventure takes place immediately after the first regeneration, as the Time Lord and his companions, Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze), do battle with an old foe on the mysterious planet Vulcan. How will Polly and Ben cope with a new Doctor? How will the Doctor take to his new body? And how will they ever overcome the power of the Daleks?

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • The Making of "The Power of the Daleks"
  • Animation and Photo Gallery
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Surviving Footage & Original Trailer
And more!

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 5th November 1966 — 10th December 1966.

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Edition: Australia Australia (black and white DVD)
Released:  December 2016
Publisher:  BBC Video
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Edition: US US (DVD)
Released:  January 2017
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  Exclusively available at Barnes & Noble from Jan 24th, one week ahead of the official release date.

Cover blurb:
Lost since its premiere on the BBC 50 years ago, the full six-part story of The Power of the Daleks has now been meticulously animated based on the original audio, photographs and surviving film clips. One of the most celebrated Doctor Who stories of all time, this six-part adventure finds the newly regenerated Second Doctor and his companions Polly and Ben on the planet Vulcan battling his oldest and most dreaded foe — the Daleks!

BONUS FEATURES
SERVANTS AND MASTERS: THE MAKING OF THE POWER OF THE DALEKS
AUDIO COMMENTARY ON ALL 6 EPISODES
ANIMATION TEST FOOTAGE / TELESNAP RECONSTRUCTION
PHOTO GALLERY / ORIGINAL MONO SOUNDTRACK OPTION
ORIGINAL TITLE SEQUENCE / SURVIVING FOOTAGE
ORIGINAL DALEK VOICE SESSION RECORDING
ACCESSIBLE VIA DVD-ROM: PRODUCTION NOTES / ORIGINAL CAMERA SCRIPTS

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Edition: UK UK (Blu-ray)
Released:  February 2017
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x Blu-ray, 2 x DVD
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Note:  Limited edition steelbook containing the story on both DVD and Blu-Ray, plus the colourised version (which the original UK DVD edition did not include). The exact contents are as follows:

DISC 1 (Blu-ray)

  • Episodes 1-6 (Black & White)
  • Audio Commentaries
  • 3 x Audio Streams (mono/stereo/5.1)
  • The Making of The Power of the Daleks
  • Animation & Photo Gallery
  • Surviving Footage & Original Trailer
  • Original Title Sequence
  • Animation Test Footage
  • Original Dalek Recording

DISC 2 (Blu-ray)

  • Episodes 1-6 (Colour)
  • Black & White Telesnap reconstruction

DISC 3 (DVD)

  • Episodes 1-6 (Black & White)
  • Audio Commentaries

DISC 4 (DVD)

  • Episodes 1-6 (Colour)
  • CDD-ROM Content — camera scripts, production notes

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Edition: Australia Australia (colour DVD)
Released:  February 2017
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
Lost since its premiere on the BBC 50 years ago, the full six-part story of The Power of the Daleks has now been meticulously animated based on the original audio, photographs and surviving film clips. One of the most celebrated Doctor Who stories of all time, this six-part adventure finds the newly regenerated Second Doctor and his companions Polly and Ben on the planet Vulcan battling his oldest and most dreaded foe — the Daleks!


BONUS FEATURES
ACCESSIBLE VIA DVD-ROM:
PRODUCTION NOTES / ORIGINAL CAMERA SCRIPTS

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Edition: Australia Australia (Blu-ray)
Released:  February 2017
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x Blu-ray
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Note:  Unusually, the discs are literally the same as the UK release (down to the labelling, including the UK certification logo). Only the packaging is local.

Cover blurb:
Same as US DVD edition.

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Edition: UK UK (special DVD)
Released:  27 July 2020
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 3 x DVD
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Edition: UK UK (special Blu-ray)
Released:  27 July 2020
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Cover blurb:
Patrick Troughton stars in this recreation of a lost classic from 1966.

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Polly and Ben to a colony on the swamp planet of Vulcan. Soon after arriving, the Doctor witnesses a brutal murder.

Meanwhile, in another part of the colony an ancient crashed space capsule has been discovered in the swamps. The colony's misguided chief scientist opens the capsule and discovers a group of strange metal 'creatures' inside.

'Power of the Daleks' was the first Doctor Who story to star Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. Sadly, none of the six original broadcast episodes of 'Power of the Daleks' any longer exist in the BBC Film Archives. However, complete audio recordings of the lost episodes have survived and it is these audio recordings that are used as the basis for this special animated production of the programme. Now in a brand new edition and brought to you in glorious black and white.

INCLUDES

  • Audio Commentaries
  • Animation Gallery
  • Episode Reconstructions
  • 1993 Audiobook
  • Original BBC 1 Trailer
  • Surviving Footage Compilation
  • Dalek Session Recordings
  • Raw Incidental Music
  • Photogrammetry Featurette
  • Photo Gallery
  • From Script to Screen Documentary
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Servants & Masters - The Making of The Power of the Daleks
  • Whicker's World
  • I Don't Like My Monsters to Have Oedipus Complexes
  • Daleks - The Early Years
  • Robin Hood - The Abbot of Saint Mary's
  • News Reports & Archive Footage
  • Animation Footage
  • Original shooting scripts
  • Plus many more

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Edition: Australia Australia (special DVD)
Released:  26 August 2020
Publisher:  BBC Video
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Edition: Australia Australia (special Blu-ray)
Released:  26 August 2020
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