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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks to play in cinemas

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The new — well, new-ish — animated series Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks will play in cinemas on Nov. 14, BBC America and Fathom Events announced Wednesday.

The Power of the Daleks was originally a live-action, six-part adventure, starring Patrick Troughton as the titular Time Lord. The project was broadcast in the U.K. way back in 1966, but the master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This new, animated version is based on original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips.

The Power of the Daleks finds Troughton’s Doctor, Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) battling the Daleks on the planet Vulcan. The series is produced and directed by Charles Norton, with character designs from comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon. The cinema screenings will also feature exclusive bonus content, including interviews with members of the original cast. BBC America will screen The Power of the Daleks on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8:25 p.m. ET.

“Ahead of the premiere on BBC America, it is a rare treat to be able to bring the lost episode, Power of the Daleks, to life using modern animation techniques,” said Soumya Sriraman, BBC Worldwide North America EVP of franchise and digital enterprises, in a statement. “Doctor Who cinema events have been incredibly successful, and this is extraordinary opportunity to allow a new generation of fans the opportunity to experience this classic adventure for the first time.”

“We’re pleased to continue our long-standing and successful partnership with BBC America to bring more fantastic Doctor Who content to the big screen,” said Fathom Events vice president of programming Kymberli Frueh. “The Whovians are always one of our biggest and most passionate groups of fans at the cinemas.”

Tickets for Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks can be purchased online beginning Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. ET by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices.

You can see a teaser for The Power of the Daleks, below.

 

 

 

 

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