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The Evil of the Daleks to be Animated for DVD, Blu-ray, and Steelbook

The Evil of the Daleks will be the next Doctor Who story to be animated for release on DVD, Blr-ray, and on steelbook.

The mostly-missing Second Doctor story is due for release on 27th September 2021.

The announcement lands on the 53rd anniversary in which the last episode of the original version was aired.

The Evil of the Daleks is the final serial of Doctor Who Season 4 and was originally aired in seven weekly parts from 20th May to 1st July 1967.

Following the success of animations for The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones, Fury from the Deep, and more, The Evil of the Daleks fills another gap in the missing Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC archive soon after the programme’s original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of all seven episodes have survived and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic, featuring the original surviving second episode.

Here’s what this legendary tale is about:

The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) stars alongside his travel companion Jamie (Frazer Hines) in this recreation in which the TARDIS has been stolen. The story unfolds as the Doctor and Jamie set out to find the missing time machine,bringing them face to face with a very old enemy – the Daleks, who have a new masterplan to conquer the universe. The Daleks force the Doctor to help them on their quest to ‘humanise’ themselves into deadlier living weapons. This particular story is notable for introducing the Doctor’s new companion Victoria Waterfield (Deborah Watling), first seen in the surviving second episode, and also for presenting the Dalek Emperor.

And check out the limited edition steelbook art:

The three disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy The Evil of the Daleks, available in either colour or black and white.

The release will include:

  • Remastered Surviving Original Episode 2
  • Telesnap Reconstructions – 6 episodes
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Audiobook, with recorded commentary by Tom Baker
  • Making Of
  • Photo Gallery

AnneMarie Walsh, Director of the 2021 production said

“It’s been a privilege to work on this fantastic story with such a brilliant team – thanks to the fans for supporting our work, I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

The Evil of the Daleks, written by David Whitaker and directed by Derek Martinus, starred Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Marius Goring, John Bailey, Deborah Watling, Brigit Forsyth, Gary Watson, Jo Rowbottom, Windsor Davies, and Sonny Caldinez.

You can pre-order The Evil of the Daleks on DVD, Blu-ray, and steelbook.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

The Evil of the Daleks to be Animated for DVD, Blu-ray, and Steelbook

by Philip Bates time to read: 2 min
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