BBC releases epic Evil Daleks animated trailer


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BBC released new trailer for the lost Doctor Who adventure “The Evil of the Daleks” this week ahead of its DVD and Blu-ray release on September 27, including as an exclusive Steelbook, filling another gap in the missing episodes. Doctor Who: Evil of the Daleks is the ninth and final series in the fourth season of the British series Doctor Who, which originally aired in seven weekly parts from May 20 to July 1, 1967. The videotapes were erased by the BBC for recycling for record more shows because at that time it hadn’t occurred to them that TV shows could have long-term value.

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The announcement falls on the 53rd anniversary of the broadcast date of the original version’s last episode. The new animated version will be available on Limited Edition DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray Steelbook starting September 27, 2021.

Evil of the Daleks fills another gap in the lack Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC archives shortly after the original transmission of the program. However, audio-only recordings of the seven episodes have survived and were used here to create an all-new, fully-animated presentation of this lost classic, featuring the surviving original second episode.

The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) stars alongside his traveling companion Jamie (Frazer Hines) in this recreation in which the TARDIS was stolen. The story unfolds as the Doctor and Jamie set out in search of the missing time machine, bringing them face to face with a very old foe – the Daleks, who have a new blueprint to conquer the universe. The Daleks force the Doctor to aid them in their quest to “humanize” themselves into more deadly living weapons. This particular story is notable for introducing the new mate of Doctor Victoria Waterfield (Deborah Watling), first seen in the second surviving episode, and also for introducing Emperor Dalek.

Doctor Who: BBC releases animated trailer
Blu-Ray cover of “Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks” courtesy of the BBC

The three-disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy Evil of the Daleks, available in color or black and white. The outing will include:

  • Original Survival Episode 2 Remastered
  • Telesnap Reconstructions – 6 episodes
  • Audio commentary
  • Audiobook, with recorded commentary by Tom Baker
  • Make
  • Photo gallery

Anne-Marie Walsh, 2021 Production Manager said: “It has been a privilege to work on this fantastic story with such a brilliant team – thank you to the fans for supporting our work, I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as we had to do it! ” Doctor Who: Evil of the Daleks is available to order from Amazon, Rarewaves, HMV and Zavvi in ​​the UK, Amazon in the US and Canada, and from JB Hifi and Sanity in Australia.

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