The wait is over and The Power of the Daleks animation is finally here!
Overall, it’s a very good effort with the only irritant being that there are sections where they haven’t accurately recreated the telesnaps such as the existing 8mm section where Polly recalls what the Doctor said in the tracking room. That and the fact that we don’t see the Doctor getting up off the floor, one minute he’s sitting up, next he’s standing. For those who don’t know the existing footage that well it shouldn’t be a problem, but surely they knew the fans would notice. And knowing they would notice, why not do it properly?
On the plus side they do put the regeneration before the opening credits!
Since Fandom let out a collective Squee at the news that The Power of the Daleks would be released as an animation, it’s been one thing after another…
1] NOVEMBER 5th: The story will be available to buy from the BBC Store, released at the rate of one episode a day, starting November 5th at 5.50pm fifty years to the moment episode one was first broadcast. The first 1000 people to buy get free art cards. Whoopy-doo…
2] NOVEMBER 21st: The story will then be released on DVD
3] NOVEMBER 5th @ 5.50pm: There will be a Live Twitter release of the first three minutes of episode one
4] DECEMBER 31st: Colour version[!] available to buy from BBC Store
5] FEBRUARY 6TH: The story will be released on a Blu-Ray with both versions.
So how many times you can buy this?
Still, if it helps fund future animations…