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New Galaxy 4 Animation to be Screened at BFI Southbank in November

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.

All four episodes of the animation will screen on 7th November 2021, giving fans an advanced look at the entire story before its DVD and Blu-ray release on 15th November!

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?

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.

New Galaxy 4 Animation to be Screened at BFI Southbank in November

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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