Following the news that the missing First Doctor story, Galaxy 4, will be animated for release on DVD, Blu-ray, and steelbook, the BFI has announced a special screening of the new animation at the BFI Southbank, London.
Tickets go on sale today (16th September 2021) at 11:30 to BFI Champions and Patrons, at 12:30 to BFI Members, and at 16:00 to the general public.
Gary Russell, Executive Producer of the 2021 production, said:
“After a gap of many years, it is very exciting to bring the era of the First Doctor back into the animation world. Galaxy 4 is one of the most traditional adventures of 1960s Doctor Who and it’s been a real honour to work on this alternative version which hopefully reflects those technicolour thrills that sci-fi moves of the ’60s had but which Doctor Who’s monochrome TV limitations couldn’t yet achieve.”
Indeed, this is the first First Doctor animation since 2013’s The Tenth Planet, so will fill a gap on our shelves beautifully. The only other animated First Doctor story is The Reign of Terror, but hopefully the door is now open again for many more!
The two disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy the four new animated episodes in either colour or black and white.
Are you hoping to get tickets for the screening? Or are you happy to wait for its DVD and Blu-ray release so you can watch in comfort at home?