Daleks head to big screen

power-of-the-daleks-picThe cinematic competition will be exterminated on Saturday when a limited-run of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton’s first Doctor Who story begins in New Zealand.

An animated version of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks will screen at selected cinemas across the country for a week, BBC Worldwide announced.

Both Hoyts and Rialto will play The Power of   the Daleks.

The 50-year-old story is one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures, and yet no complete film recordings are known to have survived, BBC Worldwide said in a press release.

The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974.

This brand new animation is based on the programme’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips. The six-part adventure features the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’of First Doctor, William Hartnell, into Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and follows the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

The Power of the Daleks is produced and directed by Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Marti Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.                      

The showing will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast.

“This is a great opportunity for Doctor Who fans to see all six-parts of Power of the Daleks brought to life using modern animation techniques,   and to experience this as a shared event,” BBC Worldwide ANZ Live Entertainment Executive Louise Hill said.

For show times check your local Rialto or Hoyts cinema. See you there!  



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