Own BBCs Lost The Power of the Daleks Serial

first_img Fifty years after its only UK broadcast, “The Power of the Daleks” regenerated on the BBC in November, and is now available to purchase on Blu-ray.The collector’s limited edition comes in a dazzling steelbook case with the black-and-white and colorized animation on Blu-ray and DVD.Amazon.co.ukUnfortunately for US fans, the region-specific program is compatible only with players sold in Europe, Greenland, France, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.You can, however, pick up the regular ol’ DVD (animated in black-and-white and color) on Amazon for $17.99. Prime Video subscribers, meanwhile, can buy individual episodes for $1.99 (standard definition) or $2.99 (high-def), or the entire season for $12.99 (SD) or $19.99 (HD).Amazon-exclusive bonus content includes surviving footage and an original trailer, a 22-minute making-of video, a photo gallery, the original title sequence, and animation test footage.Amazon.co.ukDoctor Who‘s lost fourth-season serial—first broadcast in six weekly parts in late 1966—features Patrick Troughton as the newly regenerated Second Doctor. Alongside companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze), the Doctor must thwart a Dalek attack after a scientist named Lesterson (Robert James) reactivates three inanimate machines.Only a handful of clips from the episodes survives; master tapes were erased in the late ’60s, and 16mm copies were destroyed in 1974. But thanks to modern technology, creators were able to build an animated reconstruction, based on remaining audio and video.In September, the BBC announced plans to produce a full animated version for release in the fall—to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the serial’s original broadcast.“Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks” was directed by Christopher Barry and written by David Whitaker; together, the six episodes boast a total running time of two hours and 41 minutes.The Doctor Who 2016 Christmas special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” is available to pre-order for $19.96 (DVD) or $18.26 (Blu-ray); the title will be released on Feb. 21. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img